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Jackie (2017)

Grief, at least on this planet, spares no one. Not even a magnificently bejewelled, bouffant-haired, Chanel-coutured First Lady of the United States, who is naturally expected to project impeccable poise…
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Gold (2017)

If the likes of Mud, Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club, True Dectective and The Wolf of Wall Street haven’t convinced you of The McConaughey Effect, something must be wrong with you.…
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Allied (2016)

Let’s get that damn elephant out of the room. The private lives of our silver screen stars theoretically have no place in the judgement of the cinematic products we consume,…
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Possession (1981)

Divorce ain’t easy. Same in real life as it is in movies, the conscious uncoupling of the human species are most likely prone to jealousy, selfishness and bitter break-ups rather…
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Carol (2015)

There’s rarely anything out there that feels as deeply as Carol. Todd Haynes’ achingly sublime, artful evocation of love is a rarefied, nearly-extinct breed of cinema that breathes life into the classically…
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Love (2015)

It must be hard being labelled as a “provocateur” these days. In this hardly shockable 21st century, to be a filmmaker of outrage must come with such exorbitant amount of…
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Tangerine (2015)

Hell hath no fury than a transgender woman scorned. In Sean Baker’s gloriously scathing, but not inhumane, revenge dramedy Tangerine, a recently unleashed jailbird tears through Santa Monica boulevard like…
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A Girl At My Door (2015)

Thank goodness South Korea continues to blaze world cinema by making thoughtful, engaging and complex dramas like this. Refreshingly anti-Manichean and morally ambiguous, July Jung’s debut feature A Girl At…
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White God (2015)

Just when you thought that dogs are the most infinitely lovable and devoted creatures you think they are, Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó punches through a poetic yet blistering slice of…
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Leviathan (2014)

In a just and perfect world, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Russian opus Leviathan would sweep any imaginable award in the planet. Sure, London Film Festival has managed to distinguish its sterling cinematic…
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Interstellar (2014)

To ridicule Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar as preposterous is perhaps just being plain unfair. To direct opprobrium to those who dare and try to unlock the secrets of our cosmos, and that includes filmmakers…
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