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Patriots Day

Given recent terror attacks in London and Manchester Patriots Day’s home release could not have come at a worst time. That is far from being a damning indictment of the film, if anything it is quite the opposite. Because Patrio...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The LEGO Batman Movie

Remember the best thing about The LEGO Movie? No, not Everything Is Awesome (but, yes, that was awesome) but the real scene stealer? Chris Pratt did an able job of carrying the movie it was Will Arnett’s perfect gravel voiced p...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Great Wall

Boasting a budget of £120 million, Zhang Yimou’s (House Of Flying Daggers) English-language debut film is China’s most expensive co-production. And the result of all those accumulated zeros is impressive: an eye-popping movie, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ip Man: The Final Fight

Since the first Ip Man film in 2008, starring Donnie Yen, the story of Bruce Lee’s tutor has captivated Hong Kong film-makers. While that first film – and its sequels – used Ip as a vehicle for kick-ass action, many...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Mulholland Drive

It is more than a coincidence that in the year David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returns to screens we also get a spruced up 4K edition of his masterpiece Mulholland Drive. Because, back when Lynch was beavering away with Agent Cooper a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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La La Land

From its seven Oscar, and then six when it turned out Bonnie & Clyde had nearly robbed Moonlight, La La Land remained the true darling of this year’s awards season. Many sighted it was because Hollywood didn’t make musicals...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Melody

This utterly charming film was born of a clever bit of business. Already successful in the field of advertising and an experienced director in his own right, David Puttnam decided to purchase the rights to a series of songs by ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Manchester By The Sea

Writer director Kenneth Lonergan, who won an Oscar for his Manchester By The Sea screenplay, is clearly a man fascinated with grief and trauma. All of his three directorial efforts, starting with You Can Count On Me, Margaret a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Passengers

There is a strange sense of parallel universes that play out between Passengers journey to the big screen and the story of the film itself. In 2007 Jon Spaihts’ screenplay was on The Black List – a list of Hollywood’s mos...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Drunken Master

Frequently ranked as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time, Drunken Master revolutionised modern action cinema. It also introduced the world to martial arts superstar Jackie Chan, who burst onto the scene in 1978 w...