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A Week In Film #376: Stronger

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Mea Culpa
More Gilles Lellouche, more Vincent Lindon, this time together and as former cop partners who do things their way when faced with a brutal new crime gang in town.

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The Central Park Five
Looking at the rabid atmosphere in which five youngsters were convicted for a notorious New York crime.

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Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller gives great reboot, and holds his nerve by basically making his near-mute title character step back whilst Charlize Theron does all the heavy lifting as new character Imperator Furiosa.

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48 Hrs.
None more eighties: Walter Hill directing Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte as wisecracking criminal and grizzled detective who have a certain amount of time to bust the case wide open.

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Birdman (Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)
Michael Keaton plays Michael Keaton in thinly disguised drama documentary about his post-Burton years. Fun stuff from Alejandro G Iñárritu.

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American Ultra
Smalltown stoner Michael Cera turns out to be a secret super agent, in a Cheech & Chong meets Long Kiss Goodnight type affair from Nima Nourizadeh and Max Landis. Kristen Stewart is good as his girlfriend, John Leguizamo as a local dealer.

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Trainwreck
Likeable gender-reversed romcom, with Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. Tilda Swinton does her woman-with-a-thousand-faces thing as a magazine editor.

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Minions
Not so great Despicable Me spin-off.