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Review - Ghosts

A review of Nick Broomfield's debut non-documentary film, the lightly fictionalised story of the illegal Chinese aliens who died while picking cockles in Morecambe Bay in 2004

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Review - Candy

Review of the druggie movie Candy, starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish as a pair of nice suburban Australians who believe they are the coolest heroin kids on the block

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Review - Eragon

Lord of the Rings meets Star Wars in a discount store in the UK knock-off about a young lad who befriends a dragon and sets off to save his land. It's not trying very hard at all

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Review - The Night Listener

Review of the film starring Robin Williams, about a gay late-night DJ who starts to get phone calls from a 14-year-old boy who's been sexually abused since the age of 8

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Review - Princes of the Yen

Review of the sensational documentary Princes of the Yen, which alleges that the Japanese economy was deliberately wrecked in the 1980s by the Bank of Japan, for ideological reasons

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Review - Enemy

Review of Denis Villeneuve's psychological thriller Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a professor who sees his doppelganger in a film and becomes obsessed.

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Review - The Grandmaster

Review of Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster, a biopic about Ip Man, the legendary martial arts master who popularised Wing Chun throughout the world and trained Bruce Lee

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Review - The Page Turner

Review of Denis Dercourt's deliciously icy thriller starring Déborah François as the page turner and Catherine Frot as the concert pianist whose life she has in her hands

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Review - Dead Man’s Cards

Review of flavoursome if unevenly acted Dead Man's Cards, the Liverpool-set gangster thriller set in a seedy club and starring Paul Barber and James McMartin as a pair of bouncers.

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