Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)

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


Song To Song

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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.


A Quiet Heart

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


Romans

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A film that presses on raw nerve endings, Jim Ross reviews the story of a man coming to terms with childhood abuse, boasting perhaps Orlando Bloom’s paramount performance.


Strange Weather

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By placing her faith in her own direction and characters, and not plot histrionics, Katherine Dieckmann’s intensely personal story feels all the more universal, writes Jim Ross at Edinburgh Film Festival.


Sueño en Otro Idioma

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SUEÑO EN OTRO IDIOMA, driven by excellent visual and acting work, delivers on most of the themes in a beautiful and heartbreaking script. Jim Ross reviews at Edinburgh International Film Festival.


Access All Areas

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Part road-trip film, part youthful adventure, ACCESS ALL AREAS is a journey of self-discovery for four frustrated teens. Mike Boyd reviews this world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.


This Beautiful Fantastic

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This empty lacking. This quirky cutesy. This sugary syrupy. This irksome irritating. Jim Ross reviews THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC at the Edinburgh Film Festival.


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.


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