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Iranian Film Festival: Bahman Farmanara laments lack of rising talent

Iranian Film Festival: Bahman Farmanara laments lack of rising talent

Despite obstacles in his country, Iranian director Bahman Farmanara's Tale of the Sea reached cinemas.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury

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Thousands of third-world workers are trying to keep the internet clean

Thousands of third-world workers are trying to keep the internet clean

Like so many dirty jobs throughout history, there's a human story about who cleans up the internet.

  • by Craig Mathieson
The real people who 'clean' Facebook content revealed in documentary
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The real people who 'clean' Facebook content revealed in documentary

In cramped cubicles in Manila, workers view tens of thousands of images daily - some of them traumatising.

  • by Jake Wilson
A Star Is Born review: Script doesn't bubble with wit, but it doesn't need to
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A Star Is Born review: Script doesn't bubble with wit, but it doesn't need to

The third remake of the classic film confirms Lady Gaga’s acting skills - and proves Bradley Cooper can direct.

  • by Sandra Hall
Annemarie Jacir puts personal side of Palestine above politics in Wajib

Annemarie Jacir puts personal side of Palestine above politics in Wajib

Sometimes confrontational, Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir's Wajib is very real and personal.

  • by Craig Mathieson
Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale

Good times on the set of Drew Goddard's neo-noir thriller Bad Times at the El Royale.

  • by Jenny Cooney
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Review: Wedding an invitation to dilemmas of Arabs in Israel
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Review: Wedding an invitation to dilemmas of Arabs in Israel

A father and son deliver wedding invitations in the film Wajib, an illuminating window on Palestinian history.

  • by Sandra Hall
Ryan Gosling: 'I didn't realise how close to death Neil lived his life'
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Ryan Gosling: 'I didn't realise how close to death Neil lived his life'

Echoing the experience of many real-life astronauts, Ryan Gosling says working on the lunar landing drama First Man profoundly altered his worldview.

  • by Michael Idato
A visceral tale of boxer's fate in Thai prison
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A visceral tale of boxer's fate in Thai prison

A Prayer Before Dawn tells the story of drug-addicted British boxer Billy Moore, but some of its cultural assumptions sit uncomfortably.

  • by Jake Wilson
Beautiful Australian film sees Afghanistan in a new light
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Beautiful Australian film sees Afghanistan in a new light

Benjamin Gilmour made Jirga under the radar in dangerous parts of Afghanistan after a planned film in Pakistan fell through.

  • by Paul Byrnes
An Ice Age story of boy and dog against the elements
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An Ice Age story of boy and dog against the elements

Alpha may not be as gory as Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, but it's gripping nonetheless in its detail.

  • by Sandra Hall