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Genius: Aretha review – clunky Franklin biopic needs more respect
Cynthia Erivo provides the requisite vocals yet is otherwise an empty version of the legendary singer in a shallow new series

Beatrice Loayza

17, Mar, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Hear me out: why The Happening isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending hated films is a plea to reconsider M Night Shyamalan’s human v nature thriller

Beatrice Loayza

05, Mar, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Some sex scenes are gratuitous, but a good one can electrify a film | Beatrice Loayza
Prudish opposition to steamy scenes overlooks how desire is part of the cinematic experience, says film writer Beatrice Loayza

Beatrice Loayza

16, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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'The war on drugs funded policing': behind a Netflix documentary about crack
In a myth-busting new film, director Stanley Nelson looks back on the crack epidemic on the 1980s and how the government harmed the black community

Beatrice Loayza

12, Jan, 2021 @9:50 PM

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The best films of 2020 ... that you haven't seen
From a gentrification drama to a convention-defying crime thriller, Guardian writers pick their favourite underappreciated films of the year

Charles Bramesco, Jordan Hoffman, Peter Bradshaw, Guy Lodge, Pamela Hutchinson, Beatrice Loayza, Radheyan Simonpillai, Benjamin Lee, Adrian Horton and Andrew Pulver

29, Dec, 2020 @9:15 AM

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Death! Dancing! Drinking! The best movie moments of 2020
From an unusual first kiss to a horrifying shock death, Guardian writers pick their most impactful big screen bits of the year

Adrian Horton, Guy Lodge, Charles Bramesco, Beatrice Loayza, Steve Rose, Radheyan Simonpillai, Pamela Hutchinson, Jordan Hoffman, Benjamin Lee, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

24, Dec, 2020 @8:17 AM

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Misery at 30: a terrifying look at the toxicity of fandom
Rob Reiner’s entertaining adaptation of Stephen King’s darkly funny novel remains horribly effective thanks in large part to a never-better Kathy Bates

Beatrice Loayza

30, Nov, 2020 @3:38 PM

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The saga of Tekashi 6ix9ine: inside the story of a 'supervillain' rapper
A new documentary examines the life of a SoundCloud star turned convicted criminal and a culture that makes us ‘all complicit’ in the rise of dangerous attention-seekers

Beatrice Loayza

23, Nov, 2020 @2:48 PM

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Hidden horrors: our writers on the scariest movies you (probably) haven't seen
In time for Halloween, Guardian writers have picked out their favourite underseen scary movies, from Brazil’s first horror film to a found footage gem

Peter Bradshaw, Yomi Adegoke, Radheyan Simonpillai, Charles Bramesco, Kathryn Bromwich, Adrian Horton, Beatrice Loayza, Steve Rose, Roxana Hadadi and Benjamin Lee

30, Oct, 2020 @6:04 AM

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Our Time Machine: a moving documentary on art, family and dementia
Acclaimed Chinese artist Maleonn found an unusual way to stage a tribute and a time capsule to his family when his father’s health deteriorates

Beatrice Loayza

11, Sep, 2020 @8:03 AM

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From Memento to Interstellar: our writers pick their favourite Christopher Nolan films
With the much-anticipated staggered release of Tenet, writers argue why each of Christopher Nolan’s 10 previous films should be seen as his best

Beatrice Loayza, Peter Bradshaw, Benjamin Lee, Wendy Ide, Charles Bramesco, Radheyan Simonpillai, Adrian Horton, Noah Gittell, Jordan Hoffman and Steve Rose

27, Aug, 2020 @6:24 AM

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My streaming gem: why you should watch New Rose Hotel
Continuing our series on underappreciated films available to stream is a vote for Abel Ferrara’s erotic 1998 drama

Beatrice Loayza

17, Aug, 2020 @7:20 AM

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