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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...
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...
U July 22

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...
The Bookshop

The Bookshop – Berlinale 2018 Review

Charming and inconsequential, The Bookshop perfectly evokes the sensation of losing yourself in a good book. Nothing too heavy – more of a summer read than daunting prose – we are led stepping into its...
Yardie

Yardie – Berlinale 2018 Review

In his directorial debut, Idris Elba brings his effortless sense of cool behind the camera; Yardie is embodied with his crackling energy as a performer, despite his staying well behind the frame....
Black 47

Black 47 – Berlinale 2018 Review

A conventional thriller in an unconventional setting, Black 47 lays the bleakness on pretty thick to establish the woeful world in which we find ourselves. War, famine, greed, wrath – the seven sins, the...