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Film Review: ‘Headhunters’

★★★★☆ One of the surprise hits at last year’s BFI London Film Festival, Morten Tyldum‘s Norwegian thriller Headhunters (2011) enjoys an unlikely but deserved UK release this week, in keeping with our country’s current affection for […]

Film Review: ‘La Grande Illusion’

★★★★★ Jean Renoir’s monumental 1937 masterpiece La Grand Illusion returns to cinemas this week for its 75th Anniversary, providing an opportunity to see one of the finest French films of all time. It’s easy to gush […]

Film Review: ‘A Cat in Paris’

★★★☆☆ At a time when 3D ‘experiences’ are being used to fleece a few extra pence of generous parents and numerous sequels and spin-offs of CGI family films are saturating cinema listings, it comes as a […]

Film Review: ‘North Sea Texas’

★★★☆☆ Belgian director Bavo Defurne produces an enjoyable debut with first feature North Sea Texas (2011), an adaptation of the novel This Will Last by Yves Verbraeken, providing an arresting portrayal of a young boy’s first […]