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Thelma and Louise review – punchier, bolder, hotter and sweatier than ever
Callie Khouri’s feminist crime classic is a masterclass in narrative and character development and director Ridley Scott delivers pure action brio

Peter Bradshaw

31, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Emily the Criminal: Aubrey Plaza makes it easy to root for this credit card scammer
More people need to see this thriller, which is also a political statement on modern labour, a cardiovascular nightmare – and comfortably the best movie I’ve seen all year

Adam Fleet

30, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Wait for Me review – grimy Yorkshire melodrama offers serious scenery chewing
Karen Hassan is terrific as an Irish woman fleeing sex work, but her powerful screen presence is not matched by the film around her

Leslie Felperin

30, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Carmen review – Paul Mescal’s moves will have his fanbase melting
Mescal and Melissa Barrera lead this modern-day version of Bizet’s opera, which awkwardly combines tough realism with high-gloss romance

Cath Clarke

30, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Hitmen review – nihilistic mess of a gratuitously violent revenge tale
Couple who kill a man for harassing them in the pub are pursued by an army of his father’s goons. A few sparky performances can’t redeem this cartoonish thriller

Leslie Felperin

29, May, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Hypnotic review – preposterous tosh from start to finish starring Ben Affleck
Affleck is in full frowny mode as a haunted cop on the tail of a criminal mastermind in a thriller that seems to revel in its absurdity

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

28, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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To Catch a Killer review – Shailene Woodley sniper thriller like mid-season CSI
This flat-footed serial-killer hunt, co-starring Ben Mendelsohn, is full of underwritten cops who seem to have no real idea what they’re doing

Ellen E Jones

25, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Influencer review – smart thriller about Instagrammers in mortal peril
Cassandra Naud is striking if a little opaque as a predator seducing image-obsessed tourists in Thailand

Phil Hoad

25, May, 2023 @7:04 AM

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Inland Empire review – David Lynch’s fascinatingly unwholesome altered-states horror
A supernatural mystery thriller about a ‘cursed’ film production - with the word “mystery” in 72-point bold

Peter Bradshaw

24, May, 2023 @11:10 AM

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Blood and Gold review – second world war spaghetti western is good pulpy fun
A deserting Nazi private and a local farmer’s daughter enact bloody revenge on plundering troops in this tightly-staged switch-your-brain-off entertainment

Leslie Felperin

24, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Streaming: Cocaine Bear and the best ‘so bad they’re good’ films
Farcical thriller Cocaine Bear – about a drugged-up bear on the loose – follows in the knowingly naff footsteps of Snakes on a Plane, Sharknado and more

Guy Lodge

20, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Delinquents review – beguilingly surreal slow-motion Buenos Aires heist tale
If Pedro Almodóvar and Eric Rohmer teamed up to compose a meanderingly long crime caper it might look like this

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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