Mortdecai

January 23rd, 2015 by

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Director: David Koepp Cast: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor Certificate: 15a Running Time: 107 minutes Release Date: January 23rd It’s difficult to know where to even start critiquing a film like Mortdecai, a creation so incapable of taking any aspect of itself seriously; how can anyone else attempt to? Perseverance is required to […]


Ex Machina

January 21st, 2015 by

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Director: Alex Garland Cast: Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleesson and Alicia Vikander Certificate: 15a Running Time: 108 minutes Release Date: January 23rd Ex Machina, the directorial debut from screenwriter Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine), tackles one of the most familiar tropes in all of sci-fi: if we can create a machine that can replicate human […]


American Sniper

January 14th, 2015 by

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Director: Clint Eastwood Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Brian Hallisay and Luke Grimes Certficate: 15a Running Time: 133 minutes Release Date: January 16th Chris Kyle is considered an American hero. But heroism is a complex thing, for one man’s hero is another’s villain. In America he was mythologised by fellow troops as ‘The Legend’, in Iraq, he […]


Apples of the Golan

January 14th, 2015 by

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Directors: Jill Beardsworth and Keith Walsh Certificate: Club Running Time: 80 minutes Release Date: January 16th Occupied by Israel since the Six Day War in 1967, Golan Heights, formally a part of Syria was once home to 139 villages of which only five remain. Irish directors Jill Beardsworth and Keith Walsh’s documentary Apples of the […]


Whiplash

January 14th, 2015 by

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Director: Damien Chazelle Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Paul Reiser Certificate: 15A Running Time: 107 minutes. Release Date: January 16th There is a saying that whatever you are doing on New Year’s day sets the tone for the rest of the year. I hope that proves to be true with the first movie you […]


Wild

January 14th, 2015 by

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Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Cast: Reese Witherspoon Certificate: 15a Running Time: 115 minutes Release Date: January 16th Following in the footsteps of Into The Wild or last year’s overlooked gem Tracks, Wild tells the story of a person going on a long walk in order to find themselves. This time round we’ve got Reece Witherspoon playing […]


Foxcatcher

January 8th, 2015 by

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Director: Bennett Miller Cast: Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo Certificate: 15A Running time: 134 minutes Release date: January 9th With 2011’s Moneyball, director Bennett Miller gave us a film that, while really quite good, was let down by the fact that it required a relatively functional knowledge of the sport of baseball in order to invest […]


Taken 3

January 7th, 2015 by

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Director: Olivier Megaton Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen Certificate: 12a Running Time: 109 minutes Release Date: January 8th Since his late-in-the-day career makeover with Taken in 2008, Liam Neeson hasn’t exactly been gracing the big screen with classics movies, or even good movies for the most part. Aside from The Grey, Neeson’s […]


Into the Woods

January 7th, 2015 by

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Director: Rob Marshall Cast: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine Certificate: PG Running Time: 125 minutes Release Date: January 9th If anyone is going to have a hand in reshaping fairy-tales into a post-modern, self-aware mould, then it should be Disney. Already having had a blast doing so with Enchanted, they’re at […]


Birdman

January 2nd, 2015 by

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Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Cast: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Zack Galifianakis and Naomi Watts Certificate: 15a Running Time: 119 minutes Release Date: January 1st An insanely talented Mexican writer/director, a powerfully raw central performance, a constant rollercoaster that can sometimes wade into pretension, lensed by cinematography wunderkind Emmanuel Lubezki… there are more […]


Enemy

January 2nd, 2015 by

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Director: Denis Villeneuve Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon and Mélanie Laurent Certificate: 16 Running Time: 90 minutes Release Date: January 2nd “All the world’s great events happen twice… the first time is a tragedy, the second time is a farce.” Adam, a dishevelled college professor, explains the systems of control used by dictatorships to his […]


Dumb and Dumber To

December 19th, 2014 by

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Directors: The Farrelly Brothers Cast: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Certificate: 15a Running Time: 109 minutes Release Date: December 19th Twenty years has past since the release of the first Dumb and Dumber and in that time has anyone been really anticipating a sequel? Don’t get me wrong I’m pretty sure that they are some very […]


Unbroken

December 19th, 2014 by

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Director: Angelina Jolie Cast: Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney and Garret Hedlund Certificate: 12a Running Time: 137 minutes Release Date: December 26th Sometimes you don’t have to try very hard for your film to be any good. Given the life story of Louis Zamperini – Olympic record-breaker, sent off into World War II, crash-landing […]


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

December 9th, 2014 by

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Director: Peter Jackson Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly and Benedict Cumberbatch Certificate: 12a Running Time: 144 minutes Release Date: December 12th Well, that’s that. With a combined length that would just about cover a long-haul flight to New Zealand, Peter Jackson can finally put Middle Earth to rest. Even […]