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Bruised review – Halle Berry delivers one bloody cliche after another
Supporting actor Sheila Atim saves Berry’s earnest directorial debut​ ​about a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter

Wendy Ide

21, Nov, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Drive My Car review – supremely confident Haruki Murakami adaptation
A widowed actor bonds with his chauffeur in Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s beguiling film exploring the creative process, jealousy and guilt

Wendy Ide

21, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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King Richard review – Will Smith aces it as the Williams sisters’ tennis-coaching dad
Smith gets to the heart of Richard Williams in this sympathetic, very watchable biopic

Wendy Ide

21, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife review – spirited nostalgia trip
This feelgood remake of the 80s original will appeal to fans of a certain age – and, with Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard co-starring, possibly their children too

Wendy Ide

21, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Power of the Dog review – Jane Campion’s full-blooded, emotional western
Kirsten Dunst’s Rose is caught between her husband and Benedict Cumberbatch’s hard-bitten brother-in-law in this poetic return from the New Zealand director

Wendy Ide

20, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Will Smith: now Hollywood royalty, the star’s rise has been far from painless
From Fresh Prince to King Richard, personal upsets have so far failed to derail his childhood goal to be the world’s biggest film star

Wendy Ide

13, Nov, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Red Notice review – raiders and the lost arc
Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds find some loot but lose the plot in Netflix’s lavish yarn about an FBI art thief hunt

Wendy Ide

07, Nov, 2021 @12:30 PM

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7 Prisoners review – a powerful tale of slavery in modern-day São Paulo
An impoverished teen seeks to escape the clutches of a human trafficker in Alexandre Moratto’s complex drama

Wendy Ide

07, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Bull review – a terrifying thriller
Savage storytelling and compelling performances take Paul Andrew Williams’s revenge movie into another league

Wendy Ide

07, Nov, 2021 @11:30 AM

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The Card Counter review – don’t bet on it
Oscar Isaac’s fine performance as an enigmatic gambler is wasted in Paul Schrader’s somewhat sloppy drama

Wendy Ide

07, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Eternals review – everlasting comic-book mediocrity
Despite some hammy fun and excellent casting, Chloé Zhao’s delicate vision is steamrollered in this latest Marvel yomp

Wendy Ide

06, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Playlist review – appealingly gauche French twentysomething romance
A young woman dreams of working as an artist – and finding a man – in Nine Antico’s feature debut

Wendy Ide

24, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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