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‘Loving Vincent’ pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh’s artistry

What distinguishes great movies from mediocre ones, among many other things of course, is the love with which the film was made — corny, I admit, but a testament to the labour of filmmakers and artists impassioned by their own ideas and creativity and what could come of each and both. One such example is Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s

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‘Anya Kneez’: the trials and triumphs of a queen in Beirut

A drag queen dressed in a stunning, all-white ensemble is illuminated by a strikingly beautiful array of neon lights that greets the viewer in the opening sequence of Anya Kneez: a Queen in Beirut. In what can only be described as a dreamy trance, set to the recurring tone of club music, Anya demands the attention of the viewer from

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Yorgos Lanthimos makes stunning psycho-thriller debut with ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos came into the spotlight only a year ago with the release of The Lobster. The acclaimed film was set against a quirky premise: single people must find a mate within 45 days or be turned into animals and sent to the wild – sounds disastrous, but Lanthimos’s film-making skills coupled with an Academy Award-nominated original script

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On the art of adapting anime: why Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ is an unsurprising flop

A notebook with the ability to kill people falls from the skies and into the hands of 17 year-old Light Yagami, an arrogant, power-obsessed high school genius seeking a utopian world free from crime and corruption. When Death Note premiered in 2006, the anime adaption of the popular Tsugumi Ohba-penned manga series of the same name captivated audiences almost overnight.

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