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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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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Interview with Alex Kruz

Day Moibi interviews Alex Kruz about his latest film, Parivara.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Toni Erdmann

A rich, absorbing and often very funny work, full of surprises, which rarely drags during its more than two and a half hour length.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Manchester By The Sea

This family drama follows the life of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) a quiet, down on his luck janitor living in Boston.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Attack Of The Lederhosen Zombies

Mark Liversidge had fun with this satisfyingly splattery tale of zombies taking over a mountain retreat.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Two Timid Souls

With the jovial buoyancy of Chaplin and the class of Gatsby, TWO TIMID SOULS is a charming, genuinely funny easy watch.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

S is for Stanley

On the list of life changing moments, delivering a ceramic penis statue across London during a snowstorm wouldn’t normally feature that highly…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wonderland

Wonderland is a collaboration project from ten Swiss directors who each take control of their own mini-story.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Handmaiden

The shadow of Brian De Palma looms over Park Chan-Wook’s impressive psychological thriller, writes Jim Moore.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gog 3D with Bob Furmanek

Bob Furmanek tells Toby Miller how attempts at 3D filmmaking are almost as old as cinema itself.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Around China With A Movie Camera

The BFI’s collection of archive footage from China is drawn together by Ruth Chan’s excellent score, writes Mark Liversidge.