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Top 10 Films of 2017 (so far…)

10. Free Fire
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9. 20th Century Women
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8. T2 Trainspotting
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7. Lion
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6. Berlin Syndrome
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5. Lost City of Z
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4. Manchester by the Sea
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3. Raw
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2. Get Out
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1.  La La Land
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DVD

DVD review: Free Fire

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We’ve come to expect the unexpected from the eclectic films of indie filmmaker Ben Wheatley, as his rule-defying style can twist and mould genre conventions to fit his dark directorial visions. His latest project, which he co-wrote with his wife Amy Jump, is 70s crime caper Free Fire. The action unfolds over just one night in a derelict umbrella warehouse in Boston, Massachusetts. When business associates Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley) team up with facilitator Justine (Brie Larson) for a dodgy deal with Vernon (Sharlto Copley), Ord (Armie Hammer) and their squad of gun-runners, the tension is palpable. Not even so-called allies fully trust one another, let alone enemies so when an argument breaks out, a brutal shoot-out ensues.

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