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Still from ‘Irma Vep’

‘Irma Vep’

Olivier Assayas revisits his 1996 film in a delicious palindromic limited series, in which a frazzled director remakes his ‘Irma Vep’ film into a TV series

Cover of ‘Trust’

‘Trust’

The American novelist Hernan Diaz audits the silence of great wealth in a story of four parts presented as novel, autobiography, memoir and diary

Still from ‘Men’

Fear as folk: ‘Men’

Writer/director Alex Garland’s latest film is an unsubtle but ambitious pastoral horror, mixing the Christian with the classical

Image of Jeremy Irvine (left) and Jack Lowden in Benediction. Image © Laurence Cendrowicz / Roadside Attractions

Battle lines: Terence Davies’ ‘Benediction’

The English director’s latest film, exploring the life of war poet Siegfried Sassoon, possesses both a visual and a moral clarity

Image still from Davy Chou’s Return to Seoul

Cannes Film Festival 2022 highlights: part two

Un Certain Regard’s outstanding selection included Davy Chou’s ‘Return to Seoul’, Hlynur Palmason’s ‘Godland’ and Thomas M. Wright’s ‘The Stranger’

Image of dancers performing in ‘Jurrungu Ngan-ga’. Image credit: Prudence Upton

Bodily resistance: ‘Jurrungu Ngan-ga’

The new dance theatre work by Marrugeku interrogates Australia’s history as a nation of jailers

Cover image of John Darnielle’s ‘Devil House’

John Darnielle’s ‘Devil House’

The Mountain Goats frontman’s diffuse third novel interrogates the true crime craze

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Spirit moves: ‘How to Live (After You Die)’

Lynette Wallworth’s one-woman show, exploring her past in a Pentecostal cult, continues her lifelong search for meaning

Cover image of Paul Dalla Rosa’s ‘An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life’

‘An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life’

Alienations and fantasies of escape unify the stories in Australian author Paul Dalla Rosa’s debut collection