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★★★★

- FILMUFORIA - 

Anat is a young woman who will let nothing get in her way, least of all accidents of nature, in this tightly-scripted and quietly chilling first feature from Israeli director…

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★★★★★

- STUFF - 

A young family in modern-day Dublin are between houses.

They had lived in their last rental for seven good years, making and raising their four terrific kids. But now the owner has…

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★★★★

- THE GUARDIAN - 

Roddy Doyle has written a very moving and insightful film about homelessness. Paddy Breathnach directs and it is powerfully acted, especially by Sarah Greene in the leading…

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★★★★★

- SUNDAY INDEPENDENT - 

A mother, a father, and their children float in limbo. In place of a kitchen table, their communal area is the interior of their car, while the contents of their lives…

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★★★★★

- RTÉ

The profoundly moving, painfully topical drama Rosie shines a light on Dublin’s homelessness crisis and how the system is failing families.

Roddy Doyle's pared back, effective script…

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★★★★★

- THE SKINNY - 

The ecstasy of friendship and, well, ecstasy are celebrated in Brian Welsh’s freewheeling coming-of-age film Beats, which vividly transports us to a rundown council estate in…

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★★★★

- STUFF - 

The year is 1984 – of course – and in Soviet Russia, the most famous and beloved stand-up comic of them all is Boris Arkadyev.

Boris is hitting middle-age like a beetle hits a…

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★★★½ 

- NZ HERALD - 

The complexities of life as a popular stand-up in the mid-1980s Soviet Russia are examined in this uniquely disconcerting film.

Aleksey Agranovich, who looks like the midpoint…

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★★★★

- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - 

Spanner (Lorn Macdonald) is a lanky Glasgow teenager with jug ears and a shaven skull with a fringe on top. He looks like an escapee from Trainspotting.

There’s…

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★★★★

- NZ HERALD - 

Films about raves and clubbing aren't new - Trainspotting, Human Traffic and BPM have brought this world to life in various ways over the years; but Beats takes a smaller, more…

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★★★★

- STUFF - 

By 1994, the UK rave scene was pretty much a fag-end of its former self.

The 1988/89 Summer of Love had been and gone a long time before. But, as young Johnno says to his best and…

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★★★★

- STUFF -

"I've been thinking a lot," said a friend of mine, over a laksa, in an alleyway off Wellington's Cuba Street, "about the way our future affects our past."

And now I'm thinking about…

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