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Hector

Peter Mullan is warm and weather-beaten as Hector, a grizzled homeless man on his way from Scotland to London for Christmas. For Mullan fans, it’s a rare opportunity to see him playing a character who doesn’t trouble the psycho...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Intern

The Intern wants you to know that it’s OK for women to want it all. Women! It yells. You can run your own start up and have a perfect family all while being irredeemably kooky! Or not, if you don’t want to! Just do what you wan...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Wolfpack

Reviewing Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack should be an uncomplicated business: it’s spectacular, and everyone needs to see it. Haunting and funny and moving and sad and uplifting: name your adjective, it probably applies. But pi...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Wonders

Watching The Wonders teaches you a lot about making honey. Long and intricate – very long, very intricate – sequences give a step by step guide to this rural industry, as we watch 12 year old Gelsomina help her fath...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Mr Holmes

Obviously, everyone loves a sexy Sherlock. But there’s no trace of one here, which is terribly worrying: will anyone under 50 go to see Mr Holmes? Bill Condon’s take on Sherlock in his twilight years is gentle and complex and i...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pelo Malo

Pelo Malo teases out themes of identity and belonging through Junior, a 9-year-old boy with an unusual passion, and his mother whose life of violence and poverty means she can’t understand his alien desires. If the set up sound...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Margaret

Margaret finished shooting in 2005. And, just six years of re-edits, studio-disputes and ugly legal battles later, it exploded into movie theatres up and down the UK. Well, actually, it exploded into just one cinema, in London,...