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Animal Kingdom

Live Action

9th December, 2010

"Animal Kingdom succeeds in maintaining a tangible sense of sinister fear and never falling into the trap of allowing violence to become a spectacle."

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LIFF2010: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Film Festival, Live Action

22nd November, 2010

The surprise winner of the Palme d’Or earlier this year at Cannes Film Festival, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives constitutes the final part of

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LIFF2010: Tsai Ming-Liang

Film Festival, Live Action

21st November, 2010

Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang is one of the key personalities of the international new wave of slow-cinema and a figure that has continuously strived

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LIFF2010: Never Let Me Go

Film Festival, Live Action

20th November, 2010

An adaptation of an acclaimed and beloved novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go paints a conceptually alternative world with a very familiar visual

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LIFF2010: Double Tide

Documentary, Film Festival

19th November, 2010

A few weeks ago a review of Ruhr by James Benning was submitted as part of the coverage of the 54th London Film Festival, where I proposed Benning’s work

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LIFF2010: A Town Called Panic

Animation, Film Festival, Live Action

14th November, 2010

The first stop-motion animation to compete in Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection, A Town Called Panic’s eccentric insanity is not what we

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LIFF2010: Son of Babylon

Film Festival, Live Action

13th November, 2010

Set only a few weeks into the wake of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, Son of Babylon, winner of the Amnesty Film Award and Peace Prize at the 60th

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LIFF2010: To Walk Beside You

Film Festival, Live Action

12th November, 2010

Although it would be a stretch to denounce To Walk Beside You as a mistranslation of the original Japanese title, a direct translation would offer slightly

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LIFF2010: Mare’s Tail

Art & Fashion, Film Festival

11th November, 2010

Cherry Kino, who programmed Mare’s Tail, is the experimental film strand of the Leeds International Film Festival, though its founder Martha

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LFF2010: Ruhr

Documentary, Film Festival

27th October, 2010

Those familiar with James Benning’s name would have known what to expect with his new film Ruhr; slow-cinema taken to its extreme ends. Benning’s work

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