Lucy

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Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Scarlette Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
Genre: Action Sci-Fi
Language: English
Country of origin: USA 2014 89 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

'A crazy comic book frenetic visual delight.'

It's a crazy, frenetic, multicoloured visual feast, a hotchpotch of ideas, images, a bit of sci-fi and sexy beast Scarlette Johansson striding the stage.

Loving

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Director: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, USA 2016 123 mins. (12A)
Released by Universal Pictures

Love Rosie

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Director: Christian Ditter
cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Art Parkinson, Tamsin Egerton,
Genre: Comedy Romance
Language: English
Country of Origin: Germany, UK 2014 102 mins.
Released by LIONSGATE

Love Me Till Monday

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Director: Justin Hardy
Written by: Justin Hardy, Muireann Price and Jack Fishburn
Cast: Georgia Maguire, Tim Plester , Royce Pierreson, Charlotte Gallagher, Sarah Jayne Butler, Ludo Hardy
Genre: Romance, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2013 93 mins.
Rating: ***
Released by VERVE PICTURES

'A low budget UK indie film that's buzzy with Georgia Maguire's lead refreshingly natural and spontaneous.'

Love is Strange

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Director: Ira Sachs
Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA, France, Brazil, Greece 2014 94 mins.
Released by ALTITUDE

'A triumph - sensitive, beautifully observed and with wonderful performances'.

Beautiful, charming and sensitive, Ira Sach's 'Love is Strange', a faultlessly observed modern love story is a triumph with superb performances from the lead cast, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

Love Crime (Crime d'Amour)

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Director : Alain Corneau
Cast : Ludvine Sagnier, Kristen Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille
Genre : Crime thriller
Country of Origin : France 2010
Language : French with English subtitles 106 mins.
Rating : *

'It could and should have been a gripping psychological tale of violence and obsession but the film limps along in the style of a low budget 1980s erotic thriller that's as erotic as limp lettuce and it doesn't engage'.

Love and Mercy

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Director: Bill Pohlad
Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamati
Genre: Drama, Music
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 121 mins.
Released by Sony Pictures Releasing

'Love and Mercy' presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalogue of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Love And Friendship

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Director: Whit Stillman
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English
Country of Origin: Ireland, Netherlands, France, USA 2015 92 mins.
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Whit Stillman is on top form directing his own adaptation of Jane Austen’s early novella concerning the sensational Lady Susan Vernon. An exquisite comedy of matchmaking and heart-breaking.

Love 3D

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Director: Gaspar Noe
Cast: Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English & French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Belgium 2015 135 mins.
Released by Artificial Eye/Curzon Film Releasing

Lost River

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Director: Ryan Gosling
Cast: Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Iain De Caestecker
Genre: Fantasy Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 95 mins.
Released by e ONE

'An experimental art house pitch placed in an empty shell.'

Lost in France

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Director: Niall McCann
Cast: Stuart Braithwaite, Stewart Henderson, Alex Kapranos, Emma Pollock, Paul Savage, R.M. Hubbert
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English, French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Ireland-UK 2016 100 mins. (15)
Official selection, 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Niall McCann’s documentary explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the 90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground.

Lore

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Director : Cate Shortland
Cast : Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, Kai-Peter Malins
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin : Germany, Australia, UK 2012
Language : German with English subtitles 109 mins.
Rating :****

Lore is typical of the movies that get limited UK cinema and DVD release - it's foreign language, subtitled and considered Art House.
Based on one of the three parts of 'The Dark Room', Rachel Seifert's Booker short-listed novel which went on to win the Guardian Short Novel Award it's a stunning and haunting film.

Looper

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Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi.
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English. 119 mins.
Rating: ***

'Big, bold and brave with a vision of tomorrow's world, a time-travel sci-fi thriller with nods to James Cameron's The Terminator and Christopher Nolan's Memento'.

