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After the tidal wave of love that greeted 2011's The Muppets, it seemed inevitable that a sequel ("technically our seventh" as Dr Bunsen Honeydew points out) would disappoint. The Bret McKenzie-penned
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Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus review – powerful account of 'Europe's last dictatorship'
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In the Oscar-winning drama A Separation, the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi painted a piercingly insightful picture of a failing marriage framed within the strictures of a rigidly regulated society –
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When inspirational director Alan Clarke cooked up an authentic television portrait of incarcerated British youth in the late 1970s, the resultant film was so alarming that it was promptly banned by the
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