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Legally Blonde review – joyously camp revamp is in the pink

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Here comes another throwback to join the glut of nostalgic 90s and 00s films currently being resuscitated on stage. Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, its story hinges on the stereotype of the dumb blo...

The Silent Twins review – powerful story of Welsh sisters in a world of their own

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Here is a really heartfelt, absorbing new film telling the true story of June and Jennifer Gibbons: the “silent twins”, young women of colour who grew up in Haverfordwest in Wales communicating with no one but each ot...

Anek review – gunfights, boxing and what it means to be Indian

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“Peace is a subjective hypothesis,” says one character in Anubhav Sinha’s new action thriller, which examines the political conflicts that have plagued Northeast India for generations. This casual aphorism – and the f...

Get Carter review – Michael Caine delivers in stone-cold crime classic

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Even after 50 years, do we properly get Carter? And understand that his awful destiny is bound up with British shame, envy and the class system? Mike Hodges created a Brit-crime magnum opus with this unforgettably sle...

Good Pop, Bad Pop: An Inventory by Jarvis Cocker review

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The first memoir from the former lead singer of Pulp would have been better titled A History of Jarvis in 100 Objects. That’s what it is: an illustrated guide to the things that make Cocker who he is. He doesn’t appea...

The Bob’s Burgers Movie review – long-running cartoon makes amiable big-screen debut

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Few shows know exactly what they are from the first episode and fewer still experience no drop-off from one season to the next, especially when they’re not serialized. Yet Bob’s Burgers, currently 12 seasons and over ...

We Started to Sing review – Barney Norris’s fragmented family ode

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Barney Norris has written a personal play about family life and the passing of time. “These are my parents and grandparents,” he states in his script’s introduction. Writing them, he adds, is “the only way I know how ...

Corrina, Corrina review – onboard battle gets lost at sea

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If you wanted to map the contours of the patriarchy, a container ship would be a pretty good place to do it. That is where playwright Chloë Moss places Corrina, a female officer who joins an all-male crew on an ocean ...

Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts review – dutiful platinum celebration is a tepid cup of tea

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The late Roger Michell’s final film has now been posthumously released. It is a blandly tasteful and celebratory BBC One-style documentary for the platinum jubilee, with a melancholy new relevance, as if we are enteri...

Our Time on Earth review – ear-splitting obstacle course of barmy solutions to the climate crisis

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“Breathe,” whispers the disembodied voice in the darkened threshold to the Barbican’s Curve gallery. “Just one breath, shared by all living things.” The air we breathe comes from sea creatures and trees, it tells me, ...

Moonage Daydream review – glorious, shapeshifting eulogy to David Bowie

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Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream is an 140-minute shapeshifting epiphany-slash-freakout leading to the revelation that, yes, we’re lovers of David Bowie and that is that. It’s a glorious celebratory montage of archive ...

Kim Gordon review – swaggering thrills from musician who refuses to compromise

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Since Sonic Youth’s abrupt 2011 split, Kim Gordon has chosen an uncompromising path. This should hardly be surprising; her abrasive vocals were always among the most challenging elements within the group’s avant-rock ...

Lancaster review – wartime tales from the men who flew the bombers

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After their feature-length documentary Spitfire, David Fairhead and Ant Palmer return with a wartime history of the Lancaster bomber. With its encyclopedic detail and commanding narration by Charles Dance, this feels ...

Alice Cooper review – guillotine-wielding rocker is no longer a cut above

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The man on stage has died this way before. The blade catches the spotlight on its way down and a lifeless head tumbles into a basket, ready to be paraded in front of the baying crowd. In Alice Cooper’s world, executio...

Decision to Leave review – Tang Wei stuns in Park Chan-wook black-widow noir

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Korean director Park Chan-wook was once the master of gonzo revenge violence but with the adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel The Handmaiden in 2016 he pivoted with flair to the elegantly designed suspense thriller. ...

Pissarro: Father of Impressionism review – quiet man of art brought into the light

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The French impressionists have proved fertile territory for gallery-film specialists Exhibition on Screen, with offerings hat-tipping Monet, Degas, Renoir and their peers. This one extends the range slightly outside t...

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