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Review

THE TRAITOR

Veteran filmmaker Marco Bellocchio examines machismo and Italian identity in this Mafia epic

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Essay

THE PEOPLE’S ART: WAKALIWOOD AND THE ACTION MOVIE AS A DEMOCRATISED WORKING-CLASS EXPRESSION

Crazy World, the newest film from Uganda’s Wakaliwood studio, entrenches them as one of the most exciting loci of contemporary cinema

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Eureka Review

THROW DOWN

Johnnie To salutes Kurosawa in this formally adventurous judo musical

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Netflix Review

TIME TO HUNT

Rote direction and world-building hampers the promising start of this dystopian heist movie

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Eureka Review

KWAIDAN

Experimental and traditional forms meet in this uncanny anthology of Japanese ghost tales

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Review

INVENTING THE FUTURE

Isiah Medina’s long-awaited second feature brings a new vision for the future, and for cinema

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MUBI Review

BACURAU

Colonial violence finds new form in this fresh Brazilian Western

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Review

TOMMASO

Willem Dafoe juggles the responsibilities of family, recovery and the art life in Abel Ferrara’s latest work of autofiction

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Review

THE HOTTEST AUGUST

Documentarian Brett Story is out to map the storm and stress of modern life with her disorientating third feature

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Review

HONEYLAND

Community, exploitation and beekeeping feature in this Macedonian observational documentary