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Benny & Jolene
(15) 86mins
★★✩✩✩

Filmmaker Jamie Adams seems to have been especially keen to make his debut. He called in favours from friends and pulled together this mumble core micro-budget mockumentary in a matter of days.

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Blue Ruin
(15) 90mins
On general release from Friday
★★★★★

If you only see one film from Sundance, Blue Ruin might well be the one to choose. This attention-demanding 90-minute wonder is a taut, sharp rethinking of the revenge movie.

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Actors Mark Strong, left, and James McAvoy, right, along with director Eran Creevy paid a visit to One Canada Square on Tuesday to mark the launch of Welcome To The Punch, which makes use of Canary Wharf and its surroundings extensively.

punch142.jpgA little local knowledge can go a long way and in the case of film director Eran Creevy it's helped him edge out Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt.

Creevy, who lives on the Isle of Dogs, shot his latest film, Welcome To The Punch, in and around Canary Wharf last year. He revealed his local connections meant he got the nod ahead of Pitt when it came to using the Wharf as a location.

bond.jpgThe Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is set to appear in yet another film after scenes from the latest James Bond movie were shot there.

The King William Undercroft, below the Painted Hall, was used as a "make-believe morgue" with "eight coffins draped in union jack flags" during filming for Skyfal, last Friday, according to the Footprints of London website.

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