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Deadfall

Thanksgiving is one of America’s gifts to the movie world and Deadfall, a violent thriller from a promising Austrian director, joins a litany of movies (as diverse as Grumpy Old Men, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Hannah...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Hijacking

How much can a man take before he breaks? That’s the question posed and answered – in some style – by A Hijacking, a big screen offering from one of Denmark’s small-screen maestros. Partly set on a tramp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mud

Time again for the gems hiding behind the goldmines during blockbuster season and May begins with entrancing promise. Two years after the stylistically gorgeous but substantially vapid Take Shelter, writer/director Jeff Nichols...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gimme The Loot

Enjoying a warm reception at Sundance and SXSW alike, Adam Leon makes his feature debut with this affectionate tale of youth which spans two days in the sweltering heat of the Bronx. A New Yorker himself, Leon uses his knowledg...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dead Man Down

Slick crime boss Alphonse (Terrence Howard) isn’t having the best of days.  Someone is playing mind games with him, sending him cryptic threats, and now his most trusted men are turning up dead.  During a violent shoot-out with...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Margaret

Margaret finished shooting in 2005. And, just six years of re-edits, studio-disputes and ugly legal battles later, it exploded into movie theatres up and down the UK. Well, actually, it exploded into just one cinema, in London,...