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Decision to Leave – Review

This film was previously reviewed in June 2022 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave (Heojil kyolshim) follows a murder investigation headed by the highly...
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Everything Went Fine – Review

This film was previously reviewed in July 2021 as part of our Cannes coverage. François Ozon’s touching film Everything Went Fine (Tout S'est Bien Passé) begins just after 85-year-old André (André...
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Titane – Review

This film was previously reviewed in July 2021 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Julia Ducournau, French director of the bloody 2016 masterpiece, Raw, graces Cannes Film Festival once more with...
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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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Drive My Car – NYFF 2021 Review

Inspired by author Haruki Murakami’s short story of the same title, writer-director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Cannes Best Screenplay winner Drive My Car is an avant-garde metatextual curation interweaving...
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Lingui – Cannes 2021 Review

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Lingui tells the story of Amina (Achouackh Abakar Souleymane), a practising Muslim in Chad, and her 15-year-old daughter, Maria (Rihane Khalil Alio). When Amina learns that her...
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It Must Be Heaven – Review

Elia Suleiman is trying to make a film about his native Palestine. It'll be about the conflict, but with a focus on the people living through it, and it'll be a comedy. To get it financed he must travel to...
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Frankie – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2019 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Any film not made for mass audiences is always at risk of sliding into a montage of first world problems, such is...
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Les Misérables – Review

Anger is an energy, and the residents of Paris suburb Montfermeil have more than enough to go around. Local resident Ladj Ly builds his feature debut Les Misérables around this force, which simmers under the...
The Dead And The Others

The Dead and the Others – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2018 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. The Dead and the Others is a complex creation from directors Joao Salaviza and Renee Nader Messora, which can’t...