The Accountant

November 1st, 2016 by

Director: Gavin O’Connor Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal Certificate: 15a  Running Time: 128 minutes Release Date: November 4th While perfectly serviceable and with stand-out moments of acting and directing, The Accountant‘s sole purpose seems to be to maintain and promote the questionable ‘Ben Affleck: Action Hero’ brand. The film […]


The Armstrong Lie

January 29th, 2014 by

Director: Alex Gibney Cast: Lance Armstrong, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu, Johan Bruyneel Certificate: 15a Running Time: 124 minutes Release Date: January 31st “I like to win…but more than anything I just can’t stand the idea of losing because to me that equals death.” Documentarian Alex Gibney’s The Armstrong Lie aims to capture and harness the whirlwind […]


Teenage

January 24th, 2014 by

Director: Matt Wolf Cast: Jena Malone and Ben Whishaw Certificate: Club Running Time: 78 minutes Release Date: January 24th Typically the attitude of the layman is that the ‘teenage movement’ took flight in the 1950s accompanied by a collage of James Dean’s collective cinematic works and the emerging dynamism of Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison […]


Moon Man

December 24th, 2013 by

Director: Stephan Schesch, Sarah Clara Weber Cast: Katharina Thalbach, Ulrich Tukur Certificate: General Running Time: 95 minutes Release Date: December 27th Celebrated children’s artist and writer of  Moon Man Tomi Ungerer says that “There is a beauty in ugliness” and in many ways this sums up the charm of this animated adaptation. The film is not […]


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 13th, 2013 by

Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly and Luke Evans Certificate: 12a Running Time: 161 minutes Release Date: December 13th The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was a boisterous romp through Middle Earth, free from the occasional self-seriousness of its Lordly predecessor (or successor in literary […]


Far Out Isn’t Far Enough

December 12th, 2013 by

Director: Brad Bernstein Cast: Tomi Ungerer Certificate: Club Running Time: 98 minutes Release Date: December 13th “I have the full respect of a sheet of white paper, which I then will rape…with my drawings or my writing.” The portrait of ageing children’s literature giant Tomi Ungerer in Far Out Isn’t Far Enough is that of […]


Just A Sigh

December 10th, 2013 by

Director: Jérôme Bonnell Cast: Emmanuelle Devos and Gabriel Byrne Certificate: Club Running Time: 104 minutes Release Date: December 6th If one were to take the most poisonously sweet, syrupy, churned-out, cliché-ridden American romantic comedy and put it on one end of a spectrum, on the opposite end would be the pretentious, humourless bogged-down ordeal that […]


The Swell Season

December 5th, 2013 by

Director: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins and Carlo Mirabella-Davis Cast: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Certificate: 15a Running Time: 88 minutes Release Date: December 6th “Fairplay to those who dream,” is a phrase uttered by Marketa Irglová during her Academy Award acceptance speech for ‘Best Song’ in 2008 alongside partner Glen Hansard. If she was to […]


Black Nativity

December 5th, 2013 by

Director: Kasi Lemmons Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Nas Certificate: PG Running Time: 93 minutes Release Date: December 6th It appears that the ‘grim and gritty’ treatment has even crept its turgid way into the Christmas film genre, for such is the approach of Black Nativity, a […]


Computer Chess

November 20th, 2013 by

Director: Andrew Bujalski Cast: Patrick Riester, Wiley Wiggins, Myles Paige, Robin Schwartz and Gerald Peary Certificate: Club Running Time: 92 minutes Release Date: November 15th At one point in Computer Chess, a character refers to a computer program as being “different, very unconventional, strange and quite odd.” No line of dialogue more accurately describes Bujalski’s […]


Gravity

November 6th, 2013 by

Director: Alfonso Cuarón Cast: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney Certificate: 12a Running Time: 90 minutes Release Date: November 8th There was a time when films set in the vast unforgiving abyss of outer space didn’t have to deal primarily with lasers, phasers and lightsabers — they were tense, character-driven stories about the human condition in the […]


Thor: The Dark World

October 30th, 2013 by

Director: Alan Taylor Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins,  Christopher Eccleston and Idris Elba Certificate: 12a Running Time: 112 minutes Release Date: October 30th The popcorn sequel to 2011’s Thor sees alien realm Asgard reeling not only from the events of the first film but also last year’s Avengers Assemble (where thunder […]