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12 Years A Slave

Already building up a solid head of steam as Award Season rounds the corner 12 Years A Slave may well be an Oscar-bating drama but it is substantially more besides.  Coming off the back of other slave themed films, such as the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kill Your Darlings

The excitement and air of possibility surrounding ‘freshman’ year at university is perfectly captured in first-time director John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings – from awkward introductions to hedonistic parties. Daniel Radcliffe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Captain Phillips

For anyone who has seen the gripping trailer for Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips the line “I am the captain now” is a chilling one that perfectly sums up the battle of wills at the heart of the film.  Spoken by Somali pirate ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hawking

It’s hard to find something bad to say about Stephen Hawking. He is a man who pioneered hugely significant scientific understandings but has also popularised them in society and brought complex physics into the heart of mainstr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rush

Rush may be set in the world of Formula One racing but rest assured this is a sports movie with character, story and drama to burn.  Just as 2010’s heartbreaking documentary Senna managed to transcend the sport, so director Ron...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Behind The Candelabra

Though relatively forgotten outside the U.S. until recently, Liberace was once known as Mr. Showmanship.  At one point he was the highest-earning performer in America, an incredibly talented and versatile performer with sell-ou...
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Test

Scorsese soars back to the very top of the directorial pile with his latest juggernaut, The Wolf of Wall Street. Leo DiCaprio delivers a career-topping performance as he audaciously brings to life Jordan Belfort in this debauch...