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The cartoonised Robin Wright in Ari Folman's The Congress

8 December 2014-12-08

  Out in the UK This Week     The Congress (StudioCanal, cert 15) With Waltz with Bashir, director Ari Folman used Tintin-esque animation as the visual clothing to a set of sober taped interviews

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11 February 2013-02-11

Out in the UK This Week           Beasts of the Southern Wild (StudioCanal, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD) It’s generated a gazillion column inches, tweets and web-posts, and you are now pretty much

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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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Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

7 April 2014-04-07

  Out in the UK This Week     The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD) One book, three films – there’s something almost Tolkienesque in that phrase, don’t you think? Against

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Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man 3

9 September 2013-09-09

Out in the UK this week   Iron Man 3 (Disney, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD/VOD) Drawing a veil over the fact that Avengers Assemble was in effect Iron Man 3, the official Iron Man 3 arrives

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Alex Essoe in Starry Eyes

16 March 2015-03-16

  Out in the UK This Week     The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Lionsgate, cert 12) Jennifer Lawrence works the adenoids in the third dump of Hunger Games literalism, in a series that

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Jamie Foxx is Django, in Django Unchained

20 May 2013-05-20

Out in the UK this week     Django Unchained (Sony, cert 18, Blu-ray/DVD) If you could cross Gone with the Wind, Shaft, and A Fistful of Dollars, you might end up with something like

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Juno Temple and Emily Browning in Magic Magic

5 May 2014-05-05

Out in the UK This Week     Like Father, Like Son (Arrow, cert PG, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) A couple of years ago Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda made an enchanting film called I Wish, about two separated

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Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit

8 April 2013-04-08

Out in the UK this week The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Warner, cert 12, Blu-ray/DVD) Having eventually run out of patience with the Lord of the Rings (with the books you could at least skip

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