Film adaptations

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Dune review – David Lynch’s intergalactic epic shoots for the moon
There are moments of dreamlike brilliance in this extravagant fable of imperialism – provided you can stay awake to see them

Peter Bradshaw

24, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Green Knight review – Dev Patel rides high on sublimely beautiful quest
Director David Lowery conjures up visual wonders and metaphysical mysteries from the anonymously authored 14th-century chivalric poem

Peter Bradshaw

24, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Maltese Falcon review – dreamlike tension and the greatest MacGuffin of all time
A dark, steely performance from Humphrey Bogart is at the cynical heart of John Huston’s adaptation of the classic detective novel

Peter Bradshaw

17, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Servant review – Losey and Pinter’s nightmarish version of Jeeves and Wooster
The subversive 1963 classic crackles with undertones of class, sexuality and communism, with Dirk Bogarde at his finest as the sociopathic manservant

Peter Bradshaw

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Happening review – sex and abortion on the new frontline in 60s France
Adapted from Annie Ernaux’s novel, this drama about a student agonising over an illegal termination plays out as a tense, gripping thriller

Xan Brooks

06, Sep, 2021 @3:21 PM

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The Lost Daughter review – Olivia Colman lights up Elena Ferrante psychodrama
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s accomplished directing debut makes humid, sensual cinema of Elena Ferrante’s novel

Xan Brooks

03, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Dune review – blockbuster cinema at its dizzying, dazzling best
Denis Villeneuve’s slow-burn space opera fuses the arthouse and the multiplex to create an epic of otherworldly brilliance

Xan Brooks

03, Sep, 2021 @4:45 PM

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Kristen Stewart on Princess Diana: ‘The sad thing was she felt so isolated and lonely’
Stewart explains her admiration for Diana as Spencer premieres at Venice, while the film-makers behind Dune stress its contemporary relevance

Andrew Pulver

03, Sep, 2021 @3:51 PM

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Queen of Denmark hired as set designer on new Netflix film
Queen Margrethe II, the reigning Danish monarch, will add an adaptation of Karen Blixen’s fantasy novel Ehrengard to her two previous screen credits

Andrew Pulver

31, Aug, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Our Ladies review – choir of convent schoolgirls cuts loose in Edinburgh
This adaptation of Alan Warner’s The Sopranos is led by a terrific ensemble cast – though some of the gags feel dated post #MeToo

Cath Clarke

27, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The River review – Jean Renoir’s ethereal coming-of-age romance
Religious symbolism abounds in this dreamlike story of a teenager’s loss of innocence in pre-independence India

Peter Bradshaw

26, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Around the World in 80 Days review – a charmingly goofy take on Jules Verne
Phileas Fogg and Passepartout become a frog and a monkey in a modest French-Belgian animation that’s hard to hate on

Leslie Felperin

19, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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