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Oasis: Knebworth 1996 – Review

Some might say Oasis performing to 250,000 people across a weekend in the summer of ‘96 was the definitive musical moment of the decade. Oasis: Knebworth 1996 makes it hard to disagree. At the heart of the...
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Prisoners of the Ghostland – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Sundance Film Festival coverage. Sion Sono’s Prisoners of the Ghostland stars Nicolas Cage as Hero, an infamous bank robber who is sprung...
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A Brixton Tale – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. Working-class boy falls in love with high-bred girl, a premise as old as time. In A Brixton Tale, they are...
The Djinn

The Djinn – Review

When twelve-year-old Dylan’s loving single father works a late shift, he leaves his mute son alone for the night in their new apartment. Upon finding a dusty old book that claims to grant your heart’s...
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Malignant – Review

Upon hearing the word ‘malignant’, you somehow imagine James Wan (the brains behind incredibly successful horror franchises Insidious, The Conjuring and Annabelle) would offer a more supernatural...
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Land of Dreams – Venice 2021 Review

Land of Dreams, Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari’s eccentric political satire set in a dust-ridden United States where censuses collect dream data, is a profoundly American film – and a profoundly Iranian...
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The Guilty – TIFF 2021 Review

Antoine Fuqua’s explosive new film should come with a health warning, such is its intense physiological impact. Joining the ranks of Steven Knight’s Locke in its depiction of psychological duress and...
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The Falls – Venice 2021 Review

There are sure to be countless Covid films tackling the biggest global disruption of our lifetimes, and The Falls takes an interesting approach, relegating this cataclysm to a sub-plot. We begin in Taipei,...
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Futura – TIFF 2021 Review

"I think that the future is a series of tomorrows", "this creed is both religious and individualistic", "fear is not what it used to be. It has turned into anxiety". Believe it or not, these are not the words...
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The Lost Daughter – Venice 2021 Review

Directing your debut feature as an established actor has its pros and cons. You can call in favours to land a stellar cast including Olivia Colman, Ed Harris, Dakota Johnson, Paul Mescal and Jessie Buckley,...
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Silent Land – TIFF 2021 Review

In the sun-soaked lethargy of coastal Italy, a couple find themselves grappling with life, death, and purpose. As a concept, it’s hardly new territory – auteurs of luxurious turmoil Luca Guadagnino and...
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The Last Duel – Venice 2021 Review

The Last Duel, Ridley Scott’s latest men-with-swords epic, is a medieval courtly tale for the #MeToo era. If this take sounds utterly meaningless, that is because it is, a state of affairs that entirely...
Official Competition

Official Competition – Venice 2021 Review

Official Competition brings a mischievous premise worth the admission fee alone: acclaimed director Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) is hired to make a prestigious adaptation with two of Spain’s finest actors,...
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As in Heaven – TIFF 2021 Review

Danish director Tea Lindeburg’s film, As In Heaven, is a lush and devastating chamber piece, unpicking the dense fabric of motherhood, innocence and superstition. Based on the 1912 Danish novel A Night of...
Herself

Herself – Review

This film was previously reviewed in October 2020 as part of our London Film Festival coverage. Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself is a heartfelt tear-jerker that manages to reckon with the violence of a system...