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The Crying Game (dual format edition)

This controversial 1990s hit is newly remastered and available on Blu-ray for the first time.

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The Spring River Flows East (DVD)

Considered one of the great Chinese films of the period.

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El Sur (dual format edition)

‘One of the best in Spanish cinema history’ — Pedro Almodóvar

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The Glass Shield (dual format edition)

Charles Burnett’s mid-90s thriller starring Michael Boatman and Ice Cube.

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Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Comedies (Blu-ray set)

Double-disc set featuring newly restored films from 1915.

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Napoleon (Blu-ray & DVD box sets)

The restored masterpiece with Carl Davis’s epic score.

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Film of the week: The Fits explores the feints and bounds of girlhood

This intensely physical debut film from Anna Rose Holmer sets its tale of growing up, fitting in and breaking out in a community gym where a teenage tomboy exchanges her boxing gloves for a sequinned leotard. But does it duck the challenge of addressing social questions, asks Ginette Vincendeau?
Ginette Vincendeau
Thursday 23 February 2017

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