EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
★★★★ Dir: Richard Linklater, (2015) The master of getting across what it's like to be young and aimless on the big screen goes back to college...
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GREEN ROOM
GREEN ROOM
★★★★ Dir: Jeremy Saulnier, (2015) With Blue Ruin Jeremy Saulnier made a quiet yet somehow screaming thriller. Macon Blair and his vengeful drifter slow cooked the film to...
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THE NICE GUYS
THE NICE GUYS
★★★★ Dir: Shane Black, (2016) This quick-fire 70s set buddy cop film from one of the lynch pins of the genre is a swift slapstick detective...
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BEFORE I WAKE
BEFORE I WAKE
★★★ Dir: Mike Flanagan (2016) Indie Horror fave Mike Flanagan delivers his first slightly average effort with this fantastical horror film about grief and loss. Before I...
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MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
★★★★ Dir: Jeff Nichols, (2015) The wonderful Jeff Nichols expounds on his work with Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud to create a beautifully blended science fiction film...
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THE INVITATION
THE INVITATION
★★★ Dir: Karyn Kusama, (2015) Karyn Kusama (director of Aeon Flux, Jennifer's Body and Girlfight) gets back to basics with The Invitation and this intriguing script from Phil...
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WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
★★★ Dir: Michael Moore, (2015) The ever pushy, but increasingly likeable, libertarian shit stirrer turns in his most optimistic and  thoughtful film in a long time; A...
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GOODNIGHT MOMMY
GOODNIGHT MOMMY
★★★★ Dir: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, (2015) This cold, calculated and rather nasty but incredibly effective Austrian horror film focuses on the paranoia of twins Elias...
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THE GREEN INFERNO
THE GREEN INFERNO
★★ Dir: Eli Roth, (2015) Horror whiz-kid Eli Roth might have dropped the ball more than a few times after a pretty dazzling debut. The Green Inferno expands (somewhat)...
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THE GIFT
THE GIFT
★★★ Dir: Joel Edgerton, (2015) The Australian actor/writer/director Joel Edgerton goes for the triple threat in this smarter and tighter than you might think psycho thriller which...
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THE WITCH
THE WITCH
★★★★★ Dir: Robert Eggers (2015) ... or The VVitch, if you like, is 33-year-old director, Robert Eggers' staggering debut. This is a horror film with hardly a jump scare in sight....
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HIGH-RISE
HIGH-RISE
★★★ Dir: Ben Wheatley (2015) J.G Ballard's "unfilmable" futuristic societal rap on the knuckles finally gets its comeuppance in Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump's brilliantly designed High-Rise....
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THE SURVIVALIST
THE SURVIVALIST
★★★★ Dir: Stephen Fingleton (2015) The Survivalist in Stephen Fingleton's rather green post apocalyptic debut kills to survive. After the films bleak, graphical introduction (a blue line...
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JUNUN
JUNUN
★★★ Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson (2015) The American master Paul Thomas Anderson documents the making of Junun; An album which Jonny Greenwood and Nigel Godrich helped play and record in an...
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HUSH
HUSH
★★★★ Dir: Mike Flanagan (2016) Stellar low budget horror favourite, Mike Flanagan, turns to a tired sub-genre and makes a cracking tension filled home invasion movie with...
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QUEEN OF EARTH
QUEEN OF EARTH
★★★★ Dir: Alex Ross Perry (2015) Last year's Listen Up Philip was a film which certainly divided; A talky, complicated study in the life of an abrasive author...
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HAIL, CAESAR!
HAIL, CAESAR!
★★★★ Dir: Joel & Ethan Coen (2015) American legends Joel and Ethan Coen have hardly put a foot wrong since their first family and friends funded noir...
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BONE TOMAHAWK
BONE TOMAHAWK
★★★ Dir: S. Craig Zahler (2015) Author S. Craig Zahler has created a very strange beast with this rather mental and gruesome genre bender. A classic searching western which looks...
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THE LOBSTER
THE LOBSTER
★★★★★ Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos (2015) The opening scene of The Lobster, shot through the windscreen of a car sees a calm woman walk into a field with...
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THE REVENANT
THE REVENANT
 ★★★★ Dir: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (2015) Torture porn? No. Torturous? Definitely. From its lengthy, ambitious production, to rumours of grizzly bear rape, pissed off actors and crew...
