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Movie review: The Dead Lands a bit of Maori brutalism

New Zealand movie examines an ancient tribal culture of revenge and honor, although it seems more interested in the fights, writes Jay Stone
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Movie review: Dancing Arabs an Israeli balancing act

An Arab teenager tries to find his way in Jewish society in a film about the human cost of Middle East tensions
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Welcome to Me, Myself and Whaa?

Movie Review: Welcome to Me Kristen Wiig pulls off the impossible as a mentally ill lottery winner in Shira Piven's dark satire set in the selfie-obsessed post-Oprah age
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Movie review: Tomorrowland

Disney pushes all the happy buttons in a quest to bring a silver lining to our cloudy future in the Vancouver-shot fantasy that stars George Clooney as a brainy curmudgeon  
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Movie review: Banksy does New York in style

  A documentary about the street artist in the big city becomes an inquiry into the meaning of art, Jay Stone writes  
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Movie review: Mad Max assaults the senses

George Miller choreographs visual chaos with an eye for the absurd in fire and blood reboot of the Mad Max franchise
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Movie Review: Seymour – An Introduction

Ethan Hawke steps behind the camera to direct a lovely, purposefully small movie that gently dusts the edges of existential angst as it animates the life of pianist Seymour Bernstein
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Movie review: Hot Pursuit yields tepid results

Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara do their best to inflate sagging entry in the bosom buddies comedy genre, but the results are tepid at best
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Movie review: Going Clear — Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Alex Gibney's latest non-fiction film proves perfectly creepy as it strips L. Ron Hubbard's cupboard bare, and shows us Tom Cruise as marionette mascot
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Movie review: Far from the Madding Crowd

Carey Mulligan and Danish director Thomas Vinterberg combine forces to bring the perfect practical touch to Thomas Hardy's pastoral classic, writes Katherine Monk