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Maggie: Decay moves slowly, so make death quick

This slow-moving, emotional, low-budget film feels out of place amongst Arnold Schwarzenegger’s filmography. But I suppose, like anyone, Arnie gets sick of doing the same thing over and over. It’s an impressive attempt at branching out. His role in Maggie ...

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Timbuktu

Timbuktu tells the story of a community living under the oppression of jihadi forces in the eponymous city in Mali. It takes a largely ensemble approach, following various plot strands in the lives of both the Islamist police and the ...

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Ant-Man: Heroes don’t come any bigger

I was well positioned to be disappointed with this film. A studio having ‘artistic differences’ with the writer/director is never good – add the fact that the auteur in question was geek superman Edgar Wright and that Ant-Man was a passion project ...

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Amy: The tragic story of Amy Winehouse

Amy is the latest documentary from acclaimed director of Senna Asif Kapadia. Using home videos, filmed concerts, TV footage, and material from the paparazzi rabble that came to follow her around, Kapadia reconstructs the tragic story of Amy Winehouse. Opening ...

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I Feel Holy: Suicide in London

The streets throng with people outside Barbican’s bricked barricades. The day Suicide are holding their Punk Mass in London, not only is the Great City Race passing by but the London Underground’s enduring its first complete strike in 13 years. ...

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Magic Mike XXL: Back to the grind

It was relatively quiet on opening night in my local cinema, but one thing was clear: apart from my companion, there were no other men in the room. The first of the Magic Mike films advertised itself very much as ...

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Terminator: Genisys

The Terminator franchise has had its hardships over the years. In truth, it is a pity it is regarded as a franchise. The first film is a wonderfully grungy and taut action thriller with more than a little horror in ...

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