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Willem Dafoe in The Hunter

29 October 2012-10-29

Out in the UK This Week     The Hunter (Artificial Eye, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) There’s a totally immersive sense of place in this engrossing thriller starring Willem Dafoe as the titular hunter in kill-or-be-killed

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Tessa Thompson in Dear White People

17 August 2015-08-17

    Out This Week   Dear White People (Signature, cert 15) A sharp, smart and almost breathless satire on race, racism, post-racism and the whole damn thing, set in an American university where an

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Viktor Gerrat in Silent Souls

22 October 2012-10-22

Out in the UK This Week           Silent Souls (Artificial Eye, cert 15, DVD) Two men from an almost extinct Russian ethnic sub-group, the Merja, take the dead wife of one

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Christian Grey shares a tender moment with Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey

22 June 2015-06-22

  Out This Week   Fifty Shades of Grey (Universal, cert 18) This decade’s Da Vinci Code – the book read by people who don’t often read books – is a basic Mills & Boon/Harlequin

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BB-8 and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars the Force Awakens

11 April 2016-04-11

  Out This Week     Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney, cert 12) You don’t go to a Rolling Stones gig to hear new tunes. And you don’t turn out for Star Wars –

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George Clooney in Hail, Caesar

27 June 2016-06-27

  Out This Week   Hail, Caesar (Universal, cert 12) To describe the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar as a love letter to Hollywood is to understate the woozy, delirium of these two middle aged men

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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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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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Ingvar Eggert Sigur∂sson in Of Horses and Men

22 September 2014-09-22

  Out in the UK This Week     Of Horses and Men (Axiom, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) The jacket photo of the DVD shows a man sitting on a mare that’s being mounted by a

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