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Oh, Canada review – Paul Schrader looks north as Richard Gere’s draft dodger reveals all
A dying director who fled from the US to Canada agrees to make a confessional film in Schrader’s fragmented and anticlimactic story

Peter Bradshaw

17, May, 2024 @9:35 PM

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Kinds of Kindness review – sex, death and Emma Stone in Lanthimos’s disturbing triptych
Yorgos Lanthimos reinforces how the universe keeps on doing the same awful things with a multistranded yarn starring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Jesse Plemons

Peter Bradshaw

17, May, 2024 @5:01 PM

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Three Kilometres to the End of the World review – brutal self-denial in deepest Romania
A drama of despair plays out in a remote village, as a debt-ridden father is mortified to discover his son is gay

Peter Bradshaw

17, May, 2024 @5:00 PM

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Christmas Eve in Miller’s Point review – charming hometown family study is extended party
There isn’t much plot in Tyler Taormina’s very charming and rich movie about one huge family’s festivities, but it’s engrossing, exalted even

Peter Bradshaw

17, May, 2024 @12:16 PM

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Megalopolis review – Coppola’s passion project is megabloated and megaboring
Francis Ford Coppola’s question – can the US empire last forever? – may be valid but flashes of humour cannot rescue this conspiracy thriller from awful acting and dull effects

Peter Bradshaw in Cannes

16, May, 2024 @7:30 PM

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Bird review – Andrea Arnold’s untamed Barry Keoghan tale is a curate’s egg
Toads who sweat hallucinogens, lonely pre-teens and a sudden German in a kilt: Arnold’s pick’n’mix latest dives as much as it soars

Peter Bradshaw

16, May, 2024 @3:55 PM

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An Unfinished Film review – moving and mysterious movie about China’s Covid crisis
Lou Ye’s docu-realist film starts as sophisticated comedy, morphs from looking like a zombie apocalypse to intimate drama, and evolves into a tribute to how a nation handled trauma

Peter Bradshaw

16, May, 2024 @3:46 PM

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On Becoming a Guinea Fowl review – Rungano Nyoni’s strange, intense tale of sexual abuse
Nyoni uses unsettlingly playful surrealism in this account of a malign uncle and the family mythmaking that effaces his crimes

Peter Bradshaw

16, May, 2024 @1:57 PM

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The Girl With the Needle review – horrific drama based on Denmark’s 1921 baby-killer case
Loosely based on fact, Magnus van Horn’s fictionalised true crime nightmare leaves you with a shiver of pure fear

Peter Bradshaw

16, May, 2024 @10:10 AM

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga review – Anya Taylor-Joy is tremendous as chase resumes
Taylor-Joy makes a fantastic action heroine, facing down a hilariously evil Chris Hemsworth in signature high-speed fights

Peter Bradshaw

15, May, 2024 @7:30 PM

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Wild Diamond review – French social-realist drama fuelled by TikTok energy
First-time actor Agathe Riedinger is a wannabe influencer from the wrong side of the tracks in this forthright and fluent film

Peter Bradshaw

15, May, 2024 @3:43 PM

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Rome, Open City review – Rossellini’s blazingly urgent masterpiece from a city in ruins
Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 neorealist drama is unsparing in its depiction of the heavy price of both resistance and collaboration with the Nazi occupation

Peter Bradshaw

15, May, 2024 @12:00 PM

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