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Fabrice Luchini between blow-up dollies of Stalin and Mao in In the House

22 July 2013-07-22

Out in the UK This Week       In The House (Momentum, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) François Ozon’s thriller/farce is as clever as you’d expect from a man who gave us the relationship-in-reverse drama 5X2.

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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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Britt Robertson in Tomorrowland: A World Beyond

5 October 2015-10-05

  Out This Week     Tomorrowland (Disney, cert 12) When did we give up on believing in the future? Can we believe again? Writer Damon Lindelof sets out to tackle the turn to postmodernism

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Oscar Isaac sings in Inside Llewyn Davis

26 May 2014-05-26

  Out in the UK This Week   Inside Llewyn Davis (StudioCanal, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) The Coen brothers specialise in films about absence or lack – The Man Who Wasn’t There being the most obvious

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Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin

14 July 2014-07-14

  Out in the UK This Week       Under the Skin (StudioCanal, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD/digital) Brian Glazer’s most attention-grabbing film since Sexy Beast is another experiment in genre – this time he’s playing with

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Tashiana Washington and Ty Hickson in Gimme the Loot

2 September 2013-09-02

      Gimme the Loot (Soda, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) A debut movie by writer/director Adam Leon, someone with something to say, Gimme the Loot is appropriately about two black kids (skin colour is an

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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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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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Michael Parks and Justin Long in Tusk

25 May 2015-05-25

  Out This Week   Tusk (Sony, cert 15) After the wobble of Red State, Kevin Smith seems to have got his midlife crisis out of the way and now roars back to form with

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