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  • Oslo, August 31st
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  • Spencer

    ★★★

  • Young Plato

    ★★★★

  • Procession

    ★★★★

  • Zero Fucks Given

    ★★★★

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★★

    REVIEW by Orla Smith

    In Spencer, Pablo Larraín (Neruda, Jackie, Ema) imagines three days in the life of the beloved Princess Diana (Kristen Stewart) — it’s “a fable from a true tragedy,” as the opening title card puts it. We follow Diana over the Christmas holidays at Sandringham Palace, as she contemplates whether or not to leave her husband, Charles (Jack Farthing) (spoiler alert: she did). Our screens are not lacking portrayals of Princess Diana, especially in recent years, in…

  • Young Plato

    Young Plato

    ★★★★

    REVIEW by Alex Heeney

    With Young Plato, Neasa Ní Chianáin continues her cinematic exploration — which began with In Loco Parentis (School Life) — of exceptional Irish teachers and the children whose lives they change. In School Life, which she co-directed with David Rane (who serves as a producer, though not a director, on Young Plato), Ní Chianáin followed two teachers at an Irish boarding school, married couple Amanda Leyden and John Leyden, to show how these teachers took care…

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