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Benediction – IFFR 2022 Review

A sense of failure - moral, intellectual, physical - pervades Benediction, Terence Davies’ biopic of the World War I poet (and survivor) Siegfried Sassoon. The older Sassoon attempts solace through...
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AM I OK? – Sundance 2022 Review

Directors Stephanie Allynne and Tig Notaro have brought to life the true story of friendship between producer Jessica Elbaum and writer Lauren Pomerantz in their debut feature, AM I OK?. Jane (Sonoya Mizuno)...
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Speak No Evil – Sundance 2022 Review

Christian Tafdrup’s first ever horror film, Speak No Evil, follows a Danish family who befriend a fellow travelling Dutch family while on holiday and are subsequently invited to the Netherlands for a weekend...
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Parallel Mothers – Review

This film was previously reviewed in September 2021 as part of our Venice Film Festival coverage. Parallel Mothers is a twisting tale of two single mothers, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit),...
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Dual – Sundance 2022 Review

Riley Stearns’ Dual introduces us to a world that is, for all intents and purposes, just like ours, except for one major difference: a cloning service called Replacement. After being diagnosed with a rare...
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FRESH – Sundance 2022 Review

Mimi Cave’s debut film FRESH shows the jaded Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) scrolling through an endless sea of faces on dating apps and sitting through a mind-numbing first date, but just when all hope seems lost,...
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Watcher – Sundance 2022 Review

Chloe Okuno’s Watcher follows Julia (Maika Monroe) who joins her husband, Francis (Karl Glusman), when he relocates to his family’s native Romania for a new job. Unable to speak the language and stuck at...
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Cha Cha Real Smooth – Sundance 2022

Writer-director and star of Cha Cha Real Smooth, Cooper Raiff, plays Andrew, a recent college graduate who moves back home and begins working as a bar mitzvah party starter. He’s lost until befriending...
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Resurrection – Sundance 2022

Writer-director Andrew Semans's Resurrection has Rebecca Hall as Margaret leading a successful and balanced life, but this carefully crafted homeostasis is disturbed when she sees an unwelcome presence from...
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Fire of Love – Sundance 2022

Narrated by the incredible Miranda July, Sara Dosa’s documentary Fire of Love is an ode to the daring French volcanologist couple, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who spent their lives chasing volcanic eruptions...
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Nightmare Alley – Review

As Stanton Carlisle leaves an unidentified body and his family home going up in flames, Guillermo del Toro establishes that his latest noir is far from a straight adaptation of William Lindsay Gresham’s 1946...
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Munich: The Edge of War – Review

It is difficult to make a thriller about history, especially events as well-known as the talks between Chamberlain’s Britain and Hitler’s Germany. Munich: The Edge of War, adapted from Robert Harris’...