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Hit the Road review – all of Iranian life on four wheels
Panah Panahi juggles joy, heartbreak and surreal humour in a road movie his imprisoned father would be proud of

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

31, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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She Will review – edgy psychological horror meets feminist revenge fable
Charlotte Colbert’s atmospheric debut is anchored by Alice Krige as a fading screen icon whose trip to a Scottish retreat unearths sinister secrets

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

24, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Good Boss review – Javier Bardem bosses it in unsubtle Spanish satire
The star delivers a masterclass in reptilian charm as the unscrupulous head of a provincial firm in Fernando León de Aranoa’s tragicomedy

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

17, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Brian and Charles review – a very British robot story
David Earl and Chris Hayward’s moving buddy comedy about a man who builds a companion in his shed has charm to spare

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

10, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Nitram review – a harrowing portrait of Australia’s most deadly mass shooter
Based on the true story of a lone gunman who killed 35 people in Port Arthur, Tasmania, in 1996, Justin Kurzel’s drama is a complex study of a lethal misfit

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

03, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Elvis review – blistering, turbocharged chronicle of the King
With electrifying performances from Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Parker, Baz Luhrmann’s whirlwind biopic is cinematic dynamite

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Good Luck to You, Leo Grande review – Emma Thompson excels in stagey sex comedy
The endlessly versatile actor plays a reserved widow ​who ​hires a ​sex worker ​in this ​enjoyably subversive but not quite believable​ romp​

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

19, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Jurassic World Dominion review – prehistory repeats itself
The dino blockbuster whimpers to a close as Colin Trevorrow’s third instalment of the long-running beastie franchise chooses to play it safe

Mark Kermode, Observer film crtic

12, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Men review – Alex Garland’s rural retreat into toxic masculinity
Rory Kinnear in many guises plagues Jessie Buckley’s abuse survivor in this twisted country-house horror

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

05, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Top Gun: Maverick review – irresistible Tom Cruise soars in a blockbuster sequel
Cinema’s favourite ageless fighter pilot returns with all the nail-biting aeronautics and emotional sucker punches that made the original an 80s-defining hit

Mark Kermode

29, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Benediction review – artful Siegfried Sassoon biopic full of unresolved yearning
The war poet’s life provides rich material for director Terence Davies to explore his preoccupations with sexuality, religion and the search for redemption

Mark Kermode Observer film critic

22, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Everything Everywhere All at Once review – multiverse madness with meaning
Michelle Yeoh has fun playing a laundrette owner transported into ever more baffling parallel worlds in this unusually touching indie sci-fi

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

15, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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