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Lean on Pete (2017)

Lean on Pete is about a boy who lives in the Pacific Northwest, a big change from Andrew Haigh's previous two features about couples, young and gay, old and straight, set in England. In a way, Lean on Pete, from a novel by musician and…

Only Yesterday (1991)

Great films are transportive - they cultivate a sense of time and place that feels lived-in and specific, and use elements of production design, costume and sound to tell a story separate from the plot. In Only Yesterday, the place is…

Dracula (1958)

One of the jewels in the Hammer Studio crown, Terence Fisher’s colourful and camp take on Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula is soon to be released on Blu-ray crisper, brighter and longer than ever before. Dracula has been restored once…

The Three Musketeers (2011)

O, Three Musketeers, how do I loathe thee? I'd count the ways, but life's too short, and I'd much rather pen an 800-word critical maelstrom. I shall address you in the form of a letter. Firstly it should be stated, as to clarify my…

The Devil’s Double (2011)

Uday Hussein (Dominic Cooper) led a life of immoral excesses, gaining notoriety across the world for his savage tantrums and acts of causal barbarity. The eldest son of Saddam, Uday's notion of power was clearly lent to him by an empire he…