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  • A Quiet Passion – first look

    This poised and painterly rendition of the poet Emily Dickinson in youth and later age finds Terence Davies back on masterly form, says Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Monday 15 February 2016

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  • Fire at Sea – first look

    Lampedusa’s overwhelming influx of boat people is given initially oblique, ultimately eye-opening expression by present-tense documentary master Gianfranco Rosi, reports Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Monday 15 February 2016

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    Film of the week: A Bigger Splash

    Ralph Fiennes crashes the bliss of Tilda Swinton’s Mediterranean villa in a sultry sex-triangle drama from the director of I Am Love. Tony Rayns is generally diverted.

    Tony Rayns
    Friday 12 February 2016

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  • Filming Revolution: crowd-documenting the Egyptian Revolution

    Who gets to tell the story – or stories – of a democratic struggle? Sophie Mayer explores Alisa Lebow’s bustling nonlinear ‘meta-documentary, encompassing the voices of 30 Egyptian filmmakers, artists and activists.

    Sophie Mayer
    Sunday 7 February 2016

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  • Toon of the month: Old Man

    Chris Robinson on Leah Shore’s brave/risque animation, putting pictures to the words issuing from an elderly Charles Manson’s head.

    Chris Robinson
    Saturday 6 February 2016

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    Close encounters: the return of The X-Files

    For all the pleasures of The X-Files’ labyrinthine narrative, the key to the show’s success is Mulder and Scully’s relationship, argues Keith Uhlich.

    Keith Uhlich
    Friday 5 February 2016

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    Film of the week: Rams

    Pitting brother against brother against market calamity, Grímur Hákonarson’s effortlessly gripping shaggy sheep-farmer drama is a minor classic, says Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Thursday 4 February 2016

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    Film of the week: Spotlight

    Tom McCarthy’s engrossing dramatisation of how the Boston Globe uncovered sex abuse in the Catholic Church is a fitting tribute to the journalism’s investigative long road, says Matthew Taylor.

    Matthew Taylor
    Friday 29 January 2016

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    Film of the week: The Assassin

    Hou Hsiao-Hsien casts the distant past as a plane of myth and fantasy in his wuxia-tinged take on the itinerant-warrior drama. It’s another of the Taiwanese master’s inimitably oblique, realist and ravishing wide-shot triumphs, says Roger Clarke.

    Roger Clarke
    Friday 22 January 2016

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    Film of the week: Creed

    Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan put the franchise back on its feet, finds Jason Anderson.

    Jason Anderson
    Friday 15 January 2016

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