Venice film festival 2018

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Olivia Colman wins best actress award at Venice film festival
British star honoured for her role as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s comedy The Favourite

Lin Jenkins

08, Sep, 2018 @10:39 PM

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Venice 2018 roundup: from old-school masterpiece to delirious horror, it's been a vintage year
With westerns from the Coens and Audiard, a Yorgos Lanthimos costume drama and a “new” work from Orson Welles, this year’s Venice jury has its work cut out

Jonathan Romney

08, Sep, 2018 @3:00 PM

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The Nightingale review: Babadook director delivers devilish revenge tale
The brutality of Tasmania’s penal colonies is laid bare as Jennifer Kent jettisons make-believe monsters for real ones

Ben Croll

06, Sep, 2018 @3:37 PM

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Make way for the matriarchy – has #MeToo changed the movies?
Are a clutch of new films directed by men but featuring powerful women a sign that cinema’s gender landscape is being reshaped or mere opportunism?

Beth Webb

06, Sep, 2018 @9:27 AM

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22 July review – Paul Greengrass's harrowing account of Anders Breivik's mass murder
Drama and journalism meet in this brave and masterly film about the 2011 massacre of 77 people in Norway by a smirking, far-right extremist

Danny Leigh

05, Sep, 2018 @5:30 PM

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Vox Lux review – Natalie Portman powers dark portrait of the fame monster
A school shooting, a teen pop idol and Portman’s jaded diva raise questions about fame and notoriety in Brady Corbet’s social satire

Damon Wise

05, Sep, 2018 @3:25 PM

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Dragged Across Concrete review – glum Mel Gibson in unflinching and nasty police thriller
Vince Vaughn and Gibson execute film director S Craig Zahler’s distinctive vision in a confident mismatch of heist and violence

Damon Wise

03, Sep, 2018 @8:05 PM

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At Eternity's Gate review – Willem Dafoe shines in Julian Schnabel's portrait of Van Gogh
Schnabel’s biopic frames the last years of the artist’s troubled life admirably, highlighting his fiercely painful friendship with Gauguin

Peter Bradshaw

03, Sep, 2018 @5:42 PM

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Neil Armstrong biopic not unpatriotic, say sons as Aldrin fuels controversy
First Man does not show the astronauts planting US flag, sparking anger on the right – but second man’s views are unclear

Martin Pengelly

03, Sep, 2018 @5:15 PM

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Sunset review – intrigue and terror as the shadow of war falls on Budapest
Son of Saul director László Nemes deftly conjures the death throes of the Austro-Hungarian empire in an atmospheric mystery drama

Peter Bradshaw

03, Sep, 2018 @2:00 PM

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The Sisters Brothers review: Jacques Audiard saddles up for a subtle and funny western
The English-language debut from the French director is an all-American delight, starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly perfect as sad, squabbling siblings

Peter Bradshaw

02, Sep, 2018 @5:30 PM

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Charlie Says review – Matt Smith is magnetic Charles Manson in unpersuasive cult drama
The former Doctor is the highlight of this oddly unambitious take on the toxic tragedy from American Psycho director Mary Harron

Peter Bradshaw

02, Sep, 2018 @12:03 PM

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