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The Snowman (2017) starring Michael Fassbender

Review and podcast of Tomas Alfredson's baffling and tensionless mess of an adaptation of Jo Nesbø's novel, featuring the novelty tune Popcorn by Hot Butter of all things.

Michael Fassbender in the Jo Nesbø adaptation The Snowman

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017) directed by Denis Villeneuve

A lengthy but impressive sequel - which effectively expands upon its predecessor's world and themes - starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto and Ana de Armas.

A giant, holographic Ana de Armas in Blade Runner 2049


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Daphne (2017) starring Emily Beecham and Geraldine James

Peter Mackie Burns' funny and cathartic character study of Emily Beecham's standoffish titular tomboy takes time to warm to, but is well worth it.

Emily Beecham as the tomboyish Daphne


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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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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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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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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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England Is Mine (2017) starring Jack Lowden and Jodie Comer

This controversial imaginary biopic of the young Morrissey's life comes across as aloof, miserable and vaguely pretentious.

Jack Lowden as the enigmatic Morrissey


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