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Peter Bradshaw

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology - review

The question of that problematic cinema genre, the sequel, with all its issues of identity and narrative,, is something that psychoanalytic critic Slavoj Žižek hasn't yet examined. Here anyway is the followup to his dazzling cine-lecture The Pervert's G

Viramundo - review

Gilberto Gil is the 71-year-old Brazilian musician, activist and social campaigner who was for five years minister of culture in the government of the much-admired former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. This film by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud follows Gil

Blancanieves - review

Snow White is recast as a talented bullfighter in this wonderfully eerie and erotic silent film treat Audiences are entitled to be suspicious of critics who start raving about another new silent film in black-and-white, so soon after the Oscar-winning su

Me and You - review

There's intimacy and immediacy in this movie from the 73-year-old Bernardo Bertolucci: it's an engaging, if slight, two-hander about a troubled teenage boy, Lorenzo (Jacopo Olmo Antinori) who tells his mother he's going on a school skiing trip but instead

Theorem - review

Maybe Pasolini's playful fable of ideas is the great director's attempt to put a bomb under Italy's stagnant governing class Pasolini's Theorem - now revived nationally in cinemas as part of a retrospective - is bizarre, playful and mysterious, an absurd

First Position - review

A documentary about aspiring American ballet dancers has been fatally influenced by reality-TV feelgood values Bess Kargman's First Position is a blandly feelgood documentary about aspiring young ballet dancers. Kargman follows a handful of teens as they

Trance - review

If you thought Danny Boyle could do no wrong after the Olympic ceremony, this overcooked art heist is proof that even great directors have career blips In this country, we like our National Treasures, largely late-middle-aged men in public life of a cert