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The Guardian Film Show: Lucy, God Help the Girl, What If and Two Days, One Night - video reviews

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Catherine Shoard and Henry Barnes join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team watch Scarlett Johansson amp up her noggin in Luc Besson's pop science thriller Lucy; Daniel Radcliffe damp down the laughs in relationship comedy What If; the Dardennes brothers employ Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night, a drama about social justice in the job market; and a bunch of indie darlings warble around sunny Glasgow in Belle and Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch's God Help the Girl

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- Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard, Henry Barnes, Richard Sprenger, Jonross Swaby and Joan Portillo

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Why Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is the film you should watch this week - video

21 August 2014 12:30 AM, PDT

The best role in Sin City: A Dame for Kill For goes not to Josh Brolin, nor Eva Green, but the corrupt city itself. Henry Barnes recommends diving into the dirt with the flawed heroes and back-stabbing broads of Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's sequel. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is out in the UK tomorrow Continue reading »

- Henry Barnes

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Pride: watch George MacKay in an exclusive clip from the drama about the gay rights activists who joined the miners' protest - video

20 August 2014 8:26 AM, PDT

Pride tells the true story of a group of gay rights activists who, through the "Pits and Perverts" campaign, joined up with miners to demonstrate against Thatcher. In this clip, Joe (George Mackay), gets his first real taste of protest. Pride, which also stars Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine and Imelda Staunton, is released in the UK on 12 September

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- Guardian Staff

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The art of promotion: Hans Hilmann's film posters

20 August 2014 7:08 AM, PDT

One of the most important Modernist German graphic artists, Hans Hillmann designed 130 film posters between 1953 and 1974, including designs for landmark films such as Akira Kurosawas The Seven Samurai and Robert Bressons Pickpocket. As a tribute to the designer and illustrator who died in May this year, Kemistry Gallery will hold an exhibition of Hillmanns film posters, which starts 21 August and will run until 27 September

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- Guardian Staff

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'71: watch Jack O'Connell in the world exclusive trailer for the Belfast-set thriller video

19 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT

'71 sees Jack O'Connell (Starred Up, 300: Rise of an Empire, Skins) star as Gary, a young English squaddie abandoned by his unit in Belfast at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Stranded in hostile territory, Gary must escape through the riot-torn city. The feature debut of director Yann Demange, '71 is released in the UK on 10 October Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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