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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 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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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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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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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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The Beguiled (2017)

Sofia Coppola's remake is slow-as-molasses to start with, but eventually becomes truly beguiling entertainment.

Female ensemble in Sofia Coppola's remake

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EIFF 2017: Bad Day for the Cut (2017)

Standard but well-acted and suitably authentic revenge thriller set in Northern Ireland.

Nigel O'Neill in Bad Day for the Cut

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The Age of Shadows

Fans of Jee-woon Kim’s other films should feel right at home with this period action thriller.


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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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