Memories of Murder (2003) Review

Memories of Murder (2003) Review

‘Memories of Murder’ (2003), from ‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho, has been re-released in 2020. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews what is one of South Korea’s greatest ever films.

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The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Review

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Review

By the time of his fifth feature, Wes Anderson had found his feet as an auteur, ‘The Darjeeling Limited’ (2007) becoming one of his best ever according to Sophia Mae Patfield.

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The Filmmaker Must Attack On All Fronts: José Mojica Marins (1936-2020)

The Filmmaker Must Attack On All Fronts: José Mojica Marins (1936-2020)

José Mojica Marins (1936-2020) provided Brazil with a distinct cinematic resistance to an oppressive regime, his character Coffin Joe crossing boarders and making for an iconic franchise-leading character. Paul A J Lewis explores Mojica’s work here.

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Election (1999) Review

Election (1999) Review

Alexander Payne finds his feet with lacerating high school & political satire ‘Election’ (1999), a film led by superb performances from Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. Review by Christopher Connor.

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Citizen Ruth (1996) Review

Citizen Ruth (1996) Review

‘Citizen Ruth’ (1996), the feature debut of ‘Sideways’ and ‘Nebraska’ screenwriter-director Alexander Payne, starring Laura Dern as a pregnant drug addict, reviewed here by Christopher Connor.

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Grand Hotel (1932) Review

Grand Hotel (1932) Review

A jewel of the pre-code era, 1932 Best Picture Oscar winner ‘Grand Hotel’ starring Greta Garbo, John Barrymore and other famous faces is perhaps unfairly misremembered. Eve O’Dea looks to set the record straight in this review.

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Little Voice (1998) Review

Little Voice (1998) Review

“Nostalgic, funny, cinematic and deep, Little Voice is a terrifically well performed and well constructed piece of British cinematic history”. Joseph Wade reviews Mark Herman’s adaptation starring Caine, McGregor, Blethyn and Horrocks.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Review

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) Review

Mark Herman’s memorable 2008 holocaust drama ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ is a movie with a “hard-hitting and emotional narrative”, “a deserved classic for future cinephiles”. Bethen Blackabee reviews.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Review

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Review

After success with ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’, Edgar Wright took to North America with his off-kilter adaptation ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ (2010). Christopher Connor looks back in this retrospective review.

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Good Time (2017) Review

Good Time (2017) Review

2017 Safdie Brothers release ‘Good Time’ starring Robert Pattinson “is a relentless barrage of anxiety and violence”, a thriller shot in 35mm with an “unsettling, naturalistic aesthetic”. Leoni Horton reviews.

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