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Timothée Chalamet is The King

Timothée Chalamet is The King

The King is David Michôd and Joel Edgerton’s reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and V, combined with additional historical detail and told with a modern eye to story-telling. This is not an updated Shakespeare, it’s quite a different beast, but with Shakespearian roots. The story starts with young Prince Hal (Timothée Chalamet), living whatever passed…

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The slow burn of Burning

The slow burn of Burning

Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, Chang-dong Lee has created an unsettling, creeping thriller in Burning. This is a film that works on multiple layers, with strong performances from all the main cast, but for me the stand-out was Ah-in Yoo as Jong-su.

Jordan Peele shows the horror of Us

Jordan Peele shows the horror of Us

Us is Jordan Peele’s follow-up feature to his hit horror Get Out, and although they are very different films, there is a common thread – they find and express the horror in contemporary American culture.

Loro

Loro

Loro tells the story of notorious Italian politician and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi and the people who surrounded him during the years 2006-2009, the latest by filmaker Paolo Sorrentino. This was a period when Berlusconi lost power, his long list of scandals were exposed, and despite all this he managed to regain power and become…

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Cold War

Cold War

On its surface this is a love story. A tragic romance about two lovers kept apart by the iron curtain. A relationship that spans decades, but is so fiery it can’t be sustained. Their love is one of those impossible kinds so popular in fiction, they can’t live with each other, they also can’t survive…

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