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‘Absolute beast’: critics go wild for No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s last Bond film
Despite a few dissenting voices bemoaning a bloated plot, film reviewers largely agree that this is the 007 blockbuster to tempt audiences back into cinemas

Guardian film

29, Sep, 2021 @10:56 AM

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Seance review – mean girls meet mean spirits in high-school horror
Simon Barrett directs with lurid video lighting and comically bad gore effects to deliver what looks like a cheap Italian horror film

Leslie Felperin

29, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Welcome to the Blumhouse: Black As Night/Bingo Hell review – petrified of being gentrified
A teenager shrugs at vampires while grandma gives hell to hipsters in the horror studio’s latest Amazon collaborations

Phil Hoad

29, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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No Time to Die review – Daniel Craig dispatches James Bond with panache, rage – and cuddles
The long-awaited 25th outing for Ian Fleming’s superspy is a weird and self-aware epic with audacious surprises up its sleeve

Peter Bradshaw

28, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life review – beautiful and honest study of an amazing man
Remarkable footage shows the pioneering neurologist at work in this excellent documentary

Cath Clarke

28, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Next Door review – Daniel Brühl’s vanity-free actor project props itself up at the bar
Brühl plays a version of himself as a self-involved actor waylaid by a man who knows a lot about him, but there’s a stagey undertow

Peter Bradshaw

28, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Dementer review – unsettling low-budget care facility chiller
When Katie takes a job in a centre for people with Down’s syndrome, she’s the model carer – until the terrifying flashbacks start

Phil Hoad

28, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Meander review – rat-in-a-maze thriller gasping for fresh air
Gaia Weiss’s soulful heroine seeks a way out of a labyrinth in Mathieu Turi’s tense but formulaic thriller full of fiendish traps

Phil Hoad

28, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘What are the options?’: a new film on the toll of the gig economy
In the new documentary The Gig Is Up, film-maker Shannon Walsh travels around the world to uncover the human cost of the new way many of us work

David Smith in Washington

28, Sep, 2021 @6:11 AM

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Where does the Oscar race stand after this year’s big festivals?
With a more normal awards season on the way, it’s time to sift through what’s been loved and hated and look forward to what performances could make an impact

Benjamin Lee

27, Sep, 2021 @6:38 PM

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The East review – war is hell … for the bloodthirsty imperialists
Jim Taihuttu’s story of Dutch soldiers in Indonesia is as short-sighted as the old-fashioned colonialists it is trying to criticise

Phuong Le

27, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘She went her own way’: the tragic and unusual life of folk singer Karen Dalton
In a new documentary, the underrated singer’s life of depression, addiction and poverty is told while her incredible talents are celebrated

Jim Farber

27, Sep, 2021 @2:54 PM

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