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LOVE
LOVE
★★ Dir: Gaspar Noé (2015) "I want to make films out of blood, sperm and tears" says Love's wannabe on-screen director, Murphy (Karl Glusman); The unflattering, jealous, pompous...
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99 HOMES
99 HOMES
 ★★★★ Dir:Ramin Bahrani (2015) Ramin Bahrani's excellent morality thriller sees a hard-working handy-man employed and seduced by the very man who evicted him, his son and...
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KNIGHT OF CUPS
KNIGHT OF CUPS
★★ Dir: Terrence Malick (2015) Infamous time taker Terrence Malick has, since the miraculous Tree of Life, had something of a spring in his step. In...
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SPOTLIGHT
SPOTLIGHT
 ★★★★ Dir: Tom McCarthy (2015) This paced and shockingly true newsroom story puts us behind the desk with a small team of investigative journalists at the Boston Globe...
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STEVE JOBS
STEVE JOBS
★★★ Dir: Danny Boyle (2015) There was a part of everyone which cried a little "why?" when it was announced that Danny Boyle would get his electric...
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THE DANISH GIRL
THE DANISH GIRL
★★★ Dir: Tom Hooper (2015) Academy Award winner Tom Hooper's latest handsome, formalistic drama examines the true life struggle of Lili Elbe, formerly Einar Wegener, a pioneering transgender painter from...
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JOY
JOY
★★★ Dir: David O. Russell (2015) With Joy, David O. Russell gives us one of the strangest Oscar contenders of recent memory; The story of Joy Mangano...
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THE BIG SHORT
THE BIG SHORT
★★★ Dir: Adam McKay (2015) The 2008 financial crisis is played for laughs and anger (so much anger) in Adam McKay's ensemble comedy based on Michael Lewis' bestselling...
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THE GOOD DINOSAUR
THE GOOD DINOSAUR
★★★ Dir: Peter Sohn (2015) Pixar's latest drops the emphasis on the adult themed undercurrent which has made them a talking point with us grown ups to...
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ROOM
ROOM
★★★★ Dir: Lenny Abrahamson (2015) Oscar comes knocking for Lenny Abrahamson and the cast of his latest effort; Room is a pitch black but ultimately uplifting tale on...
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MISSISSIPPI GRIND
MISSISSIPPI GRIND
★★★★ Dir: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (2015) Ben Mendolsohn and Ryan Reynolds have a fantastic chemistry in the old school 70s influenced touring, dice happy Mississippi Grind....
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ANOMALISA
ANOMALISA
★★★★★ Dir: Duke Johnson & Charlie Kaufman (2015) The universes of Charlie Kaufman's masterful screenplays come loaded with dizzying layers of fiction and reality. The zany dream...
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MISTRESS AMERICA
MISTRESS AMERICA
★★★ Dir: Noah Baumbach (2015) Indie golden couple Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach re-team and co-write this small crewed, low-budget almost winner, coming only four months after...
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THE HATEFUL EIGHT
THE HATEFUL EIGHT
★★★★ Dir: Quentin Tarantino (2015) Much like the 187 minute 70mm "roadshow" version of The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino's 8 movie cannon can almost be looked at in...
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THE END OF THE TOUR
THE END OF THE TOUR
★★★★ Dir: James Ponsoldt (2015) David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest sits at number one on very long list of must read very long novels for many, many people. The...
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GIRL HOUSE
GIRL HOUSE
★★ Dir: Jon Knautz & Trevor Matthews (2015) When a young student moves into a house which streams the inhabitants every sexual move for money to a ravenous online audie...
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RESULTS
RESULTS
★★★★ Dir: Andrew Bujalski (2015) Mumblecore doyen Andrew Bujalski drops the low budget look and goes for a well known cast with Results; A sly look at the self...
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CREEP
CREEP
★★★★ Dir: Patrick Brice (2014) Jay and Mark Duplass, who cut their teeth in a series of pretty wonderful low budget independent features, have really hit their stride...
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POLTERGEIST
POLTERGEIST
★★ Dir:Gil Kenan (2015) Gil Kenan updates Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg's original 1982 frightener, somewhat lazily, adding video games, drones and mobile phones in an attempt to...
