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Slow: the Lithuanian asexual romcom that raises ‘a lot of questions’
Marija Kavtaradze’s new film is a love story with a truly radical approach to intimacy. She reveals how she made a will they/won’t they tale that strays into little-known territory

Cath Clarke

16, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Breathe review – air-free post-apocalyptic survival thriller relies on family harmony
A far-sighted scientist is living with his wife and daughter in what remains of Brooklyn in 2039. Then Milla Jovovich arrives

Cath Clarke

14, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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A Family Affair review – wellness-retreat comedy goes lowest common denominator
Actors as gifted as Jane Asher and Joe Wilkinson can’t do much with jokes about a failing guest house 40 years past their use-by date

Cath Clarke

14, May, 2024 @8:00 AM

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‘It was terrifying but screw it’: the director who had to disown her film to qualify for the Oscars
Tiger Stripes, about a girl who turns into a jungle cat when her periods start, was chosen by Malaysia as its Oscar entry. But they wanted cuts. Amanda Nell Eu relives a ‘painful and comedic’ experience

Cath Clarke

07, May, 2024 @2:53 PM

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The Almond and the Seahorse review – Rebel Wilson injects glam into brain injury drama
The actor impresses in a dialled-down performance but can’t rescue this unconvincing film about a woman whose husband has a traumatic brain-injury

Cath Clarke

06, May, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Our Mothers review – moving drama about aftermath of unspeakable war violence
Cezar Diaz’s sensitive and humane film looks back at one of the bloodiest periods of the Guatemalan civil war from the perspective of one damaged family

Cath Clarke

06, May, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Red Herring review – document of family soul-searching after terminal diagnosis
The disarmingly candid film follows Vincent and his loved ones as they try to find ways to deal with a devastating prognosis

Cath Clarke

02, May, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano review – reclaiming normality in post-explosion Beirut
The port explosion of 2020 damaged just about everything in the city and this painful but tender doc follows a film crew who try to resume work

Cath Clarke

30, Apr, 2024 @12:00 PM

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Super Wings: Maximum Speed review – kiddie plane cartoon that normalises social media for under 10s
Although aimed at very young children, the film’s cheerful little airplanes are caught up in a plot involving kidnapping social media influencers

Cath Clarke

30, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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ISS review – Ariana DeBose is ace as third world war sparks space station survival race
DeBose’s brilliant rookie astronaut navigates this moderately tense thriller about US and Russian crew fighting as Earth blazes below

Cath Clarke

26, Apr, 2024 @6:00 AM

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Quintessentially Irish review – Pierce Brosnan weighs in on scattergun study of Irishness
Brosnan to … Bolt? Frank Mannion’s follow-up documentary to Quintessentially British presents a grab bag of interviews – some with distinctly un-Irish personalities

Cath Clarke

24, Apr, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Stephen review – fact blurs with fiction in powerfully raw study of addiction
Stephen Giddings gives a committed performance as a recovering alcoholic who’s started betting again in this often tense experimental docudrama

Cath Clarke

22, Apr, 2024 @12:00 PM

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