Laura Poitras

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Aliens, activists and art: the five best films added to US streaming this week
Highlights include Jordan Peele’s thriller Nope, the prescient abortion drama Call Jane and Oscar-nominated documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Adrian Horton and Benjamin Lee

24, Mar, 2023 @7:03 AM

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed review – Nan Goldin’s gripping takedown of the Sackler pharma family
Laura Poitras’s Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the artist’s crusade against the philanthropic US billionaires fuelling of the opioid crisis

Wendy Ide

28, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed review – Nan Goldin takes on big pharma
Documentary follows Goldin, the artist who became addicted to OxyContin, as she confronts the wealthy art patrons who profited from its sale

Peter Bradshaw

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Artist Nan Goldin on addiction and taking on the Sackler dynasty: ‘I wanted to tell my truth’
Her battle against the billionaires who fuelled the opioid epidemic upended the art establishment. As a film about her life is released, she talks about family tragedy and her journey to activism

Sean O’Hagan

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Venice film festival 2022 week two roundup – discomfort and joy
A mood of theatricality prevailed at this year’s edition – a bleak but furiously cinematic Marilyn Monroe biopic and a forbiddingly austere French courtroom drama being the most distinctive offerings

Jonathan Romney

10, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Hale County This Morning, This Evening review – visionary doc about lives in Alabama
Executive produced by Laura Poitras, this documentary RaMell Ross is a revelatory study of African American lives

Peter Bradshaw

17, Jan, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Manifesta 12 review – plant sex, puppets and a dial-a-spy booth
The migratory European art biennale takes over churches, palazzos and gardens with some of its most provocative political statements yet

Adrian Searle

20, Jun, 2018 @12:38 PM

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Lady Macbeth; Their Finest; Rules Don’t Apply; Risk and more – reviews
William Oldroyd’s costume drama has a truly killer line in corsets, while Lone Scherfig offers a very different take on Dunkirk

Guy Lodge

20, Aug, 2017 @7:00 AM

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On my radar: Nicola Barker’s cultural highlights
The novelist on a documentary rich in drama, street art in Shoreditch and her love of small scarves

Nicola Barker

16, Jul, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Baby Driver, Chubby Funny and Kedi: this week’s best films in the UK
Edgar Wright’s entertaining car-chase movie roars into town, while Harry Michell stars in a comedy about two aspiring actors. Plus: a social history of Istanbul’s cats

Steve Rose

30, Jun, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Risk review – serviceable portrait of Julian Assange's vanity
Laura Poitras’s documentary about the WikiLeaks founder captures his creepy conceit and celebrity hauteur but leaves important questions unasked

Peter Bradshaw

30, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Laura Poitras on her WikiLeaks film Risk: ‘I knew Julian Assange was going to be furious’
The Oscar-winning director made her name with the Edward Snowden revelations. In turn, that led to the opportunity to closely film Assange. But the more she filmed, the more critical she became

Simon Hattenstone

29, Jun, 2017 @2:56 PM

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