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David Mouriquand

INTERVIEW! Out now, Taika Waititi's new film, the anti-hate satire "Jojo Rabbit", is already Oscar-nominated. We sat down with the writer, director and actor to talk why he made "the least authentic portrayal of Hitler you'll ever find". Read more

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This week's new releases include the sphincter-tightening five-star triumph "Les Misérables" and the divisive satirical black comedy "Jojo Rabbit". Plus catch the 33rd edition of Transmediale, and more happening in the Berlin film world this week. Read more

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OUT NOW! A crowd-pleaser about the absurdity and dangers of blind fanaticism, or a bizarre and disturbingly off-balance jumble between slapstick and the horrors of WWII? Read more

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OUT NOW! Ladj Ly’s impressive feature debut is a bracing police drama that doubles up as a riveting and urgent parable. Read more

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INTERVIEW! With "Les Misérables" hitting Berlin kinos on Jan 23, we caught up with director Ladj Ly to find out more about his Cannes-winning, Oscar-selected debut feature, cop-watching and why he believes his film is a "cry of alarm". Read more

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Catch the knock-out WWI drama "1917", "Bad Boys For Life", unmissable film fests Hellas Filmbox and the British Shorts Film Festival, plus mockumentary horror "What We Do In The Shadows", and more happening in the Berlin film world this week. Read more

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OUT NOW! This delayed threequel to the Bad Boys series isn’t the utter trainwreck that many could have predicted, but it’s still not worth your pennies. Read more

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OUT NOW! Sam Mendes has crafted an epic yet surprisingly intimate war drama that is without a doubt his most ambitious undertaking to date. Read more

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The 13th edition of the British Shorts Film Festival opening Jan 16 through Jan 22 at various city kinos treats us to a spectacularly distinctive showcase of British and Irish cinema. Our critic eyes up the eclectic line-up and shares his must-sees! Read more

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Hellas Filmbox, kicking off Jan 15 through Jan 19 at Babylon, is a solid showcase of the best of current Greek cinema. This year's line-up brings a political message, great features and a terrific shorts programme. Our critic shares his top picks. Read more

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Catch horror and sci-fi showcase Fantasy FilmFest White Nights at Kino in der KulturBrauerei, EXBlicks "#widerstand" at Lichtblick, Babylon's 14-hour sci-fi marathon Sci-fi Sleepover, and more happening in the Berlin film world this week. Read more

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OUT NOW! What seemed like a promising mash-up of "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers"-meets-"Little Shop Of Horrors" leaves you feeling more underwhelmed than unsettled. Read more

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OUT NOW! A disappointingly generic film that doesn’t ever justify its existence and is criminally low on original scares. Read more

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OUT NOW! A drama that's emotionally gratifying and always engaging with a note-perfect turn from Daniel Kaluuya and revelatory performance from Jodie Turner-Smith. Read more

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OUT NOW! Marco Porsia's chronicle of the career of singer-songwriter Michael Gira and his band Swans is a doc for (very patient) fans. Read more

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Catch Babylon’s Top Secret! spy film series including Roman Polanski’s "Intrigue", whodunit "Knives Out", insightful doc "Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool", stunning Judy Garland biopic "Judy", and more happening in the Berlin film world this week. Read more

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OUT NOW! Stanley Nelson’s rich and comprehensive documentary captures the multiple facets of Miles Davis’ life, the man himself and that "musical noise called jazz". Read more

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OUT NOW! After the cheesy rubbish of the Angels’ previous cinematic adventures, this latest reboot of the 1970s TV show needed to be bold and entertaining. It’s not. Read more

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OUT NOW! An old school melodrama done right with an impactful performance by Renée Zellweger capturing the determination in the performer and vulnerability in the fallen idol. Read more

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Meow! Catch "Cats", hijacking drama "7500", French Agatha Christie-esque mystery "Le Mystère Henri Pick", Babylon's Star Trek Kino celebration, Mongay's screening of Judy Garland biopic "Judy", and more happening in the Berlin film world this week. Read more

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