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Rare Beasts – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2019 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Billie Piper’s audacious directorial debut follows imperfect – sometimes downright unpleasant – people....
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Atlantis – Review

Writer, director, and cinematographer Valentyn Vasyanovych’s film opens with a wordless execution and shallow burial captured on infrared cameras. Suddenly it is 2025 – one year after “the war” in an...
Things Heard And Seen

Things Heard and Seen – Review

A young family uproot to a 19th century farmhouse in upstate New York after the husband lands a coveted academic position. The wife puts her artistic dreams on hold to support him and look after their young...
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Madame Claude – Review

“This story is based on true events from the imagined life of Fernande Grudet, aka Madame Claude” reads a title card opening the second feature biopic of the legendary mid-century French brothel owner....
Undine

Undine – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2020 as part of our Berlinale Festival coverage. Anyone familiar with European folklore will have an idea of where Christian Petzold’s latest feature may end...
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Limbo – Berlinale 2021 Review

There are a couple of 2021 releases titled Limbo, and Soi Cheang’s gritty serial killer drama distinguishes itself with its relentless nastiness. Its cops and criminals use anything they can find as...