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Peter Rabbit.
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Review: Peter Rabbit (PG)

16/03/2018

The subterranean thumping you can hear throughout Will Gluck's family-friendly adventure isn't Beatrix Potter's eponymous floppy-eared creation and his anthropomorphic clan as they bound excitedly around their warren.

Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus Christ and Rooney Mara as Mary Magdalene.
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Review: Mary Magdalene (12A)

16/03/2018

A woman's most cherished asset - her reputation - is at the mercy of jealous, controlling men in director Garth Davis's revisionist religious drama, which attempts to wash away the stains of ill repute from Jesus' devoted disciple.

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Film Review: Lady Bird

23/02/2018

Since 1929, only five women have been nominated for the coveted Directing statuette at the Academy Awards and only one of those hopefuls won - Kathryn Bigelow in 2009 for The Hurt Locker.

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Review: The Shape of Water (15)

16/02/2018

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro recaptures the visual splendour and simmering menace of his Oscar-winning 2006 fantasy Pan's Labyrinth with a swoon-inducing reimagining of the Beauty And The Beast fairy tale set in 1962 Baltimore.

Colin Farrell as George Pierce and Denzel Washington as Roman J. Israel, Esq.
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Review: Roman J. Israel, Esq (12A)

02/02/2018

In 2014, screenwriter Dan Gilroy made an impressive directorial debut with the incendiary thriller Nightcrawler, which journeyed inside the twisted mind of an amoral cameraman, who sells footage of fatal traffic accidents to news stations.

Jay Dobyns as Wolfgang and Gerard Butler as Detective Nick O'Brien.
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Review: Den of Thieves (15)

02/02/2018

According to the opening sequence of writer-director Christian Gudegast's retread of the superior 1995 thriller Heat, Los Angeles is the bank theft capital of the world, notching up a robbery every 48 minutes.

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