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    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 ·

    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!

    Cannes Diary 2017 #3

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    Friday, June 2, 2017 ·

    A story about terrorism in a time that seems ravaged by it, IN THE FADE excels in its heartfelt portrayal of grief in the wake of an attack.

    In The Fade

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    Thursday, June 1, 2017 ·

    By retaining what made the original series so groundbreaking and doubling down on the weirdness, Twin Peaks shines in a very welcome return.

    Twin Peaks: The Return

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    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 ·

    Read parts 3 and 4 of John Cheshire’s Take One diary, written in the queues at this year’s Cannes Film Festival

    Cannes Diary 2017 #2

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    Monday, May 29, 2017 ·

    All hail this year’s Palme d’Or winner at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival! Our Student Writer, Darius Azadeh, saw the film in the South of France and shares his review exclusively on Take One.

    The Square

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    Thursday, May 25, 2017 ·

    Remember how Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE felt like it was trying to be both a sequel to every Daniel Craig-era 007 entry as well as a big fat homage to the entire Bond franchise, but failed to do justice to any of them?

    Alien: Covenant

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    Thursday, May 25, 2017 ·

    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.

    The Beguiled

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    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 ·

    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.

    How To Talk To Girls At Parties

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Cannes 2017 Diary #1

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!

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Okja

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

Frantz

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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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blade of the Immortal

Takashi Miike’s samurai bloodbath is an exhilarating, bloody action thrill ride that will live long in the memory, writes Harry Jones at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

The Levelling

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 [...]

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

An Italian with a movie camera

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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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Raw

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.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Free Fire

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 [...]

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fences

FENCES is a powerful and engaging family drama, but it always seems a little fenced in cinematically by its theatrical origin. Jim Ross reviews.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Interview with Ben Wheatley

Ben Johnston speaks to Ben Wheatley ahead of the Cambridge Picturehouse screening of his latest film FREE FIRE.