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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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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Arsenal

ARSENAL is a fantastic war film with enough gritty realism to fully immerse the viewer, writes Darius Azadeh.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Salomé

The silent film SALOMÉ brings together gay icons Oscar Wilde and Alla Nazimova in an intoxicating cocktail of high art and high camp.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Light Between Oceans

A strong cast runs aground in a soggy, lighthouse-bound melodrama set after the First World War.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Auf Einmal

An unexpected death after a party leads to a host of recriminations and betrayals in this dark German drama.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bodkin Ras

Those who believe ours is more than a black and white world, and likewise in film genre, should watch this melted fiction and documentary with interest.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

The Kingdom of Shadows Interview

Toby Miller of Bums on Seats sits down with filmmakers Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais, to discuss their latest film, The Kingdom of Shadows.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Chocolat

CHOCOLAT charts the flamboyant rise and fall of France’s first famous black clown.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Discussing Michael Curtiz

Toby Miller of Bums on Seats sits down with writer and journalist Adam Feinstein to discuss the legendary filmmaker, Michael Curtiz.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Short Fusion: Glass Ceiling

GLASS CEILING is a vibrant programme of shorts featuring friendship, the office grind, moments in teenage life and the journey to adulthood.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Daughter

The reflective DAUGHTER will resonate with audiences for its unembellished, sincere examination of a family’s inner conflict.