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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 14, 2016

Blackmoor Interview

Blackmoor is a short film that will be featured during the Cambridge film Festival as part of the Short Fusion: Contravention strand. Shot on location on the Devon Coast and in East London, the drama stars Gwilym Lloyd (Royal Shakespeare Company), Stacha Hicks (David Brent: Life on the Road, Captain Phillips) and Matthew Jure (Grantchester, [...]

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

There’s Still Plenty Left to See at NYFF54

Franklin Laviola recommends the best still to come at this year’s New York Film Festival.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Eight Days A Week

What was it like to be in the Beatles at the height of Beatlemania? Ron Howard’s documentary lets us peek into the centre of the storm.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Little Men

Ira Sachs eschews melodrama in favour of a beautifully underplayed sense of life taking its complicated course in LITTLE MEN.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

One More Time With Feeling

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING: in which the ever enigmatic, knowing artifice of Nick Cave is brought down to earth by the trauma that all parents fear.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Wiener-Dog

WIENER DOG lies somewhere between the comfortable, warm sofa and the miserable, cold doghouse, writes John Cheshire.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Kind Of Loving

Studiocanal and Emfoundation are pleased to announce the release of a new restoration of the 1962 classic A KIND OF LOVING. Andrew Nickolds reviews.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Weiner

Andrew Nickolds reviews WEINER, a fast paced verite film that unfolds like a modern Shakespearean tragedy.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Homo Sapiens

HOMO SAPIENS will take you on reflective journey that encourages you to relish your inner thoughts, and contemplate what it really means to be human.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Heat Death of the Movie Universe

Jim Ross examines how the movie universes being created will eventually collapse, and be subject to the same science and laws as our own universe.