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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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Keanu the interviewer in Side by Side

13 May 2013-05-13

Out in the UK this week     Side By Side (Axiom, cert 15, DVD) A documentary about the digital revolution in movie making that runs through the whole process – first the workings of

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Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins

5 September 2016-09-05

  Out This Week   Florence Foster Jenkins (Pathe, cert PG) Tackled recently in the French film Marguerite, the story of Florence Foster Jenkins – the tone-deaf 1930s New York socialite who insisted she could

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Andrea Riseborough in The Devil's Whore

16 March 2009-03-16

Ratings on the UK system (ie U=universal, PG=parental guidance, 12, 15 and 18 are self-explanatory, E=excempt)   The Devil’s Whore (Lionsgate, cert 15) Having played Mrs Thatcher, Angela Riseborough is once more an iron lady

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Ted Levine and Katia Winter in The Banshee Chapter

27 January 2014-01-27

Out in the UK this week       Rush (StudioCanal, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/VOD) Recognising a good thing when he sees it, director Ron Howard sticks with Frost/Nixon writer Peter Morgan for this entirely satisfying,

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Yaroslav Zhalnin as Yuri Gagarin in Gagarin: First in Space

23 June 2014-06-23

Out in the UK This Week       Her (EV, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) The film about the guy who falls in love with his computer’s operating system. Yes, that one, with Joaquin Phoenix as

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Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel

7 July 2014-07-07

  Out in the UK This Week   The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) Like a cornier Peter Greenaway, Wes Anderson gives us tableaux, picture-postcard symmetry, exquisite control of his mis-en-scène, in a

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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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Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster in The Killers

22 December 2014-12-22

    Out in the UK This Week     Are You Here (Lionsgate, cert 15) Here’s a strange formless bromance from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, a midlife crisis dressed up as a movie

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