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Titane review – Agathe Rousselle is extraordinary in Palme d’Or-winning body horror
Julia Ducournau’s follow-up to her superb cannibal shocker Raw is a visceral whirlwind of car sex, flesh-and-metal mutations – and love

Mark Kermode

26, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Academy of excellence… The Observer’s alternative Oscars
Ahead of the official Academy nominations on Tuesday, Observer critics pick their own shortlists

Mark Kermode, Wendy Ide, Simran Hans and Guy Lodge

21, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Mark Kermode’s best films of 2017
Cannibalism in France, a latterday Our Gang in Florida, three women in Tel Aviv, and, at last, a Blade Runner sequel are among the year’s must-sees

Mark Kermode

10, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

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The 50 top films of 2017 in the US: the full list
A heartrending coming-of-age love story tops our assessment of the best films on US screens over the past year, pipping a kid’s-eye view of Florida, political intrigue, dystopian futures and nightmarish presents

05, Dec, 2017 @12:00 PM

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The 50 top films of 2017 in the UK: the full list
A heartrending love story tops our list of the year’s best films, which also features a kids’-eye view of Florida, political horror, erotic thrills, sci-fi noir, ghosts, grief and communism

05, Dec, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Raw director Julia Ducournau on how to make a horror film as creepy as possible
The brains behind the French cannibal film that overwhelmed Toronto audiences shares her tricks for creating menacing, hair-raising body horror

Steph Harmon

21, Apr, 2017 @11:33 PM

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Olli Mäki, Neruda and Raw: the best films out now in the UK
A lighthearted Finnish comedy-drama about a real-life boxer, a biopic of Chile’s national hero and a gruesome yet beautiful cannibal horror

Ryan Gilbey

21, Apr, 2017 @9:00 AM

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The Boss Baby makes a dummy of UK box-office competition
Aggressive previews strategy allows The Boss Baby to hold off Beauty and the Beast in the family-film arena, while good weather kills off more mature offerings

Charles Gant

11, Apr, 2017 @11:20 AM

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Raw review – cannibal fantasy makes for a tender dish
Julia Ducournau’s debut about a young woman’s taste for human flesh is an exhilarating blend of horror, humour and heartbreak

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

09, Apr, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Raw and Neruda: the best films out now in the UK
From Julia Ducournau’s grizzly cannibalistic horror to Pablo Larraín’s 1940s drama about Chile’s national hero

Steve Rose

07, Apr, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Invade and conquer: film's grisly return to body horror
Get Out, Life and Alien: Covenant are gruesome reminders that being taken over by someone (or something) else is as terrifying as ever. Spoilers ahead

Charles Bramesco

23, Mar, 2017 @11:30 AM

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The female directors bringing new blood to horror films
Women are sinking their teeth ever deeper into horror. We chart their rise and talk to directors Ana Lily Amirpour, Julia Ducournau and Karyn Kusama

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic, Imogen Carter, Guy Lodge, Kathryn Bromwich

19, Mar, 2017 @9:00 AM

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