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'When I've tried to write about it, it's sounded meh' – George Ezra and more on coronavirus
In the second part of our series, we ask set designer Es Devlin, director Claire Denis, composer Mark Simpson and others about how the pandemic has changed their work

Interviews by Laura Snapes, Alex Needham, Catherine Shoard , Imogen Tilden, Tim Jonze and Michael Segalov

15, Apr, 2020 @7:41 AM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the US: No 8 – High Life
The first English-language film by Claire Denis is a beguiling, audacious journey into space, with Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche along for the ride

Charles Bramesco

11, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: No 9 – High Life
The first English-language film by Claire Denis is a beguiling, audacious journey into space, with Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche along for the ride

Charles Bramesco

10, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Streaming: the infinite variety of Juliette Binoche
Mubi pays tribute to one of the most magnetic actors in contemporary cinema

Guy Lodge

03, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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High Life review – Robert Pattinson electrifies in sci-fi odyssey
An evil doctor and a monkish man consider their crimes in space in Claire Denis’s stirring English-language debut

Simran Hans

11, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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High Life review – Robert Pattinson heads for infinity and beyond | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
An astronaut on an odyssey to a distant black hole faces the challenges of parenting – and existential panic – in Claire Denis’ mysterious drama

Peter Bradshaw

08, May, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Cut! Is this the death of sex in cinema?
The number of films classified 18 for sex has plummeted. We explore how studio pressure, #MeToo nerves and the proliferation of porn created a new puritanism

Catherine Shoard

12, Apr, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Europe in 25 films: the critics’ choice
The must-see movies that have defined a century of European cinema, as chosen by the Observer’s film writers

Mark Kermode Observer chief film critic, Simran Hans, Wendy Ide, Guy Lodge and Jonathan Romney

10, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Toronto 2018 roundup: popcorn, syrup and a convict in space
While Steve McQueen and Barry Jenkins led the hype for Oscars, it was veteran director Claire Denis’s bizarre sci-fi High Life that really caught the eye

Simran Hans

15, Sep, 2018 @3:00 PM

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High Life review – orgasmic brilliance in deepest space with Robert Pattinson
This shocking and amazing sci-fi drama directed by Claire Denis follows a group of voyaging astronauts who switch their attention from black holes to sex

Charles Bramesco

10, Sep, 2018 @10:02 AM

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Claire Denis: ‘I couldn’t care less about the Weinstein affair'
French director Claire Denis talks about her new film with Juliette Binoche and Gérard Depardieu, the appeal of Robert Pattinson – and why the Weinstein affair has changed nothing

Jonathan Romney

22, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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