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Sometimes a great piece of song-casting at the end of the picture can propel an already excellent film into greatness—here are the five best closing songs

Interview: Alex Hurst

Alex Hurst, the director of the upcoming student short film Hostage, tells us about the film’s production through the University of Manchester’s new filmmaking society

The Walk

Review: The Walk

Aside from outstanding visuals in the final act, The Walk is largely a bore that drags along at the titular pace

James Moules shares the results of The Mancunion’s Oscar Predictions Poll, in which the Film Section’s editors and contributors told us who they think will win in the major categories on Oscar night, and who they reckon should win if it were solely down to them

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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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TV Binge: Doctor Who

Now in its ninth season since its revival, Doctor Who has surged back to top form following a pair of lacklustre series

Review: The Imitation Game

James Moules says that this Alan Turing biopic succeeds thanks to director Morten Tyldum’s strong eye for detail and Benedict Cumberbatch’s knockout performance.