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The LEGO Movie 2

It’s been five years since The LEGO Movie graced our screens. And five years have passed in that world too. Picking up in the moments immediately following the curtain call on the fist instalment, via a combination of fla...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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I, Tonya

A biopic about an ice skater from the 90s. That maybe no one has heard of. What’s the draw? Well, I, Tonya has a few. Not least the accomplished leading performance from superstar Margot Robbie but in tandem the Oscar-win...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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You Were Never Really Here

On the surface, director Lynne Ramsay‘s You Where Never Really Here is a film about a hitman fighting to rescue a young damsel in distress. Doesn’t sound like anything new. Bursting out from under that surface, howe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
News
 

New Streaming Service Arrives in UK – FilmStruck Curzon

Netflix? Amazon Prime? iTunes? NOWTV? If you aren’t already a subscriber to one or more of these video streaming services, then you will certainly have heard of them. And they’re great. Great for new film releases, ...
 
 
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Lola

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was as prolific a director as he was visionary; making 40 feature films in just fifteen years, before his untimely death, and becoming a pioneering figure in the New German Cinema movement of the 1960s-...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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John Wick: Chapter 2

Uber-violent, hyper-real and stunningly-stylised, John Wick: Chapter 2 picks up where the first film left off in more ways than one. Keanu Reeves reprises the titular role with enough dash and swagger to carry the film through ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Live By Night

The title of Ben Affleck‘s new gangster epic has about as much to do with the plot of the film as his character’s narrative arc has to do with a banana. Nothing. Live By Night is very good-looking, well dressed but ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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A Monster Calls

Director J.A. Bayona (best known for 2007’s The Orphanage) teams up with his long-time cinematographer and collaborator, Oscar Faura, to conjure a stunning and, if somewhat sentimental, moving Gothic fairy-tale in his lat...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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La La Land

A Technicolour melange of fantastical dreamlike musicality, Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land is a gorgeous, potent and moving love song to a bygone age of golden Hollywood movie-making magic and to the potential and power of ...