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EX MACHINA
EX MACHINA
★★★★ Dir: Alex Garland (2015) Novelist and Danny Boyle's right hand man Alex Garland finally crushes his concerns with this beautiful and terrible world into one...
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WHILE WE’RE YOUNG
WHILE WE’RE YOUNG
★★★★ Dir: Noah Baumbach (2015) Ben Stiller continues his middle aged man in a crisis thing in Noah Baumbach's latest; A fantastically cynical and brilliantly funny slice of...
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THE NIGHTMARE
THE NIGHTMARE
★★★ Dir:Rodney Ascher (2015) Room 237, Rodney Ascher's kaleidoscopic conspiracy theory film, delved into cinematic obsession in a totally unique way;  Using super fan voice overs to...
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JURASSIC WORLD
JURASSIC WORLD
★★★ Dir: Colin Trevorrow (2015) 22 years on us pitiless human still never learn. The 1993 Spielberg and Critchon engineered rip roarer is one of the bench marks of blockbuster film...
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WHITE GOD
WHITE GOD
★★★★ Dir:Kornél Mundruczó (2015) This wonderful Hungarian picture from Kornél Mundruczó mixes an Eastern European social realism with Homeward Bound to tell it's tale of a young girl whose strict father...
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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
★★★★ Dir: George Miller (2015) George Miller's triumphant return to the post apocalyptic franchise that made Mel Gibson an international superstar has driven into a sandstorm of...
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COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK
COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK
★★★ Dir: Brett Morgan (2015) Talented documentary film maker Brett Morgan takes on the mythic downfall of a modern rock icon; Cobain: Montage of Heck is...
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IT FOLLOWS
IT FOLLOWS
★★★★★ Dir: David Robert Mitchell (2015) Sex and death are forever linked in the mythology of modern horror. When Wes Craven plastered the rules all over the...
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THE BOY NEXT DOOR
THE BOY NEXT DOOR
★ Dir: Rob Cohen (2015) A flash in the pan at local cinemas, this throw back to 80's thriller film making has zero charm, no humour and...
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MISERY LOVES COMEDY
MISERY LOVES COMEDY
★★★☆☆ Dir: Kevin Pollack (2015) Kevin Pollack's extensive talking heads doc tries to get down and dirty with the infamous struggle of the stand up...
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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
★★★ Dir: Joss Whedon (2015) The jolly green Marvel giant continues to trash everything in sight with the second instalment of the Avengers series. With 11...
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LOST RIVER
LOST RIVER
★★★ Dir: Ryan Gosling (2015) There's a lot of things that can be said about Ryan Gosling's directorial debut; It's derivative of so many other directors works...
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AGU MÉNDEZ TAKES ON THE OSCARS
AGU MÉNDEZ TAKES ON THE OSCARS
Malaga, Spain's Agu Méndez looks at this years Oscar winners in this series of alternative posters. You can check out more of his work over...
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FAULTS
FAULTS
★★★★ Dir: Riley Stearns (2015) Character actor Leland Orser's Ansel Roth is one of the finest performances of the actors career and hands down one of...
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BLIND
BLIND
★★★★ Dir: Eskil Vogt (2014) Brilliant Norwegian writer Eskil Vogt (Oslo, August 31st and Reprise) makes his directorial debut with this sensory drama which plays with the idea of...
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JULIAN RENTZSCH PORTRAITS
JULIAN RENTZSCH PORTRAITS
The extremely talented Julian Rentzsch has just released these wonderful portraits of three of the greats for Stellavie in Germany. You can buy them in...
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MARFA GIRL
MARFA GIRL
★ Dir: Larry Clark (2012) The controversial director/photographer Larry Clark completely bottoms out with this lazy, retrodden near pastiche of all of his previous work centralised on...
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CHAMPS
CHAMPS
★★★ Dir: Bert Marcus (2015) This glossy made boxing three-way by Bert Marcus certainly has the heart and the soul but lacks the punch. He swings viciously...
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IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE
IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE
★★★★ Dir: Hans Petter Moland (2014) This stark black comedy from Hans Petter Moland happily and effortlessly sits between Death Wish and Fargo as a beloved small town...
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STRETCH
STRETCH
★★★ Dir: Joe Carnahan (2015) Action film junkie Joe Carnahan gets to direct a sort of movie centric version of The Hangover; A comedy of errors, a...
