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A Field in England

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A bold, curious and unsettling historical journey into darkness...
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Published on July 12, 2013
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A Good Day to Die Hard

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A disaster devoid of tension or motivation...
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Published on February 18, 2013
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A History of Violence

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An intriguing thriller from David Cronenberg that is not what it may first appear ...
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Published on September 26, 2005
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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

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An amusing comedy that remains faithful to the character
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Published on August 15, 2013
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All is Lost

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A survival film that never quite delivers on its individual promise
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Published on January 10, 2014
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American Sniper

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An examination of the glorification of masculine individualism, rather than the nuances of the war in Iraq; by James Slaymaker
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Published on January 26, 2015
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A Most Wanted Man

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Joseph Oldham lauds this adaptation of John Le Carré's 9/11 novel for its tension, atmosphere and perfomances
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Published on September 25, 2014
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Apocalypto

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Though straining for profundity, Gibson's latest is finally simply a hulking behemoth of an action movie...
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Published on January 28, 2007
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Apollo 18

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What are the uses of the 'found footage' aesthetic for horror cinema?...
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Published on September 07, 2011
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A Scanner Darkly

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An exceptionally dark, and stylistically devastating, take on Phillip K. Dick's druggie sci-fi from Richard Linklater.
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Published on August 30, 2006
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Atonement

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An adaptation that sorely misses the elements that made its source material so fine a novel...
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Published on October 12, 2007
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Attack the Block

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Shaun of the Dead collides with Kidulthood in Joe Cornish’s breezy, fun, but rather naïve horror thriller...
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Published on May 20, 2011
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Austenland

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An engaging and thought-provoking journey into the Austen industry
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Published on October 08, 2013
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