Schneider vs Bax

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Alex van Warmerdam is back with a new film, and the Dutch director has a very original and entertaining spin on the hitman movie genre in SCHNEIDER VS BAX.


The Bunker

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What THE BUNKER lacks in substance it certainly makes up for in style and the inventiveness of its colourfully surreal situations.


Louder than Bombs

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Huppert is the one vital element that holds all the other meticulously crafted pieces of LOUDER THAN BOMBS together, structurally and emotionally.


Parisienne

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PARISIENNE’s greatest asset is a strong sympathetic central performance from Manal Issa as an 18 year old Lebanese woman in a foreign land.


Land of Mine

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Even if you think you know what is coming next, you can’t look away from LAND OF MINE for even a second, writes Noel Megahey.


WOW Film Festival

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The big theme for this year’s WOW Film Festival was ‘F-rated’: films centred around women, either made by female directors, or films about women.


Watersprite: Relationships

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Garry Pope reviews three brilliant short films in the “Relationships” series, from three confident filmmakers at Watersprite this year.


Watersprite: Emotions

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Copulating dogs, explicit sex talk and full-frontal puppet nudity: Stephen Watson reviews the “Emotions” strand of shorts at Watersprite 2016.


Watersprite: Quests

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The “Quests” collection at Watersprite is made up of four different short films, all about characters on journeys, writes Garry Pope.


Watersprite: Self-Questioning

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Garry Pope reviews “Self-Questioning”, a set of short films from three frighteningly talented directors, at the 2016 Watersprite Festival.


Interview with Ed Talfan

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We spoke to Ed “Hinterland” Talfan about his supernatural melodrama THE PASSING, which premieres on 10 March at Wales One World Film Festival.


The End

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If Depardieu goes down to the woods today… Fearless filmmaker Guillaume Nicloux premiers THE END at this year’s Berlinale.


Hail, Caesar!

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With HAIL, CAESAR! the Coen Brothers have managed to produce their funniest film to date, writes Jack Toye at the Berlinale Festival.


The Passing

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Sarah Acton offers a sneak preview of THE PASSING: a slow burning supernatural tale set in a remote Welsh mountain valley.


Japan Foundation 2016

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Noel Megahey reports from the 2016 Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, which this year is inspired by Kurosawa’s IKIRU.


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