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Entebbe – Review

This film was previously reviewed on 22/02/18 as part of Berlinale. The hijacking of Air France 139 was the work of numerous factions allied to a range of political causes, and their interplay is one of the...
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Unsane – Berlinale 2018 Review

Steven Soderbergh takes a pulpy turn in his latest lo-fi thriller Unsane, which follows a woman who unwittingly ends up in a psychiatric hospital, where she comes into contact with her stalker from whom...
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The Son – Berlinale 2018 Review

The documentaries on display at Berlinale this year all have had an intimate, personal connection between the filmmaker and subject matter, and The Son is no different. Alexander Abaturov’s piece on the...
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Pig – Berlinale 2018 Review

Another in a long line of films about put-upon filmmakers, Mani Haghighi's Pig attempts to mix up the formula with wild tonal shifts and surreal comedy with varying levels of success. Pig's focus is...
The Prayer

The Prayer – Berlinale 2018 Review

For the most part The Prayer gets the most obvious rehabilitation tropes out of the way in the first act, giving itself room to move at its own pace through Thomas’ recovery. The languorous movement is...
The Real Estate

The Real Estate – Berlinale 2018 Review

One early scene of The Real Estate hints at promise, as our lead Nojet prepares to go door to door and speak to her new tenants. Léonore Ekstrand is given room to breathe, and she attempts to establish some...
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U – July 22 – Berlinale 2018 Review

To many, U - July 22 should not exist. Putting aside that debate for a moment, the skill at play in 22 is certainly worthy of praise: Erik Poppe and DoP Martin Otterbeck capture the 72-minute attack in a...
Eva

Eva – Berlinale 2018 Review

After making waves last year in Paul Verhoeven’s revenge thriller Elle, Isabelle Huppert once again finds herself the headliner in a psychological thriller, this time as the brusque femme fatale Eva. As you...
Isle Of Dogs

Isle of Dogs – Berlinale 2018 Review

It’s hard to decide which elements of Isle of Dogs are the definitive "perfect fit" for Wes Anderson. Obviously Fantastic Mr. Fox has already proven that stop-motion and anthropomorphic animal antics gel...