Film

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Unhappy new year: what can we learn from movies set in 2022?
From murderous mayhem in The Purge to the grim dystopia of Soylent Green, writers have predicted very bad things for the next 12 months

Charles Bramesco

03, Jan, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Romaine Hart: an inspiring figure who reinvigorated cinema in the UK | Stephen Woolley
Hart gave me my first break in the industry and stood out as a beacon of hope for those who followed

Stephen Woolley

03, Jan, 2022 @2:06 PM

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Charlie Sheen on making Platoon: ‘We screamed for the medic!’
‘Forest Whitaker macheted his thumb, Tom Berenger knifed his foot, Willem Dafoe got medivacked – and Oliver Stone jumped up and down with joy’

Interviews by Simon Bland

03, Jan, 2022 @12:27 PM

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Minyan review – passion and paranoia in gay Jewish identity drama
David goes to live with his grandfather in an observant Jewish community and finds he is not the only one keeping secrets

Peter Bradshaw

03, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Another Paradise review – shining a light on the Chagos Islands travesty
The ripple effects of western imperialism are laid bare in this affecting doc about Creole people ejected from their homeland

Phuong Le

03, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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What’s new, pussycat? How feline film stars are trained to perform
From Stuart Little and Pet Sematary to new movie The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, cats can be scene-stealers. But how do you get such fickle and independent creatures to behave on camera?

Ann Lee

03, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Apocalypse nowadays: the new wave of films about the end of the world
Armageddon once delivered megabuck thrills and horror, but now it’s become a component of satires, family drama and cartoon romps

Alex Hess

03, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Shane review – bottle-blond cricket legend gets personal in engaging doc
Shoring up Warne’s blokey image, this documentary covers relationships, corruption and bowling techniques

Andrew Pulver

03, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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From Loveland to Blueback: 10 Australian films to look out for in 2022
Hugo Weaving, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron star in some of this year’s big movie releases, with directors George Miller, Ivan Sen, Baz Luhrmann and Gracie Otto at the helm

Luke Buckmaster

02, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – a portrait of the artist as a delusional cat lover
Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy star in this affecting biopic of the Victorian painter whose enthusiasms were overtaken by mental illness

Wendy Ide

02, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson’s joyously nostalgic coming-of-age tale
Anderson crafts an offbeat love story that manages to be sweet, hilarious, absurd – and wholly believable

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

02, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Humans review – no-frills update of a Tony-winning play
Stephen Karam directs his own stage production, and while the cast and setting excel, it lacks a touch of cinematic flair

Wendy Ide

01, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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