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Day: 23 August 2017

#Matthew Anderson

Film Review: Mimosas

★★★★☆ Space, time and meaning cascade over one another in bewildering fashion in writer-director Oliver Laxe’s second feature Mimosas. It’s a mesmerising, mercurial film in which an arduous undertaking takes on personal, spiritual significance as well as physical form.The Spanish filmmaker sets this thought-provoking […]

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Film Review: Hotel Salvation

★★★★☆ Set in Varanasi, Shubhashish Bhutiani’s remarkably assured debut feature, starring Lalit Behl and Adil Hussain, has already won plaudits and awards on the festival circuit. Shot when he was just 23, Hotel Salvation is a bittersweet meditation on life, death and salvation. Haunted […]

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Film Review: Detroit

★★★★☆ An historical drama based on real-life events using a mix of documentary footage alongside fictional re-enactment, Kathryn Bigelow’s long-awaited Detroit is a no-holds-barred depiction of police brutality and racism set amid the 1967 riots.Opening with a beautiful animation based on Jacob Lawrence’s paintings […]