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Hayato Ichihara and Lily Frankie in Yakuza Apocalypse

2 May 2016-05-02

Out This Week     A War (StudioCanal, cert 15) The Danes do Afghanistan in a bloody, tense drama that takes a left turn about halfway through. That’s after we’ve been given a long immersive

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Silje Reinåmo in Thale

4 March 2013-03-04

DVDs/Blu-rays out in the UK this week     Thale (Metrodome, cert 15, DVD) This tense fantasy thriller about a Norwegian police clean-up team finding a mythical creature in a hidden cellar is this year’s

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Ellar Coltrane as Mason, from five to 18

19 January 2015-01-19

  Out in the UK This Week     Boyhood (Universal, cert 15) As I write Richard Linklater’s ambitious drama is picking up Golden Globes like it was made of Velcro and looks like it’s

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Maika Monroe in It Follows

29 June 2015-06-29

  Out This Week   Appropriate Behaviour (Peccadillo, cert 15) The New York Neurotics Club – founder member Woody Allen, recent arrivals Lena Dunham (Girls) and Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha) – gets a new member in

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Marine Vacth in Jeune et Jolie

24 March 2014-03-24

Out in the UK this week     Jeune et Jolie (Lionsgate, cert 18, Blu-ray/DVD) Being hot is like a weapon. That’s what director/writer François Ozon’s drama about a French schoolgirl’s double life as a

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Chris Hemsworth and Benjamin Walker – In the Heart of the Sea

18 April 2016-04-18

  Out This Week In the Heart of the Sea (Warner, cert 12) Why have one sea adventure when you can have them all? Though ostensibly about the incident that inspired the writing of Moby

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James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride in This Is the End

4 November 2013-11-04

Out in the UK This Week     This Is the End (Sony, cert 15, Blu-ray/DVD) Armageddon, aka The Rapture, arrives at a big Hollywood party thrown by James Franco in an in-jokey comedy whose

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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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Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria

27 July 2015-07-27

  Out in the UK This Week   Clouds of Sils Maria (Artificial Eye, cert 15) Olivier Assayas follows Something in the Air, his largely autobiographical personal meditation on the aftermath of the events of

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