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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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Benedetta – Cannes 2021 Review

Based on the non-fiction book Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by Judith C. Brown is Paul Verhoeven’s newest erotic, blasphemous, and extremely camp film, Benedetta. In...
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Hannah – Review

This review was originally published as part of our Filmfest München coverage on 3/7/2018. Andrea Pallaoro’s second feature Hannah portrays a woman on a precipice, struggling with the crimes her husband...

The Little Stranger – Review

Director Lenny Abrahamson follows his Oscar-nominated Room by opening things up to a mansion with this period Gothic mystery. Said mansion is the dilapidated Hundreds Hall in post-War rural Warwickshire, and...
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The Sense of an Ending – Review

Based on the novel by Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending follows pensioner Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) as he is unexpectedly confronted by a pivotal moment from his past. Present day London is set...
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Assassin’s Creed – Review

For an adaptation such as this, the stonefaced take is bold and offers the film respectability and weight. Heavily influenced by his own last outing, Macbeth, Justin Kurzel sticks to his strengths as a...
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45 Years – Review

Despite his Best Actor win at the Berlin Film Festival, Courtenay’s performance is the weak link in 45 Years. Many of his lines feel over-rehearsed, though fittingly he’s more animated when reminiscing...