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Review: The Legend of the Christmas Witch

Review: The Legend of the Christmas Witch

Paola Cortellesi plays a feminist Christmas Witch in Michele Soavi's festive offering, a film between gothic fairy tale and teen movie, penned by Nicola Guaglianone and co-produced with Spain  

27/12/2018 | Films | Italy

Review: Moschettieri del Re

Review: Moschettieri del Re

Giovanni Veronesi’s new film is a period-costume comedy offering a satirical take on Dumas’ second novel, and featuring an excellent cast in which the star of Pierfrancesco Favino shines bright  

27/12/2018 | Films | Italy

Review: All Is True

Review: All Is True

Kenneth Branagh directs and plays William Shakespeare in retirement  

21/12/2018 | Films | UK

Review: The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen

Review: The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen

Poised to premiere imminently in its native Finland, Teppo Airaksinen’s wonderful biopic swaps clichés for killer one-liners  

13/12/2018 | Films | Finland

Review: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Review: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

British director Andy Serkis brings an innovative performance-capture technique to Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale  

07/12/2018 | Films | UK/US

Review: La prima pietra

Review: La prima pietra

Rolando Ravello’s film opts for a comedic approach to cultural mixing and the mutual prejudices that go along with it, but ultimately lacks the necessary force to rattle many preconceptions  

07/12/2018 | Films | Italy

Review: Santiago, Italia

Review: Santiago, Italia

After closing the 36th Torino Film Festival, Nanni Moretti’s documentary about Chile arrives in Italian cinemas, using a sober evocation of the 1973 coup to talk about modern Italy  

06/12/2018 | Films | Italy/France/Chile

Review: Colette

Review: Colette

Wash Westmoreland celebrates the French writer who shouted "me too" a century early in a film starring Keira Knightley in the lead role  

06/12/2018 | Films | UK/US

Review: In Safe Hands

Review: In Safe Hands

Jeanne Herry directs an excellent and very emotional choral film about the process surrounding anonymous births and adoption  

05/12/2018 | Films | France

Review: Quinqui Stars

Review: Quinqui Stars

Juan Vicente Córdoba revisits the Spanish cinematic imagination of the 1970s and 1980s through a set of characters living on the margins of society, with indifferent results  

30/11/2018 | Films | Spain/France