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Why are so many Covid-made films focused on rich people?

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When all is said and done, the quarantine movie might be Hollywood’s briefest genre. It was borne only out of circumstance. When the world went into lockdown last spring and Hollywood effectively paused all production...

Climate science teaches us to love insects. Horror films tell us to hate them. Who will win?

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In Quentin Dupieux’s Mandibles, a pair of chuckleheads called Manu and Jean-Gab (think Dumb and Dumber, but French) steal a Mercedes and find, in the boot, a housefly the size of a pitbull. They name it Dominique and ...

Stroom: The Father and other films about dementia

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First shown way back at Sundance in January last year, and repeatedly delayed by the pandemic, The Father waited an awfully long time for its moment in cinemas, and when it finally arrived – buoyed up by glowing revie...

A few of our favourite films: seven forthcoming screen musicals rated

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(3 September) In a nutshellBonkers arthouse director Leos Carax (Holy Motors) collaborates with bonkers art-pop band Spfarks to create a thoroughly deranged rock opera in which Adam Driver’s volatile comedian and Mar...

Pedro Almodóvar’s films – ranked!

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Airline staff and passengers take drugs and act out their sexual fantasies as their plane prepares for an emergency landing. Not so much Airplane! as a sexed-up The High Life, but frothier. Best watched with tequila, ...

Steve McQueen’s Uprising films speak powerfully to the Britain of today

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Forty years ago, following the most intense and widespread urban disorder in 20th century Britain, the Times journalist Lucy Hodges and I co-wrote a book on the riots of 1981. In honour of Bob Marley, who died that sp...

‘A woman wanting to make films was a joke’: Márta Mészáros, pioneering Hungarian director

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Márta Mészáros, the pioneering Hungarian film-maker who turns 90 in September, has always looked young for her age. When she wanted to study film in her home country in the late 1940s, she was told: “We don’t need any...

‘The revolution could not be televised’: why were so many black concert films erased from history?

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Rousing new music doc Summer of Soul reveals an embarrassment of riches on stage at the 1969 Harlem cultural festival: Stevie Wonder (doing a drum solo), Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone and so man...

Films reveal Bradford school’s efforts to help Roma pupils during pandemic

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“They’re wary of trusting schools,” says Matthew Langley, principal of Bowling Park primary school in Bradford, of the local Roma community. “They’re wary of trusting social workers or hospitals. And my sense is they’...

Future Lord of the Rings films should acknowledge the book’s queer leanings

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The debate over just how gay Lord of the Rings really is will no doubt still be raging in another hundred years – there’s a fascinating essay written from a queer perspective here – given the gilded position JRR Tolki...

Canada heatwave: resident films escape from wildfire as flames engulf Lytton village – video

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Buildings, cars and trees are shown ablaze in footage taken by a resident fleeing a wildfire in the British Columbia village of Lytton. Flames tore through the settlement 95 miles north-east of Vancouver so fast that ...

Why Malayalam cinema, not Bollywood, is India’s rapid-response unit for Covid films

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The first occurrence of Covid-19 in India was officially recorded on 30 January last year in the city of Thrissur in the southern state of Kerala. Since then, Kerala’s capable handling of the pandemic has meant that i...

From a Brookside kiss to ‘sadistic’ foreign films: Channel 4’s 20 most groundbreaking – and controversial – shows

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When Channel 4 launched at 4.45pm on Tuesday 2 November 1982, Nancy Banks-Smith in the Guardian worried that some of the programmes were “trendy enough to make the teeth peel”. Yet Channel 4 wasn’t designed to be tren...

‘Exactly what cinema should be’: readers on their films of 2021 so far

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‘Exactly what cinema should be’: arthurpoppy I really would recommend In the Heights. It’s not a perfect film and it is overlong, but some of the songs and set pieces are as much fun as I’ve had watching a film in a ...

Time travel, killer aliens and a monster showdown: the best films of 2021 so far

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Adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s award-winning novel, with Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas as the wealthy couple to whom precocious “white tiger” Adarsh Gourav is forced to hire himself as a driver.What we said: ...

Stroom: Shiva Baby and the best boundary-pushing Jewish films

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Earlier this week, the best comedy of the year played in cinemas for a one-night-only engagement. Missed it? Don’t worry: it’s gone straight to streaming on Mubi instead. Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby is a blunt, salty-s...

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