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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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Perfect Blue (1997) directed by Satoshi Kon - UK rerelease

A review of the classic anime which looks at the pressures of fame and the objectification of women. It is being rereleased in selected UK cinemas on 31st October 2017.

Perfect Blue explores the doppelgänger concept in the context of the pressures of fame

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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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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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Alien: Covenant

An improvement over Prometheus, but still a misfire.

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The Handmaiden (Director’s Cut)

Manipulation, cruelty and subterfuge are on the menu in this visually sumptuous masterpiece Chan-wook Park.


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Raw

Viewers who like some meat with their blood need to watch this subversively disturbing French-Belgian horror.

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Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart is the highlight of an occasionally chilling supernatural drama that doesn't quite come together.

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​Train to Busan

Korean "zombies on a train" horror is an initially exciting but ultimately wearying journey.

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More cinema releases

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