A fad in Europe way back in the 1960s, the portmanteau film makes a comeback with this slickly assembled collection of shorts set in Havana over the course of a week.
There’s a film for each day, beginning with actor-turned-director [...]
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The latest provocation from maverick photographer, musician and filmmaker Tony Kaye, Detachment is an incendiary American high-school drama that makes Kaye’s earlier American History X seem almost light-hearted by comparison.
In his best performance since his Oscar-winning turn in Polanski’s [...]
Getting together with Pulitzer-winning playwright Tracy Letts has rejuvenated director William Friedkin, and four decades on from The French Connection and The Exorcist, his adaptation of Letts’ startling 1993 debut simply buzzes with energy. This sulphuric cocktail of Jim Thompson [...]
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Patricio Guzmán is Chile’s celluloid conscience, a tireless chronicler of the turbulent recent past many would now prefer to forget. His latest cinematic essay begins by musing on his own childhood love of astronomy before moving to [...]
Willem Dafoe, an actor who somehow always seems a man apart, is spot-on casting in this engrossing Australian drama as a calculating hired gun covertly employed by a corporate biotech outfit to track down the rarest of prey.
The last [...]
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This light-hearted but never frivolous comedy-drama went down a treat at the French box office, where audiences were delighted by its affectionate ribbing of bourgeois mores. Set in the early 1960s, and inspired by writer-director Philippe Le [...]
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