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Chungking Express

Wong Kar-wai’s Chungking Express released in 1994 is long over due a rerelease and reevaluation. The seeds of the Hong Kong director’s later masterpiece…

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Nocturnal Animals

In Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals there’s a ‘real world’ story of art gallery owner Susan Morrow (played by Amy Adams) who receives a manuscript…

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The Love Witch

The Love Witch directed by Anna Biller is certain to become a cult classic. Imagine the Sharon Tate-era Valley Of the Dolls, shaken and…

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De Palma

De Palma is a documentary by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow featuring director Brian De Palma talking directly to camera about his life and…

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1900 (Novecento)

Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 ((Novecento in Italian) is a five-hour epic historical drama telling the story of the director’s ancestral region of Emilia in Italy…

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Arrival

Arrival starts with a spoiler. You don’t realise it’s a spoiler until the closing scenes of the movie, but rather than the ‘flashback’ it…

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Nocturnal Animals

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The Love Witch

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De Palma

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Arrival

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Malena

Malena, released in 2000, was both written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore who also directed the academy award-winning Cinema Paradiso. Although this film contains…

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Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut is a documentary directed by Kent Jones about François Truffaut’s book on Alfred Hitchcock also called Hitchcock/Truffaut. The book is an extremely well…

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Under The Skin

Constraints and limited resources can be a virtue in cinema as in all creative projects. Under The Skin, which has just been released on…

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Red Desert

Red Desert, released in 1964, saw Michelangelo Antonioni invent a new type of expressionist colour cinematography. Along with his director of photography Carlo Di…

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Black Coal, Thin Ice

Black Coal, Thin Ice from Chinese writer-director Diao Yi’nan won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2014. This movie is a…

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Vivre sa vie

Vivre sa vie: film en douze tableaux released in 1962 was the third of Jean-Luc Godard’s movies to star his wife Anna Karina. She…

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