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Booksmart: heartwarming, nostalgic and viscerally funny love letter to teen movies
A high-school comedy that celebrates female friendships? It shouldn’t feel revolutionary but even in 2020 it’s a treat

Greta Parry

21, Sep, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Don’t take liberties with Francis Lee's director’s cut | Rebecca Nicholson
Lee sought out the culprit who’d cut the gay sex in his film God’s Own Country on its US Amazon debut

Rebecca Nicholson

23, May, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Moral of the story: 2019's boldest culture asked what it means to be good
At a time when deceit is trumping decency, artists from Kanye West to Greta Gerwig and Phoebe Waller-Bridge have taken it upon themselves to pose questions about virtue and privilege

Laura Snapes

27, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Crying! Pole-Dancing! Heroin! The best movie moments of 2019
From an awkward scene with a knife to an A-lister’s comeback with the sounds of Fiona Apple, Guardian writers pick their favourite big screen bits of the year

Jordan Hoffman, Pamela Hutchinson, Charles Bramesco, Benjamin Lee, Adrian Horton, Guy Lodge, Gretchen Smail, André Wheeler, Catherine Shoard, Steve Rose, Andrew Pulver and Peter Bradshaw

23, Dec, 2019 @7:20 AM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the US: the full list
Our pick of the top films released in the US this year brings a shocking class war, tearjerking breakups, war, glamour, horror and everything in between. Tell us your favourites too

20, Dec, 2019 @1:50 PM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: the full list
Our pick of the year’s top movies released in the UK reveals the end of an era, painful breakups, festive families, horrors both real and imagined, and heroes of many kinds

20, Dec, 2019 @9:36 AM

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Delta airline will restore LGBTQ scenes to Booksmart and Rocketman
Actor Olivia Wilde, who directed Booksmart, called out the airline on Twitter for showing edited versions of her film

Oliver Milman

02, Nov, 2019 @3:29 PM

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Battle of the sexes: why this year's Oscars will be a gender war
From Little Women and Bombshell on one side and The Irishman and The Two Popes on the other, the Academy will have to tread a careful line picking this year’s nominations

Steve Rose

31, Oct, 2019 @4:44 PM

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'No scissor emoji?!' Olivia Wilde criticises airline censorship of Booksmart
Film’s director protests at the removal of a lesbian sex scene and other edits made to her film by a third-party company working with airlines including Etihad and Delta

Andrew Pulver

31, Oct, 2019 @1:15 PM

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Does Booksmart spell the end of high school stereotypes?
Olivia Wilde’s new film provides a hierarchy without the misfits, jocks and nerds that once occupied teen stories

Steve Rose

27, May, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Booksmart director Olivia Wilde: ‘Being young is the most painful, most hilarious experience’
The American star on re-energising the high-school movie with her directorial debut

Tim Lewis

26, May, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Booksmart review – fast, funny and feminist
A dorky schoolgirl duo try out partying when they discover that studying doesn’t pay quite enough

Simran Hans

25, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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