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  • The Last Picture Show
  • Badlands
  • Persona
  • Solaris

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  • Jane

    ★½

  • 18½

  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    ★★★

  • Cult of Chucky

    ★★★★½

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  • BMX Bandits

    BMX Bandits

    ★★★

    BMX riding kids find the proceeds of a bank robbery and end up pursued by the crooks who originally stole it. A bit Scooby Doo, a bit Enid Blyton and a bit Junior Kickstart. This probably would have been my favourite movie when I was 7, and it's still quite good fun now.

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★½

    Passable, by the numbers, biopic with a decent performance from Will Smith as Richard Williams, father and coach of Venus and Serena. Like many biopics, you have to wonder if a documentary treatment might have been more insightful.

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  • See the Sea

    See the Sea

    ★★★★★

    Regarde La Mer [See The Sea] exists in a strange place between short film and feature. At 51 minutes it is really neither one nor the other. Ozon's final short before embarking on Sitcom, his first feature, See The Sea is a supremely assured piece of work from a young director finding his voice.

    Hails plays a young English woman living by the sea in France with her baby daughter, her French husband away on business. One day a backpacker…

  • Ginger & Rosa

    Ginger & Rosa

    ★★

    Sally Potter’s latest is the very definition of a mixed bag. There are some really good things here, but unfortunately they are wrapped in a film that is terribly inconsistent, full of baffling decisions and things that feel unfinished.

    Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are two girls of sixteen, born on the same day in 1945 and best friends all their lives. In 1962, however, they begin to drift apart as Rosa becomes interested in boys, while Ginger’s…