With their claustrophobic close-ups and desolate wide shots, both films are stunning portraits of life on the brink.
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The Brand New Testament is full of precis and lightning-fast recaps. In the era of listicles, perhaps Van Dormael’s time has finally come?
The Kinoteka Polish Film Festival screens the highlights of the eclectic director’s work, which is as diverse as his life has been.
The first two thirds of Audiard's latest film are set up well - so why does it morph into Death Wish 3 by the end?
Steven Spielberg was evidently much on the mind of the writer-director Jeff Nicholls, whose new film harks back to the senior filmmaker’s golden age.
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If our societal biases are usually reflected on the big screen, does Hollywood suffer from heightism?
In avoiding a single cut, Sebastian Schipper’s thriller allows the actors to relish building a performance chronologically.
Long, joyless and simplistic: flashy effects can't save Zack Snyder's latest movie.
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