Alicia Vikander

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Big names, joyful hugs, auteur fury: verdict and prize predictions for Cannes 2023
Another year, another star-studded cohort of cinephiles – and, right on cue, our own roundup of winners and alternative ‘Braddies’

Peter Bradshaw

26, May, 2023 @1:11 PM

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Firebrand review – Jude Law’s obese and oozy Henry VIII rules supreme in Catherine Parr drama
The ailing king’s misogyny is compellingly disturbing but Alicia Vikander is underused as his final wife

Peter Bradshaw

21, May, 2023 @6:08 PM

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What links the 1975 to Alicia Vikander and Jack Antonoff?
Go down the rabbit hole to discover how Matty Healy is just a few degrees away from Hollywood stars and super producers

Larry Ryan

15, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The week in TV: Irma Vep; The Sandman; All or Nothing: Arsenal; Paper Girls
It’s meta madness as Olivier Assayas gets to remake his own film as a TV series; Old Testament meets Ouija board in Neil Gaiman’s dark fantasy; and the Gunners get a going over

Barbara Ellen

07, Aug, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Romance, 14th-century style: why cinema has fallen for courtly love
From Cyrano to The Last Duel, the world of medieval chivalry is big on screen – and its preoccupation with appearances isn’t so far from our own

Phil Hoad

14, Feb, 2022 @12:02 PM

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Blue Bayou review – overcooked but wrenching US deportation drama
Writer-director Justin Chon plays a Korean American Louisiana man faced with deportation just as his wife is about to give birth

Wendy Ide

05, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Blue Bayou review – painful drama about the US’s answer to the Windrush scandal
Justin Chon’s fierce heartbreaker, written and starring himself, centres on a Korean-American whose family is threatened by racist government policy

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Green Knight review – Dev Patel rides high on sublimely beautiful quest
Director David Lowery conjures up visual wonders and metaphysical mysteries from the anonymously authored 14th-century chivalric poem

Peter Bradshaw

24, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch review – colossal eco doc prettifies disaster
The visuals are impressive but, without giving them the necessary context, this ‘cinematic meditation’ on humanity’s environmental impact only serves to aestheticise destruction

Phuong Le

04, Sep, 2021 @9:14 AM

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Beckett review – sturdy Netflix thriller provides simple throwback pleasures
A Luca Guadagnino-produced thriller about a man, played by John David Washington, on the run in Greece is an enjoyable homage to 70s conspiracy movies

Benjamin Lee

13, Aug, 2021 @6:33 AM

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The Green Knight review – Dev Patel takes a magical and masterly quest
David Lowery’s complex, visually sumptuous and uncommercial tale of Arthurian legend revels in upending expectations

Charles Bramesco

26, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The Glorias review – Gloria Steinem biopic is a laughably shoddy mess
Julie Taymor’s film on the multiple life stages of the defining feminist turns what should be a fascinating character study into an embarrassing disaster

Adrian Horton

29, Sep, 2020 @5:23 AM

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