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TV preview: This Is England ‘88 | I Had The X Factor ... 25 Years Ago: A Wonderland Special

Set during the early 80s tumult of Thatcher’s Britain, filmmaker Shane Meadows’ autobiographical This Is England was one of the most affecting coming-of-age dramas to emerge from British cinema in years.


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Review: Puss in Boots (TBC)

Unburdened of the smugness of the Shrek films that spawned him, Puss gets a chance to pinball around a confusing yet entertaining mishmash of fairytale fun

Film review: Footloose

By no means a classic, the original Kevin Bacon vehicle was at least made with passion and originality, but this too-faithful remake doesn’t have anything to justify it

Film review: Midnight in Paris

Owen Wilson is so utterly unlike his nebbish director that even a slightly rehashed time-travelling theme and lectures on nostalgia can’t spoil this enjoyable film

Film reviews: Tyrannosaur | Johnny English: Reborn | Perfect Sense | The Three Musketeers

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Film review: Attack the Block

In his debut feature Joe Cornish cannily walks a fine line to give both young and old audiences their own perspective on a surprisingly ruthless horror comedy

Film reviews: The Way | Take Me Home Tonight | Red Hill | Outside the Law | How I Ended This Summer

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DVD reviews: The Next Three Days | Biutiful

The Next Three Days Lionsgate, £17.99

Film reviews: Insidious | Cold Weather | The Veteran | Farewell | Upside Down: The Creation Records Story

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DVD reviews: The Green Hornet | Dobermann

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Film review: Thor

The latest Marvel hero to smash into cinemas, Thor may have a daft story but he benefits from surprisingly appropriate direction and the cast's charm offensive

Interview: Leigh Whannell and James Wan, creators of the Saw franchise

The creators of two big-earning films with an average budget of $1m want to spread their wings a little and see what they could do if Hollywood gave them some leeway

Rise of the Avengers: Marvel Comics set for summer assault on the box office

The roster of Marvel Comics' biggest super-team grows with two new films this summer, but will the public's appetite for heroes match that of die-hard fans?

DVD reviews: The Tourist | Confessions

The Tourist Optimum, £19.99

Interview: Anthony LaPaglia - actor on the trail of betrayal Down Under

Anthony LaPaglia hopes his latest role as a reporter investigating the murder of journalists in an invasion tacitly backed by Western powers has brought truth to light

Film review: Arthur

Russell Brand's new vehicle fails to play to his strengths, it has none of the original's charm and the script is so awful only Helen Mirren scrapes by with dignity intact

Film reviews: Red Riding Hood | Winnie the Pooh | Your Highness | Little White Lies | Armadillo

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