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Review - The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire

Michael Oswald's documentary on how, as the British Empire collapsed, London became the centre of a new global system of tax avoidance

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Review - Northern Lights

Love and sodium street lighting are both tackled in this (almost) feature-length debut by talent-to-watch Nick Connor

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Review - The Devil Wears Prada

Anne Hathaway's simpering intern yields to Emily Blunt's posh British cow in this almost-satire on the fashion biz. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci do the grown-up stuff

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Review - Gypo

A UK Dogme movie – unusual enough – as are films this committed to working a grim premise to its miserable conclusion. Paul McGann, Pauline McLynn and Chloe Sirene star

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Review - Havoc

Anne Hathaway takes her clothes off and achieves an instant image makeover in a movie about pretty affluent white girls mixing with the gangbangers of East LA

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Review - Volver

Pedro Almodóvar back on form, Penelope Cruz back in a Spanish speaking role, in a comic, tender ghost story whodunit with a twist of Douglas Sirk. Dive in and enjoy

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Review - The Departed

Martin Scorsese takes a modern classic, Infernal Affairs, adds 50 per cent to the running time and emerges with a film that's vastly inferior though still undeniably entertaining

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Review - The Reception

Looking at first like a prickly relationship drama about married couples having a fractious weekend, John G Young's film reveals itself as a crypto-gay love story, Sadly.

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Review - Barnyard

The animation is fine enough, but there's so much wrong with this dim-witted animation from Paramount, that average movies like Over the Hedge look like Citizen Kane in comparison

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