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Review - Annie

Respectful, careful and clever updating of the 1992 musical, with Quvenzhané Wallis a button-bright little orphan Annie, and Jamie Foxx as her billionaire benefactor

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Review - The Interview

So unfunny it must have been written by the CIA, the comedy about a TV interviewer and his producer heading off to North Korea to interview Kim Jong-un

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Review - The History Boys

Review of the film adaptation of Alan Bennett's play about boys being crammed for Oxford and Cambridge. The language is what you'd expect from Bennett, the tub-thumping less so

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Review - I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed

A review of Serge Le Péron and Saïd Smihi's film that tries to shed light on the disappearnace and death of the Moroccan revolutionary Ben Barka in 1965.

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Review - The Signal

Low on budget, high on concept, a sci-fi movie about three young people kidnapped by aliens that has the balls to invoke Close Encounters, The Matrix and Vincenzo Natali's Cube

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Review - Snowpiercer

A crazy mess of a sci-fi fantasy movie from Bong Joon Ho set on board a 1,001-carriage train in a frozen post-apocalyptic world that contains society in microcosm

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Review - Stations of the Cross aka Kreuzweg

A religiously devout 14-year-old girl advances on her own way of sorrows in this powerful, austere German drama examining the religious mindset in a secular world

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Review - The Prestige

Murky of look, muddy of character, badly acted, thinly motivated and sparkle-free, Christopher Nolan's film about two warring magicians lacks magic. Oh irony.

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Review - The Salvation

Kristian Levring shows an old Dogme director can learn new tricks in this spectacular meta-western starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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