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  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    This documentary tells the story of triplets, separated at birth, who meet aged 19 and become a sensation, appearing on talk shows and in newspapers, until an investigation into the details of their respective adoptions reveals darker forces at work. If the 'twist' at its centre is ultimately less jaw-dropping than it at first seems, this is nonetheless compelling enough to throw some curveballs into the 'nature versus nurture' argument. The debut from British director and TV veteran Tim Wardle.

  • So I Married an Axe Murderer

    So I Married an Axe Murderer

    This oh-so-'90s romantic comedy may be something of a misfire, but props should be given to Mike Myers for not merely churning out another character comedy after Wayne's World. Myers channels his upbringing as the son of British immigrants, albeit Scottish, not Liverpudlian, and in San Francisco, not Toronto. There are laughs to be had, not least from Myers's performance as his own short-tempered father, years before The Nutty Professor. Lots of cameos, too, from Phil Hartman to Steven Wright.

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  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    Shot in tight close-ups using shallow focus, with traditional widescreen aspect ratio sliced down to a much more compact 4:3, Son of Saul is unsparing of the horrors of Auschwitz without indulging in salacious detail. Glimpses of the recently murdered are always at the corners of frames, the minutiae of concentration camp life – the disposal of ashes, the scrubbing of floors – rendered unremarkable. Among the few Holocaust films to deal not only with the ordeal of the Jews, but with their faith.

  • O.J.: Made in America

    O.J.: Made in America

    Had O.J.: Made in America been a two-hour documentary, it might well have stood as one of the best films of 2016. At almost four times that length, director Ezra Edelman has created an exhaustive – and exhausting – work that is, frankly, indispensable. Edelman delves into Simpson's unprecedented story – a black athlete distancing himself from the rhetoric of solidarity espoused by the likes of Muhammad Ali, only to exploit the very real grievances of poor black America in order to evade justice.