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‘We can forgive even bad fathers’: Mia Hansen-Løve on making a movie haunted by Ingmar Bergman
When the French director stayed at Bergman’s retreat on Fårö island to write a screenplay about a marriage breakdown, she was consumed by her thoughts about the narcissistic genius of the great Swedish director

Stuart Jeffries

20, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Floodlights review – this harrowing drama about sexual abuse in football is so, so valuable
The story of Andy Woodward – whose Guardian interview led to the jailing of youth coach Barry Bennell – is terrifically acted, full of dark resonance and breaks the silence and shame around male rape

Stuart Jeffries

17, May, 2022 @9:19 PM

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Kicking Off: The Rise and Fall of the Super League review – a load of old tut
This documentary rails against the avarice and amorality of Europe’s elite football clubs, but fails to admit something important – many fans are complicit

Stuart Jeffries

04, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Mind your language! 10 of the best (and worst) foreign TV remakes, from The Killing to Homeland
TV is flooded with Anglophone versions of hit overseas shows, with the UK take on Call My Agent! the latest example. Here, we examine the good, the bad and the clunky

Stuart Jeffries

03, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Farewell to Ozark – the most thrilling, rewarding crime show around
In this near-perfect world of secrets, lies and cartel bosses, Laura Linney and Jason Bateman have been compelling to the Byrdes’ bitter end – but it’s Ruth who’s the show’s real hero

Stuart Jeffries

02, May, 2022 @12:02 PM

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The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe review – an unforgettable tale of marital muppets
Why would you go along with your husband’s plan to fake his death and live behind a wardrobe? This droll, laughter-chasing dramatisation of a real-life insurance scam tries to explain it

Stuart Jeffries

17, Apr, 2022 @9:00 PM

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‘People were always trying to fix her’: the ‘blind enchantress’ who wowed Mozart
Maria Theresia von Paradis’s piano bewitched the Viennese court – but she was tormented by quacks proffering remedies she didn’t need. Now a disabled theatre team are turning her life into opera

Stuart Jeffries

12, Apr, 2022 @3:13 PM

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14-year-old art sensation Xeo Chu: ‘I kind of keep it hidden from friends’
The young Vietnamese artist gets compared to Jackson Pollock and his pictures sell for $150,000 and up. But as his first solo London show opens, he talks about the future, donating to charity and the fact that he’s ‘just a kid’

Stuart Jeffries

06, Apr, 2022 @9:40 AM

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‘What the hell was that episode?!’ Can the soaps ever win viewers back?
A juicy plotline would once get tens of millions watching and talking about EastEnders or Coronation Street. But the water-cooler moments have gone and Neighbours has been given the chop. Is there hope for the soap?

Stuart Jeffries

05, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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House of Maxwell review – there is only one moment where Robert resembles a human being
This confidently told documentary on Robert and Ghislaine Maxwell’s relationship feels like HBO drama Succession at times – but far, far grislier

Stuart Jeffries

04, Apr, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Slow Horses review – Gary Oldman will give you deja vu
This thriller about washed-up spies is certainly tense, but it feels like we’ve seen the Tinker Tailor actor – and co-star Kristin Scott Thomas – play these roles before

Stuart Jeffries

01, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Moon Knight review – Oscar Isaac is a crime-fighting Frank Spencer
This witty Marvel spin-off sees an oddly-accented Isaac have great fun playing a mild-mannered gift shop assistant who – unbeknown to him – is also an evil-fighting revenant-warrior

Stuart Jeffries

30, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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