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Girl Who Played With Fire, The

Hot on the heels of flat-packed thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, every Guardian reader’s favourite kickboxing, lesbian Goth avenger/sociopath is back in the second of Swedish author Steig Larsson’s Millenni...
 
 
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Undertow

Debut film by director Javier Fuentes-León, Undertow is a sympathetic and engaging tale about two men in love in a culture where it is frowned upon – not to mention the fact that one of them happens to be married t...
 

 
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Frontier Blues

A low key comedy about a handful of men living on the Iran border that, while staggering to behold at times, is an ultimately flawed attempt to charm. When a film’s main focus is addressing people’s boredom it is vi...
 
 
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Rough Aunties

Rough Aunties is a shocking and moving documentary about Bobbi Bear, a group of women in South Africa who aggressively aid the needs of abused and molested children who would otherwise suffer in silence. A real heartbreaker. Th...
 

 
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Sorcerer's Apprentice, The

From the man who brought us the massive movie franchise based on a Disney theme park ride comes a movie based on a scene from a Disney animation. OK, that movie happens to be the classic masterpiece Fantasia, and the scene is o...
 
 
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Switch, The

A rom-com that adheres to the genre but is lifted by an on form Jason Bateman. While romantic comedies never go out of fashion they do go through fads. The current one seems to be that of the sperm donor and or surrogate, clear...
 

 
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Two In A Wave

Two In A Wave, a French documentary that does not quite have the punch as the subject matter might suggest. Director Emmanuel Laurent and scriptwriter Antoine de Baecque focus on two of the most well-known filmmakers of French ...
 
 
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Alamar

A beautifully shot and acted ode to the bond of a father and son.   Alamar, which translates “To The Sea”, is a rare thing of wonder, in the current climate of cinema. It has little-to-no plot to speak of, but it is one of...
 

 
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Leaving

A modern-day Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Catherine Corsini’s Leaving (Patir) stars the mesmerizing Kirstin Scott Thomas in the French love triangle tale, out now on DVD. Bored-housewife and builder fantasies usually co...
 
 
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London River

Franco-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb’s London River is the compelling drama that stars Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyate as two parents in search of their missing children in London after the 7/7 terrorist attack. A start...