Author: Stephen

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AFFFF review: Things to Come

Isabelle Huppert and director Mia Hansen-Løve combined deliver a quietly emotional triumph. Feminine strength celebrated.  With the Alliance Française French Film Festival kicking of around the country this week, one of the absolute highlights is undoubtedly the less well-known of […]

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Review: The Salesman

Bruised egos and battered bodies conflict in Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning, unnerving family drama. Toxic masculinity in play.   The charged cauldron of domesticity disturbed is stirred to devastating effect in Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s emotionally complex movies, from […]

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MGFF review: Being 17

André Téchiné and Céline Sciamma team-up delivers teenage yearning with affecting angst. Magic.  The meeting of venerable Wild Reeds writer/director André Téchiné and one of France’s brightest and smartest young talents in Girlhood and Tomboy’s Céline Sciamma, here on co-scripting […]