Gael García Bernal gives a great performance in Cassandro, the often entertaining lucha libre biopic about an inspirational exótico.
A man tries to find out more about his late father – and uncovers an extraterrestrial secret – in Moin Hussain’s very promising debut Sky Peals.
Fairyland is an interesting drama about queer fatherhood in ‘70s and ‘80s San Francisco that works because of Emilia Jones and Scoot McNairy.
Starring Harris Dickinson, Charlotte Regan’s debut feature Scrapper is a kitchen sink drama with a modern visual style – and the result is quite delightful.
Little Richard: I Am Everything is a scattershot but fairly interesting music documentary about recognising and celebrating the Architect of Rock and Roll.
Rebecca Zlotowski’s step-parent drama Other People’s Children is an empathetic, heartbreaking film, and one of the best dramas of the year.
Raine Allen-Miller’s Rye Lane is a hilarious and charming film that breathes new life into the romantic comedy through its performances and authentic locations.
Mandy Fabian’s dramedy Jess Plus None is a watchable if mostly unfulfilling film that is all about the need for personal growth.
Sarah Kambe Holland’s Egghead & Twinkie is a joyous queer road-trip movie that has teenage crushes and friendships at its centre.
Following a US politician as he tries to make history, Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn is an informative documentary about striving for change.