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Matthew McConaughey as astronaut Cooper in Interstellar

30 March 2015-03-30

  Out in the UK This Week   Interstellar (Warner, cert 12) I wasn’t a fan of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films – too long, too much yak, humourless, over-insistent and with a poor grip on

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Roxane Mesquida grabs lunch in Kiss of the Damned

3 February 2014-02-03

Out in the UK This Week       Kiss of the Damned (Eureka, cert 18, Blu-ray/DVD) There’s a scene early on in Xan (daughter of John) Cassavetes’s vampire film in which a man (Milo

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Géza Röhrig in Son of Saul

4 July 2016-07-04

  Out This Week   Son of Saul (Curzon, cert 15) How do you make a film about the horrors of Auschwitz without it becoming exploitative misery porn? This Hungarian winner of the Cannes Grand

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Macon Blair in Blue Ruin

8 September 2014-09-08

  Out in the UK This Week   Blue Ruin (4DVD, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Most vigilante thrillers fall into one of two camps – either the seriously pissed off professional killer who decides enough is enough (Point

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Ronald Zehrfeld and Nina Hoss in Phoenix

31 August 2015-08-31

  Out This Week   Phoenix (Soda, cert 12) Nina Hoss and Christian Petzold have made six films together, of which I’ve seen only one – the outstanding left-field supernatural thriller Yella. Phoenix builds its

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Saoirse the kelpie goes for a swim

9 November 2015-11-09

  Out This Week     Song of the Sea (StudioCanal, cert PG) The Irish tricolour is firmly nailed to the mast in the follow-up to Tomm Moore’s animation The Secret of Kells – opening

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George Clooney in Hail, Caesar

27 June 2016-06-27

  Out This Week   Hail, Caesar (Universal, cert 12) To describe the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar as a love letter to Hollywood is to understate the woozy, delirium of these two middle aged men

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Christian Grey shares a tender moment with Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey

22 June 2015-06-22

  Out This Week   Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal, cert 18) This decade’s Da Vinci Code – the book read by people who don’t often read books – is a basic Mills & Boon/Harlequin

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Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine

18 November 2013-11-18

Out in the UK This Week   The Wolverine (Fox, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD) The X-Men series has been lacklustre, with too many characters chasing too little plot (X-Men First Class being the exception). But The

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