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SPRING
SPRING
★★★★ Dir: Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (2014) Spring begins on a deathbed and possibly ends on one too. Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's mash up of Richard Linklater's Before...
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COMMON PEOPLE
COMMON PEOPLE
★★★ Dir: Stewart Alexander & Kerry Skinner (2014) This micro budget slice of London life unashamedly wears its sweetness on its sleeve but it also has a real amateur charm;...
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BLACK SEA
BLACK SEA
★★★★ Dir: Kevin MacDonald (2014) The brilliant documentarian turned film maker Kevin MacDonald amps up the pressure and claustrophobic sea doggedness with this slickly made oceanic thriller...
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INHERENT VICE
INHERENT VICE
★★★★★ Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson (2014) The stupendous Paul Thomas Anderson leaves behind the dirt, booze and chilly tones of There Will Be Blood and The Master to bring this,...
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THE OVERNIGHTERS
THE OVERNIGHTERS
★★★★ Dir: Jesse Moss (2014) The dangers of fracking have been looked at quite a lot of late; Josh Fox's marvellous documentary Gasland and Gus Van Sant's...
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THE LOFT
THE LOFT
★ Dir: Erik van Looy (2014) It's Joel Silver directing The Hangover in this dumbstruck tale involving a group of philandering man babies who bag a New York loft apartment...
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THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER
THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER
★★★ Dir: David Robert Mitchell (2010) With It Follows garnering rave reviews and about to pounce on audiences, David Robert Mitchell's first feature acts like a disconnected coming of...
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THE LITTLE DEATH
THE LITTLE DEATH
★★★ Dir: John Lawson (2014) This episodical Aussie comedy is a grasping search through sexual perversion which looks at several couples and their miscommunication inside and outside...
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COHERENCE
COHERENCE
★★★ Dir: James Ward Byrkit (2014) James Ward Byrkit's low budget sci-fi film blends Shane Caruth's obscure, sharp and almost impenetrable Primer with the pop horror of a...
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STILL ALICE
STILL ALICE
★★★ Dir: Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland (2014) Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland direct their lead actress towards almost sure-fire favourite Oscar glory with this well made piece of über dramatic awards...
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LEVIATHAN
LEVIATHAN
★★★★★ Dir: Andrei Zvyagintsev (2014) Stellar Russian film maker and now cinematic political insurgent, Andrei Zvyagintsev, has lifted his Leviathan to incredible heights. The director (of the excellent Elena,...
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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
★★★ Dir: James Marsh (2014) Perhaps thanks to the awesome rebirth of Cosmos, the popularity of new young scientists hitting TED all over the world, the new NASA...
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OUIJA
OUIJA
★ Dir: Stiles White (2014) Finally! Michael Bay and Hasbro get together and make the routinely boring, tediously obvious and downright terrible long-awaited film version of that...
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HOUSEBOUND
HOUSEBOUND
★★★★ Dir: Gerard Johnstone (2014) New Zealand rejoice! After this year's rather brilliant What We Do In The Shadows comes this incredibly funny Peter Jackson inspired comic/horror by...
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LAGGIES
LAGGIES
★★★ Dir: Lynn Shelton (2014) Keira Knightly drops the square shoulders and the stiff upper lip to play a lazy and lost twenty-something on the brink of...
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AMERICAN SNIPER
AMERICAN SNIPER
★★ Dir: Clint Eastwood (2014) Human killing machine or American hero? Clint Eastwood certainly knows which side of the fence he's standing on with this short-sighted Iraq...
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WILD
WILD
★★★★ Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée (2014) Cheryl Strayed's best selling novel Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found is the blueprint here for Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée....
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THE IMITATION GAME
THE IMITATION GAME
★★★ Dir: Morten Tyldum (2014) The very machine I'm typing this on may not have been possible without the work of Alan Turing; Even the symbol (an...
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UNBROKEN
UNBROKEN
★★★ Dir: Angelina Jolie (2014) A film engineered and marketed for the big awards season which didn't make the splash everyone suspected it would; Angelina Jolie's Unbroken (her...
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JOHN WICK
JOHN WICK
★★★ Dir: Chad Stahelski (2014) Keanu Reeves stunt double Chad Stahelski delivers an intense action film about a retired contract killer (Reeves) who seeks revenge on the Russian gangsters who...
