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Elle: review

Paul Verhoeven has long liked to provoke his audiences – in Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers, Black Book – and his latest film, Elle, is no excep...

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Wolf Alice have accomplished a hell of a lot since their formation at the start of the decade – their... read more

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The animator Michael Dudok de Wit is something of a late starter; this, his first feature film, was made when he was 63. Nevertheless, what he lacks in youthful exuberance he more than compensates for in artistry. Essentially, The Red Turtle is an unexpected collaboration between the London-based Dutchman de... read more


In September 2016, paramedics were called to a Toronto film screening after some audience members fainted during the debut from French/Belgian writer/director Julia Ducournau. Raw, it seems, is too raw for some cinemagoers... Her film tells the story of Justine (Garance Marillier), a vegetarian, who becomes a cannibal at veterinary... read more

The Handmaiden

Park Chan-wook’s last film, Stoker, was a gothic melodrama set in a large, remote house complete with bodies in the freezer. Evidently, Park has a thing about rambling properties and lurid potboilers. Much of the action in The Handmaiden takes place in another unusual house, this one reputedly haunted by... read more

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