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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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Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza in Safety Not Guaranteed

24 February 2014-02-24

Out in the UK This Week     Safety Not Guaranteed (Vertigo, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Since The Puffy Chair I’ve been a sucker for anything connected with the Duplass brothers. Director Colin Trevorrow and writer

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Toni Servillo in The Great Beauty

13 January 2014-01-13

Out in the UK This Week     The Great Beauty (Artificial Eye, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) You don’t need to have seen Fellini’s La Dolce Vita to appreciate The Great Beauty, but it might make

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Liam Neeson in Non-Stop

30 June 2014-06-30

Out in the UK This Week     Non-Stop (StudioCanal, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) Though there are pretenders, Liam Neeson is the king of the geri-action stars, a modern Charles Bronson whose attitude to violence is,

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Saoirse the kelpie goes for a swim

9 November 2015-11-09

  Out This Week     Song of the Sea (StudioCanal, cert PG) The Irish tricolour is firmly nailed to the mast in the follow-up to Tomm Moore’s animation The Secret of Kells – opening

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Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Carol

21 March 2016-03-21

  Out This Week   Carol (StudioCanal, cert 15) Todd Haynes’s biggest success to date has been 2002’s Far from Heaven, the period-fanatical story of forbidden gay love giddy with the melodrama of Douglas Sirk’s

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18 February 2013-02-18

 Out in the UK This Week       Skyfall (MGM, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD) Towards the end of the 50th anniversary Bond the whole things starts feeling like a double page spread in a posh

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Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple in Horns

2 March 2015-03-02

    Out in the UK This Week     Leviathan (Artificial Eye, cert 15) Not to be confused with the clankingly atmospheric 2012 documentary about trawler-fishing, this Leviathan is something like a retelling of

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Casey Affleck in Out of the Furnace

9 June 2014-06-09

    Out in the UK This Week     The Past (Artificial Eye, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD) After Fireworks Wednesday and A Separation, something more muted from Asghar Farhadi, a drama set in France rather

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