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Snowden – Review

Snowden, Oliver Stone’s latest big ol’ Hollywood release, tells the story of Edward Snowden, the CIA whistleblower who released hundreds of NSA documents to the public in 2013, revealing that the American...
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Planetarium – LFF 2016 Review

Planetarium is a film that leaves the audience doing a lot of guessing. Two American sisters, Laura and Kate Barlow (Natalie Portman and Lily-Rose Depp), are working as mediums in Paris and are employed by...
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Free Fire – LFF 2016 Review

Ben Wheatley delves into the 1970s again with his fast-paced and thrilling new film, Free Fire. All set in and around an abandoned warehouse that is now host to gangs selling guns, Wheatley and Amy Jump...
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Dog Eat Dog – LFF 2016 Review

Paul Schrader’s new film Dog Eat Dog begins as it means to go on for the proceeding 90 minutes: a coked-up Willem Dafoe terrorises a woman and her daughter in a scene that has pretty much zero relevance to...
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Clash – LFF 2016 Review

When reading about Clash, an account of the 2013 Egyptian riots all filmed from inside a police van, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is a gimmick film that will run out of steam quickly. But...
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The Handmaiden – LFF 2016 Review

Park Chan-wook’s newest film, The Handmaiden, adapted from Sarah Waters’ crime novel Fingersmith, follows the story quite closely, though setting the film in 1930s Korea and Japan instead of Victorian...
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Spaceship – LFF 2016 Review

The press notes for Alex Taylor's feature debut, Spaceship, advise you to expect a Harmony Korine film set in Surrey. Going in with an aversion to Korine's desperately controversial style of cinema therefore...
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Don’t Blink – LFF 2016 Review

Robert Frank’s photographs of mid-century America were hated when he first presented them in book form. Candid, grainy, and refusing to shy away from social problems that people were facing, the general...