Intimate in Asunción: Anna Ivanova and Ana Brun in The Heiress

New this week: The Heiresses, Equalizer 2, The Guardians, The Eyes of Orson Welles

There’s not a single frame of this drama that might not hang in an art gallery

Review: As heritage pictures go, this French first World War drama is immaculate

New this week: The Eyes of Orson Welles

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Actor Denzel Washington and  director Antoine Fuqua. The Equalizer 2 marks their   fourth collaboration

US director says his heart lies with action movies like The Equalizer 2

The Heiresses

Review: Ana Brun is exquisite in this portrait of the faded glories of wealthy lesbians

Denzel Washington as a former super soldier Robert McCall

Review: It’s pulpy, it’s not deep but this sequel is certainly the equal of ‘The Equalizer’

From ‘The Image You Missed’

Donal Foreman’s film ‘The Image You Missed’ explores Arthur MacCaig's work filming the Troubles

Bad, bad neighbours: Under the Tree from Iceland, on select release

New this week: Under the Tree, Dog Days and Pope Francis, the man

Review: If you like watching youngsters getting nastily knocked off , this is your film

Sigurður Sigurjónsson in “Under the Tree” (“Undir trénu”). Photograph: Netop Films

A simmering neighbourhood feud lies at the heart of this killer Icelandic comedy

Vanessa Hudgens and Jon Bass in Dog Days (2018). Photograph:  Jacob Yakob/© New Tricks LLC

Review: We award this movie an extra star, just for the the chihuahua in the pink helmet

New this week: Unfriended: Dark Web

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All at sea: Jason Statham in The Meg

Film review: It’s fun, but neither good fun or bad fun, it just flounders in between

Luna in wonderland: Julia Jedlikowska in Sicilian Ghost Story

New this week: Sicilian Ghost Story, Ant Man and the Wasp, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

Shannen Doherty,  Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker and Winona Ryder in Heathers

The 1989 dark teen comedy starring Winona Ryder is still up-to-the-minute 30 years later

It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . . it’s a fun, self-referential animated romp through the DC universe

All kinds of aphorisms are enlivened by Jonathan Rhys Meyer’s turn.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is sauve and calculating but it’s not enough amid clanging dialogue

Julia Jedlikowska in Sicilian Ghost Story

Based on the true story of a mafioso’s teenage son, this is a haunting, otherworldly love story

A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

Film-makers Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza on mixing true life crime with fantasy

Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp/Hope van Dyne

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is a part of Marvel's diversification trend

Daniel Kokotajlo’s Apostasy: inside the world of a Jehovah Witness family in Britain

New this week: Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Apostasy and Hotel Transylvania 3

Apostasy director Daniel Kokotajlo. “The film forced me to look at my own life.” Photograph: Curzon/Artificial Eye

Daniel Kokotajlo’s debut feature ‘Apostasy’ details a crisis of faith in the Witnesses. The 37-year-old has first-hand experience (...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission:Impossible –  Fallout

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Doctors and specialists are often as uninformed as their patients

The Bleeding Edge review: Documentary of US legal laxity is by turns startling and terrifying

Review: The most family-friendly and proudly silly of all the monster dynasties

Michael Peña in Extinction

Review: This is Netflix's latest big buy, but budgetary constraints tell throughout in this lesser dark skies effort

Meryl before she was mamma: Lily James in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

New this week: Mamma Mia!, Summer 1993, Boom for Real

Vincent Lindon in The Apparition – beats Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code anyday

Review: Dan Brown would have scoffed at the premise, but Vincent Lindon is impressive

New this week: Summer 1993, on limited release

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Jean-Michel Basquiat in Boom for Real. Photograph: Alexis Adler

Sara Driver’s film focuses on the underground scene that shaped Jean-Michel Basquiat

Generation Wealth review: Documentarian Lauren Greenfield is the David Attenborough of the super-rich

Review: The videos shot between 2003 and 2005, depict stacks of bloodied corpses, propaganda, and young men at play

Jean-Michel Basquiat: he “was like his own university. He was always gathering material and information and storing it.” Photograph: Alexis Adler/Magnolia Pictures

Sara Driver has made a fascinating chronicle of the late American artist’s formative years

Pixar power: Helen Parr (voiced by Holly Hunter) in The Incredibles 2

New this week: The Incredibles 2, First Reformed, Lost & Found, The Secret of Marrowbone

Review: You won’t see a more textured movie this summer than this Paul Schrader film

New this week: Adèle Exarchopoulos in Racer and the Jailbird

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Review: Liam O Mochain is at the centre of his omnibus film’s daisy chain of stories

