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The Autopsy of Jane Doe

the-autopsy-of-jane-doe-posterDirector: André Øvredal

Writer: Ian B. Goldberg, Richard Naing

Cast: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton, Olwen Catherine Kelly

Cert: 18 (TBC)

Running time: 99mins

Year: 2016


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What’s the story: Late one night father and son coroners Tony & Austin Tilden (Cox & Hirsch) take charge of a “Jane Doe” corpse. As they investigate cause of death, shocking secrets are uncovered.

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What’s the verdict: Hot off the cold heels of Swiss Army Man, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is another 2016 movie where the central character happens to be deceased. But, where Swiss Army Man was a bedfellow to Weekend at Bernie’s, The Autopsy of Jane Doe snuggles up closer to the similarly titled The Corpse of Anna Fritz (minus the kinkiness).

Troll Hunter director André Øvredal proves he...

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Lone Survivor (2013)

Lone Survivor Quad Poster - WahlbergDirector: Peter Berg

Writer: Peter Berg

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch

Cert: 15

Running time: 121mins

Year: 2013

The lowdown: His career not sunk by Battleship, writer/director Peter Berg puts in hard yards to redeem himself with the based-on-true-events Lone Survivor. Mark Wahlberg again demonstrates a commitment to physically gruelling cinema as one of four Navy SEALs caught deep behind Taliban lines in hostile Afghanistan in 2005, enduring a lifetime of punishment as he fights his way out. As politically conservative and enamoured of military hardware as all Berg’s movies, but as bruising survival cinema it is gripping.

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The full verdict: Although unapologetically gung-ho, Lone Survivor is a corrective to Battleship and Berg’s 2007 film The Kingdom, ...

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Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche - Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, quad posterDirector: David Gordon Green

Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch

Cert: 15

Running time: 94mins

Year: 2013

 

The lowdown: Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch renew their ultra-indie credentials with David Gordon Green’s sweet, rambling charmer. Based on the 2011 Icelandic film Either Way, Rudd and Hirsch play two listless guys repainting roadside yellow lines following a California forest fire. Not one for those wanting fast-paced excitement, but breezily pleasant with enough depth to make it worthwhile.

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The full verdict: Best known as the director of Pineapple Express, The Sitter and (urgh) Your Highness, David Gordon Green returns to the indie roots of his earlier films George Washington and All the Real Girls for Prince Avalanche.

Rudd (bizarrely resembling Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Bloo...

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