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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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bad Neighbours

Featuring the kind of language that would make your gran turn blue, Bad Neighbours continues Hollywood’s trend of R-rated comedies. Ever since the likes of Judd Apatow struck gold with his foul-mouthed brand of humour there’s b...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Calvary

Last time Brendan Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh teamed-up they delivered the delicately comedic The Guard.  This time Gleeson and McDonagh maintain a sense of comedic whimsy but go dark, really dark  with Ca...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Double

Seeped in drab grays and browns Richard Ayoade’s The Double is, aesthetically speaking, far removed from his debut film Submarine.  And yet, two films into his directing career he has established a style and tone that is quinte...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Muppets Most Wanted

Kermit and company return for a bizarre, frantic and pretty fun sequel to 2011’s The Muppets film, with this spring’s Muppets Most Wanted. Arriving literally seconds after the original’s musical finale, we join the ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Svengali

The following is a list of things you’ll learn from watching Svengali: One – Cassettes are no longer archaic relics but cool and retro Two –  “Don’t be a suit, be a dude” is an awesome saying (thanks Alan McGee) And three ̵...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Stag

It’s not as bawdy as its title might suggest. But John Butler’s directorial debut, The Stag, a comedy with a heart about an Irish stag party gone awry, is a tad predictable and tends to prompt vaguely amused snorts rather than ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars; a tough talking, smart, feisty high schooler who moonlights as a private detective and about a decade ago had a, moderately, hit TV show.  For fans of Miss Mars it all ended a bit abruptly, Veronica was supposed ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Grand Budapest Hotel

If the auteur theory is ever to be proven or even debated in modern cinema then those debating would need to look no further than The Grand Budapest Hotel’s director Wes Anderson.  Perhaps an acquired taste his work is nonethel...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Lego Movie

Certainly one of the more obvious cases of product placement in cinema, along with Transformers, The Lego Movie nonetheless manages to click in all the right places. The plot is relatively simple and sees Emmet (Chris Pratt) st...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Her

Never a filmmaker to stick to convention, Spike Jonze’s Her is both a heartwarming love letter to romance and a parable on our increasingly intimate reliance on technology. In a near future Theodore, played with a warming, almo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sleepless in Seattle

Returning to the big screen this Valentine’s Day is the classic rom-com Sleepless in Seattle, where love is “like coming home” or at least it was for Tom Hanks’ character Sam when he first met his late wife Maggie. 18 months fo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cuban Fury

The dance floor is a welcome space for exercising demons; lust, regret, redemption have been stomped and swirled across those tiles in many a movie, and Cuban Fury makes no exception. The inebriated creation of a fearless Nick ...