Film

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Why the heavily criticised digital revolution has been good for cinema
Director Patty Jenkins recently condemned films produced by streamers as “fake movies”, but the evolution has opened doors for diversity

Steve Rose

20, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Together Together review – Ed Helms surrogacy comedy that’s a little over-polite
Wan jokes land softly as pregnant Anna gets to know single father Matt in a film that looks wussy next to The Surrogate

Leslie Felperin

19, Sep, 2021 @4:10 PM

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Nino Castelnuovo obituary
Actor best known for playing Guy Foucher in the French musical film classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Ryan Gilbey

19, Sep, 2021 @3:34 PM

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My Name Is Pauli Murray review – illuminates a brilliant and uncompromising firebrand
This overdue documentary is an informative look at the work of the highly influential civil rights activist, poet and priest

Wendy Ide

19, Sep, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Prisoners of the Ghostland review – Nicolas Cage outdoes himself in deranged action movie
Brace yourself as Cage at his most OTT and Japan’s barmiest director wreak havoc

Wendy Ide

19, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Gunpowder Milkshake review – ‘John Wicks with chicks’ does no one any favours
A secret society of assassins is played by a stellar cast – but does it really matter that they’re all women?

Wendy Ide

19, Sep, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie review – superficial charmer with a star turn
Newcomer Max Harwood sparkles in this adaptation of the musical about an aspiring young northern drag queen

Wendy Ide

19, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Beeban Kidron v Silicon Valley: one woman’s fight to protect children online
The film-maker and life peer has been warning of the digital dangers facing young people since 2012. Now, with her Children’s Code, people – and big tech companies - are starting to listen

Amelia Tait

19, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Escape from Extinction review – eco plea bordering on pro-zoo propaganda
Helen Mirren narrates this documentary which seeks to correct some misconceptions about zoos but ends up feeling hard to trust

Phil Hoad

19, Sep, 2021 @9:39 AM

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Rose Plays Julie review – identity quest goes to truly dark places
A student’s search for her birth mother has haunting results in this tale from the innovative Irish directing team of Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

19, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Small World review – full-throttle trafficking tale goes off the rails
Polish director Patryk Vega’s usually slick technique fails him utterly here in this lurid story about a cop investigating a girl’s kidnapping by the Russian mafia

Mike McCahill

18, Sep, 2021 @4:10 PM

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Toronto film festival 2021 roundup – from poets to deadly parasites
While overshadowed by its flashier film festival rivals, there were still gems to be found at Tiff 2021, from Terence Davies, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Pearce and more

Simran Hans

18, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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