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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: 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: 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: 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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    Film of the week: Killing Them Softly

    2008 comes over all 70s twilight in Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of a novel by Boston crime chronicler George V. Higgins. But why the directorial steroids, wonders Trevor Johnston?

    Trevor Johnston
    Friday 21 September 2012

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    Film of the week: About Elly

    Lies pile on lies in Asghar Farhadi’s devastating dissection of Tehrani upper-middle-class dissimulation, finds Philip Kemp.

    Philip Kemp
    Friday 14 September 2012

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  • Film of the week: Tabu

    The past is Old Hollywood, Phil Spector’s wall of sound, colonial escapades and the passions of youth in Miguel Gomes’ plaintive and dazzling movie odyssey, finds Trevor Johnston.

    Trevor Johnston
    Friday 7 September 2012

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