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Jason Solomons

The mystery and magic of Anouk Aimée

The late French actor’s enigmatic beauty came to symbolise bohemian style and feminism across Europe

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The birth of the Beatles: Backbeat at 30

Iain Softley’s cult 1994 directorial debut chronicles the Beatles’ wild early days in Hamburg’s red-light district

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How Coppola's self-funded fiasco broke Cannes

Just when cinema really needs a bit of sunshine and uplift, along comes a Megaflopolis

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The euphoria of a film acrobat

The remarkable Alice Rohrwacher on buried treasure and directing without a safety net

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Return of Marco Bellocchio, the last maestro

His great contemporaries are gone, but the director is still shaking his fists – and miraculously, his films are getting even better

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‘We have to remember she was a young girl’ – Eddie Marsan on the new Amy Winehouse film

The actor – reliably excellent as the singer’s father, Mitch, in Back to Black – on addiction, social media rage and antisemitism

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Goals, glory and gaslighting: the forgotten World Cup

The inaugural Women’s World Cup held in Mexico in 1971 was a tournament of joy. But before long, its participants were ridiculed and dismissed

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Prejudice is back in fashion

John Galliano and the shadow of antisemitism

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Cymande: The best band you never heard

After 40 years on hiatus, south London’s Cymande are stars of a superb biopic and out on a European tour

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Living in the city of ghosts

A long (and brilliant) article about Steve McQueen’s long (and brilliant) documentary about Amsterdam under the Nazis, Occupied City

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The madness in Werner Herzog’s method

Unravelling the secrets of the German film-maker

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Turn and face the strange: Poor Things rides Greece’s weird wave

Why Yorgos Lanthimos’s latest could be the weirdest Oscar-winner ever

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Here come the remakes

2024 in film is set to be dominated by reboots. There's not much new under the sun

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The Three Musketeers: the père of all blockbusters

Dumas’s swashbuckling classic has been filmed 50 times – but the French haven’t tried since the 1960s. Until now...

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The year in film: “Barbenheimer” and the demise of superheroes

2023 went down as the year the superhero movie died. The genre has spun its last web and assembled its last avenger

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Moving pictures… a story of sex and cabbages

A husband-and-wife team filmed a classic Polish novel, then made another film from paintings of it. Why?

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The wonders of Wenders: the restless film-maker returns

Wim Wenders is back with two very different films... and harsh words for Brexit

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Lots of hat but little heart in Ridley Scott’s Napoleon

This Joaquin Phoenix epic fails to nail its big idea, or the motivation of its subject

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The great divide by the seaside

A German’s documentary about an end-of-the-pier show in Norfolk might be the best movie yet about Brexit

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Legends of a fall: Justine Triet’s courtroom victory

Why twisty French thriller Anatomy of a Fall is tipped to win the Best Picture Oscar

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On the Adamant: a ship called dignity

The award-winning story of how a psychiatric facility on a River Seine barge helps to keep its patients afloat

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Knights to remember in a tale of quiet heroism

Amid an explosion of young British talent, Sir Anthony Hopkins brings London’s Film Festival to tears with his performance in One Life

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Wild horse: finding the real Anita Pallenberg

A new documentary delves into the life of the woman who outstoned the Stones

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Passages: a toxic triangle of Paris passions

Ira Sachs’ latest movie is the year’s frankest and most sensual film – a thoughtful and provocative exploration of human emotions

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Time’s up for protest at the movies

Amid strikes and sexism, the Venice Film Festival plays it safe

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Virginie Efira, European film’s late bloomer

A former Belgian TV star who became the toast of France, Virginie Efira is little-known here. Is it time for a breakthrough?

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Irish cinema goes far beyond The Banshees of Inisherin

There’s far more to Irish cinema than the pain and cliches of Colin Farrell’s dark comedy – as a recent Galway film festival showed

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Nous l’aimons: RIP Jane Birkin, a true European

The singer and actress was the Frenchest of us all, and somehow also the most British

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Cannes, the festival of the usual suspects

There was much to enjoy at Cannes – but the same old players doing the same old things hints that cinema may be due a shake-up

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Epic ballads to the betrayed: the films parting Cannes’ grey clouds

Martin Scorsese, Steve McQueen and the late Martin Amis deliver the goods at an unexpectedly soggy Cannes Film Festival

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Scaling the mountains between us

A meditative masterpiece explores rediscovered friendships and the art of finding simpler ways through our complex world

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A new French connection: The Night of the 12th keeps it real

How an unstarry, violent story of crime and redemption with echoes of the classic policiers cleaned up at France’s Oscars

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