Captain America: Civil War

April 28th, 2016 by

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Director: Joe and Anthony Russo Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Shaw, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hollander Certificate: 12a Running Time: 147 minutes Release Date: April 29th “Universe” is a euphemism for “cash-cow” in the film industry. It justifies sequels, prequels, spin-offs and gimmicks, but more […]


Demolition

April 28th, 2016 by

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Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Heather Lind and Chris Cooper Certificate: 15a Running Time: 101 minutes Release Date: April 29th Demolition has a certain rhythm to it. We meet Jake Gyllenhaal’s Davis Mitchell as he, slumped down in his seat, asks his wife if it’s okay to lower the orchestral music playing in […]


Friend Request

April 22nd, 2016 by

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Director: Simon Verhoeven Cast: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Mosely and Connor Paolo Certificate: 16 Running Time: 92 minutes Release Date: April 22nd While there is no shortage of bad films out there to see, it is rare that you can find one so atrocious, that it goes full circle and ends up on the other side, […]


Louder Than Bombs

April 21st, 2016 by

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Director: Joachim Trier Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Julianne Moore and Gabriel Byrne Certificate: 15a Running Time: 109 minutes Release Date: April 22nd Whether in cinema, or literature, the idea of writing a story about telling a story has by and large ended up being monopolised by male writers, and perhaps, this explains some of the egotism […]


The Jungle Book

April 14th, 2016 by

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Director: Jon Favreau Cast: Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson and Giancarlo Esposito Certificate: PG Running Time: 105 minutes Release Date: April 15th When Disney announced its intentions to remake their 1967 classic adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, it would be understandable for any potential writers, or directors to have said […]


The Brand New Testament

April 14th, 2016 by

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Director: Jaco Van Dermal Cast: Benoit Poelvoorde, Yolande Moreau and Pili Groyne Certificate: Club Running Time: 113 minutes Release Date: April 15th An accusation often levelled against Christianity by the anti-theistic essayist Christopher Hitchens was that the word of their God revealed a jealous, insecure and petty character, abhorrent and misanthropic, unless one is to sing […]


Eye in the Sky

April 14th, 2016 by

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Director: Gavin Hood Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Barkhad Abdi Certificate: 12a Running Time: 102 minutes Release Date: April 15th At the beginning of Eye in the Sky, we meet Lieutenant General Frank Benson (Alan Rickman) facing off against an intimidating foe: a wall of Baby Annabell dolls. Phone in hand, he worriedly tells […]


Midnight Special

April 8th, 2016 by

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Director: Jeff Nichols Cast: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher Kirsten Dunst, Joel Egerton, Adam Driver and Sam Shepard Certificate: 12a Running Time: 111 minutes Release Date: April 8th In Michael Crichton’s Sphere, after the U.S. Navy discovers an alien spaceship at the bottom of an ocean, they corral a team of scientists of varying skill sets to […]


Dheepan

April 8th, 2016 by

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Director: Jacques Audiard Cast: Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan and Claudine Vinasithamby Certificate: 15a Running Time: 115 minutes Release Date: April 8th Based on Montesquieu’s ‘Persian Letters’, a loose novel of correspondences written by two Persian nobles as they experience Europe, Dheepan is a dark and paranoid contemporary tale of migration, Oreintalism and the concept of a lasting […]


The Huntsman: Winter’s War

April 8th, 2016 by

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Director: Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt Certificate: 12a Running Time: 113 minutes Release Date: April 8th Although never once uttered, “Well, that was convenient enough” should still be the definitive quote we cling onto from Cedric Nicolas-Troyan’s sequel-cum-prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, entitled The Huntsman: Winters War. Said […]


Mammal

April 1st, 2016 by

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Director: Rebecca Daly Cast: Rachel Griffiths, Barry Keoghan and Michael McElhatton Certificate: 16 Running Time: 100 minutes Release Date: April 1st While typically used in the context of drinking culture, the observation that Koreans are the Irish of the Far East may now extend to contemporary storytelling too, thanks to Rebecca Daly’s second feature length […]


Victoria

April 1st, 2016 by

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Director: Sebastian Schipper Cast: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau and Franz Rogowski Certificate: 15a Running Time: 138 minutes Release Date: April 1st Between 1994 and 1997, art house filmmaking split into two distinct entities, with the first noticeable shift coming when Pulp Fiction won the Palme D’Or at Cannes. Having scooped up the festival’s most prestigious award, […]


Court

March 24th, 2016 by

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Director: Chaitanya Tamhane Cast: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber and Gaetanjali Kulkarni Certificate: Club Running Time: 116 minutes Release Date: March 25th “If I were only fact based… the book of books then, in literature, would be the Manhattan phone directory. Four million entries, everything correct… and I do not know: do they dream at night? […]


Disorder

March 24th, 2016 by

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Director: Alice Winocour Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy and Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant Certificate: 15a Running Time: 98 minutes Release Date: March 25th After what seemed to be an endless run of roles casting him as a hunky romantic lead in films like Suite Française, A Little Chaos, and Far From the Madding Crowd, in Disorder, the second feature from […]