The Guardian : film
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Controversial documentaries and A-listers head to Sundance 2020  07h15 23 janvier
Benjamin Lee
New films about Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton and Russell Simmons join Oscar-buzzed dramas starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael KeatonA host of buzzy star-led documentaries and a some major A-list actors will be headlining this year’s Sundance film festival, which kicks off in Park City in...
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The Rescue review - turbulent Chinese air-rescue adventure  07h00 23 janvier
Mike McCahill
Despite some dazzling, nail-biting chopper stunts, there’s an excess of pointless rushing around in this hymn to China’s emergency servicesThis goofy event movie is vying for the attentions of the Chinese lunar new year audience: a frenetic, exhausting mix of soap and spectacle. It’s overseen by...
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Weinstein trial opens with shocking details of alleged attacks on six women  21h33 22 janvier
Ed Pilkington in New York
New York prosecutor describes allegations of the women, who she says were groomed’ before Weinstein assaulted themHarvey Weinstein was a savvy New York businessman and famous Hollywood producer who used his power and the promise of his largesse within the film industry to groom a succession of...
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Everything: The Real Thing Story review - endearingly told Brit-soul music doc  17h00 22 janvier
Leslie Felperin
The story of the chart-topping 70s Merseyside band delivers a charmingly recounted piece of pop historySimon Sheridan’s solid, efficient documentary pays tribute to the Liverpudlian pop-soul beat combo the Real Thing, who had a No 1 in the UK with the smooth-grooving ballad You to Me Are Everything...
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Monty Python film director Terry Jones: full of fun and innocence - and a very naughty boy  13h01 22 janvier
Peter Bradshaw
After directing the Python films and creating such characters as the Virgin Mandy and the monstrous Mr Creosote, he went on to make Personal Services and The Wind in the Willows Terry Jones dies aged 77 Jones’s legacy - a life in picturesTerry Jones, who has died at the age of 77, was the...
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A toolbox for his work’: fundraiser launched to save Derek Jarman’s hom  14h35 22 janvier
Mark Brown Arts correspondent
Campaign to preserve film-maker’s Prospect Cottage aims at raising 3.5m in 10 weeksA public fundraising campaign to save the home and garden of the artist and film-maker Derek Jarman has been launched with a deadline of 10 weeks to reach a target of 3.5m.On one level Prospect Cottage is a small,...
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The Personal History of David Copperfield review - Iannucci relishes the absurdity  15h19 02 octobre
Peter Bradshaw
The London film festival opened with Armando Iannucci’s larger-than-life adaptation of the Dickens crowdpleaser, starring Dev Patel as CopperfieldArmando Iannucci’s terrifically likable, genial adaptation of Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield taps into the author’s humanity and optimism, if...
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No Fathers in Kashmir review - flat drama doesn’t do its subject justice  13h00 22 janvier
Peter Bradshaw
The turmoil in Indian-administered Kashmir is an urgent topic but Ashvin Kumar’s coming-of-age film feels lifeless and leadenAshvin Kumar is an Indian film-maker who has made Kashmir an urgent focus of his career and was Oscar-nominated for his short film from 2004, Little Terrorist, about a...
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What Did Jack Do? review - David Lynch’s surprise Netflix short is pure, surreal style  17h51 20 janvier
Peter Bradshaw
In this two-hander, the director plays a cop interrogating a capuchin monkey accused of murder - which is as funny and absurd as it soundsDropping short films without warning is the new rock’n’roll for A-list directors right now: Paul Thomas Anderson did it with the dance piece Anima and Jonathan...
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Waves review - high-school sports star wrestles with emotion Peter Bradshaw’s film of the week  07h00 16 janvier
Peter Bradshaw
Trey Edward Shults’ heartfelt redemption parable takes an unexpected route through the story of a teenager’s struggles at home and in classAfter disturbing us all with survivalist thriller It Comes at Night in 2017, Texan film-maker Trey Edward Shults - still just 31 - steps up his already...
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A Hidden Life review - Terrence Malick’s rhapsody to a conscientious objector  19h43 19 mai
Peter Bradshaw
Malick’s second film about the second world war is a high-minded hymn to modern saint that never quite comes to lifeTerrence Malick’s heartfelt and reverently high-minded new movie is inspired by a life that is little-known hidden, perhaps. Franz Jägerstatter was an Austrian conscientious...
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Bombshell review - Fox News abuse drama pulls its hardest punches  14h30 09 décembre
Peter Bradshaw
Roger Ailes’ victims fight back in a film where the odious media mogul looms large ... before Rupert Murdoch saves the dayThe loathsome Roger Ailes, notorious as a former Nixon apparatchik and veteran CEO of the stridently mediocre Fox News channel, became even less fragrant in 2016 when the open...
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Bad Boys for Life review - odd-couple Miami cops back with a blast  14h00 15 janvier
Jordan Hoffman
The plot’s dumb but there’s plenty to enjoy as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return after 17 years to trade jibes and blow stuff upMartin Lawrence may not have starred in a motion picture for close to a decade, but he has a special place in my life. When I went to see his dopey 2001 comedy Black...
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Just Mercy review - star power lifts sturdy, emotive legal drama  15h06 07 septembre
Benjamin Lee in Toronto
Full-blooded performances from Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx add weight to a powerful, if by-the-numbers, fact-based taleIt’s hard to fault either the intention or the emotion behind the fact-based legal drama Just Mercy, a sturdy retelling of one of the influential lawyer and social justice...
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Weathering With You review - thrillingly beautiful anime romance  11h00 16 janvier
Cath Clarke
A runaway teenager falls for a mysterious sun girl’ who has the power to stop the rain in Japan’s highest-grossing film of 2019Makoto Shinkai, the Japanese anime director dubbed the new Miyazaki after the huge success of Your Name, his swooning YA body-swap romance set against the backdrop of...