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The Disaster Artist (2017) directed by and starring James Franco

An intentionally hilarious adaptation of Greg Sestero’s autobiographical account of the making of Tommy Wiseau's unintentionally hilarious cult classic The Room.

James and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017) starring Annette Bening

Paul McGuigan's well-acted but grindingly depressing look at actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and her romance with Liverpudlian Peter Turner (Jamie Bell).

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

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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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The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) starring Colin Farrell

Yorgos Lanthimos' tense and uneasy Kubrick-style masterpiece, also starring Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan and a song cameo by Ellie Goulding's Burn.

Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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The Villainess (2017) directed by Byung-gil Jung

Review of an occasionally confusing but often epic and exhilarating South Korean variant of La Femme Nikita, starring Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin and Jun Sung.

Ok-bin Kim plays Sook-hee in The Villainess

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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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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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