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Amy Winehouse

2 November 2015-11-02

  Out This Week   Amy (Universal, cert 15) Amy is a misery-memoir documentary about the singer Amy Winehouse, whose life ended at the age of 27 after she drank herself to death – years

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Walt Disney's Pinocchio

9 March 2009-03-09

Ratings on the UK system (ie U=universal, PG=parental guidance, 12, 15 and 18 are self-explanatory, E=excempt) Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition (Disney, cert U) From the days when the voice cast went uncredited, Walt Disney’s

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Tom Hiddleston in High-Rise

11 July 2016-07-11

  Out This Week   High-Rise (StudioCanal, cert 15) JG Ballard’s dystopian novels – Super-Cannes, Cocaine Nights and High Rise among them – tend to be long on premise, short on follow-through. That’s the case

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Tadanobo Asano (in horse's head) and Nathalia Acevedo in Ruined Heart

7 December 2015-12-07

  Out This Week   Trainwreck (Universal, cert 15) Amy Schumer takes that slightly fey, dizzy-smart, passive-aggressive female comedy type (Greta Gerwig, Lena Dunham, Jenny Slate, Desiree Akhavan) and sticks a rocket up front and

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Dwayne Johnson in Hercules

1 December 2014-12-01

    Home entertainment releases this week in the UK   The Inbetweeners 2 (4DVD, cert 15) Four go mad Down Under in the “ain’t broke, don’t fix it” follow-up to the British box office

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Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat

25 November 2013-11-25

Out in the UK this Week     The Heat (Fox, cert 18, Blu-ray/DVD) There aren’t many female buddy-cop comedies. This one, directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), recalls the Lethal Weapon antics of Mel Gibson

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David Oyelowo in Selma

1 June 2015-06-01

  Out This Week     Selma (Pathe, cert 12) Martin Luther King’s life done as a triumph, not the usual tragedy, the focus being the series of marches King led from Selma to Montgomery

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Rosamund PIke and Ben Affleck in Gone Girl

2 February 2015-02-02

    Out in the UK This Week   Gone Girl (Fox, cert 18) Authors are often not the best adapters of their own work for the screen, because they’re too close to the original – Norah

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Imogen Poots and Anton Yelchin, Green Room

12 September 2016-09-12

  Out This Week     Green Room (Altitude, cert 18) Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to his debut subjects a band of likeable punk nobodies to sustained extreme attack by a gang of neo-Nazi thugs. If

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