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THE SIXTH SENSE (15)

The famous twist may be foolish (anti-clockwise, if anything) but the film still upholds its atmosphere of calm macabre. And Haley Joel Osmet as Cole is really something - he looks as though he were born wearing his dead father's tie. Terrific stuff.

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (15) It brings to mind Eliot's line in The Waste Land: "At my back in a cold blast I hear/ The rattle of bones, and a chuckle spread from ear to ear ..." A meditation on exposure and voyeurism that belongs with the likes of Rear Window.

BOWFINGER (12)

Steve Martin stars as a no-hope director who casts Hollywood superstar Eddie Murphy in an alien invasion flick called Chubby Rain. Martin's script and performance confirm a return to form.

OPENING THIS WEEK

ONEGIN (12)

A Fiennes family adaptation of Pushkin's verse novel - Ralph produces and stars, sister Martha directs, with music by brother Magnus. Liv Tyler also stars.

A WALK ON THE MOON (12) Way back in the early 1980s, Diane Lane was the Bratpack's top totty. After a decade of TV tosh, she returns in a Dustin Hoffman film set during the summer of Woodstock.

RANDOM HEARTS (15) Harrison Ford stops at nothing to find the truth; Sidney Pollack directs.

FANNY AND ELVIS (15)

Ray Winstone falls in love with Kerry Fox after she crashes into his Jag. Written by Band of Gold's Kay Mellor. AQ

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