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Christopher Fowler
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No spoilers Denis Villeneuve's 'Arrival' is big-budget SF that starts pretty much where 'Close Encounters' ended. The first five minutes establishes that 12 gigantic space vessels have appeared around the earth, and we now have to figure out how to contact them without getting our heads blown off. Why have they come here - and why land in Devon? As one scientist says; 'Why those places? All we can…
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Christopher Fowler
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With winter nights drawing in I'd hoped we would get a bumper crop of horror films - my guilty pleasure - and after the beautiful-looking but cartoonish 'Crimson Peak' I'd hoped for something original at the low-budget end. Instead I watched 'We Are Still Here', an astoundingly bad, illogically plotted haunted house movie starring former scream-queen Barbara Crampton which had inexplicable rave…
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