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Percy vs Goliath review – Christopher Walken battles Big Agriculture

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A dispute between a Canadian farmer and an agribusiness behemoth over intellectual property rights might sound a trifle dull, but Percy vs Goliath just goes to show casting can make all the difference. That’s not to s...

Mussolini’s Sister review – interestingly quirky portrait of a grumpy octogenarian

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Juna Suleiman’s documentary about Hiam, her octogenarian grandmother who lives in Nazareth, is no journey through a picture-perfect family album. Hiam is not the cake-baking kind of grandmother. In werklikheid, she is grumpy...

Russell Brand review – piety, politics and parenting

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Are we here for laughs, or spiritual healing? Both, Russell Brand seems to think, apologising for the whimsy and promising the deep stuff will be along in a minute. But it never really is. Yes, there are some striking...

Gaia review – attack of the killer mushrooms

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The mushroom is having a moment. Its magical qualities and deep connection with the Earth have been explored in numerous recent releases, including Louie Schwarzberg’s Fantastic Fungi. Also journeying into the curious...

We Don’t Know Ourselves by Fintan O’Toole review – sweeping account of Ireland’s evolutions

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“For all my life until about 1980,” Fintan O’Toole writes, “I had been told to think of myself as the end of something and the beginning of something else.” While his sweeping, authoritative and profoundly intelligent...

Ring Video Doorbell 4 resensie: pre-roll is a battery bell gamechanger

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The latest iteration of Amazon’s battery-powered Ring doorbell adds a new feature to capture the early details of events most competitors would miss without needing to be plugged in. The Ring Video Doorbell 4 costs £1...

Sung Im Her: W.A.Y review – what a trip!

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Sung Im Her’s W.A.Y is a “re-work” – an all-female recreation of a 2019 piece originally performed by the choreographer and three men. But it also has a curiously retro feel, reworking the 70s and 80s minimalism of Lu...

Always Red by Len McCluskey review – bluster of a righteous brother

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Len McCluskey is a chess enthusiast. During his 11-year tenure as the general secretary of the 1.4 million-member “super union” Unite, he kept several sets of pieces in his office, and once sat for a portrait behind a...

Helen Frankenthaler: Radical Beauty review – the most sublime show of the year?

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The show of the season, if not the year, is a sequence of 36 visions of such overwhelming beauty at the Dulwich Picture Gallery that the urge is to remain there all day. It is like being surrounded by some ever-changi...

Prisoners of the Ghostland review – Nicolas Cage outdoes himself in deranged action movie

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A fantasy action movie starring Nicolas Cage as a bank robber tasked with rescuing the niece of the power-crazed Governor from a cursed netherworld, Prisoners of the Ghostland is an outlandish proposition even before ...

A Calling for Charlie Barnes by Joshua Ferris review – the man and the myth

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Any novelist is fiercely impelled to give their story a shape, to mould a satisfying journey along which ends are tied and consequences paid out. And yet part of the genius of this shape-shifting fourth novel from the...

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie review – superficial charmer with a star turn

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The movie adaptation of the West End musical based on the real-life story of an aspiring teenage drag queen from Sheffield, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie wears its feelgood message of acceptance and empowerment as p...

Rose Plays Julie review – identity quest goes to truly dark places

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“Who are you?” That’s a question that rings throughout the work of Dublin-born film-making duo Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor. Through a series of mesmerising features, shorts and video projects, the pair have explor...

Chief of Staff by Gavin Barwell review – Theresa May’s one true blue

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In the final weeks of her tortured premiership, Theresa May hosted a lunch in Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-day landings. The leaders present included Donald Trump and Angela Merkel. When May made s...

Tofu Vegan, Londen: ‘Bring on the big hitters’ – restaurant review

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Tofu Vegan, 105 Upper Street, London N1 1QN (020 7916 3304). Starters and dim sum £5.50-£8.50, large plates £7.90-£14.80, desserts £4.80, wines from £18.50 A dozen years ago, an editor invited me to go vegan for two w...

Arlo Parks review – heart-rending and frustrating

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Buite, night has fallen; inside, it’s still a summer’s day. This intimate venue is festooned with strings of plastic flowers hanging from the ceiling and wrapped around the mixing desk. Blooms are very much in order...

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