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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...
Titane

Titane – Cannes 2021 Review

Julia Ducournau, French director of the bloody 2016 masterpiece, Raw, graces Cannes Film Festival once more with her newest film, Titane. It turns out to be even more shocking and fearless than her debut,...
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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...
Frankie

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...
Les Miserables

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...
The Whistlers

The Whistlers – Review

This film was previously reviewed in May 2019 as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage. Codes and communication are vital parts of any crime film. After all, it's much easier to double-cross your...
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Review

Originally reviewed as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage in May 2019. Portraying someone in a work of art inevitably means gathering intimate details about their life. The way they blush when...
Parasite

Parasite – Review

Originally reviewed as part of our Cannes Film Festival coverage in May 2019. There’s a lesser version of this film full of simple, signposted twists, broad, caricatured performances, and crude, obvious...