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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 [...]

    Okja

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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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Monday, October 24, 2016

Train to Busan

Another fine addition to the recent wave of excellent genre films exported by South Korea, writes Harry Jones.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Letters from Baghdad interview

Bridget Bradshaw interview directors Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum about their award winning film Letters from Baghdad.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

El Sur

EL SUR is literally a film of unfinished business, yet perfectly realized in its study of the mysteries of family life

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Perivi Katjavivi interview

Day Moibi talking to filmmaker Perivi Katjavivi about the politics of African cinema. His film THE UNSEEN had its European premiere earlier in the week in CFF.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

SHORT FUSION: Single Interview

” In too many films we see these women that are too perfect; perfect lives, perfect hair, perfect mums. I like imperfection.”

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Letters From Baghdad

Mark Liversidge takes a look at the documentary which looks at the life of unsung political figure Gertrude Bell.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

I, Daniel Blake

Daniel is the part Dave Johns was born to play, writes Edd Elliott.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Re: A Pier

Re: A Pier looks at the past, present and future of Hastings Pier, from Jimi Hendrix to The Sex Pistols, writes Mark Liversidge.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Wheel

We spoke to the makers of THE WHEEL about feminism from stone age to modern day!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Brothers

Together they contemplate the larger significance of the long-delayed homecoming. BROTHERS is a film for those who enjoy quiet, slow cinema.