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Dead Flash proves Bertrand Mandico is best tolerated in smaller doses

The experimental French director’s latest short, which played at Locarno, is typically absurdist and confrontational, but can Mandico distinguish trash from treasure?

By Jessica Kiang

Dead Flash proves Bertrand Mandico is best tolerated in smaller doses
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CODA sings a feel-good, crowdpleasing, familiar tune

By Jessica Kiang

CODA sings a feel-good, crowdpleasing, familiar tune
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After Yang finds gif-sized glimpses of life after AI death

By Jessica Kiang

After Yang finds gif-sized glimpses of life after AI death
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Red Rocket shoots for the (porn)stars and finds them in the gutter

By Jessica Kiang

Red Rocket shoots for the (porn)stars and finds them in the gutter
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Cow laments the transformation of animals into livestock

By Jessica Kiang

Cow laments the transformation of animals into livestock
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Atlantis imagines mere glints of hope in a post-traumatic Ukraine

By Jessica Kiang

Atlantis imagines mere glints of hope in a post-traumatic Ukraine
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Petite Maman is a magical story of childhood love and loneliness

By Jessica Kiang

Petite Maman is a magical story of childhood love and loneliness
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Crock of Gold – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan celebrates the legend of the profane drinker

By Jessica Kiang

Crock of Gold – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan celebrates the legend of the profane drinker
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Supernova burns with love at the last

By Jessica Kiang

Supernova burns with love at the last
The best of 2020

In Another Round, Mads Mikkelsen and pals uncork their spirits

By Jessica Kiang

In Another Round, Mads Mikkelsen and pals uncork their spirits
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Venice Film Festival 2020: the best of times amid the worst of times

By Jessica Kiang

Venice Film Festival 2020: the best of times amid the worst of times
The best of 2020

Never Rarely Sometimes Always: Eliza Hittman’s abortion tale traces the burdens of girlhood

By Jessica Kiang

Never Rarely Sometimes Always: Eliza Hittman’s abortion tale traces the burdens of girlhood
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Never Rarely Sometimes Always review: Eliza Hittman’s abortion tale traces the burdens of girlhood

By Jessica Kiang

Never Rarely Sometimes Always review: Eliza Hittman’s abortion tale traces the burdens of girlhood
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Berlinale 2020 report: a slow turn, with bumps

By Jessica Kiang

Berlinale 2020 report: a slow turn, with bumps
The best of 2020

Ema: Pablo Larraín lights some kind of delirious inferno

By Jessica Kiang

Ema: Pablo Larraín lights some kind of delirious inferno
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Ema review: Pablo Larraín lights some kind of delirious inferno

By Jessica Kiang

Ema review: Pablo Larraín lights some kind of delirious inferno
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Ad Astra review: Brad Pitt bestrides the stars, darkly

By Jessica Kiang

Ad Astra review: Brad Pitt bestrides the stars, darkly
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Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood first look: Tarantino’s barefoot elegy to an era at sundown is his ripest delight

By Jessica Kiang

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood first look: Tarantino’s barefoot elegy to an era at sundown is his ripest delight
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I Was at Home, But… is an elegantly radical mystery

By Jessica Kiang

I Was at Home, But… is an elegantly radical mystery
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I Was at Home, But… first look: an elegantly radical mystery

By Jessica Kiang

I Was at Home, But… first look: an elegantly radical mystery
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Berlinale first look: The Golden Glove wallows in obscenity

By Jessica Kiang

Berlinale first look: The Golden Glove wallows in obscenity
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Berlinale first look: The Kindness of Strangers is a misty-eyed Manhattan McFlurry

By Jessica Kiang

Berlinale first look: The Kindness of Strangers is a misty-eyed Manhattan McFlurry
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Sunset first look: a belle epoque a hatstand of a movie

By Jessica Kiang

Sunset first look: a belle epoque a hatstand of a movie
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The Sisters Brothers first look: Jacques Audiard takes a delightful detour from the western trail

By Jessica Kiang

The Sisters Brothers first look: Jacques Audiard takes a delightful detour from the western trail
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Strongmen take all at Karlovy Vary 2018

By Jessica Kiang

Strongmen take all at Karlovy Vary 2018
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Burning first look: Lee Chang-dong’s film sets a noirish love triangle alight

By Jessica Kiang

Burning first look: Lee Chang-dong’s film sets a noirish love triangle alight
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Shoplifters first look: a wonky family lament that weaponises Koreeda’s compassion

By Jessica Kiang

Shoplifters first look: a wonky family lament that weaponises Koreeda’s compassion
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Happy End review: Michael Haneke hosts a family blowout

By Jessica Kiang

Happy End review: Michael Haneke hosts a family blowout