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The Best Films of 2014

31 Dec , 2014  

The Best Films of 2014

Including Birdman, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl and Interstellar

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Life Itself

20 Nov , 2014  

Roger Ebert at his computer

Steve James is one of the best filmmakers of his generation, and his latest documentary is a deeply insightful portrait of the life and legacy of US film critic Roger Ebert.

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Interstellar

5 Nov , 2014  

Matthew McConaughey Anne Hathaway and David Gyasi in Interstellar

A film of enormous ambition and stunning technical accomplishment, director Christopher Nolan’s space epic dares to dream big and mostly succeeds, even if its reach occasionally exceeds its grasp.

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LFF 2014: Mr. Turner

10 Oct , 2014  

Timothy Spall in Mr Turner

Director Mike Leigh brings the life and art of Victorian painter J.M.W. Turner to the screen, with the help of a tremendous central performance from Timothy Spall and some dazzling visuals by cinematographer Dick Pope.

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LFF 2014: The Imitation Game

8 Oct , 2014  

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

The story of World War Two codebreaker Alan Turing is brought to the big screen with class, compassion and a standout performance from Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Cinema, Lists

The Best Films of 2013

30 Dec , 2013  

Best of 2013

Including 12 Years a Slave, All is Lost, Gravity and Upstream Colour

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Nebraska

6 Dec , 2013  

Will Forte Bruce Dern and June Squibb in Nebraska

Director Alexander Payne returns to his native state for another wry look at the American midwest and the characters who populate his goofy, desolate cinematic landscape.

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The Counsellor

15 Nov , 2013  

Javier Bardem and Michael Fassbender in The Counsellor

The screenwriting debut of novelist Cormac McCarthy sees him team up with director Ridley Scott for a bleak tale set amidst the drug trade of the US-Mexican border region.

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LFF 2013: Saving Mr. Banks

21 Oct , 2013  

The story behind the film version of Mary Poppins (1964) is the subject of a clever and charming new film about the clash between the English author Pamela ‘PL’ Travers and famed studio head Walt Disney.

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LFF 2013: All is Lost

20 Oct , 2013  

One man adrift in the Indian Ocean is the premise for J.C. Chandor’s second film, a compelling tale of survival against the odds.

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LFF 2013: 12 Years a Slave

19 Oct , 2013  

Based on the true life experiences of a free black man forced into slavery, Steve McQueen’s latest work is a stunning achievement.

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LFF 2013: Inside Llewyn Davis

18 Oct , 2013  

The Coen Brothers are in a more reflective mood for this beautifully crafted drama, set amongst the New York folk scene of the early 1960s.

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LFF 2013: Blue is the Warmest Colour

17 Oct , 2013  

The winner of this year’s Palme D’Or is a frank but absorbing study of a young girl’s sexual awakening.

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LFF 2013: Short Term 12

17 Oct , 2013  

Ditching the conventions of the indie coming-of-age genre, the second feature from Destin Daniel Cretton is a wonderfully bittersweet drama.

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LFF 2013: Philomena

16 Oct , 2013  

A moving odd-couple road movie based on real events is powered by two outstanding lead performances and the return to form of director Stephen Frears.

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LFF 2013: Mystery Road

12 Oct , 2013  

Director Ivan Sen makes great use of the sparse Australian landscape to create a brooding police procedural that almost functions as a contemporary Western.

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LFF 2013: Gravity

11 Oct , 2013  

Director Alfonso Cuaron returns after seven year absence from cinema with an exhilarating journey into outer space that sets new standards for visual effects.

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LFF 2013: Captain Phillips

8 Oct , 2013  

Director Paul Greengrass returns again to the tensions of the post 9/11 era, with a gripping account of the 2009 hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates.

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Upstream Color

30 Aug , 2013  

Amy Seimeitz in UC

The long awaited second film from Shane Carruth is a mind-bending puzzle filled with striking images and sounds.

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Plein Soleil (Purple Noon)

26 Aug , 2013  

Plein Soleil Title Card

Although later adapted in 1999 by Anthony Minghella, the first film version of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley was a French adaptation, directed by Rene Clement.

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World War Z

19 Jun , 2013  

Brad Pitt in World War Z

The buzz surrounding this expensive zombie-apocalypse movie has been largely negative, but it turns out to be agreeable genre fare, laced with some spectacular set-pieces.

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Cinema, Reviews

Man of Steel

15 Jun , 2013  

Henry Cavill as Superman in Man of Steel

The latest incarnation of Superman sees Warner Bros recruit two of their star directors in an attempt to revitalise the character after the huge success of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

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Cinema

Rewind 2012: Sundance London

14 Dec , 2012  

Sundance London 2012 Line-up

A recap of the first ever Sundance London music and film, which was held at the 02 back in April.

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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 27th April 2012

27 Apr , 2012  

UK Cinema Releases 28-04-12

Including Avengers Assemble, Damsels in Distress and Albert Nobbs

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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 20th April 2012

20 Apr , 2012  

UK Cinema Releases 20-04-12

Including Gone, Marley and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 13th April 2012

13 Apr , 2012  

UK Cinema Releases 13-04-12

Including Battleship and The Cabin in the Woods

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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 6th April 2012

6 Apr , 2012  

UK Cinema Releases 06-04-12

Including Titanic 3D, Mirror Mirror and The Cold Light of Day, Le Harve and This Must Be The Place

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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 30th March 2012

30 Mar , 2012  

UK Cinema Releases 30-03-12

Including The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, Wrath Of The Titans, Streetdance 2, Into the Abyss, The Island President and This is Not A Film

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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 23rd March 2012

23 Mar , 2012  

UK Cinema Releases 23-03-12

Including The Hunger Games, Act of Valor, Wild Bill and The Kid With A Bike

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UK Film Releases: Friday 16th March 2012

16 Mar , 2012  

UK Cinema Releases 16-03-12

Including 21 Jump Street, We Bought A Zoo and Contraband

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