Futuro Beach

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Director: Karim Ainouz
Cast: Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin : Brazil, Germany 106 mins.
Language: Portuguese & German with English subtitles

The spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro Beach in Brazil provides the backdrop to this vibrant film featuring an electrifying soundtrack including David Bowie’s Heroes and Suicide’s Ghost Rider.

Fury

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Director: David Ayer
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal
Genre: War Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 120 mins.
Released by SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL

'Powerful, intense with mind blistering action sequences, a journey into the reality of tank warfare.'

Fruitvale Station

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Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Melanie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Ariana Neal
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2013 85 mins.
Rating: *****
Released by ALTITUDE FILM DISTRIBUTION

'A stunning and powerful piece of film making.'

Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Oakland, California resident wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air.

Friend Request

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Director: Simon Verhoeven
Cast: Alycia Debman-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: Germany 2016 mins.
Released by Warner Bros

Freeheld

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Director: Peter Sollett
Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carrell
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2015 103 mins.
Released by e One

Free State of Jones

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Director: Gary Ross
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha,-Raw, Mathershala Ali
Genre: Action Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 139 mins.
Released by StudioCanal

Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.

Free Fire

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Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2016 90 mins. (15)
Released by StudioCanal

Ben Wheatley's bullets, blood, quick witted, tongue-in-cheek, adrenalin rush shoot-out tips its hat to Quentin Tarantino and Sam Peckinpah.

Frantz

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Director: Francois Ozon
Cast: Pierre Ninney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stotzner
Genre: Drama Romance
Language: French, German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Germany 2016 113 mins. (12A)
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Frank

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Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domhall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scott McNairy
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, Ireland 2014 95 mins.
Rating: ****
Released by ARTIFICIAL EYE/CURZON FILM WORLD

'Off the wall, quirky, unique and surreal - terrific.'

Jon (Domhall Gleeson) dreams of Dylan-like lyrics as he strolls along suburban streets but this young wannabe musician's inspiration stops well before the end of the first line - he just doesn't have it.

Francofonia

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Director: Alexander Sokurov
Gehanna Korthals Altes)re: Documentary Drama
Language: French, German, Russian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, German, Netherlands 2015 87 mins.
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Foxcatcher

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Director: Bennett Miller
Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 135 mins.
BAFTA Nominations: Supporting Actor (Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo)
Released by e One

'A gripping real-life psychological drama set in the world of Olympic wrestling.'

Force Majeure

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Director: Ruben Ostlund
cast: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wittergren, Kristofer Hiuju, Fanni Metelius
Genre: Drama
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Sweden 2014 mins.
Jury Prize Un Certain Regard 2014 Cannes International Film Festival
Released by Artificial Eye/Curzon Film Releasing

A delightful cringe black comedy that pears into a marital rift.'

For No Good Reason

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Director: Charlie Paul
Cast: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Jann Wenner, Hal Wilner
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, USA 2012 89 mins.
Rating: ****
Released by SODA PICTURES

'A tribute to the great Ralph Steadman, the last of the Gonzo visionaries.'

Focus

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Director: Glen Ficarra, John Requa
cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro
Genre: Comedy Crime Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2015 104 mins.
Released by WARNER BROS

'Grifters take on a Formula One scam with a bit of romance thrown in'.

Floating Skyscrapers (Plynace Wiezowce)

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Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
Cast: Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Barosz Gelner, Katarzyna Herman, Olga Frycz, Aza Kuna, Miroslaw Zbrojewicz
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles
First Prize East of the West Competition Karlov Vary Rating:***

'A well made touching story of denial and desire that addresses themes of loneliness, love that's different and its social acceptance in contemporary Polish society'.

Flight

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Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velasquez, Kelly Reilly, Bruce Greenwood, John Goodman, Brian Geraghty
Country of Origin: USA 2012
Language: English
Genre: Drama 138 mins.
Rating: ****

'A well crafted movie with fine performances and is well worth a watch - the real scene stealer is coke dealer Harling Mays played by John Goodman who sweeps in to give quick fixes to Whip Whitaker with well practised wit'.

Fist Fight

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Director: Richie Keen
Cast: Ice Cube, Charlie Day,Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris, Christina Hendricks, Dennis Haysbert, JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 mins. (12A)
Released by Warner Bros

Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way in the comedy “Fist Fight,” directed by Richie Keen (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”).

