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The Fam – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Berlinale coverage. The teenagers passing through this Swiss halfway home have suffered various traumas and losses, but their ebullience and...
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Cyrano – Review

With at least eleven faithful and a dozen loose adaptations of Cyrano de Bergerac committed to film, Wright’s return to top romantic form stands out as a musical. The plot remains the same: soldier and poet...
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Flee – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2021 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. There may be rest now - Amin is an accomplished academic, living with his partner Kasper in Copenhagen,...
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Daryn’s Gym – IFFR 2022 Review

Daryn introduces his gym with a bright smile and positive spin on everything and everyone. He is proud of the fitness centre he inherited from his grandfather and bodybuilding father. Yes, his gym staff might...
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Benediction – IFFR 2022 Review

A sense of failure - moral, intellectual, physical - pervades Benediction, Terence Davies’ biopic of the World War I poet (and survivor) Siegfried Sassoon. The older Sassoon attempts solace through...
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Nightmare Alley – Review

As Stanton Carlisle leaves an unidentified body and his family home going up in flames, Guillermo del Toro establishes that his latest noir is far from a straight adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946...
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Munich: The Edge of War – Review

It is difficult to make a thriller about history, especially events as well-known as the talks between Chamberlain’s Britain and Hitler’s Germany. Munich: The Edge of War, adapted from Robert Harris’...