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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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    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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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Doctor Strange

With only a few stumbles, DR STRANGE takes the superhero genre into a brand new reality, writes Ben Johnston.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hit the road, Jackie

April McIntyre looks at how THELMA AND LOUISE, which turned 25 this year, influenced future filmmakers by putting women behind the wheel.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Girlhood

Sally Jane Black reviews Céline Sciamma’s GIRLHOOD, screening 25 November 2016 in association with Reel Women UK and Trinity Feminism Society.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

At Play in The Kingdom of Shadows

Karen Eng speaks to Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais of The Underground Film Studio on the creation of their latest film.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Cloudy Sunday: Manoussos Manousakis

CLOUDY SUNDAY is based on a book inspired by real events during the German occupation in Thessaloniki in 1942. We sat down with the director.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Beyond The Gates

IFC Films brings Jackson Stewart’s BEYOND THE GATES to select cinemas, VOD and digital platforms on December 9 under its Midnight banner.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Revolution: Margy Kinmonth

Jim Moore spoke to director Margy Kinmonth about the political upheaval and creative innovation which formed the catalyst for her documentary.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Royal Festival Hall: Napoleon

“A cinema experience unlike no other!” Toby Forshaw reports back from the Royal Festival Hall after a screening of Abel Gance’s NAPOLEON.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

One Two

ONE TWO offers a twisted insight into the least rock and roll part of any performer’s day: the sound check.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Numb

A tightly-plotted and well-executed thriller set in the snowy wastes and desolate pine forests of British Columbia.