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Mother! (2017) written and directed by Darren Aronofsky

This apocalyptic psychological and metaphorical horror seems to be a case of Emperor Aronofsky’s New Clothes.

Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem


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God’s Own Country (2017) written and directed by Francis Lee

Harry J. Ford reviews this raw, intense Yorkshire farm-set romance between a farmer's son and a Romanian immigrant, starring Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu.

God's Own Country starring Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu


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It (2017) Stephen King adaptation directed by Andy Muschietti

Review and podcast of the Andy Muschietti-directed adaptation of Stephen King's novel starring Bill Skarsgård, which works better during the coming-of-age dramatic scenes than during those involving horror.

Pennywise played by Bill Skarsgård


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Detroit (2017) directed by Kathryn Bigelow

This guest review from Movie Marker takes a look at Bigelow’s film about the murder of three black men during the 1967 Detroit Rebellion by police. John Boyega stars.

Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit


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Logan Lucky (2017) directed by Steven Soderbergh

A silly but pleasurable big screen comeback heist flick starring Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig and Katie Holmes.

Channing Tatum and Adam Driver in Logan Lucky


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The Work (2017) directed by Gethin Aldous and Jairus McLeary

Dogwoof presents this uncluttered and harrowing documentary directed by Gethin Aldous and Jairus McLeary, which focuses on The Inside Circle Foundation's work in Folsom Prison in California.

The Work 2017 documentary

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The Ghoul (2016) written and directed by Gareth Tunley

Harry J. Ford looks at this ambitious Lynchian thriller, which is marred by a lack of budget and confusing narrative.

The Ghoul written and directed by Gareth Tunley


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A Ghost Story (2017) starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara

A quiet, modest film which successfully communicates thematic ambition far beyond what most filmmakers could conceive as possible.

Rooney Mara in A Ghost Story


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Atomic Blonde (2017) starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy

This particular Atomic Blonde has her finger right on the John Wick button.

Charlize Theron and James McAvoy in Atomic Blonde

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The Big Sick (2017) starring Kumail Nanjian and Zoe Kazan

Dave Longmore looks at the romantic comedy The Big Sick, directed by Michael Showalter.

Kumail Nanjian and Zoe Kazan in The Big Sick

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