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Benediction – IFFR 2022 Review

A sense of failure - moral, intellectual, physical - pervades Benediction, Terence Davies’ biopic of the World War I poet (and survivor) Siegfried Sassoon. The older Sassoon attempts solace through...
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Radioactive – Review

Radioactive should have been a slam dunk. The life of Marie Curie is ripe for cinematic adaptation, and this one is directed by Marjane Satrapi, the French-Iranian filmmaker behind the autobiographical...
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Museum – LFF 2018 Review

Based on an unlikely and incredible true story, Museum is a film with a mountain of ideas and things to say that sometimes finds itself swamped by its own ambition. Following Juan (Gael García Bernal), a...
The Death Of Stalin

The Death of Stalin – Review

Karl Marx famously observed that history repeats itself twice: “the first time as tragedy, and the second time as farce.” In The Death of Stalin, the two happen simultaneously. For some reason, it all...