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The best of Netflix’s festival season trailers

Unlike the rest of us, Netflix hasn’t been sat around complaining about heatwaves this summer: it’s been busy bringing us some truly excellent trailers for its new releases. With Venice Film Festival underway as of last n...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Long Gone By

In small-town Warsaw, Indiana, mother Ana (Erica Muñoz) and her 17-year-old daughter Izzy (Izzy Hau’ula) are faced with what would have been an unthinkable future of separation just a few years ago. Fighting against strin...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Flix for Short: Guaxuma

Unless you’re well-traveled, you may not have heard of Guaxuma (pronounced Gua-shu-ma). And maybe for good reason: it’s a relatively small beach in Maceio, North-East Brazil. Yet director Nara Normande shows she has an affin...

 
 
 
 
 
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A24 announces mysterious new project, A24 Public Access

Another streaming service, or a roster of films headed for the public domain? Earlier this week indie entertainment company A24 tweeted a cryptic new project called ‘#A24PublicAccess’, which has opened up a mine of potential...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Anima

Anima is an experimental short film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, signalling the release of the eponymous album by Radiohead’s frontman Thom Yorke. The pair had previously worked together on the video for Daydreaming, and since th...

 
 
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Richard Curtis teases Blackadder reunion special

The possibility of a Blackadder revival has been on the table for a while, but this week Richard Curtis has revived speculation by mentioning a ‘gorgeous’ reunion between frontmen Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson. We should al...

 
 
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Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill to star in Enola Holmes

If we think about all the Sherlock Holmes adaptations that have come to the big screen over the last decade or so, we’re spoilt for choice. Now, with the announcement of an adaptation of Enola Holmes, I’m looking forward to seei...

 
 
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Review: Ophelia

Shakespeare can be a very polarising subject, as we've been debating at length here among the Flixist staff. But if the long-winded passages just aren't for you, and you don't share the Brits' appreciation for the Bard, then I have g...

 
 
 
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Bo Burnham: comedy in the age of anxiety

There is something undeniably addictive about Bo Burnham’s work, and watching Eighth Grade only deepened my appreciation for him. He intrigues and saddens me in equal measure because he’s prodigiously gifted. How can one person,...

 
 
 
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Review: Free Trip To Egypt

Canadian-born Muslim Tarek Mounib had lived most of his life with a cultural double-identity. One day, he suddenly had the idea to offer any willing participants in the US a free trip to Egypt and to film the experience, aiming to help ...

 
 
 
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Smithereens is already my favorite Black Mirror episode

A few days ago the news dropped that season 5 of Black Mirror was ready to roll, and today Netflix released a handful of trailers detailing what we can expect in the new season. Landing on 5 June, the three new previews may few in number ...

 
 
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Review: All is True

The year is 1613. The Globe Theatre, the embodiment of Shakespeare’s life work, has just burned to the ground, and the heartbroken writer has abandoned his work altogether, returning to his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. Just prio...

 
 
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Endgame: exploring the MCU’s post-9/11 trauma

Avengers: Endgame has fast become a part of history. With its monumental $1.3 billion opening weekend, the film was nothing short of a cultural event, solidifying the MCU in modern history. Yet in the hype it’s easy to fo...

 
 
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Review: Knock Down The House

Many people switch off when it comes to politics -- and rightly so. Politicians are typically disassociated with the working classes, and for many it’s either a case of fierce loyalty to the upheld order of things or disillusionment a...

 
 
 
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Review: Girls of the Sun

French director Eva Husson isn’t one to shy away from danger. Her previous film, Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) pretty much says all you need to know about her head-on filmmaking style. While watching Girls of the Sun, the story of a...

 
 


About Sian Francis Coxone of us since 2:37 PM on 04.26.2018

Based in the UK, Sian is an editor and regular contributor to Flixist, with bylines at Destructoid, and has worked as managing editor for Film Enthusiast. Her specialism is in early European arthouse cinema, and her tastes vary from silent comedies to Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals and Marvel.
 
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