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2015 OSCAR NOMINATIONS
2015 OSCAR NOMINATIONS
Just a few minutes ago the list of nominees for the 2015 Oscars was announced by directors Alejandro G. Iñarritu, J.J. Abrams, Actor Chris Pine...
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BIG HERO 6
BIG HERO 6
★★★★ Dir: Don Hall and Chris Williams (2014) Big Hero 6 is Disney Animation Studio's latest entry after the smash success of nostalgia juggernaut Wreck-It-Ralph and the blockbuster, yet...
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WHIPLASH
WHIPLASH
★★★★★ Dir: Damien Chazelle (2014) This magnificent musical thriller throws the sheets away and trounces every pupil/mentor film ever made as a hopeful but shy jazz drummer...
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WETLANDS
WETLANDS
★★★ Dir: David Wnendt (2014) The controversial best seller by the British German TV personality Charlotte Roche is adapted by David Wnendt into this gross out love...
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’71
’71
★★★★ Dir: Yann Demange (2014) Top Boy director Yann Demange's debut thriller sees a young soldier, (busy boy Jack O'Connell) deployed to the bombed out streets of...
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FOXCATCHER
FOXCATCHER
★★★★ Dir: Bennet Miller (2014) For those of you unaware of the fascinating story of wrestling gold medalist brothers Mark and Dave Schultz and the obsessive...
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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
★★★★ Dir: Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement (2014) This incredibly enjoyable Kiwi vampire mockumentary from the creators of the irresistible Flight of the Conchords drops a team of...
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INHERENT VICE
INHERENT VICE
Ace new retro trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's latest (no doubt) masterpiece from Fandango.
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FORCE MAJEURE
FORCE MAJEURE
★★★★ Dir: Ruben Östlund (2014) Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund's second feature, like his first, concerns itself with an incident which begins to morally poison its characters....
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BIRDMAN
BIRDMAN
★★★★★ Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu (2014) This mesmerising and intense one take wonder from the world-weary virtuoso Alejandro González Iñárritu comes to the big screen just as...
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THE BEST FILMS OF 2014
THE BEST FILMS OF 2014
Here we are folks! Some of the films we couldn't get out of our head throughout the great year of 2014. These films were released...
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MAPS TO THE STARS
MAPS TO THE STARS
★★★★ Dir: David Cronenberg (2014) This towering melodramatic Hollywood satire sees veteran horror director David Cronenberg coolly and clinically taking aim at a handful of disturbingly connected misfits...
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IN FEAR
IN FEAR
★★★ Dir: Jeremy Lovering (2013) Opening with an answer phone message from Tom (Iain De Caestecker) to  Lucy (Alice Englert) In Fear sets up a new relationship...
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NIGHTCRAWLER
NIGHTCRAWLER
★★★★ Dir: Dan Gilroy (2014) Jake Gyllenhaal's sunken glimmering eyes may be the most disturbing image you'll take away from Dan Gilroy's excellently shady L.A thriller...
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TUSK
TUSK
★★★ Dir: Kevin Smith (2014) Certainly one of the weirdest American films of the year and definitely the oddest work to date from Kevin Smith, Tusk...
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THE BABADOOK
THE BABADOOK
★★★★★ Dir: Jennifer Kent (2014) Few and far between are the horror films which really hit home. Packs of screaming teens despatched one after the other,...
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ST. VINCENT
ST. VINCENT
★★★ Dir: Theodore Melfi (2014) St. Vincent's sugar-coated "cantankerous old man meets the sweet young kid next-door and learns about himself" synopsis might make your last meal...
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INTERSTELLAR
INTERSTELLAR
★★★★ Dir: Christopher Nolan (2014) The blockbuster saviour, old school communicator and all round heady guy, Christopher Nolan leaves his Batman trilogy behind like a shuttle...
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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
★ Dir: Jonathan Liebesman (2014) Sunday morning cartoon time in the houses of millions of tv hungry kiddie winks got a lot weirder in the late 1980s; Kevin...
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WINTER SLEEP
WINTER SLEEP
★★★★ Dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2014) Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia had an undeniable quiet power. The dark moors of Anatolia acting as...
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CHRIEG
CHRIEG
★★★ Dir: Simon Jaquemet (2014) This slice of angry cinema from Switzerland could almost be described as an Alan Clarke version of Lord of the Flies as a young...
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