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Jason Solomons

Sex please, we’re British: homegrown cinema grows up

With the release of True Things, has UK cinema finally grown up enough to depict sex acts on screen without sniggering?

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Blood on the tracks: the director disowning his film

A superb new film may be disowned by its director – because it is set in Russia

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Oslo on a high

The Worst Person in the World city's renaissance

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The new New Wave: Jacques Audiard goes back to the future

A leading light of contemporary French cinema, Jacques Audiard is now trying to redefine the nouvelle vague aesthetic for a new century

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The unknowable Charlie Chaplin

A new documentary attempts to find out who the man behind The Tramp really was, but is thrown off the scent at every turn

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Flee bitten: a story about flight going on a remarkable journey

The remarkable animated movie that broke Oscar nomination records

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Ciao Bella: Monica Vitti, the Queen of Italian cinema

JASON SOLOMONS on one of European cinema's most glamorous stars - and an unlikely affair with his own grandfather

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The banality of hostility: A system designed to cause confusion

A new documentary reveals the brutality of the Home Office’s Hostile Environment Policy and shows how Britain is no longer a refuge. By JASON SOLOMONS

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Scary habit: How a period drama star embraced horror

Costume drama star Romola Garai gets her revenge on anyone who makes assumptions about her by making a grisly horror. By JASON SOLOMONS

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Capturing the Chinese dream

Images of China’s relentless acceleration are both beautiful and troubling

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This documentary about a cow is udderly compelling

Award-winning director Andrea Arnold is back, with a moving documentary about a cow

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The films of 2022 are already bursting with brilliance

From a fresh perspective on a classic French tale to a tense drama set on a freezing Russian train, our movie picks for the first third of 2022

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The Hand of God: A love story of Football and Naples

Paolo Sorrentino’s latest movie is an ode to his home city and to the football genius who once graced it.

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Céline Sciamma: The world’s most important film-maker

When it comes to becoming an icon to a new generation of moviegoers, Céline Sciamma has been there, done that.. and inspired the t-shirt.

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Arsene Wenger: The invincible man

A new documentary about the former Arsenal manager reveals a man still in love with the club, but also still heartbroken by it.

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Step inside Wes Anderson’s world

The films of Wes Anderson always boast highly detailed retro design. Now fans can put themselves directly into scenes from his new release, The French Dispatch.

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Belfast’s Boys Tale is Kenneth Branagh’s Roma

JASON SOLOMONS wraps up the best of the London Film Festival.

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The greatest European film you’ve never seen

A lost avant-garde masterpiece, supressed by the Nazis, stuns the London Film Festival and captivates JASON SOLOMONS

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Ridley Road shows when Britain’s Nazis rallied together

New BBC series Ridley Road shines an uncomfortable light on the UK’s fascist revival, which took place less than 20 years after the end of the war.

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The woman behind James Bond

Barbara Broccoli on film, family and Daniel Craig's farewell in No Time To Die.

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French film introduces the urban spaceman

From France comes a giant leap in tales about life on housing estates.

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Arte: a channel for Europe in the UK

The UK arrival of a European broadcasting and filmmaking powerhouse should be welcomed with open arms

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The Big Picture: A tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo

It's impossible to think of European cinema without Jean-Paul Belmondo

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Film comes back to life at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival brings the return of huge movies... but JASON SOLOMONS prefers European masters and a Soho surprise

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Whatever happened to Death In Venice’s Bjorn Andresen?

Bjorn Andresen returns to Venice’s Lido beach in The Most Beautiful Boy In The World Photo: Mantaray Film

Death In Venice made him one of the most recognisable faces on the planet. "That was when the madness started," says Bjorn Andresen today

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Canned Heat: How the film festival returned with flesh and sex

The film festival defies the pandemic with plenty of touching, flesh and sex

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Back into the dark at the Cannes Film Festival

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The 50 greatest European films

Some surprise choices - and some usual suspects missing - as JASON SOLOMONS selects the 50 greatest European movies

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Another Round: Cheers and tears in Mads Mikkelsen booze drama

Mads Mikkelsen's drinking comedy Another Round is set for a Hollywood remake after winning the Oscar for Best International Film

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Ben Wheatley’s In The Earth: A very British auteur returns

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The channel between us: After Love’s journey through Dover and Calais

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London recalling: Films that tell the capital’s post-war history

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