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Men and Chicken – Review

Dark, intermittently hilarious and downright peculiar throughout, Men and Chicken offers a mixed bag as comedy and drama are both touched upon, albeit without either approach to this farcical tale ever...
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The Daughter – Review

With powerful performances, gorgeous cinematography and a score to make you weep, The Daughter is independent drama at its finest. Picking a highlight from the uniformly excellent cast is no mean feat,...
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Victoria – Review

Fearless and virtuosic, Victoria's one-take style is both a fascinating formal experiment and a thrilling, interpolating cinematic technique in its own right. Nils Frahm's hypnotic and atmospheric score...
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The Assassin – Review

The Assassin is undeniably one of the most beautiful-looking films to come out all year - however fans of interesting characters, cinematic thrills and coherent narratives should look elsewhere. A...
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Guilty – LFF Review

Overlong and dangerously reliant on cliché, Guilty wastes a solid performance from Khan as it never entirely escapes the feeling of a cheap-and-cheerful TV drama. The score is intrusive and overwrought,...
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The End of the Tour – LFF Review

With a pair of perfectly calibrated performances from Segel and Eisenberg, End of the Tour both entertains and inspires introspection as it combines a cerebral thoughtfulness with rich character chemistry and...
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Jacked (Short) – LFF Review

Featuring a pair of performances that wouldn't be out of place in a feature, Rene Pannevis' Jacked nicely showcases the continued growth of a promising director. The constant utilisation of  narrow...
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Desierto – LFF Review

A pulpy, old-fashioned cat-and-mouse thriller, Desierto pulls no punches - but offers few surprises - as it exhaustedly staggers towards its high-octane conclusion. Desierto makes no bones about what it...
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Yakuza Apocalypse – LFF Review

Take a look at that still up there. If it takes your fancy, then the ever-prolific Takashi Miike's latest, Yakuza Apocalypse, is probably for you. If not, turn back now. Gloriously trashy, Yakuza...
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Francofonia – LFF Review

Simultaneously philosophical, sombre and pretentious, yet playful, fun and firmly tongue-in-cheek, Francofonia employs a whimsical and varied approach - not unlike that of Chilean master Patricio Guzmán - to...
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Cemetery of Splendour – LFF Review

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul is best known for his beautiful, strange, but patience-testing films - Cemetery of Splendour is mainly just one of these, and unfortunately it's the last one. Never...
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Frame By Frame – LFF Review

The uplifting and humanistic Frame by Frame gives us some admirable insight into the practitioners behind the new-found journalistic freedom in a post-Taliban Afghanistan. Perhaps most importantly, it...
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Right Now, Wrong Then – LFF Review

Sang-soo Hong's Right Now, Wrong Then is a poignant and intriguing little two-hander that sensitively examines the butterfly effect of the early interactions in a relationship. The phrasing or intonation of...