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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.
Everyone is behaving like a Tory, even if they aren’t voting for them

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Everyone is behaving like a Tory, even if they aren’t voting for them

by Nimrod Kamer

As nightlife in the UK continues to decline, our writer explains why we need to shake things up.
The Quick and the Dead: When artists stare at each other

Art

The Quick and the Dead: When artists stare at each other

by Thomas McMullan

A new exhibition at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, brings five artists together – with Maggi Hambling at their centre.
Brexit Crunch Week: Day Five Update

Politics

Brexit Crunch Week: Day Five Update

by Matthew d'Ancona

Theresa May didn't get her deal this week – can she hang on to deliver one?
Tessa Jowell’s spirit is precisely what politics needs right now

Politics

Tessa Jowell’s spirit is precisely what politics needs right now

by Matthew d'Ancona

Matthew d’Ancona remembers a great politician and inspiration to thousands.
LFF review: ‘The Favourite’ is a wonderfully ugly film

Movies

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.
Stonewall's trans rights counter-ad in the Metro shows the power of the LGBTQ+ community

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Stonewall's trans rights counter-ad in the Metro shows the power of the LGBTQ+ community

by Ryan Cahill

Their rallying up of brands to stand against a transphobic ad in the newspaper last week is a testament to the community's support for each other.
Who the hell does Yorgos Lanthimos think he is?

Movies

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.
Brexit Crunch Week: Day Four Update

Politics

Brexit Crunch Week: Day Four Update

by Matthew d'Ancona

The latest news from the diplomatic abyss.
It is time for strong action against the Saudi regime

Politics

It is time for strong action against the Saudi regime

by Drugstore Culture

As the brutal details of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder emerge, diplomatic condemnation is no longer enough.
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.
Brexit Crunch Week: Day Three Update

Politics

Brexit Crunch Week: Day Three Update

by Matthew d'Ancona

If ever there was a week in which plain speaking was required, it's this one. Here are a few tips to get you through it.
Anna Burns makes history with Man Booker Prize win

Books

Anna Burns makes history with Man Booker Prize win

by Lucy Scholes

She's became the first Northern Irish writer to win, with her book 'Milkman'.
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.
We must learn to grieve our planet before we can save it

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We must learn to grieve our planet before we can save it

by Alex Evans

Death is our last great taboo – and it might be why we can't face up to climate change.
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.