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TRAN­SCEN­DENCE The great cin­e­matog­ra­pher Wally Pfis­ter makes his di­rec­to­rial de­but with a tale of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence star­ring Johnny Depp and Re­becca Hall (left), plus Mor­gan Free­man. TRACKS Gor­geous look­ing study of one woman’s ef­forts to walk from the Aus­tralian in­te­rior to the coast dur­ing the 1970s. Mia Wasikowska stars. EX­HI­BI­TION The lat­est Pin­teresque piece from Joanna Hogg, di­rec­tor of Un­re­lated, fo­cuses on the tri­als of two con­tem­po­rary artists. Viv Al­ber­tine (late of The Slits) stars.


FRANK Lenny Abra­ham­son’s new film is a de­li­ciously weird de­light. Michael Fass­ben­der wears a huge false head through­out as a rock singer with flavours of the

late Frank Sidebottom. BAD NEIGH­BOURS A fra­ter­nity house moves into a quiet sub­ur­ban neigh­bour­hood. Com­edy en­sues. Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Christo­pher Mintz-Plasse as­sist with the mayhem. BLUE RUIN Ex­cel­lent Amer­i­can re­venge thriller that’s been gath­er­ing cult fol­low­ing at fes­ti­vals world­wide. Young Jeremy Saulnier, di­rec­tor of the no­to­ri­ous Mur­der

Party, is be­hind the cam­era. POM­PEII Bang, boom, shout! Paul Thomas An­der­son brings his ag­gres­sive aes­thetic to the fall of the tit­u­lar Ro­man city. Ex­pect a great deal of ac­tion. TARZAN 3D Europ­ud­dingy an­i­mated ver­sion of the ad­ven­ture clas­sic that brings me­te­ors and ra­pa­cious con­glom­er­ates into the pic­ture. Heart­throb Kellan Lutz voices the lead char­ac­ter.

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