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The Beguiled – Cannes 2017 Review

Colin Farrell fucks his way to freedom in this intoxicating remake of Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood’s 1971 Southern Gothic. Sofia Coppola’s version is faithful to the original, but adopts a more restrained...
Dopo La Guerra

Dopo La Guerra – Cannes 2017 Review

Dopo La Guerra tells the half-true story of a group of Italian far-left political terrorists, whose amnesty to live in France was rescinded in 2002. Annarita Zambrano’s tense film combines thriller and...
Jeune Femme

Jeune Femme – Cannes 2017 Review

Roaring down the trail blazed by the likes of Lena Dunham’s Girls, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag and Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child, Jeune Femme is the most memorable and entertaining film of the...
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Out – Cannes 2017 Review

Gyorgy Kristóf’s Out proves that unemployment and fear of foreign workers aren’t limited to the more affluent nations of Europe in this sweet story about a factory worker struggling to get by. Ágoston...
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Radiance – Cannes 2017 Review

If there’s one thing a film festival always proves, it’s that there are countless ways to see the world: fast, slow; violent, peaceful; restrained, exaggerated; joyous and heartbreaking. Naomi Kawase’s...
Villainess

The Villainess – Cannes 2017 Review

The Villainess begins with one of the most insane action sequences in recent memory. In a similar vein to the recent gimmicky Hardcore Henry, Sook-hee (Kim) slices through hordes of faceless goons in the first...
Baywatch

Baywatch – Review

Being superficial isn't always a bad thing. If you're aware of your own tendency for cheap thrills, tight asses and ripped torsos, you can lean into it and not come off as an asshole. Baywatch is vapid and...
The Day After

The Day After – Cannes 2017 Review

Director Hong delivers his second stunner of the festival with The Day After, a hilarious and profound comedy of errors set in a Korean publishing firm whose unfaithful boss finds his affair, his work life and...
Happy End

Happy End – Cannes 2017 Review

Austere, 75-year-old auteur Michael Haneke might not seem the most obvious choice to comment on the current landscape of live streaming and democratic video, but he proves himself a master of all forms of...
Claire's Camera

Claire’s Camera – Cannes 2017 Review

There aren’t many films that make you question the meaning of cinema. Claire’s Camera, written and directed by Hong Sang-soo, is one of those films. It forms a fascinating counterpoint to the recent...
Fortunata

Fortunata – Cannes 2017 Review

What separates the successful and the failures in life? The rich and the poor? Is it a question of hard work, talent, or just luck? Fortunata, the latest film from experienced actor Sergio Castellito, suggests...
Snatched

Snatched – Review

Everyone involved in Snatched could (and should) have done better. They could have pushed themselves further, tried that little bit harder, and carved out a more original, and funnier, story. Sadly, they...