wed 01/02/2023

Owen Richards

Articles By Owen Richards

The Toll review - once upon a time in west Wales

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Black Bear review - unexpected knotty treat

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Sisters With Transistors review - the forgotten frontier

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Filmmaker Darius Marder: 'Deafness is a culture. That's not being PC'

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theartsdesk Q&A: Daryl Hall

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Baby Done review - romcom done right

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Filmmaker Frank Marshall: 'People don’t understand what geniuses The Bee Gees were'

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Mogul Mowgli review - displacement and generational trauma

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Filmmaker Bassam Tariq: 'Great cinema doesn't need to be perfect - embrace the imperfections'

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The Secret Garden review - blooming charming

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Time review - a stunning portait of enduring love

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Eternal Beauty review - imagination in every frame

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Miss Juneteenth review - a ray of Texan sunshine

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Directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui: 'The disability community is the world community'

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Young Ahmed review - jihadist drama misses the mark

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Album: Glass Animals - Dreamland

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