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  • Lost Bullet

    Lost Bullet

    ★★★★

    From the get go, this stylish and lean French thriller is everything one would want it to be. Unable to escape from his jammed seat belt after an ingenius attempt to raid a jewellery store, Lino (a very good Alban Lenoir) is approached by police officers intrigued by his mechanical expertise. Intent on improving police vehicles for ram raids and car chases, a lead officer, Charas (Ramzy Bedia), provides Lino leave from prison to help them develop the vehicles.

    What…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★

    Under the guise of darkness, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) enacts her escape. It is clear she is in an acute state of fear. Her partner, Adrian (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), lies asleep in their bed. She dares not to breathe as she carefully locates medication and a stowed away bag before disabling alarms and running.

    The first sign of light in Invisible Man is artificial. It's not until later that daylight enters the equation when the audience finds Cecilia in safety at the…

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  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★½

    Watching through fingers is a common tactic when unable to deal with the amount of embarrassing and cringe-worthy moments shown on screen. Usually, it's reality television when a contestant fails dismally or is rejected after a significant faux pas. Sacha Baron Cohen has been doing it for years. From the days of his Da Ali G Show, he's always presented humour that causes significant discomfort and an uncontrollable urge to squirm.

    In 2006, he managed to score an Oscar nod…

  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★★

    Helmed by Whale Rider director, NIki Caro, Mulan is the latest live-action remake of the animated Disney original. Looking, at times, very expensive, Mulan tells the story of a young girl growing up in China whose energy appears limitless.

    Constantly chastised by the village in which she grows up, she has an ally in her father, Zhou (Tzi Ma), who does his best to let her gifts develop whilst maintaining a respectful place within societal expectations. As time goes on,…