Drama films

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Will Smith to enter 2023 Oscar race with slavery drama Emancipation
Actor, banned from attending Academy events after Chris Rock slap, will be competing with new thriller, now releasing in December

Benjamin Lee

03, Oct, 2022 @4:15 PM

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My Sunny Maad review – Czech-Afghan love story told as culture-shock animation
Despite its visual appeal, the characters in Czech animator Michaela Pavlátová’s clash-of-values family drama struggle to get past sorrowful stereotypes

Phuong Le

02, Oct, 2022 @4:50 PM

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The Greatest Beer Run Ever review – crass Vietnam jaunt falls flat
Zac Efron goes to great lengths for a few drinks with his buddies in Peter Farrelly’s formulaic latest

Wendy Ide

02, Oct, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Girls Girls Girls review – intimate Finnish dating drama
The love lives of three young women burn bright in Alli Haapasalo’s engagingly skittish coming-of-age-tale

Wendy Ide

02, Oct, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review – Lesley Manville trades her duster for Dior in feelgood froth
Manville and Isabelle Huppert are wasted in this tale of a 1950s London cleaner determined to buy a couture dress

Wendy Ide

02, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Flux Gourmet review – Peter Strickland’s deliciously bonkers tale of art, desire and gut pain
Conjuror of the bizarre Strickland outdoes himself with this tale of a sonic performance collective who stick microphones into food – and other places

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

02, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Glengarry Glen Ross at 30: David Mamet’s still electric salesmen drama
A cast of never-better actors, including Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino and Alec Baldwin, give added life to the playwright’s punchy, Pulitzer prize-winning dialogue

Scott Tobias

02, Oct, 2022 @6:38 AM

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Till review – sensitive Emmett Till drama aims to educate and honor
A remarkable performance from Danielle Deadwyler anchors an at times morally questionable pursuit: to retell a devastating story of Black pain

Adrian Horton

02, Oct, 2022 @1:00 AM

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Finally, the Depp v Heard trial movie that no one wanted is here
A cheaply made and poorly acted new dramatisation of the two stars on the stand has been rushed out but for whom exactly?

Stuart Heritage

30, Sep, 2022 @2:46 PM

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Vikram Vedha review – swaggering Bollywood remake of Tamil crime caper
Pushkar-Gayatri’s reboot of their 2017 hit improves on the original thanks to two zingy lead performances from Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan

Mike McCahill

30, Sep, 2022 @9:48 AM

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From Nighthawks to Tangerine: Guardian writers on their favourite LGBTQ+ movies
For the release of Billy Eichner’s groundbreaking studio gay rom-com Bros, Guardian writers discuss their best LGBTQ+ movies

Andrew Pulver, Peter Bradshaw, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Jim Farber, Ryan Gilbey, Rebecca Nicholson, Charles Bramesco, Lauren Mechling, Veronica Esposito, Benjamin Lee, Adrian Horton and Guy Lodge

29, Sep, 2022 @6:02 AM

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Mrs Harris Goes to Paris review – Lesley Manville is terrific in Mary Poppins-ish fun
Manville is utterly convincing as a wide-eyed chirpy cleaner who comes into money and sets her heart on a Dior dress in this 1950s-set charmer

Peter Bradshaw

29, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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