THE LAST DUEL

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...
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Annette – Review

This film was previously reviewed in July 2021 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Green and red. Leos Carax’s rock opera, Annette, features the self-proclaimed “Ape of God” Henry McHenry...
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The Report – LFF 2019 Review

One of the most tiresome habits of modern film marketing and discourse is the obsession with timeliness. Every "serious" release has to be related to Trump or Brexit or MeToo, even if the connection is...
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Marriage Story – Venice 2019 Review

If your partner (or, perhaps, ex) is notching Emmy nominations while your play has just been shelved from Broadway, is it justifiable to be jealous? What if your marriage is actively obstructing your ambition?...
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Team Talk – BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee is back with the characteristically audacious and opinionated BlacKkKlansman, and according to our Senior Features Ed, Tom, this is nothing but good. Tom awarded the latest Spike Lee joint a...
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BlacKkKlansman – Review

In 2012, when Obama was president and racism in America seemed to be fading, Django Unchained featured a notorious scene with the Ku Klux Klan. Squabbling about eyeholes and spare bags, the white supremacist...
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BlacKkKlansman – Cannes 2018 Review

In 2012, when Obama was president and racism in America seemed to be fading, Django Unchained featured a notorious scene with the Ku Klux Klan. Squabbling about eyeholes and spare bags, the white supremacist...
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Team Talk – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

It's that time of year again. Christmas? No. Time for a new Star Wars release! After the continuity-eschewing interlude of Rogue One, we're back in the franchise's main stable to catch up with the characters...
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Logan Lucky – Review

At a time when white supremacists are marching in the streets, “Ocean’s Eleven in Trump’s America” could have easily become a two-hour middle finger to the Bible Belt. So perhaps the most surprising...