London film festival

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Iranian family road trip movie wins top prize at London film festival
Panah Panahi’s Hit the Road wins award for ‘distinctive film-making that captures essence of cinema’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Oct, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Bull review – a gangland revenge shocker with Neil Maskell on vicious form
You don’t expect soft from Maskell and you don’t get it, in Paul Andrew Williams’s queasy criminal underworld

Peter Bradshaw

16, Oct, 2021 @9:20 PM

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Earwig review – twisty body-horror noir threatens to bite
Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s first English-language feature is intriguing, but its nightmarish dentures slant needs a mouthful of narrative

Peter Bradshaw

15, Oct, 2021 @9:05 PM

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‘I wanted this film to be 100% Somali’: the fight to make The Gravedigger’s Wife
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, who directed the acclaimed drama, reveals the struggle to portray his community ‘with dignity and compassion’

Hibaq Farah

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘You are the dog in space’: inside Asif Kapadia’s new VR short, Laika
With his new animation, the Oscar-winning documentary maker – and former VR cynic – is exploring how the technology might revolutionise the way we experience cinema

Paul MacInnes

15, Oct, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Azor review – eerie conspiracy thriller about the complacency of the super-rich
Andreas Fontana’s debut feature is an unnervingly subtle drama about a Swiss private banker visiting clients in Argentina during the period of the military junta and ‘disappearances’

Peter Bradshaw

13, Oct, 2021 @9:40 PM

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The Phantom of the Open review – Brit sporting underdog movie right on par
Mark Rylance stars in this amiably daft film about real-life golfing eccentric Maurice Flitcroft, who gatecrashed the British Open in the 70s

Peter Bradshaw

12, Oct, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Belfast review – Kenneth Branagh’s euphoric eulogy to his home city
Nightmarishness meets nostalgia as Jamie Dornan and Judi Dench star in a scintillating Troubles-era coming-of-age tale

Peter Bradshaw

12, Oct, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Ron’s Gone Wrong review – a cheeky tech spin on ET
A lonely boy and a sparky bot team up for in a tender film that dials up the charm but swerves the big-tech questions

Peter Bradshaw

09, Oct, 2021 @3:30 PM

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I made a film that’s designed to be lost – and that’s not so different from Netflix | Charlie Shackleton
The Afterlight is a collage of fragments with a single 35mm print – but it has more in common with digital media than the illusion of instant access suggests

Charlie Shackleton

07, Oct, 2021 @9:56 AM

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The Harder They Fall review – Idris Elba rides into trouble in garishly violent western
Jeymes Samuel’s gonzo revenge western, with a cast including Elba, Regina King, and Zazie Beetz is enjoyable, if face-splatteringly brutal

Peter Bradshaw

06, Oct, 2021 @8:32 PM

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‘People of colour were less than human’: how The Harder They Fall redefines the western
Directed by London-born Jeymes Samuel, the movie with an all-black cast and strong female characters was always going to be unique, but the experience was also shaped by Covid

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @4:23 PM

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