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Review - Cars

Have the wheels come off Pixar? Mawkishness seems to have replaced energy and invention at the studio… no hang on, this is the studio that gave us Toy Story.

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Review - Miami Vice

So masculine it could be used an infertility treatment, Michael Mann’s feature length Miami Vice actually tells the same story that eventually ground down the

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Review - Three Times

Shu Qi and Chang Chen are the actors playing three different sets of lovers, in 1911, 1966 and 2005, in this unusually beautiful film from director Hou Hsiao-hsien.

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Review - The Alibi

Also known as Lies and Alibis, this is one of those “who’s zooming who” comic thrillers – Tarantino dialogue, some swish Soderbergh camerawork. And Steve Coogan

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Review - Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Review of Heart of Gold, the show Neil Young put on in Nashville in 2005 and captured by Jonathan Demme, who made the great Talking Heads documentary Stop Making Sense

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Review - Enemy at the Gates

Review of Enemy at the Gates, starring Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz, a film set during the battle of Stalingrad and focusing on two snipers

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Review - The Arrival of Wang

Review of The Arrival of Wang, aka L'arrivo di Wang, a science fiction film by the Manetti brothers, directed by Antonio Manetti, written with his brother Marco

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Review - Bleak House

The BBC's 2005 Bleak House is their best Dickens since Martin Chuzzlewit, stars Anna Maxwell Martin, Gillian Anderson, Charles Dance and Carey Mulligan.

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Review - Bob Le Flambeur

A review of Bob Le Flambeur, the last word in Parisian chic, a mix of Gallic savoir faire, American hats and cars, dialogue drawled out the side of the mouth and

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