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The Lodger

David Ondaatje's movie offers up a series of potentially interesting meta-texts, concerning the significantly named Manning's obsession and aggression, his professional identity and, of course, masculinity.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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Silk

A beautiful movie. So very, very beautiful. Achingly beautiful, excruciatingly beautiful, tear-inducingly beautiful.

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The Hoax

The film does not shy away from the innate unlikability of its leading man and it also explores, cannily, the damage one person’s dishonesty can inflict upon everyone around them.

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The Da Vinci Code (2006)

If religion, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, is the fashionable substitute for belief, then The Da Vinci Code, judging by author Dan Brown’s quasi religious following, has asserted itself as the fashionable substitute for religion

Marc Acherman
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Luther (2003)

This is the type of movie you can imagine history teachers embracing, on account of the facile and accessible way it tackles the subject matter.

Tim O'Neil
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