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Fabrice Luchini between blow-up dollies of Stalin and Mao in In the House

22 July 2013-07-22

Out in the UK This Week       In The House (Momentum, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) François Ozon’s thriller/farce is as clever as you’d expect from a man who gave us the relationship-in-reverse drama 5X2.

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Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor in Transformers: Age of Extinction

17 November 2014-11-17

Out in the UK This Week     22 Jump Street (Sony, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) Since the undercover cops went to high school first time out, this time they must go to college. Directors Phil

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Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller and Sarah Dumont in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

7 March 2016-03-07

  Out This Week     Steve Jobs (Universal, cert 15) Walking in to watch this film on the last day of the London Film Festival, I was struck by the number of people in

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4 February 2013-02-04

 Out in the UK this Week   Untouchable (EV, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) A rich white tetraplegic (François Cluzet) gets lessons in life from a lusty black guy from out of the projects (Omar Sy). Untouchable

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Mathilda Paradeiser and Linda Molin in She Monkeys

15 April 2013-04-15

She Monkeys (Peccadillo, cert 12, DVD) Vaguely marketed as a lesbian drama, this is in fact an instant classic of the twisted coming-of-age genre, a superbly taut story of a teenager called Emma (Mathilda Paradeiser)

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Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

1 April 2013-04-01

 Out in the UK this week   Silver Linings Playbook (EV, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Almost entirely brilliant from first breath to last gasp, David O Russell’s beautifully made, perfectly acted adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel

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Laurence Fishburne and Lin Shaye meet

13 April 2015-04-13

  Out in the UK This Week     The Signal (E One, cert 15) An underrated sci-fi adventure about three young hacktivists who are abducted by aliens and then wake up in a clinical

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Chloe Pirrie in Shell

8 July 2013-07-08

  Out in the UK This Week   Shell (Verve, cert 15, Blu-ray-DVD) This is a hell of a feature debut for director Scott Graham, whose eye for poetic desolation is the key feature of

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Arthur Christmas and Grandsanta

19 November 2012-11-19

Out in the UK This Week   Arthur Christmas (Sony, cert U, Blu-ray/DVD) There have been some terrible British animations in the past few years. Anyone remember Valiant? But this comic adventure that re-imagines the

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