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Murder on the Orient Express (2017) directed by Kenneth Branagh

This sumptuous Agatha Christie adaptation, also featuring Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley and Michelle Pfeiffer, does what it says on the tin decently enough.

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars in Murder on the Orient Express

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) starring Chris Hemsworth

Taika Waititi's entry in the Marvel Comics Universe - also starring Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett - puts a firm emphasis on having fun.

Jeff Goldblum in Thor: Ragnarok

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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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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Luc Besson's adaptation of comic book Valérian et Laureline is a flawed feast of visual imagination.

Weird and wonderful aliens in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


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​Ghost in the Shell

This visually impressive adaptation is sadly a dull ghost of its manga and anime forebears.

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Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Duller would be a more appropriate title for this one.

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Fences

Long and miserable adaptation of August Wilson's play is hamstrung by remaining too faithful to its stage origins.


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​Nocturnal Animals

The relationship between life and art.


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​Ethel & Ernest

Nostalgic but sad.

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The Girl on the Train

A satisfying mystery with Emily Blunt.

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