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The Islands and the Whales – Review

Far more than a travelogue-esque curio investigating the unfamiliar customs of a foreign land, Mike Day’s The Islands and the Whales offers documentation of national history in the making. The film’s...
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My Days of Mercy – Review

This review was originally published as part of our BFI Flare coverage on 21/03/2018. Ellen Page fans can breathe a (moderate) sigh of relief. My Days of Mercy, her second high-profile LGBT film, doesn’t...
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The Square – Review

Ruben Östlund has bested the unforgettable Force Majeure. The Square is delightfully unhinged; a viewing experience that can’t be conveniently collapsed into review-friendly phrases like “precocious art...
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Brad’s Status – Review

With Mike White’s Brad’s Status, a serious Ben Stiller plays a character like those he’s embodied in his work with Noah Baumbach. Brad is familiar – another version of the antiheroes in Greenberg and...
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Team Talk – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It's that time of year again. Christmas? No. Time for a new Star Wars release! After the continuity-eschewing interlude of Rogue One, we're back in the franchise's main stable to catch up with the characters...
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Menashe – Review

Menashe may rest on the laurels of its striking USP – it’s a Yiddish-language film starring a father-son duo of non-professional actors – yet it’s both charming and totally immersive. The narrative...
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Team Talk – Justice League

At long last, DC's second ensemble stab at an extended universe movie is here! As our writer Joni wrote in his review, "The DC Extended Universe has taken quite a beating", critically and commercially, on...
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Marjorie Prime – Review

This was originally reviewed on 03/06/17 as part of Sundance London. Like Spike Jonze’s Her, Marjorie Prime is set in a future not too different from the world we know. This adaptation of Jordan...
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78/52 – Review

In 2012 two films about Hitchcock were released almost simultaneously, but both were problematic disappointments. Hitchcock, starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, focused on Hitch during the filming of...
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Wilderness – CFF 2017 Review

Wilderness is a film of two halves, with two distinct moods. The first twenty minutes or so are lyrical, the cinematic equivalent of poetry. Yet this sensuous parade of evocative, idyllic images is later...
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Ask the Sexpert – CFF Review

The promise of Ask the Sexpert’s premise far outweighs its filmmaking acumen, yet it’s always an enjoyable watch. 91 year-old former gynaecologist, newspaper columnist and all-round sex positive activist...