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From found footage in Syria to erotic horror, the best films to see this month

One of these films offers a provocative new angle on media tactics in war; another is a return to first principles. All three are out in July—and offer something special

By Francine Stock   July 2017

Photo: Paramount pictures

City of Ghosts

Released on 21st July

For more than three years, the Syrian city Raqqa has been under Islamic State (IS) control. The group has allowed very little footage of the suffering it has caused to emerge. Matthew Heineman’s documentary about the anonymous activist-journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, who distribute footage from colleagues in the city from their base abroad, is both intimate and devastating. Through indistinct conversations and snippets of video, these refugees must construct both the…

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