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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Review

As talented a writer and performer as Sacha Baron Cohen is, the success of Borat always came down to one thing: its ability to shock. The moments where Borat’s clueless racism and sexism encouraged America...
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Lovers Rock – LFF 2020 Review

Lovers Rock is a humble prospect on paper- just over an hour long and set at an ordinary blues dance in Notting Hill in the early ‘80s. But with those simple ingredients, writer/director Steve McQueen and...
One Man And His Shoes

One Man and His Shoes – LFF 2020 Review

It’s unfortunate for director Yemi Bamiro that his documentary One Man and His Shoes comes out in the same year as ESPN’s superb doc series The Last Dance. Both deal with Michael Jordan’s basketball...
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Mangrove – LFF 2020 Review

With Mangrove, there’s a sense that writer-director Steve McQueen is searching for a new way to tell stories about the injustices inflicted on Black people. Where his previous films, particularly Hunger and...
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Les Misérables – Review

Anger is an energy, and the residents of Paris suburb Montfermeil have more than enough to go around. Local resident Ladj Ly builds his feature debut Les Misérables around this force, which simmers under the...
The Dead And The Others

The Dead and the Others – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2018 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. The Dead and the Others is a complex creation from directors Joao Salaviza and Renee Nader Messora, which can’t...
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Joan of Arc – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2019 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Try to work out what kind of filmmaker Bruno Dumont is and he’s bound to frustrate you. He first made his name...
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The King of Staten Island – Review

Judd Apatow’s reputation may have been forged around adolescent hijinks, but there has always been a more serious message lurking beneath the juvenile jokes. His comedy revolves around the idea that humour...
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Guest of Honour – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2019 as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage. It’s a worrying sign when the quirky adventures of David Thewlis, Health Inspector, are more entertaining...
The Whistlers

The Whistlers – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2019 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Codes and communication are vital parts of any crime film. After all, it's much easier to double-cross your...
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Best Buys For the Best Films of the 2010s

With the 2010s in the rearview mirror we took the chance to look back at our favourite films of the decade and rank them. You can see where we ended up here, and I hope you'll agree it's a great...
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Review

Originally reviewed as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage in May 2019. Portraying someone in a work of art inevitably means gathering intimate details about their life. The way they blush when...