Posts by Manuela Lazic

Personal Shopper

By Manuela Lazic

Kristen Stewart excels in this strange, surprising and occasionally sublime film from Olivier Assayas.

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I am now a girl who watches Girls

By Manuela Lazic

A former skeptic reveals how her curiosity with Lena Dunham’s show grew into a personal obsession.

The LEGO Batman Movie

By Manuela Lazic

With great jokes and a subversive moral core, this animated comedy manages to have its brick-based cake and eat it.

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Sing

By Manuela Lazic

Don’t miss this animated jukebox musical from Son of Rambow director Garth Jennings.

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Meryl Streep’s five best performances

By Manuela Lazic

Following her recent lifetime achievement award, we revisit some of the defining roles from a truly remarkable career.

Nocturnal Animals

By Manuela Lazic

Tom Ford’s long-awaited follow-up to A Single Man is a gorgeous, wild and wholly frustrating affair.

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The Accountant

By Manuela Lazic

Ben Affleck’s compelling low-key performance isn’t enough to save this by-the-numbers thriller.

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After Love

By Manuela Lazic

The bitter bureaucracy of a break up is rendered with delicacy by the Belgian director Joachim Lafosse.

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Doctor Strange

By Manuela Lazic

At long last – a light, funny superhero movie that embraces the fantasy aspects of the genre in both its story and form.

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Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids

By Manuela Lazic

Jonathan Demme captures the full spectacle of the pop superstar in concert. The results are astonishing.

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Into the Inferno – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Werner Herzog goes head to head with the volcanoes of the world in this new, globe-trotting doc.

Sing – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Brit director Garth Jennings turns his hand to an eccentric animated singing competition in this utterly delightful new work.

Free Fire – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Ben Wheatley shoots for full-on fun with this single location ensemble actioner. And he scores. Big time.

Nocturama – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Bertrand Bonello stuns with this coolly exacting, lightly experimental take on the impulse modern terrorism.

Hell or High Water

By Manuela Lazic

Jeff Bridges gives his best performance in years in this timely crime caper from David Mackenzie.

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Jason Bourne

By Manuela Lazic

Matt Damon’s black ops action man returns in a sequel primed for our social media-obsessed times. Uh-oh…

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Hell or High Water – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

This blustery neo-western from British director David Mackenzie relishes taking potshots at capitalism.

The Transfiguration – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

A realist vampire flick from a first-timer drops into the Cannes official selection. The results are mixed.

The Brand New Testament

By Manuela Lazic

This saccharine religious comedy from Belgium’s Jaco Van Dormael fails to live up to its initial promise.

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