The Jungle Book

April 14th, 2016 by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]


The Club

March 24th, 2016 by

Director: Pablo Larraín Cast: Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers and Marcelo Alonso Certificate: Club Running Time: 98 minutes Release Date: March 25th At the beginning of The Club, the fifth feature from Chilean director Pablo Larraín and his first since his Oscar nominated No, we are presented with an almost tranquil scene. We are at a beach by the Chilean […]


My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

March 24th, 2016 by

Director: Kirk Jones Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Michael Constantine Certificate: 12a Running Time: 94 minutes Release Date: March 25th My Big Fat Greek Wedding from 2002 was a phenomenally-successful film adaptation, turning Nia Vardalos’ one-woman show into a twenty-one-person strong cast, working to complicate her life as she prepares for a ceremony that […]


Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

March 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Zack Snyder Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter Certificate: 12a Running Time: 151 minutes Release Date: March 25th How you feel about Man of Steel is going to heavily influence how you feel about Dawn of Justice. Did you dig the heavy sci-fi leanings, […]


Risen

March 21st, 2016 by

Director: Kevin Reynolds Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton and Cliff Curtis  Certificate:12a Running Time: 107 minutes Release Date: March 18th There are few films around at the moment that could be less tempting than Kevin Reynolds’ Biblical Epic Risen, which explores the death and return of everyone’s friend, Jesus Christ. Add to the basic premise, […]