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In Sicario, the English actress plays an FBI agent tracking down a Mexican kingpin. But is it really a great female role? Nicholas Barber gives his verdict.

A new film written, directed and starring Natalie Portman has made its debut at Cannes. But is it any good – or simply a vanity project?

Joaquin Phoenix plays a scheming professor in the director’s latest. Our critic Nicholas Barber watched with mixed feelings at the Cannes Film Festival.

The studio’s latest takes us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl. BBC Culture’s Nicholas Barber started out unconvinced – but was won over by the end.

A new documentary looks at the life of the talented but troubled singer Amy Winehouse – but does it reveal anything new? Nicholas Barber takes a look.

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