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We Are the Best! - film review

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Swedish director Lukas Moodysson returns to form with a comedy that will delight anyone whose adolescence involved an obsession with rebellion, music and tragic haircuts

Locke: Tom Hardy stars in the road movie to end all road movies

For Steven Knight’s unmissable new film, Locke, Tom Hardy spends the entire 90 minutes driving on a motorway with the camera on his face. It’s an unconventional story that demanded a different approach, discovers Nick Curtis

New DVD releases: April 2014

Reviews of the latest DVD and Blu-ray releases, plus box sets and movie downloads

The Last Days on Mars - film review

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Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams and Romola Garai are among the space crew who run foul of a mysterious microbe in Ruairi Robinson’s outer space thriller

Mystery: The Strange Colours Of Your Body’s Tears

The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears - film review

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Obfuscation and coffee-table porn dominate in this Italian horror film

The Lunchbox - film review

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When a lunchbox is misdirected in Mumbai, letters are exchanged between benumbed, middle-aged accountant and a neglected young wife

Disturbed: Olivia Cooke in The Quiet Ones (Picture: Allstar)

The Quiet Ones - film review

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John Pogue's supernatural shocker set in Seventies Oxford sees a professor persuade a group of students to help him cure and film a disturbed young woman, played here by Olivia Cooke

Film director Jeremy Saulnier on his revenge thriller Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin brilliantly mixes suspense, emotion and gore. Director Jeremy Saulnier tells Nick Roddick how the movies he and his star Macon Blair made together as boys helped create a film ‘designed to make you squirm’

Half of a Yellow Sun - film review

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Adapted from Adichie’s prize-winning novel, this film by Biyi Bandele starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor explores the nuances of sexual liberation and the Nigerian-Biafran war

Ex-mercenary Simon Mann returns to globe's trouble spots

A former mercenary who was jailed for 34 years after a failed coup in Africa is returning to the world’s trouble spots armed only with a camera.

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