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    High film of the week: Upstream Color

    Shane Carruth, American cinema’s most sophisticated mad scientist, returns with another slice of breathtaking inscrutability. Michael Atkinson goes boldly in.

    Michael Atkinson
    Friday 30 August 2013

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    Low film of the week: Pain & Gain

    As Michael Bay brings his signature brand of lumpen delirium to a true-crime story from the crassly acquisitive late 1990s, Nick Pinkerton wonders if it’s a mistake to credit him with irony.

    Nick Pinkerton
    Friday 30 August 2013

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    Nathaniel Budzinski on a very open show proposal by Turner Prize-winner Mark Leckey.

    Nathaniel Budzinski
    Sunday 25 August 2013

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    Film of the week: What Maisie Knew

    Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s modernising of Henry James’ child’s-eye divorce study swaps the master’s scalpel for a spoonful of sugar – but does give Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan room to humanise their monstrous parents, says Philip Horne.

    Philip Horne
    Friday 23 August 2013

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    Film of the week: Kuma

    Caught between old and new mores, a borrowed wife learns the blues in this snapshot of repressive hypocrisy in Austria’s Turkish enclave, writes Philip Kemp.

    Philip Kemp
    Friday 16 August 2013

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    Film of the week: Silence

    Echoes – of the past and the lost, of people and their stories – seep into this richly resonant portrait of a sound recordist documenting west Ireland’s unpeopled landscapes. Mark Sinker fills in the gaps.

    Mark Sinker
    Friday 9 August 2013

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  • Film of the week: Paradise: Hope

    Real-life teenage ‘diet camp’ kids get somewhat happy in this surprisingly conciliatory finale to Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, says Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 2 August 2013

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    Film of the week: Frances Ha

    Floating on a magnificent performance by co-writer Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach’s retro portrait of modern love in New York could have used some sting, says Sophie Mayer.

    Sophie Mayer
    Friday 26 July 2013

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    Film of the week: Wadjda

    The first Saudi teen rebel girl’s bike movie has its eyes on the prize, says Hannah McGill.

    Hannah McGill
    Friday 19 July 2013

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    Film of the week: Blancanieves

    Hot on the heels of The Artist, Tabu and Frankenweenie, this silent Spanish-Cinderella fantasia is a gloriously entertaining rumination on families, film history, fairytales and Spanish folklore, says Mar Diestro-Dópido.

    Mar Diestro-Dópido
    Friday 12 July 2013

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