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24 Frames – Cannes 2017 Review

The late Abbas Kiarostami was a true visionary, responsible for some of the most powerful and thought-provoking cinema of the last four decades. He continues to pursue new ways of expressing himself in 24...
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The Beguiled – Cannes 2017 Review

Colin Farrell fucks his way to freedom in this intoxicating remake of Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood’s 1971 Southern Gothic. Sofia Coppola’s version is faithful to the original, but adopts a more restrained...
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Out – Cannes 2017 Review

Gyorgy Kristóf’s Out proves that unemployment and fear of foreign workers aren’t limited to the more affluent nations of Europe in this sweet story about a factory worker struggling to get by. Ágoston...
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Radiance – Cannes 2017 Review

If there’s one thing a film festival always proves, it’s that there are countless ways to see the world: fast, slow; violent, peaceful; restrained, exaggerated; joyous and heartbreaking. Naomi Kawase’s...
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Graduation (Bacalaureat) – Review

Joint winner of Best Director at Cannes 2016, Cristian Mungiu returns with his finest work since his sublime Palme d'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days with Graduation, an intelligent, elegant, morally...
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Personal Shopper – Review

Best described as "divisive" at its Cannes premiere, Olivier Assayas and Kristen Stewart's brave and uncategorisable second collaboration Personal Shopper swings fearlessly for the fences and only narrowly...
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Elle – Review

Raucous, outrageous and more than a little bit preposterous, Paul Verhoeven's provocative “rape comedy” Elle will ruffle feathers for its apparently callous use of rape as a narrative device – but,...
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Loving – Review

Its fascinating subject and a pair of wonderfully nuanced performances - from the glowing and defiant Ruth Negga in particular - can't keep Loving from feeling somewhat safe and unadventurous, helmed though it...
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Paterson – Cannes 2016 Review

Warm, heartfelt, and unpretentious, Jim Jarmusch's latest is an absolute delight. Paterson (Adam Driver, dependably excellent as a gentle bus driver/poet with great depth) and Laura (Golshifteh...