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Ma ma

A stark and emotionally honest portrayal of one woman’s battle with breast cancer, Julio Medem‘s Ma ma will have you falling in love with Penélope Cruz, such is the tenacity and grace of her performance, only to hav...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Nice Guys

Shane Black possesses some pretty serious cinema credentials. He wrote Lethal Weapon, which must rank as one of the best action films ever made and spawned a long-running but sadly qualitatively diminishing franchise (he only r...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Youth

Paulo Sorrentino is a master manipulator of sound and image, specifically harnessing music to upend and eviscerate you, so no doubt his latest film, Youth, centres around a musician, an actor and a director. The elements essent...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Big Short

Although being marketed as a ‘comedy’ (more on that later), The Big Short really presents a striking attack on American led capitalism: the unsustainable, out of control money machine that gobbles up the hard earned...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Sherpa

18th April 2014. Mount Everest. A massive avalanche on the treacherous Khumbu ice fall takes the lives of 13 Sherpa, leaving three more missing under the fallen ice. This film documents the reaction of the eponymous Sherpa and ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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007 Things That Make No Sense In Spectre

[WARNING: This feature contains major spoilers for Spectre, if you haven’t seen it look away now] As our stomachs grumble from the considerable strain of digesting the gargantuan latest installment in the Bond franchise, ...

 
 
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Warriors

On the surface an interesting documentary about remote Maasai warriors forming a local cricket team in Kenya, Warriors quickly proves itself to be much more. This band of young men have come together from different tribes from ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Have Superheroes Reached Saturation?

In a new series of features Cinema Editor James Hay asks if audiences are beginning to grow weary of the  superhero saturation in movies currently, and for the foreseeable future, gracing the silver screen?  With Spectre here a...

 
 
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Spectre

Since Sam Mendes set the bar precariously high in 2012, with the hugely popular and profitable Skyfall, the next installment was always going to have incredible hype around its release with audience expectations peaked and brea...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Suffragette

It’s difficult to separate style from substance when watching Suffragette. The power of the film’s message being so intimately woven with our relatively recent history that it’s hard to distinguish the emotion...