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Alien - 40th Anniversary (1979) dir: Ridley Scott

This rerelease of Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror confirms that it holds up remarkably well after four decades. It's a hyperreal exercise in tension with some surprising subtexts. Starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm & Yaphet Kotto.

Harry Dean Stanton in Alien (1979)

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BlacKkKlansman (2018) directed by Spike Lee

The Do the Right Thing director returns to form with a more poised and deliberate, yet still powerfully relevant, look at racism in America. John David Washington is a livewire revelation as Ron Sallworth, a black man who talks his way into the KKK in the 1970s.

Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman

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EIFF 2018: Flammable Children aka Swinging Safari (2018)

Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell and Julian McMahon are cast against type in an off-colour retro comedy set in an Australian seaside town in the 1970s which was inspired by writer-director Stephan Elliott's own childhood. Lots of fun - provided that you are not easily offended.

Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue in Swinging Safari

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DVD/BLU RAY

The Third Wife (2018)

ARTICLES

Monia Chokri in Emma Peeters

RETRO

Erik the Conqueror directed by Mario Bava

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