The Deer Hunter (1978). Film review of the classic, 1978 Vietnam War drama

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Film review by Jason Day of director Michael Cimino’s movie about a group of steel mill workers who enlist to fight in the Vietnam war and find their lives irrevocably changed by it. Starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep.

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The big films released this week are…

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If you are off to the cinema this weekend, below is a list of the main movies being released in the UK. To find out your nearest cinema showing these films, use the Find Any Film website.

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Film of the week…released Wednesday 30 September

The Martian

Matt Damon stars as an astronaut stranded on the surface of Mars who must use science The Martian posterand ingenuity to survive on this most hostile of places. He is ably supported by the likes Jessica Chastain and Chiwetel Ejiofor who help mount a rescue as Damon figures out how to grow food and stop himself from imploding. Expect some big office returns for this sci-fi from Ridley Scott, released across most UK cinema screens, the official website will help you locate your nearest cinema.

And to get yourself really clued up, see our Maysa Moncao’s review of the film, which she caught at the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

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