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Akira

Few animated films can claim to have the influence that Akira has had. Initially released as a series of graphic novels in Japan, it was one in a long tradition of comics stretching back over a century. These ‘Manga’ comics...

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Phenomena

You know you’re in for a wild time when a scalpel-wielding chimp isn’t the maddest part of a film. With Phenomena, Dario Argento also plunges us into a grotesque giallo pool of decomposing, maggot-ridden bodies, telepathic insects and horrifically deformed...

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Silence

Martin Scorsese is no stranger to period films, but not since The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) has he reached so far into the past to tell a story that resonates so powerfully today. Appropriately, his latest film, Silence, is...

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Francofonia

‘Time is a knot,’ remarks Alexandr Sokurov during his voiceover for his period docu-fiction, Francofonia. Anyone who has seen the director’s previous masterpiece, Russian Ark (2002), will remember that film’s complicated web of Russian history and the graceful, uninterrupted dance...

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