Kim Novak was unhappy with the colour of the iconic grey suit by costume designer Edith Head

Vertigo, re-released this week for its 60th anniversary, is now regarded as a masterpiece

What ought to have been a sleek romantic heist movie is quickly overcomplicated

Review: Don’t be fooled by the prettiness. This is a film going nowhere, and not fast enough

Incredibles: the family is forced to live in a motel until a mysterious tycoon arrives with an offer for Elastigirl to come out of retirement

The ‘Incredibles 2’ director on the Disney studio’s secret sauce, and keeping his distance from corporate nonsense

Rob Brydon:   “No one can say: ‘Oh, not another film about middle-aged men taking up synchronised swimming,’’’  Photograph: Jeff Vespa/ WireImage

‘Swimming with Men’ gave Brydon a chance to learn the art of synchronised swimming

The original bride of Frankenstein: Elle Fanning in Mary Shelley

New this week: Mary Shelley, Whitney plus a reissue of Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter

New this week: Whitney

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Cartoons might not have been cartoons – at least as we know them – without ‘Yellow Submarine’

Review: The film’s freaky visuals are peak psychedelia. The songs aren’t bad either

Review: This mostly silly film is a too-obvious comment on Trump’s America

Christopher Walken plays Russian roulette. The scenes are arguably Michael Cimino’s most impactful contribution to cinema

Review: The brutal, murky American tragedy has been reissued for its anniversary

Off the grid: Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster in Leave No Trace

New this week: Leave No Trace, Sicario 2, Dublin Oldschool, Patrick, The Endless

Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace. Photograph:  Scott Green/ Bleecker Street

Review: Debra Granik’s follow-up to Winter’s Bone is delicate family drama at heart

Review: Beattie Edmondson inherits a spoilt pooch in this live-action Disney movie

This really is another England. The costumes seem wrong. The bookshop itself is contemporary-corporate faux-hipster. Even the cake looks entirely too modern.

Review: Period detail is a little off in this Spanish-German co-production shot in Co Down

New this week: Emily Attack and Jennifer Saunders in Patrick

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Brolin and del Toro have enough charisma to ensure this sequel was never going to play like ‘Smokey and the Bandit 3’, the instalment without Burt Reynolds

Review: This well assembled film falls far short of the Oscar-nominated original

Cast out into the human world, Maquia stumbles upon a baby who she names Erial

Review: Imaginative, melancholic directorial debut from anime screenwriter Mari Okada

Jon Hamm with Jake Johnson in ‘Tag’. Photograph: Warner Bros

The philandering Don Draper has gone goofy for his latest role in knockabout comedy ‘Tag’

This time it’s personal: Diane Kruger in In the Fade

New this week: In the Fade, The Happy Prince, Ocean’s 8, Kissing Candice

Mari Okada: after being bullied at school she withdrew from public life, becoming one of Japan’s hikikomori, the estimated half million Japanese youths who live as modern-day recluses, often never leaving their bedrooms

The fascinating life of the prolific Japanese writer – who lived as a modern-day hermit for many years – comes to the screen

New this week: Kissing Candice

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 Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster in  Debra Granik’s new feature film Leave No Trace

Director Debra Granik on her new film ‘Leave No Trace’ and her biggest movie-making influences

Review: A feral boy lives with hounds in this exploration of betrayal and isolation

Ocean’s 8, like its predecessors, exists solely as a vessel for movie stars and celebrities

Review: Apart from Anne Hathaway, the Ocean’s 8 cast barely qualify as characters at all

Twisted nerves: Toni Collette in Hereditary

New this week: Hereditary, A Ciambra, Studio 54, The Sound of Music

Pio Amato, left

Review: Pio Amato is charismatic as a Romany boy pushed into petty crime in Calabria

New this week: Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol on the scene to be seen, as depicted in Studio 54

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Anna Paquin and Holly Hunter

Review: In Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning screenplay the female lead character is left to choose the lesser of two evils, both rapis(...)

Review: Gabriel Byrne, Toni Collette and Milly Shapiro shine in a genuinely horrifying film

The imbalance in film criticism is, sadly in keeping with the rest of industry.  “On screen and behind the camera, Hollywood is predominantly ‘pale and male’,” the report notes

More than three-quarters of film critics are men, a new study finds

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

The 1965 musical was ‘a sugar-coated lie’ that had little in common with the real Van Trapps

Things that go Stomp! in the night: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

New this week: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, McQueen, All the Wild Horses, The Boy Downstairs

As with all architectural utopias, especially those associated with mid-20th-century modernism, the increasingly brutalist landscape began to resemble “a prison for the working class”.

