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James Hay - Cinema Editor


Toni Servillo (‘The Great Beauty’) struts his way emphatically through Stefano Incerti’s subtle and stylish film as the eponymous Gorbaciof, a powerfully masculine man struggling with gambling debt but triumphant in his
November 21, 2013


It’s rare that a trip to the cinema leaves you reeling from the impact of what’s just happened but that’s exactly the effect of Leviathan. It dropkicks the popcorn out of your
November 19, 2013


Laurent Cantet’s Foxfire is a naturalistic and valiant adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, following a gang of teenage girls living in the 1950s brought together by the
November 10, 2013


Mystery lives up to its name as it gradually and stylishly unravels the secret and painful lives of its central characters, revealing sordid lies and utter betrayal at the core of this
November 7, 2013

Nobody’s Daughter Haewon

Nobody’s Daughter Haewon is a playful coming-of-age story, journeying into the quietly surreal world of our eponymous heroine. It’s hard to know if she’s likeable however, as director Hong Sang-soo and actress
October 31, 2013

Cutie And The Boxer – Director Speaks

Focusing on the unlikely partnership between 80-year-old ‘boxing’ painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife and assistant, Noriko – whose ‘Cutie’ illustrations depict their chaotic 40-year marriage – Cutie And The Boxer is
October 30, 2013

Cutie and the Boxer

Zachary Heinzerling’s charmingly intimate documentary dives inside the world of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, a Japanese artist couple living in New York. On the surface, a colourful and light-hearted journey through the
October 18, 2013

Escape Plan

Escape Plan is a marriage made in heaven as two ‘80s action icons, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, roll back the years to fight their way out of the US government’s latest
October 14, 2013
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