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At the age of three 
Owen Suskind’s speech began to deteriorate. The once chatty kid started to detach from the outside world and retreat into 
a silent one all his…

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Who: Star of blockbusters Suicide Squad and The Legend Of Tarzan Why: This was the year Margot Robbie capitalised on the ‘next big thing’ heat she gained from 2013’s The Wolf Of…

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Usain Bolt has been the fastest man in the world for so many years that it’s hard to really remember a time before him. He turned sprinting from a deathly…

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We’ve all seen ENOUGH films to know that when aliens eventually come to Earth, they’ll do so for one of two reasons: they’ll either be set on blowing us to…

I, Daniel Blake

It would be hard to imagine a film that’s more of-the-moment than Ken Loach’s latest. It follows the life of Daniel, a middle-aged widower living in Newcastle. After a heart…

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Troll dolls with Jedward hair and the gormless stare of Bez from Happy Mondays have managed to be an on-off fad for over five decades. One might wonder why they…

Andrea Arnold’s previous films have been so bone-deep British – whether it’s people enduring domestic misery on council estates in Red Road and Fish Tank, or women in corsets, rain-sodden…

We were a simpler people when The Blair Witch Project came out in 1999. We believed it was just maybe possible that this film, purporting to be made up of…

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This adorable comedy is just the sort of directorial triumph that you’d expect to one day send its maker on to huge things. That’s already happened for Taika Waititi who,…

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Although Dawn Richard has never been a household name, she’s definitely had a taste of mainstream success. As a member of R&B girl band Danity Kane, she scored a pair…

Based on a true story, War Dogs has much that makes it seem perfect for film adaptation: intrigue, absurd twists, lots of gunfire. What it unfortunately lacks is a single…

There are several things in Sausage Party, the deeply weird and very funny new animation from the twisted minds of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Jonah Hill, that can almost…

In the vein of Catfish or The Imposter, Tickled is a documentary that repeatedly yanks the rug from under you. Every time you think you think you’re starting to make…

There’s reason to feel cautious about Ricky Gervais resurrecting David Brent. The mortifying boss from The Office, who made the vaguely familiar funnyman an overnight comedy hero in 2001, is…

Jazz trumpeters are having a surprising cinematic moment. Already this year Miles Davis has had the biopic treatment, care of Don Cheadle’s ambitious but messy Miles Ahead. Here, Ethan Hawke…

There’s no mystery as to why 20th Century Fox keeps making Ice Age films. The last two made over $850 million. The mystery is why they continue to be successful.…

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Left to right: Ethan Hawke as John and Greta Gerwig as Maggie
Photo by Jon Pack, Hall Monitor, Inc., Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Maggie (Greta Gerwig) has decided that she’s going to have a baby. She isn’t in a relationship so, as an independent New Yorker, she’s going to do it the modern…

Drive, which had Ryan Gosling cruising around beating people up in a neon fog, didn’t actually do its director Nicolas Winding Refn many favours. It was a big hit –…

James Wan turned The Conjuring, a horror with a well-worn story about a nice family living in a big old house with a big old ghost, into a crowd-chilling hit…