This week’s new cinema releases reviewed: from Dark Shadows to Café de Flore

Also out this weekend: All in Good Time, Faust, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Jeff Who Lives at Home and Charlie Casanova

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Dark Shadows

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Tim Burton directs Johnny Depp in this dark fantasy about a vampire who returns to his ancestral home and discovers that his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his help.

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All in Good Time

Amara Karan, Reece Ritchie and Meera Syal star in this touching tale about a pair of newlyweds who go on a disastrous honeymoon accompanied by the groom’s overbearing parents.

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Faust

The classic German legend of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge is given another airing by director Aleksandr Sokurov.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

A bloody and sadistic thriller starring Mel Gibson as a career criminal imprisoned by Mexican authorities who learns to survive life in the slammer with the help of a 9-year-old boy.

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Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Comedy about a slacker who discovers his destiny when he helps track his brother’s adulterous spouse, which stars Jason Segel as the titular waster.

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Charlie Casanova

A ruling-class sociopath kills a girl in a hit and run and then relies on a deck of cards to decide his fate in this Irish thriller from Terry McMahon.

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Café de Flore

Jean-Marc Vallée presents this multi-layered meditation on the theme of love, which stars Vanessa Paradis as the mother of a Down’s Syndrome boy in 1969 Paris.

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