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Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives

2 December 2013-12-02

Out in the UK This Week   Only God Forgives (Lionsgate, cert 18, Blu-ray/DVD) After Bronson, Valhalla Rising and Drive (not to mention the Pusher trilogy) director Nicolas Winding Refn’s cool yet feverish look at

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Sandra Bullock in Gravity

3 March 2014-03-02

Out in the UK This Week     Gravity (Warner, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD/Download) By now you will already know whether the Oscar-winning Gravity is the sort of film you want to watch, or watch again.

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Man-cub Mowgli and Baloo

22 August 2016-08-22

  Out This Week   The Jungle Book (Disney, cert PG) A careful and clever live-action retread by Disney of their 1967 animated classic. Perhaps the cleverest thing Disney did this time round was to

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Ellar Coltrane as Mason, from five to 18

19 January 2015-01-19

  Out in the UK This Week     Boyhood (Universal, cert 15) As I write Richard Linklater’s ambitious drama is picking up Golden Globes like it was made of Velcro and looks like it’s

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26 November 2012-11-26

All distribution, certification, DVD/Blu-ray info applies to UK only Ted (Universal, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Descending occasionally into Family Guy droning, Seth MacFarlane’s comedy about a guy (Mark Wahlberg) and his walking, talking, living teddy bear

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Mark Stanley as a soldier in a minefield in Kajaki

8 June 2015-06-08

  Out This Week     Kajaki (Spirit, cert 15) To find a really good, really British war film (so, no, not Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down or Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, both of

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Reese Witherspoon in Wild

11 May 2015-05-11

Out This Week   Wild (Fox, cert 15) Apart from The Young Victoria (which was a hack job done for cash, I suspect), the Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallée has had a good run of interesting

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Tom Cruise hangs onto a cargo plane in Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

23 November 2015-11-23

Out This Week     Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Paramount, cert 12) Tom Cruise’s desire to be James Bond really gets the better of him in M:I5, a flabby action spectacular which has visited

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Liam Walpole as Goob in The Goob

21 September 2015-09-21

  Out The Week   The Goob (Soda, cert 18) Films like to suggest that life is rawer, more elemental away from the cosmopolitan, metrosexual centres of civilisation. And in British films there’s often a

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