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AT THE MOVIES #795                   STALIN WASN’T STALLIN’

Dan Slevin reviews three recent releases with roots back into the late 19th Century.

Low budget studio Blumhouse teams up with horror auteur Leigh Whannell and star Elisabeth Moss to reboot the famous Universal Studios property based on an 1897 novel by H.G. Wells.

Mr. Jones is a pan-European drama that tells the story of a mild-mannered Welsh journalist who stumbled across one of the greatest crimes of the 20th Century - the Soviet Famine in Ukraine in 1933. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Finally getting a release after years on the shelf thanks to the Harvey Weinstein scandals, The Current War has been handed back to the director (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) and is now released in a “Director’s Cut”.