Cynthia Nixon's impressive inhabiting of the spirit of Emily Dickinson battles against a stilted and unwieldy script in A Quiet Passion.
Kickboxer: Vengeance is a new play on an old theme, lacking the nouveau-camp delights of the original or anything approaching a coherent story.
Miss Ex is a cool, collected and contained work filled with bracingly honest and frequently hilarious ruminations on youth, sex and growing up.
With The Innocents, there's a great film in the shadows of an 'acceptable' one. As the detritus of suffering fades, one imagines what could have been.
Makoto Shinkai's Your Name is a romance turned inside out, with its beating heart showing and full of beauty. Highly recommended.
Burning Blue is a well-intentioned film which does its subject a disservice with a clunky script and a plot which is both over-wrought and dull.
With Queen of Katwe, Mira Nair delivers a home run of a Disney crowdpleaser which tugs on the heartstrings without ever really venturing out of its comfort zone.
The Illinois Parables is a powerfully still meditation on place, people and history in Illinois, America's most average state.
Orange Sunshine is billed as a ‘little-known moment in American history,’ although of course it takes place in perhaps the most analysed and written-about decade in the history of the world.
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey is a fantastically ambitious and expansive film by Terrence Malick, 40 years in the making and filled with wonder.