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Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari review – violin virtuoso on a mission
This absorbing documentary follows the brilliant Dutch violinist as she attempts to record an album with 12 of the most exquisite Stradivarius violins in existence

Peter Bradshaw

02, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Wildfire review – potent Irish drama about the legacy of violence
Cathy Brady’s disquieting film about a mysterious return has an extra layer of melancholy, because it features the last performance by the late Nika McGuigan

Peter Bradshaw

02, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Misha and the Wolves review – Holocaust hoax doc plays like thriller
This film about Misha Defonseca, author of a ‘memoir’ about escaping the Nazis and sheltering with wolves as a child, is propulsively watchable

Cath Clarke

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Michelle Yeoh: ‘Jackie Chan thought women belonged in the kitchen – until I kicked his butt’
The kung fu goddess talks about her most eye-popping stunts, her yearning to do another Crazy Rich Asians, and her outrageously enjoyable new Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Ryan Gilbey

02, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Streamline review – emotionally gripping swimming film that breaks the sports movie mould
Don’t expect the usual narrative arc for this surprising drama about an Olympics-aspiring swimmer navigating the choppy waters of adolescence

Luke Buckmaster

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Parallel Mothers review – Almodóvar delivers Venice film festival a little bundle of joy
Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz open the festival with a boisterous, warm-bodied swapped-at-birth melodrama about two single women who meet in a maternity ward

Xan Brooks

01, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Cinderella review – Ella wears the trousers in goofy musical redesign
With help from mouse-turned-footman James Corden and a genderqueer fairy godparent, Camila Cabello’s Ella gets to go to the ball in an outfit of her own creation

Peter Bradshaw

01, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Shorta review – Danish urban thriller gets the heart pumping
Two cops are stranded in hostile territory when an act of police brutality triggers a riot in this slick action film

Cath Clarke

01, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Champion of Auschwitz review – Polish boxer fights to live in sturdy drama
Dramatising the true story of Teddi Pietrzykowski, an internee who fought to entertain the guards, this is a solid, occasionally sentimental tale

Leslie Felperin

01, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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No Time to Die: does a new trailer mean 007 is finally ready for action?
A third official trailer for the Bond film in two years promises action, suspense, intrigue … and that’s just over whether the release date will change again

Stuart Heritage

01, Sep, 2021 @8:48 AM

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‘A horn blew when human remains were found’: Wim Wenders’ six hours in the hell of Ground Zero
After 9/11 the director felt haunted by the twin towers attack. As his epic photographs of Ground Zero go on show for the atrocity’s anniversary, he remembers the horrors of that day – and considers its legacy

Phil Hoad

01, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Mission Impossible studio Paramount sues insurers over Covid costs
Film’s makers are accusing insurers of failing to pay out for pandemic-related production shutdowns

Joanna Partridge

31, Aug, 2021 @4:10 PM

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