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FANS OF The X-Files television series have been heard to complain that the show's itinerant approach to conspiracy theories had taken some of the lustre out of the subject. In which case, the film version isn't likely to offer any compensation. But it looks splendid on the big screen. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (left) reprise their roles as FBI agents Mulder and Scully, and the screenplay (by the series' creator Chris Carter) gives them a meaty conundrum to chew on.

On general release

In The Castle, truck driver Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton) decides to fight back and stand up for his rights when his home is threatened with demolition to make way for an airport. A classic case of the little man fighting his corner, this is an entertaining Australian piece of kitsch.

Limited release