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Bergman Island – Cannes 2021 Review

Mia Hansen-Løve’s newest film, Bergman Island, stars Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth as filmmakers Chris and Tony who have retreated to the island of Fårö for the summer. They travel to the island, known for...
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The Divide – Cannes 2021 Review

Catherine Corsini’s The Divide (La Fracture) stars Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Marina Foïs as Raf and Julie, two women on the verge of a breakup, stuck in a hospital on the night of a major demonstration of...
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Titane – Cannes 2021 Review

Julia Ducournau, French director of the bloody 2016 masterpiece, Raw, graces Cannes Film Festival once more with her newest film, Titane. It turns out to be even more shocking and fearless than her debut,...
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Benedetta – Cannes 2021 Review

Based on the non-fiction book Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by Judith C. Brown is Paul Verhoeven’s newest erotic, blasphemous, and extremely camp film, Benedetta. In...
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Lingui – Cannes 2021 Review

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Lingui tells the story of Amina (Achouackh Abakar Souleymane), a practising Muslim in Chad, and her 15-year-old daughter, Maria (Rihane Khalil Alio). When Amina learns that her...
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After Yang – Cannes 2021 Review

Jake (Colin Farrell), Kyra (Jodie Turner-Smith), and their youngest, Mika (Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja), make up a family that exists in the future, a family completed only by Yang (Justin H. Min), an android...
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Jumbo – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our Nightstream Film Festival coverage. The surrealism within Zoé Wittock’s Jumbo is apparent from the very first scene, opening with blinding...
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Cow – Cannes 2021 Review

Andrea Arnold’s newest film, Cow, documents the daily lives of two cows, Luma and her recently born calf whose birth we witness up close. Arnold focuses on showing what it's like for them to be treated as a...
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Annette – Cannes 2021 Review

Green and red. Leos Carax’s rock opera, Annette, features the self-proclaimed “Ape of God” Henry McHenry (Adam Driver) who is eternally surrounded by these colours. He cloaks himself in a green robe to...
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Freaky – Review

Blumhouse’s latest horror-comedy, Freaky, from director Christopher Landon, is a new take on the body swap genre. As if high school wasn’t hard enough for the not-so-popular senior, Millie (Kathryn...
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Land – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Sundance Festival coverage. Robin Wright’s directorial debut, Land, takes viewers on the journey of healing. Grief is something so...