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Loving

Jeff Nichols, beloved US writer/director responsible for such recent cinematic delights as Midnight Special (2016), Mud (2012) and Take Shelter (2011), crafts another notable entry, Loving, to add to his intriguingly diverse fi...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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Sing

None of the X-factor-like drama but with a smidge of it’s endearing nature. Washed up koala Buster has dreams of bringing his theatre back to its former glory in the days prior to his ownership. A noble cause for the arts but e...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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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 ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Passengers

A beguilingly misleading trailer and marketing campaign do nothing to lift the ever-so-slightly uncomfortable feeling resulting from the plot in Passengers. By turns a slick and sweeping adventure thriller, then glitzy star-veh...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Bleed For This

A remarkable true-life tale that limps unconvincingly onto the screen, Bleed For This just doesn’t do justice to the never-say-die spirit of boxing comeback king Vinny ‘Paz Man’ Pazienza. The story of a three-...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Office Christmas Party

Orgies, tasers, duelling Christmas trees, gangsters, Jesus riding a reindeer, a little bit of heart and the iron throne… it can only be the riotous new yule-tide comedy Office Christmas Party from directors Josh Gordon an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Magizoologist and Writer Newt Scamander’s escapades in New York are what urge him to pen the book ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’, the catalyst of inspiration for a young Harry Potter. Far from the world of Hogwarts, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Paterson

Jim Jarmusch sets his directorial brush on fire to paint a wonderfully slow burning portrait of intimate love between two distinctly different but impossibly intertwined human beings in his latest, Paterson. Thematically not on...