Fireworks Wednesday (Chaharshanbe Soori)

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Director: Asghar Farhadi
Cast: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti
Genre: Drama Country of Origin: Iran, France 2006
Winner Best Film Chicago Film Festival, Official Selection Locarno & Tribeca Film Festivals,
Language: Farsi with English subtitles 102 mins.
Rating:****

' Accomplished, intelligent and beautifully paced, Asghar Farhadi is a major force in World Cinema.'

Fire At Sea

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Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Genre: Documentary
Language: English & Italian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Italy 2016 108 mins.
Winner Golden Bear 2016 Berlin Film Festival
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Finest Hours

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Director: Craig Gillespie
Cast: Chris Pine, Granham McTavish, Holliday Grainger
Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: English
Country of origin: USA 2015 mins.
Released by Walt Disney Studios

A heroic action-thriller, The Finest Hours is the remarkable true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history. Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, the film will transport audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. Walt Disney Studios.

Finding Vivian Maier

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Directors: John Maloof & Charlie Siskel
Cast: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Eller
Genre: Documentary
Language: English and French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: USA 2013 84 mins.
Official Selection 2014 Berlin, Toronto, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Palm Springs and Doc NYC International Film Festivals
Rating: ****
Released by SODA FILMS

'A mysterious, eccentric photographic genius, an exceptional talent, an artist who kept her secret.'

Finding Dory

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Director: Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 103 mins.
Released by Walt Disney Studios

Your favourite underwater characters return in Pixar’s long-awaited sequel to their 2003 masterpiece, Finding Nemo.

Fifty Shades of Grey

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Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eloise Mumford, Jennifer Ehle, Gay Harden
Genre: Drama Romance
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2015 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

'A studio slick soft take on bondage and S&M games in the Red Room with a fashion shoot backdrop'.

Fifty Shades of Black

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Director: Michael Tiddes
Cast: Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Jane Seymour, Fred Willard
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 92 mins.
Released by Vertigo Releasing

A spoof on 'Fifty Shades of `Grey' with an inexperienced college student meeting a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship.

Fifty Shades Darker

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Director: James Foley
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Bella Heathcote, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden
Genre: Drama Romance
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 115 mins. (15)
Released by Universal Pictures

Fences

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Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti ~Williamson
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 138 mins. (12A)
Released by Paramount Pictures

It's not an easy jump from stage to screen but Denzel Washington's adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play with Viola Davis and most of the cast who were in the 2010 Broadway revival is to be applauded. His performance is powerful, painful and mesmerising.

Fast & Furious 8

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Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Scott Eastwood
Genre: Crime Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA-Japan-France-Canada 2017 138 mins. (12A)
Released by Universal Pictures

On the heels of 2015’s Fast & Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: Fast & Furious 8.

Fast & Furious 7

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Director: James Wan
Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
Genre: Action Crime Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: Japan, USA 2015 140 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

'A petrol head's paradise.'

Farewell

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Director: Christian Carion.
Cast: Emir Kusturica, Guillaume Canet, Fred Ward, Philippe Magnan
Country of Origin: France 2009
Genre: Espionage Drama.
Language: French, Russian and English with English subtitles. 113mins.
Rating: ***
Official selection 2009 Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals, 2010 Seattle International Film Festival, Winner Special Mention Audience Prize 2010 COLCOA Film Festival.

False Trail (Jagaruaz 2)

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Director: Kjell Surdvall
Cast: Rolf Lassgard, Peter Stormare, Annika Nordion, Kim Tjernstrom
Genre: Crime Drama
Country of Origin: Sweden 2011
Language: Swedish with English subtitles 129 mins.
Rating:***

'Rolf Lassgard and Peter Stormare give powerful performances in this sequel to the 1996 Jagarna in what is a gripping and disturbing Nordic film noir movie'.

Fading Gigilo

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Director: John Turturro
Cast: John Turturro, Woody Alle, Sharon Stone
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2013 90 mins.
Rating: ****
Released by ARTIFICIAL EYE/CURZON FILM RELEASING

'Woody Allen and John Turturro in a warm, tender, talky Brooklyn comedy.'