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Review: Infinitely Polar Bear

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Review: Infinitely Polar Bear

Maya Forbes’ feature debut as writer/ director (a Bad Robot production, as JJ Abrams loved the script) is a family affair.

Review: X and Y

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Review: X and Y

At times during X+Y I felt quite sympathetic to the film’s central character, strangely though it was because of his inability to connect with others that I identified with him.

Review: Inherent Vice (MA)

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Review: Inherent Vice (MA)

Promoted as the first ever screen adaptation of a novel by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon (a debatable claim, although it’s the first with his seal of approval), Paul Thomas Anderson’s…

Controversy in French Film

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Controversy in French Film

On the eve of the Aliance Francaise French Film Festival, we look at the history of controversy in French film. 

Review: Rosewater

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Review: Rosewater

Jon Stewart, soon-to-be-ex-host of The Daily Show, makes his impressive feature début as script adaptor, co-producer and director with this powerful drama drawn from Maziar Bahari’s book Then They Came…

Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The first Marigold Hotel (directed in 2011 by John Madden, drawn from Deborah Moggach’s book and full of oldie-but-goodie UK thespians) was a beloved favourite, and this sequel (also from…

Review: Selma

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Review: Selma

Thankfully a film of the grace, humanity and understated gravitas deserving of Martin Luther King is here by the name of Selma.

Review: Wild

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Review: Wild

Reese Witherspoon stars in, helped produce and pretty much pushed into being this filming of Cheryl Strayed’s second book, the autobiographical Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest…

Review: Mr. Turner

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Review: Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh’s latest is a glorious diversion from his contemporary London tales (All or Nothing, Happy-Go-Lucky, Another Year) and, like his Gilbert and Sullivan biopic Topsy-Turvy, proves a wonderfully funny,…

Review: Birdman

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Review: Birdman

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s previous films (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel, Biutiful) aren’t exactly known for their humour, and yet his latest is a brilliant comedy of the darkest kind, with…

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