Crime films

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The Infernal Machine review – Guy Pearce’s reclusive novelist dials up the paranoia
Pearce impresses as a writer drawn out of tragedy-imposed hiding in an atmospheric thriller that ultimately blows hot air

Leslie Felperin

01, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Out of This World review – art and misogyny collide in murderous obsession
The psychotic male with a poetic side is an old saw, but director Marc Fouchard brings some original and freshly disturbing touches to it

Leslie Felperin

29, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Alleys review – gritty and watchable Jordanian drama of criss-crossing lives
In Bassel Ghandour’s debut feature set in Amman, the stories of interweaving lives are told through some great performances, but lead nowhere significant

Leslie Felperin

29, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Casque d’Or review – Jacques Becker’s gripping tragic drama of Parisian lowlife
Simone Signoret stars in a dark tale of love in the belle époque underworld that is a unmissable classic with a pitilessly grim finale

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery review – Daniel Craig’s drawling detective is back
Benoit Blanc returns, with a cast of A-listers from Edward Norton to Janelle Monáe, in Rian Johnson’s ingenious new whodunnit romp

Peter Bradshaw

23, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Fence review – rough justice on the meanish streets of 1980s Bristol
Likable debut feature casts Sally Phillips as the mother of two tearaways, one of whom turns crimefighter when his motorbike is pinched

Leslie Felperin

22, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Three Day Millionaire review – Grimsby’s cheeky-chappie answer to Guy Ritchie
A laddish Britcom about trawlermen planning a heist while on shore leave has plenty of camaraderie but not enough sense of what’s at stake

Cath Clarke

21, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Amaryllis review – the oddest split-screen silent-movie musical you’ll ever see
Thomas Lawes plays a synth score on screen as a teen drama plays out above – a bold experiment that doesn’t fully work

Phil Hoad

21, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Runner review – drug-bust thriller with nicely Shakespearean overtones
Cameron Douglas gives a deeply felt performance as a cynical cop who strong-arms a teen screwup into helping with a bust

Phil Hoad

20, Nov, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery review – crisply mischievous sequel
Daniel Craig is back as the ace detective in Rian Johnson’s expertly crafted whodunnit, set on the private island of Edward Norton’s billionaire doofus

Wendy Ide

19, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Confess, Fletch review – Jon Hamm wisecracks through screwball mystery
Greg Mottola’s amiable film rattles along with a host of wacky characters and Hamm’s more sophisticated portrayal of Irvin Fletcher

Peter Bradshaw

17, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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LA Seduction review – remake of 60s cult flick dials up the misogyny
The original at least reflected its era but this updated story of a woman targeted for sexual assault by a couple of drifters is a nasty pulpy mess

Cath Clarke

16, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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