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  • Graduation

    Graduation

    ★★★★

    Teen Eliza (Maria-Victoria Dragus) has been raised by her physician father Romeo (Adrian Titieni) with the idea she will one day leave their Transylvanian town to study and live abroad. On the eve of her final exams, an assault jeopardises her pending UK scholarship, causing Romeo to pursue shady solutions to ensure her future.

    If asked to name one recurrent concept in the films of Cristian Mungiu, the arguable poster boy for the so-called Romanian new wave of the last…

  • Lost In France

    Lost In France

    ★★★

    In the late 1990s, a group of musicians involved with Chemikal Underground, the Glasgow-based independent record label, hired a bus and went on a road trip to a town in rural France to play a one-off concert. Two decades on, a reprisal of the trip for some of those originally involved is the backbone for Lost in France, director Niall McCann’s affectionate, intimate documentary on the label – exploring what’s made Chemikal Underground and its acts endure for 20-odd years...

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  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    ½

    I will know no joy again.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    Full Metal Jazz Kit