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Respect review: Jennifer Hudson is sensational as Aretha Franklin
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Respect review: Jennifer Hudson is sensational as Aretha Franklin

An Aretha Franklin biopic is enjoyable – but there could be a sharper story to be told about the soul legend, writes Simon Brew.

Shorta review: tense foot chases, abrupt shootouts and meaty fistfights
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Shorta review: tense foot chases, abrupt shootouts and meaty fistfights

Straying away from the overstylised and unrealistic action film, Shorta is a film with police chases and shoot-outs that will leave you clinging to the edge of your seat.

Risky business: WeWork’s rise and fall
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Risky business: WeWork’s rise and fall

A new documentary tells the cautionary tale of a start-up venture that very quickly turned from triumph to disaster.

The Last Letter from Your Lover review: a solid story with a strong casting
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The Last Letter from Your Lover review: a solid story with a strong casting

Nowhere Special: ‘James Norton’s special performance of repressed emotion’
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Nowhere Special: ‘James Norton’s special performance of repressed emotion’

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Freaky review: A body-swap stabfest with emotional stakes
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Freaky review: A body-swap stabfest with emotional stakes

Supernova review: An unfussy, careful, utterly engaging drama
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Supernova review: An unfussy, careful, utterly engaging drama

Rare Beasts review: A memorably bracing experience
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Rare Beasts review: A memorably bracing experience

Nomadland review: Deeply moving and often hauntingly beautiful
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Nomadland review: Deeply moving and often hauntingly beautiful