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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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Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund in On the Road

25 February 2013-02-25

DVD/Blu-rays out in the UK this week       On the Road (Lionsgate, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation urtext about real gone cats discovering sex, drugs and fun in 1940s USA looks

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Richard Parker the Tiger and Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi

29 April 2013-04-29

Out in the UK this week Life of Pi (Fox, cert PG, Blu-ray/DVD) Reminiscent of those special-effects-driven Alexander Korda productions of the 1940s starring Sabu as an Asian boy in a world of phantasmagoria, Ang

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Liron Ben Shlush and Dana Ivgy in Next to Her

25 April 2016-04-25

Out This Week Joy (Fox, cert 15) Joy tells the story of Joy Mangano, a real-life Mrs Mop who, as a young woman, invented the Miracle Mop and who went on to become the CEO

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Jake Macapagal, Metro Manila

17 February 2014-02-17

Out in the UK This Week     Metro Manila (Independent, cert 15, VOD) A friend of mine used to know Sean Ellis, the director of Metro Manila, when he was an assistant to photographer

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Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux in Spectre

22 February 2016-02-22

  Out This Week   Spectre (Fox, cert 12) Trope is what they should have called this film, rather than Spectre, though god knows the spectre of so many old Bond movies hangs over a

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Shane Carruth and Amy Seimetz in Upstream Color

6 January 2014-01-06

Out in the UK This Week       Upstream Colour (Metrodome, cert 18, Blu-ray/DVD) Shane Carruth’s belated follow-up to his brilliant 2004 film Primer is a weird mix of body-horror and love story, the

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Michael Keaton in the air in Birdman

27 April 2015-04-27

  Out in the UK This Week   Birdman (Fox, cert 15) And coming right out of the sun to bag this year’s Best Picture Oscar, a director whose films had become increasingly up themselves,

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