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  • Mona Foma festival 2018: a tale of two cities told in parties and protest January 24, 2018
    From a melted Trump to a thrilling Violent Femmes collaboration, the 11-day Mofo festival spanning Launceston and Hobart was an eclectic summer soiree Every festival has its own personality and vibe. If the Mona’s big summer festival Mona Foma (Mofo) was a person it would be a rich, eccentric uncle who leaves his house open […]
    Brigid Delaney
  • Beirut review – Jon Hamm impresses in intelligent 80s-set spy thriller January 23, 2018
    The Mad Men veteran plays another fast-talking protagonist in a smart and complex tale that has echoes of John le CarréIn an unexpected twist, Sundance has become the launch pad for what 20 years ago was very mainstream fodder: the mid-budget, fairly smart international spy film. We saw it in 2014 with Philip Seymour Hoffman […]
    Jordan Hoffman
  • Ophelia review – Daisy Ridley stranded in disastrous Hamlet reimagining January 23, 2018
    A shift in point of view reframes Shakespeare’s tragedy but the novelty wears off instantaneously with bizarre additions and a lack of emotional engagementIf a producer cornered me in an elevator and pitched “Hamlet, but from Ophelia’s point of view, and we’ve got Daisy Ridley in the lead”, I’d sell everything I had to invest. […]
    Jordan Hoffman
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post review – prayers answered with conversion therapy drama January 23, 2018
    Chloë Grace Moretz puts in a career-best turn as a teen sent to “pray away the gay” at a Christian camp in Desiree Akhavan’s compassionate LGBT storyWhen director Desiree Akhavan introduced her adaptation of Emily Danforth’s novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post at its Sundance world premiere, she said there were no queer John Hughes […]
    Jordan Hoffman
  • Seeing Allred review – Gloria Allred documentary offers mixed evidence January 22, 2018
    There’s a long list of impressive achievements in this in-depth look at the lawyer and gender equality advocate but there’s a level of grit that’s missingTo many Americans, especially residents of California, the attorney Gloria Allred has been a household name for many years, a tiny-in-stature, massive-in-personality voice for women’s rights, as well as the […]
    Leslie Felperin
  • Yardie review – Idris Elba's directorial debut is an uneven disappointment January 22, 2018
    Despite flashes of brilliance the crime drama, set in Jamaica and the UK, has a plodding narrative and lacks emotional resonanceIt gives me zero pleasure to report that Idris Elba’s first go as a feature film director, Yardie, is a disappointment. It was one of those screenings where you go in with your fingers crossed […]
    Jordan Hoffman
  • Wildlife review - Carey Mulligan plays flirtatious under big skies in Paul Dano's directorial debut January 22, 2018
    Mulligan is an unhappy wife and mother looking to break free in this adaptation of Richard Ford’s Montana-set novelThey call Montana “Big Sky Country” which I’ve always found to be the most beautiful nickname. It doesn’t quite make sense – how could the sky be bigger there than in London or Paris or Asbury Park, […]
    Jordan Hoffman
  • Wireless 2018 lineup announced, featuring Stormzy, Migos and Cardi B January 22, 2018
    The London festival will also feature DJ Khaled, J Cole, Wiley and dozens more rap and grime artistsLondon festival Wireless has announced its 2018 line-up. Taking place in Finsbury Park from 6–8 July, the weekender’s headliners are J Cole, DJ Khaled and friends, and Stormzy, heading up a strong showing for grime and black British […]
    Laura Snapes
  • Come Sunday review – not enough meat for Chiwetel Ejiofor to save film about born-again Christian pastor January 22, 2018
    Ejiofor is superb in this biopic of ousted Pentecostalist minister Carlton Pearson, but his moral conversion doesn’t go nearly far enoughChiwetel Ejiofor is electrifying from the pulpit in this biopic of Pentecostal bishop Carlton Pearson. It’s no wonder that Pearson’s ministry packed them in each week, television cameras in tow. When we first meet him […]
    Jordan Hoffman
  • Galicia’s Floury Sunday – in pictures January 22, 2018
    Domingo Fareleiro (Floury Sunday) takes place annually in Xinzo de Limia, Spain, in a unique celebration that gives the starting signal for a long festive period known as Entroido, or Carnival Continue reading...
    Arnel Hecimovic