Venice film festival 2021

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Double duty: hybrid outfits suit the mood for return to the office
Kristen Stewart’s nod to the shalwar kameez in Venice last week points to fashion’s first post-pandemic trend

Priya Elan

12, Sep, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Venice film festival 2021 roundup – a formidably good year on the Lido
Big name directors at their best feature alongside daring visionaries from the farther realms of art cinema – but to whom will Bong Joon-ho’s jury award the Golden Lion?

Jonathan Romney

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Last Duel review – Affleck, Damon and Driver deliver damp mullets in the fog
An all-star cast and some showstoppingly horrible hair can’t save Ridley Scott’s medieval epic

Jonathan Romney in Venice

10, Sep, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon: The Last Duel is a feminist movie
Reuniting as writers for the first time since Good Will Hunting, the actor-producers say that the medieval-set saga has clear contemporary relevance

Andrew Pulver

10, Sep, 2021 @4:21 PM

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Halloween Kills review – indestructible killer returns in efficient follow-up
Forty years on from John Carpenter’s classic slasher film, David Gordon Green’s latest reanimation of the title is functional but enjoyable

Jonathan Romney

08, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Captain Volkonogov Escaped review – on the run in through-the-mirror Soviet Russia
Aleksey Chupov and Natasha Merkulova’s film is an impressively deadpan triller about a security agent on a mission to redeem himself

Xan Brooks

08, Sep, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Old Henry review – a rootin’ tootin’ barrel of wild-west cliches
Tim Blake Nelson has a blast as a pig farmer with something to hide, but this low-aiming western is as familiar as refried beans

Xan Brooks

07, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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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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Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon review – B-movie thrills in New Orleans superhero gumbo
The new film from Ana Lily Amirpour will keep the fans happy with the tale of mind-controlling waitress on the loose the French Quarter

Xan Brooks

05, Sep, 2021 @7:45 PM

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Sundown review – Tim Roth a wonderfully relaxed sociopath in Venice’s funniest film
Michael Franco’s latest collaboration with the actor sees Roth on a Mexican beach holiday, blissfully unaffected by grief

Xan Brooks

05, Sep, 2021 @2:45 PM

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True Things review – Ruth Wilson and Tom Burke’s erotic flop
Venice has played host to the premiere of Harry Wootliff’s oddly bog-standard story of a Ramsgate benefits officer wooed by a love-rat

Xan Brooks

05, Sep, 2021 @6:47 AM

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Last Night in Soho review – a gaudy romp that’s stupidly enjoyable
Edgar Wright’s time-travel film plays like a 60s pop song building towards a big climax

Xan Brooks in Venice

04, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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