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Things of the Aimless Wanderer

Kivu Ruhorahoza’s feature, Things of the Aimless Wanderer, is a disorientating but strangely hypnotic work of art which relies on a lot of imagination. In his starkly narrated, richly decorative film, a cryptic trio of stories are clearly meant to represent the metaphor between his native Rwanda and the Western world. In episodic snapshots, a […]

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Sequels are so often disasters or, at least, strained attempts to eke out all the best bits of the first success and awkwardly turn them into a wholly new film. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has the potential to do just that. Following on from the 2012 comedy-drama hit, the film is still set […]

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Cult Column

The problem with James Franco is that he can get away with anything. Once again, he has made the headlines with more gay drama, this time fuelled by a slow-mo video of him and his I am Michael co-star, Zachary Quinto, sharing a drawn-out kiss in a shower of popcorn. For any other actor this […]

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Dark and dirty, David Fincher’s world explained

Gone Girl has as cult a following as Fincher himself, but if anyone can take on this challenge, he surely can. Never one to stick with convention, Fincher has said: “My whole career has been pervy books, pervy scripts… It wasn’t so much about finding a niche. It just didn’t seem to me like there was any need to be doing any more of what everyone else was doing.”