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Mesmerising: Géza Röhrig as Saul Asländer in Son of Saul, set in Auschwitz

A startling Hungarian film shows how humanity can endure in the face of monstrous evil

Benoît Poelvoorde as ‘God’ in an absurdist Belgian comedy

The Brand New Testament swings from absurdist comedy to elegiac reflection on mortality

The Club: if you’ve got the stomach for this Chilean film, you’ll be richly rewarded

Pablo Larrain’s latest film about a group of disgraced priests refuses to offer easy answers

If you're a sucker for cowboy stories, then Bone Tomahawk is for you

Bone Tomahawk, starring Kurt Russell, is a genre-bending Western that doesn’t deserve to be overlooked

Dr Bennet Omalu with Will Smith: ‘The NFL tried to exterminate me professionally’ (Photo: AP)

The Catholic who tackled the NFL

A new film tells the story of a Nigerian doctor who linked brain damage to American football. His faith gave him the strength to stand up for the truth

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square on the weekend (CNS)

Pope Francis spoke to the faithful in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Brilliant: Rachel McAdams as Boston Globe journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight

Spotlight makes its mark without resorting to sensationalism

Spotlight director Tom McCarthy (AP)

Tom McCarthy says Catholics should not be put off seeing his Oscar-nominated film about the Boston Globe’s investigation into sexual abuse by clergy

The mother of Adi, who bravely confronts his demons in The Look of Silence

From remorseless executioners in Indonesia to hippy detectives in LA, 2015 was a thrilling year for film-lovers

Cardinal Vincent Nichols opened the Door of Mercy at Westminster Cathedral (Diocese of Westminster)

On Sunday the Archbishop of Westminster marked the beginning of the Year of Mercy