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The Lost City of Z (James Gray, 2016)

In charting the life of archaeologist and explorer Percy Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a fabled place in 1925, James Gray’s classical epic The Lost City of Z is a rare thing: a colonialism-based story led by white men that’s actually reflective regarding the British Empire’s intrusion upon and attitudes towards the Amazon…

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High-Rise (Ben Wheatley, 2015)

It’s the near future, though it (deliberately) seems to be the near future as imagined in the 1970s. Dr Robert Laing (Hiddleston) has set up home in a lavish high-rise designed by a grand architect (Irons). Presiding on the 25th floor, he develops trysts with the higher classes and friendships with those relegated below, including a documentarian (Evans) keen to provoke the dangerous social situation between levels. Violence and disarray are but a ticking time bomb away…

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