BASED on lawyer Bryan Stevenson's memoir Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption, writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton's courtroom drama adds a thick layer of Hollywood sheen to the true story of an Alabama pulpwood worker, who attempted to overturn his murder conviction from death row.
POWER taints and corrupts in Bombshell, director Jay Roach's provocative drama inspired by the real-life sexual harassment scandal which engulfed Fox News and precipitated the downfall of its chief executive Roger Ailes.
PRACTICE makes breathlessly choreographed and nail-bitingly tense perfection in Sam Mendes's real-time thriller, inspired by stories of The Great War told by the director's grandfather, who served as a lance corporal.
STARTING in the late 1960s, the FBI's counterintelligence programme under President Nixon and FBI director J Edgar Hoover targeted Iowa-born actress Jean Seberg for her involvement with the Black Panthers.
ADAPTED from Christine Leunen's novel Caging Skies, Jojo Rabbit is a daring comedy drama, which boldly recounts one episode of suffering and redemption during the Second World War through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy, who claims the Fuhrer as an imaginary friend
AFTER the quick-stepping theatricality of a live-action Aladdin replete with Will Smith's motion-captured genie, Guy Ritchie returns to the crime-riddled streets of London and filmmaking home comforts.
HOW do you find the light in one of the darkest times in world history? That is the challenge facing writer, director and actor Taika Waititi with his new satire Jojo Rabbit, about a 10-year-old member of the Hitler Youth who is imaginary friends with the Fuhrer.
BEEN to the cinema this year? Me too – here's 10 favourites from the past 12 months with a slight emphasis on great films that didn't necessarily find a wide audience, plus three of the worst ones you would do well to avoid for the rest of your days.