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Ste. Anne – Berlinale 2021 Review

Rhayne Vermette’s feature is deeply embedded in family and place. The director plays Renée, a woman returning to her rural family home in the Métis Nation, and the community welcomes her back with lively...
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I Care a Lot – Review

Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike) wants everyone – sworn on God before the court – to know her heart is gold. Polished, honeyed phrases say all the right things: she is worried about her elderly charges, she...
All The Dead Ones

All the Dead Ones – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. Brazil, 1899. Slavery has been abolished for 11 years. The women of the Soares family find their old...
Uppercase Print

Uppercase Print – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale Film Festival coverage. Hybrid documentaries often use their newly-filmed footage to advance narrative drama in the absence of its...
20th Century

The Twentieth Century – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale coverage. As the title suggests, The Twentieth Century opens at the close of the previous one. A young elite is groomed and ready...
The Capote Tapes (1)

The Capote Tapes – Review

For a man as loudly individual and extroverted as Truman Capote – bestselling author of In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Ebs Burnough’s documentary begins remarkably intimately. Capote’s...
Exception (1)

The Exception – Review

Jesper W. Nielsen’s film opens to archival shots of Holocaust atrocities and Nuremberg Trials, with a calm female voice narrating how, when psychologists subjected SS leaders and concentration camp guards to...
SongWithoutaName

Song Without a Name – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2020 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. Melina León weaves events and references from throughout Peru’s tumultuous 1980s into a feature debut that...
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Carmilla – Review

This film was previously reviewed in June 2019 as part of our Edinburgh Film Festival coverage. Inspired by a pre-Dracula vampire novella, Emily Harris’ Gothic thriller plays fast and loose with its plot...
Bill And Ted

Bill & Ted Face the Music – Review

Thirty-one years after their first Excellent Adventure (and twenty-nine since the critically mixed Bogus Journey), Bill and Ted are back – and contrary to predictions, Wyld Stallyns have not yet written the...