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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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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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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...
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Rara – LFF 2016 Review

13 is the perfect age for female coming-of-age stories. It’s a time for many when the transition between girl and woman becomes increasingly apparent, and for Sara, the main character in Pepa San...
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Ten Years – LFF 2016 Review

Ten Years is made up of five short dystopian films by young Hong Kong directors. Each of the short films, set in 2025, work around issues within the society, such as language barriers between Mandarin and...
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Prevenge – Venice 2016 Review

Prevenge opens with a heavily pregnant Ruth (Alice Lowe) murdering a seemingly harmless, although admittedly creepy, reptile shop owner. No explanation is given, and from here we hang onto Ruth’s...
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Arrival – Venice 2016 Review

“Well, what do you make of that?" Colonel Weber (Whitaker) rather amusingly asks linguist professor Louise (Adams) after he plays her an indecipherable recording of the sound of aliens that have just landed...