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A dog groomer and Lady Gaga—the best films in October 2018

Plus: the heartwarming documentary Science Fair

By Wendy Ide   October 2018
A scene from Dogman

A scene from Dogman

 

Dogman Released 19th October

Director Matteo Garrone returns to the blighted Neapolitan coastal resort which provided the setting for his film Gomorrah for another stylishly directed story steeped in crime and violence. In a store on the crumbling seafront, Marcello (Marcello Fonte, below) scrapes a living as a dog groomer; he takes a quiet satisfaction in his good relations with his neighbours. But all this is threatened by the local thug who terrorises him and the community. The blisteringly powerful conclusion is…

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