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20 Feet From Stardom

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The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Lone Survivor

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August: Osage County

The Wolf of Wall Street

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

The Judge Review

Thursday, 23 October 2014 21:12

David Dobkin's The Judge is the kind of safe, familiar Hollywood drama that arrives at this time of year with a decent amount of hype and one eye on an Oscar campaign that never really materialises. However, with Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall leading proceedings, this straightforward courtroom-thriller-come-family-drama is a lot more entertaining than it perhaps has any right to be.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 22:28

In a climate where anything with a hint of name recognition is being tossed up on the big screen for mass consumption, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is too big a property to lie dormant for long. So here we are, seven years after the animated TMNT failed to make an impression, Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company has delivered a shiny new live action reboot with a view to selling the titular amphibians to a new generation of kids.

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Gone Girl Review

Friday, 10 October 2014 19:59

Following up his adaptation of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher has chosen another literary phenomenon to bring to the big screen in Gillian Flynn's murder-mystery page-turner Gone Girl. While the dark thriller trappings are right up Fincher's alley, this is the man who brought us Se7en and Zodiac at his most playful, delivering one of the juiciest, most flat-out entertaining films of his career.

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Previously best known for scripting I Heart Huckabees with David O. Russell, Jeff Baena makes his debut as a writer/director with zombie dramedy Life After Beth. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan and John C. Reilly, the film opens this weekend but I sat down with Baena during a busy day of interviews ahead of the film's screening at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival to discuss this film, as well as making the jump to the director's chair. 

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Pride Review

Sunday, 14 September 2014 14:54

Following in the footsteps of The Full Monty and Billy Elliot, Matthew Warchus' Pride is a big, broad British crowd-pleaser that focuses on the unlikely true story of a group of gay activists and their alliance with a Welsh mining community during the miner's strike of the mid-80s.

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If I Stay Review

Friday, 12 September 2014 19:32

If I Stay is another entry into the young adult weepie genre, carefully calculated to wring tears from teenage girls while emptying their wallets at the same time. That it's solidly directed and generally well acted raises it above its meagre ambitions and makes for an effective tear-jerker.

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Norweigian director Hans Petter Moland has been working solidly for over twenty years now, with films like Zero Kelvin, Aberdeen and The Beautiful Country earning him critical acclaim. His latest film, jet black crime comedy In Order of Disappearance, sees the 59-year-old at the top of his game. The film premiered in Berlin this year before screening at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where I was lucky enough to sit down with Moland to discuss his latest film, his ongoing collaboration with Stellan Skarsgard and the importance of titles. The film is released on September 12th and was reviewed here

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What If Review

Saturday, 06 September 2014 20:32

What if you meet the right person at the wrong time? That is the question at the heart of What If, the smart, snappy new rom-com from Goon director Michael Dowse that sees Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan's hipster twentysomethings hit it off at a party, with only one thing standing in the way of a romantic relationship: her boyfriend.

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