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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

In the sea, out of the sea, up in space (or at least it seems like space, Mr Bubbles the talking Dolphin will have to confirm once he removes the nautical clan from his mouth) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a chaot...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Focus

Everyone loves a caper movie; they’re exciting, sexy, full of twists and turns and the audience is always rooting for the robbers. In Ocean’s Eleven, you root for Danny Ocean to succeed because pulling off the crime means he al...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Two Night Stand

Trying to prove once and for all that Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus Two Night Stand often falls into the realms of romantic cliché. But while it doesn’t always work it does manage to address the pitfalls of dating ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Inherent Vice

Drenched in a deep marauding plot is Joaquin Phoenix’s Doc, his stoned lackadaisical malaise somehow being the only thing to cut through the almost impossibly intertwined character lines and it’s his bizarre perform...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shaun the Sheep The Movie

Shaun the Sheep, like Wallace & Gromit, exists in a rose-tinted neverwhere, free from iPads, iPhones and – one suspects – indoor toilets and central heating. It’s a world where kids still wear short trousers and...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Birdman

Alongside Ben Affleck’s ‘first they like me, then they hate me, now they love me’ antics of David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Michael Keaton’s casting in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman may be one of the most inspire...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Cowabunga dudes! And just like that it’s the 90’s again only (arguably) better and minus the Saturday morning PJs. With a reckless attitude towards keeping their identity secret, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles find themselves...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Life After Beth

Jeff Baena’s directorial debut if anything can be classed as unique. Zombie comedies, and even romantic zombie comedies have been brushed upon before as the undead factor brings further complications to an angst ridden relation...
 
 
 
 
 
 

What We Did On Our Holiday

Anyone who’s seen an episode of Outnumbered will be well prepared for What We Did On Our Holiday. Creators Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin have taken the show’s formula – a hopelessly disorganised family with three amusingly sharp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Magic in the Moonlight

Many a formula has been applied to Woody Allen’s catalogue over the years. ‘Every other of his films are poor’ is a common theory, as is the one that permits him two well received films per decade. The odds were sta...
 
 
 
 
 
 

In Order Of Disappearance

Scandinavian crime drama has had a recent discovery over here, in films, TV and books. There are shows like The Killing and The Bridge, books like those of Jo Nesbo, and many movies. The latest in this cycle is In Order of Disa...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Obvious Child

Spawning from somewhere within the almost Mumblecore come alternative romantic comedy genres Obvious Child is never quite as ‘obvious’ as the title implies, at least not from a cinematic point of view. Dealing with that awkward...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Inbetweeners 2

After The Inbetweeners Movie it seemed as though the gang of puerile English lads were done, but they’re back with The Inbetweeners 2. And after a hugely successful first film, to the tune of $86 million at the box office, who ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Begin Again

Director John Carney returns to a similar topic of inspiration that brought him so much success with Once in Begin Again. In fact so similar are the basic premises of Once and Begin Again it could easily be seen as a more mains...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Hard Day’s Night

Just in time for its fiftieth anniversary, The Beatles‘ first movie is getting a special re-release in cinemas and new 4K restored Blu-ray. There had been pop-music movies before this (Elvis Presley had already done about...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tammy

It’s been a while since the Melissa McCarthy ship set sail. This short comedic force that was once known for an impressive spectrum of cusses paired and brutal nature has been reduced to a trashy, angry parody whose talent lies...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chef

Perhaps a touch indulgent, definitely sentimental, Chef brings you the story of Carl Casper on his tornado of decline from promising leading cook to destitute internet joke; all the time ignoring his young son, adorably played ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet makes films for dreamers. The whimsical worlds he creates are a million miles away from 21st Century politics and the dark recesses of the human heart. In Europe the Director who brought to life Delicatessen,...
 
 
 
 
 
 

22 Jump Street

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller can’t seem to put a foot wrong. Their clever and colourful catalogue to date are littered with box office surprises, including The Lego Movie and the mouth watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatb...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Million Ways To Die In The West

A broad modern gross-out comedy that plays intelligently with the cinematic heritage of the western genre, A Million Ways To Die In The West delivers a light, entertaining and ultimately enjoyable experience. The film opens wit...