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Frantz – Review

In Frantz Franco-German relations in the wake of the Great War are explored, but at its heart Ozon has crafted an old-fashioned movie that nevertheless pulses with a modern vitality. The setup is simple...
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Hacksaw Ridge – Review

To Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge is a shot at redemption. For Garfield, it’s to be taken seriously again after the failure of the Amazing Spider-Man films. For Gibson, well, it’s a lot more...
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Jackie – Review

It would have been easy for Pablo Larraín to turn his first Hollywood feature into a conventional drama, where Jackie Kennedy must overcome the death of her husband and regain her faith. An inspirational...
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The Magnificent Seven – Review

A remake of The Magnificent Seven, which itself was a reimagining of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, should be destined for mediocrity. Yet the under-appreciated Antoine Fuqua repeats his success with reimagining...
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Bitter Money – Venice 2016 Review

In China over 300,000 people work in the textile industry. With Bitter Money Wang Bing documents the grinding lives that these people have to endure, offering a sympathetic insight into their world. In...
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Malaria – Venice 2016 Review

By framing its story through recovered mobile phone footage discovered by unseen investigators, Malaria immediately hooks in its audience. Set mainly in Tehran, director Parviz Shahbazi utilises the mobile...