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A dialogue with Don Hertzfeldt, the humble, perspicacious and very funny director of one of the film masterpieces of the 21st century. When you’re a film critic, people always ask, “What is your favourite film?”, and ever since 2013 I answer very quickly and easily: Don Hertzfeldt’s It’s Such A Beautiful Day. There are not
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A teenager in Medieval Lincolnshire contends with suitors and friendship problems in Lena Dunham’s winsome coming-of-age dramedy. Being a teenage girl is never easy, and while the current crop of 14-year-olds might have to contend with TikTok and homework, spare a thought for the young women of Medieval England – in particular young Lady Catherine
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Miles Warren explores the dichotomy of nature vs nurture through a lost teenager’s longing for paternal guidance. With the digital era breeding countless cases of impressionable boys falling down the rabbit hole of radicalisation at the hands of the Joe Rogans, Jordan Petersons, and Andrew Tates of the online world, filmmaker Miles Warren approaches the
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Brian Cox plays a dying convict trying to free himself from the prison of his past through forgiveness of his daughter in Catherine Hardwicke’s formulaic family drama. From the get-go, everything we see around single-mother Maxine (Kate Beckinsale) is broken. She grafts multiple day and night jobs to pay off a mortgage on a house
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Andrew Dominik’s warts-and-all portrait of tragic Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe is as surreal as it is sad. When Marilyn Monroe died on 4 August, 1962, her legacy was writ in water. The bulk of her estate passed to her beloved acting coach Lee Strasberg who passed soon after, leaving her fortune and the rights to
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A holidaying couple becomes involved in a tragic event in Aga Woszczyńska’s chilly psychodrama. “Guests are aways welcome in our town,” police chief Giuseppe (Claudio Bigagli) tells Anna (Agnieszka Żulewska) some way into Aga Woszczyńska’s Silent Land (Cicha Ziemia). Indeed, this small town on an Italian island is very accommodating to Anna and her husband
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