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The Crossing uses striking animation techniques but its story struggles to pick up momentum

Director Florence Miailhe’s animated refugee tale is beautifully rendered with oil paint on glass, but doesn’t successfully cohere as a drama.

By Alex Dudok de Wit

The Crossing uses striking animation techniques but its story struggles to pick up momentum
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage serves up a strangely affecting superhero sequel

By Kim Newman

Venom: Let There Be Carnage serves up a strangely affecting superhero sequel
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Flee is an astonishing animated portrait of a young refugee

By Alex Davidson

Flee is an astonishing animated portrait of a young refugee
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Il Buco takes viewers on a meditative dive through the caves of Calabria

By Ben Nicholson

Il Buco takes viewers on a meditative dive through the caves of Calabria
Features

“You throw Black people in a western and it’s like sci-fi”: Director Jeymes Samuel on The Harder They Fall

By Christina Newland

“You throw Black people in a western and it’s like sci-fi”: Director Jeymes Samuel on The Harder They Fall
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Curse of The Chippendales explores the gender dynamics of stripping in the 1980s

By Rebecca Harrison

Curse of The Chippendales explores the gender dynamics of stripping in the 1980s
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Our Men: a refined and quietly impressive military drama

By Nicole Davis

Our Men: a refined and quietly impressive military drama
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Boiling Point captures a chef’s night from hell filmed in one continuous shot

By Philip Concannon

Boiling Point captures a chef’s night from hell filmed in one continuous shot
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Succession returns for a third season with another spectacular Roy family feud

By Caspar Salmon

Succession returns for a third season with another spectacular Roy family feud
From the Sight and Sound archive

Mike Leigh: the naked truth

By Andy Medhurst

Mike Leigh: the naked truth
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The Harder They Fall: a brilliantly over the top revenge tale

By Leila Latif

The Harder They Fall: a brilliantly over the top revenge tale
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Squid Game is a winning addition to the burgeoning dystopia subgenre

By Anne Billson

Squid Game is a winning addition to the burgeoning dystopia subgenre
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The North Water takes viewers on a brutal voyage to the Arctic

By Hannah McGill

The North Water takes viewers on a brutal voyage to the Arctic
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No Time to Die brings Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond to a disappointing end

By Kim Newman

No Time to Die brings Daniel Craig’s tenure as Bond to a disappointing end
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The Many Saints of Newark can’t escape the baggage of The Sopranos

By Henry K Miller

The Many Saints of Newark can’t escape the baggage of The Sopranos
From the Sight and Sound archive

Gallivanting with Andrew Kötting, Big Granny and little Eden

By Iain Sinclair

Gallivanting with Andrew Kötting, Big Granny and little Eden
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Rose Plays Julie is a mythic thriller about women and violence

By So Mayer

Rose Plays Julie is a mythic thriller about women and violence
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Gunpowder Milkshake is a frothy glass of female-led action fun

By Nikki Baughan

Gunpowder Milkshake is a frothy glass of female-led action fun
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Prisoners of the Ghostland sends Nic Cage on an uninspired action movie mission

By Tony Rayns

Prisoners of the Ghostland sends Nic Cage on an uninspired action movie mission
Festivals

30 great films playing at BFI London Film Festival 2021

30 great films playing at BFI London Film Festival 2021
Obituaries

Michael Kenneth Williams, forever Omar in The Wire (1966-2021)

By Leila Latif

Michael Kenneth Williams, forever Omar in The Wire (1966-2021)
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Martyrs Lane invites an angelic, ghostly child into a family home

By Josh Slater-Williams

Martyrs Lane invites an angelic, ghostly child into a family home
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The White Lotus satirisises the empty lives of a Hawaiian resort’s wealthy clientele

By Kate Stables

The White Lotus satirisises the empty lives of a Hawaiian resort’s wealthy clientele
Obituaries

Jean-Paul Belmondo: the face of the New Wave, the body of popular cinema (1933-2021)

By Ginette Vincendeau

Jean-Paul Belmondo: the face of the New Wave, the body of popular cinema (1933-2021)
Festivals

Spencer is a portrait of a royal on the verge of a nervous breakdown

By John Bleasdale

Spencer is a portrait of a royal on the verge of a nervous breakdown
Reviews

Uprising looks back to the trauma and fury stoked by the 1981 New Cross Fire

By Alex Ramon

Uprising looks back to the trauma and fury stoked by the 1981 New Cross Fire
Black Film Bulletin

“It was a solid Black middle-finger to the racist American film industry”: Merawi Gerima on Haile Gerima

By Merawi Gerima

“It was a solid Black middle-finger to the racist American film industry”: Merawi Gerima on Haile Gerima
Black Film Bulletin

“Giving voice to the common individual”: Zak Ové on Horace Ové

By Zak Ové

“Giving voice to the common individual”: Zak Ové on Horace Ové
Black Film Bulletin

Haile Gerima: decolonising film

By Onye Wambu

Haile Gerima: decolonising film
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