This week’s new cinema releases reviewed: from The Raid to She Monkeys

Also out this weekend: Even the Rain, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The Source and 2 Days in New York

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The Raid

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Welsh director Gareth Evans presents this relentless action movie about an elite police squad who are sent to clear gangsters out a fifteen story building.

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Even the Rain

Political drama about a director shooting a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Bolivia, where the local people are protesting about plans to privatise the water supply

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (reissue)

The life and loves of the rotund Colonel Blimp are laid out in this warm-hearted drama from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

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She Monkeys

Two girls initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges, with each vying to stay in control of the other in this award-winning drama.

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The Source

Comedy drama set in a village where women threaten to withhold sexual favours if the men refuse to fetch water from a remote well.

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2 Days in New York

Chris Rock stars in this rom-com sequel to 2 Days in Paris, in which Julie Delpy falls in love with Rock unaware that his cultural background and her eccentric family won’t mix smoothly

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