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Fifty Shades Darker: Make it stop

You know the best way to open a high profile erotic thriller? Child abuse. Grainy black-and-white footage of a child about to be beaten in a dilapidated crack house. You’re getting flustered just reading that, ain’t ya? Fifty Shades Darker ...

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Toni Erdmann: Don’t lose the humour

Festival darlings can be a mixed bunch. Although festivals often give a platform for more niche and auteur films, the swinging attitude of booze and schmoozing with the stars can see lacklustre films heaped with accolades they do not deserve. ...

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The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley

Can you think of any books that entirely populated by women? No? Well, now you’ll be able to name one. Kameron Hurley’s first stand-alone novel, The Stars are Legion, coming from Saga Press in the US and Angry Robot in ...

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Jackie: There won’t be another Camelot

The BBFC rating before the film noted simply ‘brief strong violence’. That answered my biggest query about Jackie before I went in. Given the notorious incident on which the film hinges, the inclusion of a graphic depiction raises issues of ...

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