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    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    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.

    The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

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    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    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!

    Cannes 2017 Diary #1

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    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 [...]

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    Appropriately for a sombre story set after the First World War and adapted from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 melodrama BROKEN LULLABY, Francois Ozon shoots most of FRANTZ in a glowing monochrome, except for the plentiful moments of high emotion, when the film blossoms into colour (rather like Gary Ross’s 1998 film PLEASANTVILLE, where colour represents sexual [...]

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    Monday, May 15, 2017 ·

    The waterlogged fields and blighted farmland of Somerset provide The Levelling’s director, Hope Dickson Leach with the perfect setting for her debut feature. An unsettling, realist drama with the Somerset levels as its backdrop. The story follows Clover (Ellie Kendrick) who returns to the family dairy farm following the sudden suicide of her brother Harry [...]

    The Levelling

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    Thursday, May 11, 2017 ·

    As Dario Argento’s cult classic Suspiria (1977) is on its way to re-boot central this year, let’s take a look back at the giallo and horror filmmaker as we come full circle with the impending re-make of one of his most iconic films. Suspiria, a film, before watching it, audiences had likely caught glimpses of [...]

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  • Raw (2017) | TAKE ONE

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ·

    RAW is an intense and undefinable blend of skilled shotmaking, ramping discomfort and disturbing juxtapositions that mixes carnivores with the carnal to enormous effect. Jim Ross reviews.

    Raw

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    Saturday, April 1, 2017 ·

    Continuing his recent string of genre defying hits, director Ben Wheatley takes a scenario usually reserved for the finale – the tense firefight – and stretches it out into ninety minutes of famous actors crawling around on a dusty warehouse floor, yelling insults and firing off potshots at each other. The biggest surprise that emerges [...]

    Free Fire

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a rousing French documentary concerning the state of the planet. Unlike your average end-of-the-world documentary, in which we are warned of things to come and accusingly faced with the exponential dangers we have caused. This is a more hopeful documentary, one in which the filmmakers examine solutions, rather than problems. Directed by Cyril [...]

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Ukranian Sheriffs

When a small southern Ukrainian village is 20 kilometres from the nearest police intervention, ‘who you gonna call?’… The Ukrainian Sheriffs. In the village of Stara Zburjivka, two deputised sheriffs are instated to watch over the land and mediate any problems the village people may come upon. Filmed as a factual documentary in a style [...]

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Friday, October 21, 2016

SHORT FUSION: Confection Interview

Day Moibi sat down with Ed Rigg to discuss his latest short film, Confection.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Cloudy Sunday

Cloudy Sunday is a graceful, thought-provoking drama from Greek director Manousos Manousakis.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

This documentary is conventionally put together, but the story it tells is devastating in its impact.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Illegitimate

Most families have their fair share of tantrums. Few are likely to compare to the dysfunctional dynamics erupting in ILLEGITIMATE. The household horrors in this Romanian drama are grisly and unlikely to be ones you would want to witness alongside your mother, father or siblings. In exploding the niggling frustrations we usually repress in our [...]

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Inversion

Behnam Behazadi’s subtly powerful Iranian drama ponders the nature of freedom in a closed society that is being choked in more ways than one.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Project Trident: A Single to London

Day Moibi sat down with Ryd Cook, Bridget Bradshaw and Carl Peck from Project Trident to discuss their latest short film “A Single to London”.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Monster Calls

“And then one day the invisible man decided: ‘I will make them see me…’” John Cheshire reviews A MONSTER CALLS at BFI London Film Fest!

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rock of All Ages

Ben Johnston discusses our obsession with seeing our favourite musicians on the big screen.