Drama films

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God’s Creatures review – Emily Watson and Paul Mescal shine in doom-laden drama
As her son returns home after years away, Eileen is asked to give him an alibi which sets in motion a terrible series of events

Peter Bradshaw

19, May, 2022 @8:06 AM

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When You Finish Saving the World review – Jesse Eisenberg’s sweet coming-of-age comedy drama
Eisenberg’s directorial debut, starring Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard, is a well acted, ironic yet sentimental portrayal of a tricky mother-son dynamic

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2022 @5:05 PM

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The Innocents review – icily brilliant tale of kids with supernatural powers is future classic
Young actors steal the show in this scary movie set on a Norwegian housing estate, where grownups are unaware of the children’s abilities

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Image of Victory review – study of Arab-Israeli conflict from all angles hopes to heal
Avi Nesher’s film set near the Gaza Strip in 1948 empathises with every side – which is a laudable, if idealistic, ambition

Leslie Felperin

16, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The Road Dance review – boiling fury in tale of rape and denial in the Hebrides
There’s a wild rage against the backdrop of amazing landscape in an adaptation of John MacKay’s novel about a sex assault in a crofting community

Cath Clarke

16, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Ghosts of the Ozarks review – shrewd Twin Peaksy allegory that musters dark forces
This supernatural thriller digs deep into the underbelly of a weird backwoods idyll

Phil Hoad

16, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Father Stu review – histrionic boxer-turned-priest drama
Mark Wahlberg goes all out in the title role, inspired by the true story of Stuart Long

Wendy Ide

15, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson review – one-woman outback western
A lone bushwoman holds her own as Leah Purcell breathes new life into an old Australian classic

Wendy Ide

15, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Rhino review – horribly compelling Ukrainian crime drama
Oleh Sentsov’s deftly directed morality tale charts the rise and fall of an out-of-control gangster

Wendy Ide

15, May, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Vortex review – Gaspar Noé’s punishing portrait of dementia
The director abandons his showy style in this brutally matter-of-fact tale of a couple at the end of their lives in a Paris apartment

Wendy Ide

15, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Quiet Girl review – exquisite debut drama set in rural Ireland
A young girl sent to live with relatives for the summer blossoms in Colm Bairéad’s beguiling first feature

Wendy Ide

14, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Haley Lu Richardson: ‘I’ve retired from playing teenagers’
The 27-year-old star of Edge of Seventeen, Columbus and Unpregnant is growing up with indie Montana Story and a role in the next season of The White Lotus

Adrian Horton

14, May, 2022 @6:04 AM

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