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Join the gang for a bit of movie news plus reviews of new cinema releases A Simple Favour, The Little Stranger and The House with a Clock in Its Walls, and home entertainment releases Truth or Dare and The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection

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The Little Stranger review

Lenny Abrahamson lends his adaptational talents to a 2009 ghost story novel, the result being a film that stands out with aplomb in a genre where it is increasingly difficult to be unique

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Listen in as the guys chat about American Animals, Puzzle, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Final Score, The Good Place and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

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American Animals review

Bart Layton's foray into one of America's most bizarre heists yields a film that is tight-knit, tense, and packing a potent emotional punch, laced with tinges of black humor and bound to resonate with at least some of today's youth

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Sicilian Ghost Story review

Sicilian Ghost Story is rife with astounding visual correspondences that require no words to have an effect, and are all the mightier for it

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Pacific Rim: Uprising review

Steven S DeKnight's sequel to Guillermo del Toro's robo-blockbuster may be rusty in some ways compared to its predecessor – but it's still no less of an enjoyable, if basic, action romp

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Hotel Artemis review

With a compelling premise, a delightfully colourful and caring cast and a gripping if somewhat plain plot with enough beats and small elements to keep you guessing, Hotel Artemis gives much-needed life to the ‘Neo noir’ genre and proves once more that small indie films can punch above their weight