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The cult of Video Nasties

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The cult of Video Nasties

by James Oliver

The rise of unregulated horror movies in the early eighties triggered a national panic, but interest in these once banned flicks persists.
Halloween movies to watch immediately... If you dare

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Halloween movies to watch immediately... If you dare

by Drugstore Culture

The DRUGSTORE CULTURE team round up their festive favourites to keep you entertained until 31 October.
Weekend Watch: Inserts

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Weekend Watch: Inserts

by James Oliver

John Byrum’s 1975 film was just a little bit too out there for it’s time, but it’s one of the glories of 70s cinema.
A ‘Clueless’ remake? Ugh, as if!

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A ‘Clueless’ remake? Ugh, as if!

by Olive Pometsey

Amy Heckerling's 1995 film doesn’t need rebooting, but Hollywood is doing it anyway.
The Shape of Evil: Confronting darkness through the ‘Halloween’ series

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The Shape of Evil: Confronting darkness through the ‘Halloween’ series

by Vern

The terrors that Michael Myers represents are forever – but so too are the forces that oppose him
‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ shows Melissa McCarthy like you’ve never seen her before

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‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ shows Melissa McCarthy like you’ve never seen her before

by Lucy Scholes

Marielle Heller's movie is a game-changer for the typically comedic actor.
Rami Malek’s Freddie is no little silhouetto of the man

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Rami Malek’s Freddie is no little silhouetto of the man

by Harriet Marsden

In spite of his relative inexperience as an actor, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ belongs to Malek.
Twenty years on, the Dude still abides

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Twenty years on, the Dude still abides

by Harriet Marsden

The Coen brothers’ ‘The Big Lebowski’ was a film for its time – but also for ours.
Weekend Watch: West 11

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Weekend Watch: West 11

by James Oliver

Michael Winner's films were typically terrible, but this 1963 masterpiece is an exception.
LFF review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is the perfect story for Barry Jenkins

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LFF review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ is the perfect story for Barry Jenkins

by Lucy Scholes

The director's adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 novel does justice to the author's legacy.
LFF review: ‘The Favourite’ is a wonderfully ugly film

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LFF review: ‘The Favourite’ is a wonderfully ugly film

by Peter Hoskin

Yorgos Lanthimos's latest film starts of as cheap satire, but it soon gives way to luxurious character work.
Who the hell does Yorgos Lanthimos think he is?

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Who the hell does Yorgos Lanthimos think he is?

by Bilge Ebiri

The director’s latest film, ‘The Favourite’, is being screened as part of LFF – and it’s as uncompromising as his others.
LFF review: ‘In Fabric’ must be seen to be believed

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LFF review: ‘In Fabric’ must be seen to be believed

by Lucy Scholes

Peter Strickland’s high camp horror is consistently funny and extremely weird.
The immortal Rita Hayworth

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The immortal Rita Hayworth

by Pamela Hutchinson

100 years after her birth, we remember the actress who was shy in private but bold on screen.
LFF review: ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ is Maggie Gyllenhaal's best work

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LFF review: ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ is Maggie Gyllenhaal's best work

by Lucy Scholes

The film could have floundered without Gyllenhaal's excellent performance.
LFF review: ‘Suspiria’ is brilliant... until it gets weird

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LFF review: ‘Suspiria’ is brilliant... until it gets weird

by Olive Pometsey

Luca Guadagnino's remake of the horror classic starts off strong, until prosthetics and fake blood takeover.
LFF review: ‘Joy’ reveals the brutal, inhuman world of modern-day slavery

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LFF review: ‘Joy’ reveals the brutal, inhuman world of modern-day slavery

by Lucy Scholes

Sudabeh Mortezai’s film depicts the dog eat dog world of human trafficking.
LFF review: ‘Wild Rose’ is a celebration of the emancipating power of music

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LFF review: ‘Wild Rose’ is a celebration of the emancipating power of music

by Matthew d'Ancona

Tom Harper’s film is more similar to ‘The Commitments’ than Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’.