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    Film of the week: Bone Tomahawk

    Wild west sheriff Kurt Russell and ragtag hunting pack meet some kind of horror in a richly revisionist and ultra-violent weird western, notes Anton Bitel.

    Anton Bitel
    Friday 19 February 2016

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  • The Commune – first look

    Thomas Vinterberg’s warm, open portrait of a 1970s commune is his best since Festen, says Geoff Andrew.

    Geoff Andrew
    Wednesday 17 February 2016

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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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  • Things to Come – first look

    Isabelle Huppert essays a self-possessed woman at the crossroads in Mia Hansen-Løve’s own turn from stories of youth to this heartfelt portrait of middle age, reports Harriet Warman.

    Harriet Warman
    Monday 15 February 2016

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  • From the Magazine

    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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  • From the Magazine

    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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