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Mariner of the Mountains review – dreamily wonderful Algerian family odyssey
Karim Aïnouz’s essay on his own family history takes him from Brazil to north Africa to discover his father’s country

Leslie Felperin

17, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Image of Victory review – study of Arab-Israeli conflict from all angles hopes to heal
Avi Nesher’s film set near the Gaza Strip in 1948 empathises with every side – which is a laudable, if idealistic, ambition

Leslie Felperin

16, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Father Stu review – Mark Wahlberg’s renegade-turned-priest blesses Catholic drama
Mark Wahlberg stars in a based on truth story ably supported by Jacki Weaver –though Mel Gibson is a much less welcome presence

Leslie Felperin

12, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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This Much I Know to Be True review – Nick Cave on music, art and healing
The musician holds the spotlight again in Andrew Dominik’s followup documentary, with star-quality input from Warren Ellis and Marianne Faithfull

Leslie Felperin

10, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Barry & Joan review – all-singing all-dancing vaudevillians get their moment in the sun
Nostalgic insight into the theatrical world of the Granthams, an eccentric couple from the golden era of entertainment

Leslie Felperin

08, May, 2022 @8:22 AM

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The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain review – tense reconstruction of fatal police encounter
Simply depicting the events that led to the death of a former marine leaves audiences to draw their own parallels with the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor

Leslie Felperin

04, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Bezonians review – Vinnie Jones cameo can’t lift Homer-inspired crime yarn
Don’t let the references to the Iliad fool you – this small-time gangster story is irritating, self-indulgent and stupid

Leslie Felperin

29, Apr, 2022 @2:44 PM

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Ennio review – Giuseppe Tornatore’s heartfelt tribute to film composer Morricone
The maestro talks about what drove his famous scores while actors, directors and musical peers celebrate his contribution to cinema

Leslie Felperin

20, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Firebird review – story of gay lovers in the Soviet era is Brokeback in the USSR
True story of lovers thwarted by the repressive Soviet military in the 1970s has sadly not lost any of its relevance

Leslie Felperin

19, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Moonshot review – sprightly space romcom stows away to Mars
A sharp script, solid direction and an able crew give this classic mis-matched boy-girl story a satisfyingly fun sci-fi spin

Leslie Felperin

19, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Cellar review – property nightmare as social media mavens suffer
When a couple who’ve got rich on 21st-century algorithms move into an abandoned mansion, the gods of horror quickly set about payback

Leslie Felperin

12, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Songs for Drella review – Lou Reed and John Cale’s moving journey into Warhol
The filmed 1990 reunion of Reed and Cale performing their spiky album testament to Warhol was thought lost

Leslie Felperin

12, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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