Film

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Undergods review – a visionary dystopian anthology
Chino Moya’s debut is a haunting trilogy of stories that have totalitarianism in their surrealist, satirical sights

Phil Hoad

11, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Saw returns: what were the true horrors behind 00s torture porn?
Chris Rock joins Spiral: From the Book of Saw, the latest in a franchise that has shaped the last 15 years of horror

Steve Rose

11, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Lady in the Portrait review – painterly pageantry in a Chinese royal court
Fan Bingbing stars as an emperor’s wife having her portrait painted in this artful yet inert period drama

Mike McCahill

11, May, 2021 @7:52 AM

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Golden Globes backlash: Tom Cruise hands back awards and NBC drops broadcast
Actor and network join industry figures distancing themselves from Hollywood Foreign Press Association after exposé

Benjamin Lee

10, May, 2021 @7:52 PM

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The Unholy review – Satan continues to inspire the very worst films
A poorly made horror takes an interesting concept, from a James Herbert novel, and squanders it with ineffective visuals and a dearth of scares

Benjamin Lee

10, May, 2021 @4:32 PM

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Hear me out: why 2005’s House of Wax isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers sticking up for hated films is a call to reconsider Paris Hilton’s surprisingly effective performance in the horror remake

Lex Briscuso

10, May, 2021 @4:10 PM

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Servants review – evil permeates a Catholic seminary
Shame, self-reproach and secret communications fill this deeply disturbing story of two students in 80s Czechoslovakia

Peter Bradshaw

10, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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A Space in Time review – lyrical portrait of a family facing an incurable disorder
This poignant documentary about two young brothers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy celebrates the power of love and togetherness

Phuong Le

10, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Dear Gwyneth Paltrow, welcome to everyone else’s sad-potato life
As the health guru and actor reveals she went ‘off the rails’ by drinking every day during lockdown, I say those rails are our lives – is this a sales pitch?

Stuart Heritage

10, May, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Objector review – Israeli anti-occupation documentary wears its politics on its sleeve
Molly Stuart’s film about a woman imprisoned for refusing to do military service paints a fascinating portrait of a country riven by conflict

Leslie Felperin

10, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Madonna: Truth or Dare at 30 – the most revealing pop star documentary ever?
The 1991 hit film gave us the pop star at her most open, inviting us into her uncensored world, a far cry from the tightly protected celeb docs we see today

Guy Lodge

10, May, 2021 @7:09 AM

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Cowboys review – progressive, predictable Montana trans tale
Steve Zahn plays against type in this well-meaning but clunking drama about a couple who clash over their trans child

Wendy Ide

09, May, 2021 @10:30 AM

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