Looking for Love

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Director: Menelik Shabazz
Cast: Dr.Umar Johnson, Jackie Hilder, Dr. Dwight Turner, Susan Quuilliam
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2014 115 mins.
Released by Verve Pictures

Long way North

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Director: Remi Chaye
Cast: Peter Hudson, Vivienne Vermes, Chloe Dunn
Genre: Animation, Adventure
Language: English
Country of Origin: France, Denmark 2015 81 mins.
Released by Soda Pictures

This beautifully animated adventure is set in 1882 and tells the story of 15-year-old Russian princess Sasha, who, when her explorer grandfather mysteriously goes missing on his latest expedition, embarks on an epic adventure to find him and his lost ship, the Davai. Soda Pictures.

London Road

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Director: Rufus Norris
Cast: Olivia Colman, Eloise Lawrence, Anita Dobson, Kate Fleetwood
Genre: Adventure, Musical, Mystery
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2015 91 mins.

The National Theatre show was hailed as a remarkable, groundbreaking work during its two sell-out runs. The feature-film adaptation of LONDON ROAD reunites the original award-winning team, with a script by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork, and is directed by Rufus Norris (BROKEN).

London Has Fallen

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Director: Babak Najafi Babak Najafi
Cast: Charlotte Riley Gerard Butler Morgan Freeman Aaron Eckhart Angela Bassett Radha Mitchell
Genre: Action Crime Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, USA 2016
Released by Lionsgate

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders. Lionsgate

Logan

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Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook, Doris Morgado
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 137 mins. (15)
Released by 20th Century Fox

Superhero Logan's (Hugh Jackman) hit a bloody and brilliant bull's eye spectacular bow out finale that should delight fans.

Locke

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Director: Steven Knight
Cast: Tom Hardy, Olivis Colman, Ruth Wilson
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, USA 2013 85 mins.
Rating: *****
Released by LIONSGATE

'A 85 minute ride as never before - an audacious and skilled piece of film making'.

Live By Night

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Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper
Genre: Crime Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 128 mins. (15)
Released by Warner Bros

'Live By Night,' Ben Affleck's one-man (director, screenwriter, producer, star) tribute to old style gangster movies, looks good, has an eye for period style, goes for the Cagney touch, nods to 'Scarface' and 'The Godfather' but it's too clean.

Listen Up Philip

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Director: Alex Ross Perry
Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter, Jonathan Pryce
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 mins.
Sundance – Official Selection 2014, New York Film Festival – Official Selection 2014, Locarno Film Festival – Special Jury Prize, London Film Festival 2014, Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2015
Released by Eureka Entertainment

Lion

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Director: Garth Davy
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Dev Patel, David Wenham
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Benghali, Hindi with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Australia-India 2016 120 mins. (PG)
Released by Entertainment Film Distributors

Adapted from Saroo Brierley's 'A Long Way Home,' Garth Davy's confident feature debut is a sure crowd pleaser, tug at the heart strings, tear jerker and Sunny Pawar who plays 5-year-old Saroo is a natural.

Lilting

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Director: Hong Khaou
Cast: Ben Whishaw, Morven Christie, Leila Wong, Pei-pei Cheng, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2014 91 mins.
Rating: ***
Released by ARTIFICIAL EYE/CURZON FILM RELEASING

'A gentle, understated, emotionally intense story of love and grief.'

Like Someone In Love

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Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Cast: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryo Kase
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: France, Japan 2012
Premiered Cannes 2012
Language: Japanese with English subtitles 109 mins.
Rating:*****

'Enigmatic, hypnotic, tantalizing, utterly engrossing'.

From the opening frames you're drawn into this tantalizing gem from Iranian new wave director Abbas Kiarostami. Who's speaking offscreen in the Tokyo bar ? 'I'm not lying to you'.

Lights Out

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Director: David F. Sandberg
cast: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke
Genre: Horror, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2916 81 mins.
Released by Warner Bros.

Life of Riley (Aimer, boire et chanter)

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Director: Alain Resnais
Cast: Sabine Azema, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Sihol, Andre Dussollier
Genre: Drama
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France 2013 108 mins.
Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer's Prize) 2014, FIPRESCI Award Berlin International Film Festival
Released by EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT

In the Yorkshire countryside, the life of three couples is upset for a few months by the enigmatic behaviour of their friend George Riley.

Life of Crime

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Director: Daniel Schechter
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Mark Boone Junior, