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A Week In Film #559: Nearly there

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Teen Wolf
Michael J Fox as a beta high school student who discovers he is from a long line of werewolves, which improves his ball game no end. Thoroughly inconsequential but fun.

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City Of Lies
Very watchable take on LAPD detective Russell Poole’s part in the investigation of and theories around the murder of Christopher ‘Biggie Smalls’ Wallace. Directed by Brad Furman, and it’s far more compelling than his previous movie The Infiltrator, which made a different true crime drama seem rather turgid. With Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker, and some strong turns from the likes of Glenn Plummer, Toby Huss, Laurence Mason, Shea Whigham and Dayton Callie. Contrasts interestingly with the TV series Unsolved, which threaded the Poole track into the later Greg Kading-led reinvestigation, which favoured an East-West beef motive.

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Wonder Woman
Ended up not really paying attention, but Gal Gadot seemed about as convincing as anyone could be, as an immortal BDSM cheesecake Amazonian princess. Pretty watchable for a DCU movie. Directed by Patty Jenkins, who did the Aileen Wuornos drama Monster.

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The Great Hack
Strong documentary about Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Trumpism and Brexit.

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Engaging doc about the late 90s HIV outbreak centred in the Valley around performer Marc Wallice. Directed by Brendan Spookie Daly.

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True Grit (2010)
Tasty un-Coen Bros remake by the Coen Bros of the John Wayne Western, with Kurt Russell perfectly cast as a grizzled Texas Marshal hired by a single-minded young girl to hunt down the outlaw who killed her family.