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Justice League movie review: Wonder Woman joins boys’ club led by mopiest Batman of all time

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Wonder Woman has appeared in cinemas twice since Gal Gadot graced our screens earlier this year, donning the gold tiara and swinging her truth lasso. The first, a biopic of the superhero’s real-life creator, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, shows how greatly the character has been homogonised since her progressive, button-pushing origins in the

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Blade of the Immortal film review: blood, gore and mayhem in balls to the wall samurai fest

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The latest film from prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike contemplates everyday occurrences and common grievances – such as opponents who cover their swords with bloodworm poison for a bit of extra kick, and a sorceress who transforms ordinary men into supernatural warriors. There is also a man who has carved the bones of his missing

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Detroit film review: Kathryn Bigelow’s police violence faux-exposé, made by and for white people

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Is the point of director Kathryn Bigelow’s new film Detroit, based on real-life events that transpired in what became known as the “long hot summer of 1967“, to draw connections to the Black Lives Matter movement? Many commentators have interpreted Bigelow’s characteristically hard-hitting, exposé-like drama about police violence along such lines, unpacking it in the

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Murder on the Orient Express film review: all hail Kenneth Branagh and his roadkill moustache

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Man, that moustache. That moustache. That…moustache. Director Kenneth Branagh faced no small challenge in making a decent cinematic fist of Agatha Christie’s famous page-turner Murder on the Orient Express, among the author’s most acclaimed – and most outrageously plotted – detective stories. Talented filmmakers have tripped over the text before, such as the great Sidney Lumet,

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Loving Vincent film review: classy, visually sumptuous van Gogh fan art

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It is not an exaggeration to say that the spirit of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings has been infused into every frame of Loving Vincent, a celebration of the artist’s distinctive impasto style. In this sort-of biopic, sort-of detective story there are 65,000 frames in total, each hand painted – marking the world’s first fully-painted feature

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