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Brad's Status review – Ben Stiller has first world problems in mixed, minor comedy
The perils of social media jealousy are intriguingly explored in this well-observed tale but an inane voiceover and overwhelming sense of familiarity prove distracting

Benjamin Lee

10, Sep, 2017 @3:00 AM

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I Love You, Daddy review – Louis CK's brazen comedy is a screwball success
The comedian writes, directs and stars in a black and white homage to Woody Allen which tackles button-pushing issues with daring panache

Peter Bradshaw

10, Sep, 2017 @1:33 AM

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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water wins Venice Golden Lion
Festival’s top award goes to romantic fantasy starring Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon, with Israeli film Foxtrot taking the runner up prize

Staff and agencies

09, Sep, 2017 @6:58 PM

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Professor Marston & the Wonder Women review – vanilla-flavoured origin story
This drama about the man behind Wonder Woman lacks the kink and complexity of the real-life story, with the most tasteful three-way sex scene in history

Peter Bradshaw

09, Sep, 2017 @3:15 PM

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Michael Keaton: ‘There was a lot of bad taste in the 90s and I contributed to that’
From Beetlejuice to Batman to Birdman: the actor on superheroes, surprise roles and his second act

Hadley Freeman

09, Sep, 2017 @8:30 AM

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Journey's End review – Sam Claflin first world war drama proves run-of-the-military
Saul Dibb’s adaptation of the celebrated RC Sherriff play struggles to convey the claustrophobia of the trenches and lacks the assuredness of this summer’s other major war movie, Dunkirk

Charles Bramesco

09, Sep, 2017 @8:30 AM

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The Upside review – Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart get the most of out of cheesy, queasy remake of French hit Untouchable
The life affirming comedy about a wealthy quadriplegic and his ex-convict assistant boasts funny, powerful performances, but can’t escape its racial subtext

Jordan Hoffman

09, Sep, 2017 @6:52 AM

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Molly's Game review – Aaron Sorkin's poker drama is a bet that fails to pay off
The Oscar-winning screenwriter makes his directorial debut with the long and rambling tale of ‘poker princess’ Molly Bloom, brought half-heartedly to life by a miscast Jessica Chastain

Benjamin Lee

09, Sep, 2017 @6:20 AM

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Stronger review – Jake Gyllenhaal is Oscar-worthy in moving Boston marathon drama
The true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost both of his legs in the 2013 bombing, is told with detail and care in a film that works hard at avoiding cliche

Benjamin Lee

09, Sep, 2017 @12:30 AM

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The Death of Stalin review – Armando Iannucci has us tremblin' in the Kremlin
The Thick of It and Veep writer’s tilt at Soviet-era satire boasts an outstanding cast, with Simon Russell Beale as the secret police chief with a satanic surprise

Peter Bradshaw

08, Sep, 2017 @11:01 PM

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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House review -
Peter Landesman’s revisiting of the Washington Post’s source’s role during Watergate is a probing if all too predictable political period piece

Jordan Hoffman in Toronto

08, Sep, 2017 @7:24 PM

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Taylor Sheridan: 'The big joke on reservations is the white guy that shows up and says: "My grandma is Cherokee"'
The Sicario and Hell or High Water writer has turned director with Wind River, an acclaimed crime thriller set on a Native American reservation. He discusses the Great Spirit, police shootouts, and Nick Cave’s giant cat

Gwilym Mumford

08, Sep, 2017 @2:45 PM

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