Review: Exploring the artistic undertones of England’s largest post-war ‘New Town’

Floored relationship: Zosia Mamet and Matthew Shear in The Boy Downstairs

Zosia Mamet shows a delicate comic touch in this hugely likeable New York rom-com

New this week: Zosia Mamet and Diana Irvine in The Boy Downstairs

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Alexander McQueen in the 'McQueen' documentary: the fashion designer had a profound need for privacy

Review: Even in death, the enigmatic designer has evaded the documentarians

Louise Brooks in “Pandora’s Box”: director GW Pabst wanted her for the role.

The dancer, actor, gossip columnist and muse was one of the most modern of stars

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: the indoraptor was designed in consultation with Jonathan Cranston, an English veterinary surgeon with experience with wildlife in South Africa

Director JA Bayona has more dinosaurs than any previous instalment and the most dangerous beastie to date

Future tense: Ross Lynch in My Friend Dahmer

New this week: My Friend Dahmer, Pandora's Box and That Summer

“Intelligence beyond compare”: Louise Brooks in ‘Pandora’s Box’

Review: Collaboration between GW Pabst and Louise Brooks almost didn’t happen

Jérémie Renier and Marine Vacth in L’Amant Double

Review: They don’t make inappropriate girl-slapping erotica like they used to

Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. Photograph: Peter Beard

Review: Documentary about how a patrician family descended into genteel squalor

New this week: Marine Vacth and Jérémie Renier in 'L’Amante Double'

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My Friend Dahmer: Ross Lynch as Jeffrey Dahmer in Marc Meyers’s film

Marc Meyers’s My Friend Dahmer is adapted from the graphic novel by John Backderf, aka Derf

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Incredibles 2, Ocean’s 8, Jurassic World and Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again

 The Breadwinner from Kilkenny animation house Cartoon Saloon, an Academy Award nominee for best animated feature

New releases: The Breadwinner, Zama, Edie, Jeune Femme, Citizen Lane, Deadpool 2

New this week: Even When I Fall, exclusively at the Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast

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Review: Comedy of disappointment as hero is the architect of much of his own bad luck

Review: This story of Nepalese girls sold into slavery in a circus is unexpectedly feelgood

Not over the hill yet: Sheila Hancock in Edie

Review: Sheila Hancock plays a cantankerous old bag on a quest to climb a Scottish mountain

Will Arnett in Show Dogs. Photograph: Adrian Rogers

A terrific voice cast are squandered on a sceenplay littered with feeble jokes

Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in ‘Solo: a Star Wars Story’

Things were ‘getting weird’ on the set of the Han Solo film. So they changed director

Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The co-founder of Cartoon Saloon on teaming up with the A-list star for their Oscar-nominated animation, and using cartoons to hel(...)

A portrait of author Ian McEwan at the Soho Hotel in London. Photograph: Lauren Fleishman/The New York Times

‘On Chesil Beach is about a young, sexually inexperienced couple on a miserable honeymoon

Review: Evan Rachel Wood flip-flops between victim and victimiser in this study of abuse of power

New this week: Vanessa Schaeffer in Dive

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Emotional freefall: Laetitia Dosch in Jeune Femme

Jeune Femme, Citizen Lane, Deadpool 2, Dive, Redoubtable, Sherlock Gnomes

Review: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor shines in a vibrant biopic of Hugh Lane with real artistic merit

Gotti: Kelly Preston, John Travolta and John A Gotti in Cannes. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Cannes diary: Protests against Gaza killings and racism also take centre stage

Laetitia Dosch in Jeune Femme as Paula, the rudderless, ridiculous, rapturous 31-year-old heroine

Review: A white-knuckle sense of emotional freefall powers every fraught scene

Solo: A Stars Wars Story: Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as L3-37

Cannes diary: Competitive von Trier outrage and debating the meaning of shoes

Faced with the unenviable challenge of echoing the gorgeous, ex-carpenter cool of Harrison Ford in 1977, Alden Ehrenreich falls short

Review: It has pretty good opening 20 minutes, but slides quickly into incoherence

An instinctual understanding of art: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Hugh Lane in Citizen Lane

Hugh Lane’s contribution to cultural history is the focus of Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s new film

Godard mon amour: Louis Garrel and Stacy Martin in Redoutable

New this week: Godard at the barricades in ’68, and the plot’s afoot in gnomastic Holmes

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