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Day: 1 September 2016

Venice 2016: The War Show review

★★★☆☆ There are seven stages to grief, we’re told, from denial to acceptance. Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon’s The War Show is structured with a similar seven stage process, but here the grief is not for a single individual but […]

Venice 2016: The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez review

★★☆☆☆ You know when you buy a new camera, go into the garden to try it out and just snap things to see how the photographs look without necessarily caring what you capture? That’s basically what director Wim Wenders seems […]

Venice 2016: Arrival review

★★★★☆ Premiering at this year’s Venice Film Festival, Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival has been greatly anticipated. Firstly, the breakout success of last year’s border epic Sicario has whetted appetites to see where the Canadian filmmaker will go next and secondly, because […]