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Class Trip

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A surprise from Cannes, the host country got its first Palme d’Or since Maurice Pialat’s Sous le soleil de Satan in 1987. The winner was Laurent Cantet for Entre les murs (known in English as…

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A Funny Thing Happened…

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Some films benefit from a second viewing; for my own part, among those that I didn’t ‘get’ first time round are classics such as Repulsion, Vertigo and Heaven’s Gate, films that I now view as…

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Awarding Time

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A quick word on the Oscars, if only because ignoring them in the week of this site’s inauguration would be just a little too perverse. I didn’t deign to actually watch the ceremony – the…

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