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Review - Kids in America

Review of the high school comedy Kids in America, which has brains where most have only hormones, and which takes its various situations from real life

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Review - The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael

Some reviewers have called Thomas Clay's film "emotional rape". To which I say, get over yourselves, this is a gruesome examination of child-rearing gone very very wrong

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Review - The Spectacular Now

Spectacularly good, the highs and lows of teenagers in love, as demonstrated by Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley – acting like they mean it – and director James Ponsoldt. Well done, all.

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Review - Two Night Stand

Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton star in a two-hander romcom, a boy meets girl/boy loses girl affair that's funny, sexy and hugely likeable thanks to the stars and Mark Hammer's script.

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Review - Marie Antoinette

Sofia Coppola's biopic about the doomed Marie Antoinette stars Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman and is a languid, fairly drama free study of suffocating protocol

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Review - The Host

Bong Joon-ho's monster movie is one of the best of recent decades and shows you don't need a big budget to compete in this generally hi-tech world. Michael Bay take note

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Review - Sixty Six

A cosy British comedy about the impending barmitzvah of a London Jewish kid, which just happens to fall on the same day as 1966's football World Cup Final

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Review - Down in the Valley

Review of writer/director David Jacobson's drama starring Ed Norton as a delusional cowboy in modern day San Fernando, striking up a relationship with a girl half his age

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Review - Still Alice

A disease of the weeker given a polish by its standout cast – Julianne Moore as the linguistics prof with Alzheimer's, Alec Baldwin as her husband, Kristen Stewart as her youngest daughter

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