Scene from Murnau's Faust

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Thomas Bair and Sarah Bolger in Emelie

14 March 2016-03-14

  Out This Week     The Dressmaker (EV, cert 12) Husband and wife team Jocelyn Moorhouse (director/writer) and PJ Hogan (co-writer) hit us with a curious mix of the comic, the tragic and the

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Tang Wei and Chris Hemsworth in Blackhat

15 June 2015-06-15

Out This Week   Cake (Warner, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) Child actresses signal they’ve grown up and make a grab for respect by shedding their clothes; older actresses by shedding their makeup. So it proves with

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Man-cub Mowgli and Baloo

22 August 2016-08-22

  Out This Week   The Jungle Book (Disney, cert PG) A careful and clever live-action retread by Disney of their 1967 animated classic. Perhaps the cleverest thing Disney did this time round was to

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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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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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Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor in Transformers: Age of Extinction

17 November 2014-11-17

Out in the UK This Week     22 Jump Street (Sony, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) Since the undercover cops went to high school first time out, this time they must go to college. Directors Phil

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3 November 2014-11-03

    Out in the UK This Week       Chef (Lionsgate, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) The US TV show Diners, Drive Ins and Dives seems to be the inspiration for Jon Favreau’s warm-hearted comedy

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Mark Stanley as a soldier in a minefield in Kajaki

8 June 2015-06-08

  Out This Week     Kajaki (Spirit, cert 15) To find a really good, really British war film (so, no, not Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down or Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, both of

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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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