Glory (Slava)

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GLORY (SLAVA) is an effective drama, using its characters to draw us into a bleak film infused with satire and dark humour. Jim Ross reviews from Edinburgh International Film Festival


The Dark Mile

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The portrayal of sinister Scottish hicks in THE DARK MILE is, Jim Ross would like to think, mostly absurd to anyone north of the Watford Gap…


Maya Dardel

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Despite an engaging performance, Lena Olin is unable to save this pretentious story of a writer trying to find the executor of her estate, says Jim Ross.


Cannes Diary 2017 #3

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The third half of John Cheshire’s diary entries from the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival! But what did he discover? What cinematic secrets will he divulge? Read on to find out more!


Good Time

With Take One’s time at Cannes nearly done, the team managed to fit in one final red carpet appearance: the latest from acclaimed directing duo Benny & Josh Safdie, GOOD TIME.


The Beguiled

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Would you let a blue-bellied Yankee-doodle dandy into your school for girls? John Cheshire reviews Sofia Coppola’s latest feature film, premiering at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.


How To Talk To Girls At Parties

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Punk rock rules! There are extra-terrestrial goings on in Croydon as John Cheshire discovers, reviewing John Cameron Mitchell’s latest feature film at Cannes Film Festival.


The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

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An eye for an eye. Is it time to break up the nuclear family to balance the scales of justice? Jack Toye reviews the latest feature film from Greek auteur director Yorgos Lanthimos at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.


Cannes 2017 Diary #1

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It’s John Cheshire’s first foray down to the South of France and the 70th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. What will he find, and which films will he see? Read his diary entry here!


Okja

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This year’s Cannes Film Festival has sparked a certain degree of controversy around its inclusion of films produced by Netflix, one of which is acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s sixth directorial project, OKJA. Concerning itself with the peaceful life of farm girl Mija (Ahn Seo-Hyun) and her giant pet pig Okja, the film follows [...]


A Quiet Dream

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On Monday 27 March, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse will play host to the first in a series of sneak previews of the London Korean Film Festival.


Cloudy Sunday: Manoussos Manousakis

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CLOUDY SUNDAY is based on a book inspired by real events during the German occupation in Thessaloniki in 1942. We sat down with the director.


Numb

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A tightly-plotted and well-executed thriller set in the snowy wastes and desolate pine forests of British Columbia.


Nakom

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NAKOM follows a Ghanaian medical student who is forced from his studies when he hears that his father has died.


New Art for a New World

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REVOLUTIONS takes as its starting point the explosion in creativity in the arts at the outset of the Russian Revolution.