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    Film of the week: Aurora

    Romanian writer-director Cristi Puiu follows up The Death of Mr Lazarescu with a slow-burning depiction of a serial-killing spree, starring himself. Ryan Gilbey feels complicit.

    Ryan Gilbey
    Friday 9 November 2012

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    Film of the week: The Master

    Paul Thomas Anderson’s film of two portraits (the Beatnik and the Scientologist) has a great film rattling around inside it; it’s easily the best movie this year to talk about, says Nick Pinkerton.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 2 November 2012

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    Film of the week: Skyfall

    James Bond hobbles home, heralded by a Turner painting and soundtracked by Lord Alfred Tennyson – or thereabouts, finds Henry K. Miller.

    Henry K Miller
    Friday 26 October 2012

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  • John Akomfrah’s Hauntologies

    The Nine Muses director continues his odyssey into the presence of the past in this mesmerising installation tapestry of hand-me-down films, photographs, paintings and more, finds Laura Allsop.

    Laura Allsop
    Thursday 25 October 2012

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    Film of the week: Frankenweenie

    Tim Burton’s third animated feature resurrects both his own early student experiments and the black art of hand animation – and marks an electrifying return to form, says Mar Diestro-Dópido.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Friday 19 October 2012

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    Film of the week: Five Broken Cameras

    An amateur insider’s portrait of life under Israeli occupation, Emad Burnat’s video testimony carries a stark, indignant urgency, finds Philip Kemp.

    Philip Kemp
    Friday 19 October 2012

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    Film of the week: On the Road

    The Beat sputters to a halt in Walter Salles’ null, square and coy adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s generational touchstone novel, says Sophie Mayer.

    Sophie Mayer
    Friday 12 October 2012

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  • Film of the week: Liberal Arts

    In which Josh Radnor returns to his real-life alma mater and acts out a May-December Peter Pan romance with an improv-drama student played by Elizabeth Olsen. Catherine Wheatley tries to look kindly.

    Catherine Wheatley
    Friday 5 October 2012

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    Film of the week: Barbara

    As an East German wannabe emigré thaws, so does this cool thriller-turned-melodrama – and Catherine Wheatley sees new reason for international audiences to engage with the work of its director Christian Petzold.

    Catherine Wheatley
    Friday 28 September 2012

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    Film of the week: Holy Motors

    Leos Carax’s portmanteau of cinema-swansong sketches is nearly as marvellous as it is mercurial, finds Ginette Vincendeau.

    Ginette Vincendeau
    Friday 28 September 2012

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