Film adaptations

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January review – Pinteresque winter’s tale in wolf-filled Bulgarian badlands
Andrey Paounov’s opaque but arresting feature turns on mysterious disappearances and wolfish arrivals in a deep dark forest

Peter Bradshaw

23, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Will All Quiet on the Western Front really conquer all at the Baftas?
The German-language film has 14 nominations, and great resonance with the Ukraine war, but I suspect a good number of the gongs will go elsewhere

Peter Bradshaw

19, Jan, 2023 @1:22 PM

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Baftas 2023: the full list of nominations
All the films and actors up for awards at the 76th edition of the British Academy film awards

Guardian film

19, Jan, 2023 @12:27 PM

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That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond review – high-spirited anime
This playful tale about an ogre samurai, a poisoned queen and a demonic pool of talking slime has a lot of confusing lore for the uninitiated to catch up on

Phil Hoad

17, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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A Man Called Otto review – Tom Hanks goes grumpy in remake of quirky Swedish yarn
Neither the comedy nor the inherently lovable Hanks are dark enough to bring this remake of an odd redemption story to life

Peter Bradshaw

28, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Leave Elf on the shelf: why Carol should be at the top of everyone’s Christmas movie list
Todd Haynes’ bittersweet jewel has glam Cate Blanchett and ingenue Rooney Mara falling in love in the tinselly 50s, a must for sophisticated festive film fans

Hannah Jane Parkinson

23, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Pale Blue Eye review – baffled, beardy Christian Bale in gruesome murder yarn
Set in 1830, a mildly ridiculous plot sends a haunted Bale to investigate the gothic killing of a military cadet

Peter Bradshaw

22, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Mike Hodges: a masterpiece creator as comfortable with gritty crime as with zany sci-fi
With films as varied as Get Carter, Flash Gordon and Croupier to his name, Hodges was a great social commentator as well as a wonderful storyteller

Peter Bradshaw

21, Dec, 2022 @12:34 PM

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The Queen of Spades review – thrillingly addictive tale of gambling and sin
Thorold Dickinson’s 1949 Pushkin adaptation is a glorious melodrama about an ambitious Russian military officer and a countess who sold her soul to the devil in exchange for the secrets of a card game

Peter Bradshaw

21, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Amazing Maurice review – rodent crime caper is a riot of silliness
A stellar cast have a lot of fun hamming it up in this adaptation of a Terry Pratchett novel about a bunch of scamming rats who come unstuck on a con gone wrong

Cath Clarke

14, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Quintessential Quintuplets review – sisters compete for love in charming anime
The premise of a high-school tutor forced to choose which of his students to marry could have been disastrous but this romantic fantasy film avoids ickiness

Phil Hoad

05, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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White Noise review – Don DeLillo adaptation is a blackly comic blast
DeLillo’s novel of campus larks and eco dread has long been ogled by Hollywood. Now it gets an elegant, droll treatment from Noah Baumbach, starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2022 @1:20 PM

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