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Review — Alien: Covenant

Out of this world, or familiar failure?

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Top 5: Oscar Acting Snubs

The Academy does not always get it right

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Review: Assassin’s Creed

Stick to the Assassin’s Creed video games, because the film is a disappointment

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Feature: Should this really be DiCaprio’s year?

Almost every Oscar prognosticator is saying that Leonardo DiCaprio winning an Oscar this year is a near-sure thing—but, the question is, does he deserve it?

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Review: Steve Jobs

Aaron Sorkin’s sharp writing, Danny Boyle’s energetic direction and Michael Fassbender’s note-perfect performance make this unconventional biopic of Steve Jobs unmissable

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Top 5: Best Actor Oscar snubs

Highlighted here are our top five performances over the last five years. Shamefully, the Academy opted to not nominate any of the protagonists for Best Actor

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HOME Pick of the Week: Macbeth

Justin Kurzel’s take on the Scottish Play will wow audiences with its vibrant visual style and Fassbender’s towering portrayal of Macbeth

X Men Days of Future Past preview

Preview: X Men: Days of Future Past

Jack looks ahead to the hotly anticipated X-Men sequel, uniting the casts of both generations of mutant films


Contrary Corner: Best picture? Not exactly…

Leo tells us why he was one of the few to leave the cinema unimpressed after seeing Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning feature


Oscars 2014 Predictions: Best Supporting Actor

Mark McGrath tips Jared Leto to take home the golden trophy on Sunday night


Review: 12 Years a Slave

By the end of watching this film, it was clear to me that I had experienced something altogether different from what I had expected. It is not a ‘film you must see’ in a history textbook way, rather it is a film that deserves to be experienced as a piece of theatre, a work of art, an exercise in endurance.