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Blue Velvet (Empire Masterpiece)

“It’s a strange world,” young Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) tells high school senior Sandy (Laura Dern) following his macabre discovery in some scrubland in the town of Lumberton, North Carolina: a severed human ear. If the world was strange before,

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Blue Velvet (Empire Masterpiece)

“It’s a strange world,” young Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) tells high school senior Sandy (Laura Dern) following his macabre discovery in some scrubland in the town of Lumberton, North Carolina: a severed human ear. If the world was strange before,

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Room (★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

Brie Larson won the Oscar, and deservedly so, for her heart-rending performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Irish playwright Emma Donaghue’s bestselling, Booker-shortlisted novel … but it could just as easily have been Jacob Tremblay (eight when he shot the

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Room (★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

Brie Larson won the Oscar, and deservedly so, for her heart-rending performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s adaptation of Irish playwright Emma Donaghue’s bestselling, Booker-shortlisted novel … but it could just as easily have been Jacob Tremblay (eight when he shot the

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Steve Jobs (★★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

David Fincher jumped ship, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s 200-page screenplay took the form of a bizarre triptych, ending before the game-changing iPod, and Michael Fassbender looked nothing like its subject… yet audiences who overlooked Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs – it

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Steve Jobs (★★★★★ Empire DVD Review)

David Fincher jumped ship, and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s 200-page screenplay took the form of a bizarre triptych, ending before the game-changing iPod, and Michael Fassbender looked nothing like its subject… yet audiences who overlooked Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs – it

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Camp X-Ray (★★ Empire DVD Review)

From vamps to camps: Kristen Stewart channels Clarice Starling as the army private assigned to Guantanamo Bay in 2009, where she strikes up a fractious friendship with an Arab detainee (A Separation’s Peyman Moaadi). Perhaps director Peter Satter’s intention was

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Camp X-Ray (★★ Empire DVD Review)

From vamps to camps: Kristen Stewart channels Clarice Starling as the army private assigned to Guantanamo Bay in 2009, where she strikes up a fractious friendship with an Arab detainee (A Separation’s Peyman Moaadi). Perhaps director Peter Satter’s intention was

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Iona (★★★ Empire Review)

After a traumatic incident on the mainland, Iona (Ruth Negga) returns to her Scottish island namesake with her 15-year-old son in tow., hoping to come to terms with her past. Instead, her visit re-opens old wounds, threatening the God-fearing tranquility

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Iona (★★★ Empire Review)

After a traumatic incident on the mainland, Iona (Ruth Negga) returns to her Scottish island namesake with her 15-year-old son in tow., hoping to come to terms with her past. Instead, her visit re-opens old wounds, threatening the God-fearing tranquility

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Mojave (★ Empire Review)

Suffering an existential crisis, filmmaker Thomas (Garrett Hedlund) takes off into the Mojave desert, where he runs across a drifter (Oscar Isaac) who becomes entangled in his life – with deadly consequences. William Monahan earned his screenwriting stripes with Kingdom

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Mojave (★ Empire Review)

Suffering an existential crisis, filmmaker Thomas (Garrett Hedlund) takes off into the Mojave desert, where he runs across a drifter (Oscar Isaac) who becomes entangled in his life – with deadly consequences. William Monahan earned his screenwriting stripes with Kingdom

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Kill Your Friends (★★ Empire Review)

London, 1997: with BritPop in full swing, ‘A&R’ man Steven Stelfox struggles to make his way through the music biz minefield, willing to go to any lengths to find The Next Big Thing – or, at least, a killer ‘choon’.

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Kill Your Friends (★★ Empire Review)

London, 1997: with BritPop in full swing, ‘A&R’ man Steven Stelfox struggles to make his way through the music biz minefield, willing to go to any lengths to find The Next Big Thing – or, at least, a killer ‘choon’.