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You Were Never Really Here

On the surface, director Lynne Ramsay‘s You Where Never Really Here is a film about a hitman fighting to rescue a young damsel in distress. Doesn’t sound like anything new. Bursting out from under that surface, howe...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Wonders

Watching The Wonders teaches you a lot about making honey. Long and intricate – very long, very intricate – sequences give a step by step guide to this rural industry, as we watch 12 year old Gelsomina help her fath...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Return to Sender

There’s a definite feeling with Return to Sender that person(s) behind the scenes have strategically positioned this film in order to cash in on the considerable success and critical acclaim that surrounded last year’s Gone Gir...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Still

Harrowing, bleak and ultimately tragic, Still makes for very hard viewing. That’s not to say it’s without its merits. Aiden Gillen gives a strong central performance which draws you into this dark story of grief, re...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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A Little Chaos

A playful story, A Little Chaos picks up after a very slow paced start and delivers an entertaining watch. Kate Winslet’s performance is strong and earnest as landscape gardener Sabine de Barra, a confident woman with subtle fe...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Catch Me Daddy

Prior to Catch Me Daddy, Daniel Wolfe‘s exhilarating modern-day western, its director was best known for The Shoes’ music video Time to Dance, in which Jake Gyllenhaal sporadically kills off hipsters in Dalston with...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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A Most Violent Year

Writer/director J.C. Chandor’s profile has continued to rise in recent years through ambitious and diverse output. His critically acclaimed, Oscar-baiting All Is Lost (2013) demonstrated his ability to coax a poignant yet...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Whiplash

There are no two words more dangerous in the English language than ‘good job'” – this proclamation, ardently declared by Jazz instructor Fletcher (JK Simmons), serves as Whiplash‘s tagline. This phrase c...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Third Person

In the decade since his Oscar-bothering Crash, Paul Haggis has spent more time as writer than director. His latest directorial foray, the insipid, supercilious Third Person, suggests he should probably spend more time bashing o...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Locke

Meet Ivan Locke, construction foreman, devoted father and loving husband. That’s how we meet him anyway. Apart from a glimpse in the very opening scene there is no one else on screen but Mr Locke for the film’s intr...