Film adaptations

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Gatecrash review – opaque auto-accident drama
A car crash provokes a torrent of toxic masculinity, but this strange film is neither surreal nor psychologically insightful enough

Leslie Felperin

24, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Danny DeVito and Barry Sonnenfeld: how we made Get Shorty
‘Gene Hackman was scary as hell. At the premiere, he pulled me aside and said: “I didn’t think you had a clue what you were doing!”’

Interviews by Simon Bland

22, Feb, 2021 @3:27 PM

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The United States vs Billie Holiday review – Lee Daniels' misguided biopic | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Lee Daniels’ bizarre decision to root this account of the singer’s late years in supposition about her romance with a federal agent cheapens her courage

Peter Bradshaw

19, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Furred time's a charm? How Paddington can escape the curse of the threequel
With a third marmalade-packed outing on the cards, the onus is on Paddington to succeed where Neo, Batman and Shrek failed

Luke Walpole

19, Feb, 2021 @11:29 AM

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Story of heroin addiction in 1970s West Berlin gets modern remake
Amazon Prime’s version of bestselling book and cult film based on Christiane F’s adolescence will launch on Friday

Kate Connolly in Berlin

19, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ashes in the Snow review – heartfelt but brutal YA gulag drama
This soapy, semi-harrowing wartime drama follows Bel Powley as a teenager sneaking snogs behind the prison huts

Cath Clarke

16, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Uppercase Print review – a fierce denunciation of Ceaușescu's Romania
Radu Jude dramatises the case of a disenchanted teenager turned in to the secret police in 1980s Romania in this chilling work of filmed theatre

Peter Bradshaw

15, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Dragon Rider review – starry family animation seeks fire
Patrick Stewart voices a baddie trying to obliterate lovable dragons in this bland but entertaining family film

Cath Clarke

10, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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How we made: Jane Asher and Roger Corman on The Masque of the Red Death
‘I hated the bath scene. They stuck awful little modesty circles on my nipples and they kept floating off’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

08, Feb, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Lost Girls and Love Hotels review – submission and secrets in erotic Tokyo drama
Alexandra Daddario’s American English teacher drinks, parties and explores BDSM in this cool movie that only occasionally veers into orientalism

Peter Bradshaw

04, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Modern Persuasion review – Austen in Manhattan is a load of old bonnets
This updated version of Jane Austen’s final novel is standard romcom fare –minus satire, wit and charm

Cath Clarke

03, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Simple Passion review – sensitive French study of erotic obsession
Laetitia Dosch is sensational as a lecturer passionately embroiled with Sergei Polunin’s reptilian Russian diplomat

Peter Bradshaw

03, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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