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Thursday, July 27, 2017

My Cousin Rachel

The new MY COUSIN RACHEL adaptation is a competent melodrama, but one that never sinks its hooks in deep enough, writes Roshan Matharu.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

El Hombre Que Cuida (The Caretaker)

A dark story in a beautiful setting, Mike Boyd finds EL HOMBRE QUE CUIDA unsettling but highly engaging, at the Durban International Film Festival.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kati Kati

An extraordinary work of film art, using classic techniques to tell a beautiful and thought-provoking story, says Mike Boyd at the Durban International Film Festival.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Liyana

An inspirational tale of a group of children brought together by a fictional character, showing the power of storytelling, says Mike Boyd at the Durban International Film Festival.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Inxeba (The Wound)

A brave and fascinating film that tackles a culturally sensitive subject, concludes Mike Boyd at the Durban International Film Festival.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Papeli (Butterfly)

This beautiful, slow-moving meditation on rural family life in Iran is stunningly photographed, says Mike Boyd at the Durban International Film Festival.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

The African Who Wanted to Fly

An extraordinary tale of a Gabonese martial arts champion, told with warmth and humour, says Mike Boyd from the Durban International Film Festival.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)

Mike Boyd is at the Durban International Film Festival, the largest and longest-running film festival in Africa.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Song To Song

Although beautiful, Terrence Malick’s ethereal and dreamlike approach to storytelling may finally be wearing a little thin, gripes Jim Ross at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Quiet Heart

A QUIET HEART weaves an engaging personal tale into a landscape of religious tension, writes Jim Ross from Edinburgh Film Festival.