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Cinema

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A Ghost Story (2017) starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara

A quiet, modest film which successfully communicates thematic ambition far beyond what most filmmakers could conceive as possible.

Rooney Mara in A Ghost Story


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England Is Mine (2017) starring Jack Lowden and Jodie Comer

This controversial imaginary biopic of the young Morrissey's life comes across as aloof, miserable and vaguely pretentious.

Jack Lowden as the enigmatic Morrissey


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The Beguiled (2017)

Sofia Coppola's remake is slow-as-molasses to start with, but eventually becomes truly beguiling entertainment.

Female ensemble in Sofia Coppola's remake

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Dunkirk (2017)

A technically startling depiction of the horrors of war that never goes deeper or wider than its own sensations.

Fionn Whitehead in Dunkirk

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EIFF 2017: Strange Weather (2016) plus Q & A with Katherine Dieckmann

A drama about facing up to a painful past, with Holly Hunter on fine form.

“Holly

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EIFF 2017: Animals (Tiere) (2017)

A surreal puzzle of a film from director Greg Zglinski.

Birgit Minichmayr


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EIFF 2017: Song to Song (2017)

Terrence Malick's dreamlike look at two intersecting love triangles is hard to rate objectively.

Terrence Malick's surreal Song to Song

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EIFF 2017: Sami Blood (2016)

Fascinating look at ethnic prejudice with a flawed, persecuted adolescent protagonist.

Sami Blood - prejudice at a Swedish boarding school

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EIFF 2017: In This Corner of the World (2016)

A beautiful, arty and achingly human study of a Japanese civilian coping with WWII.

In This Corner of the World


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The Other Side of Hope

Distinctive if tonally awkward Finnish drama follows two lives that eventually intertwine.

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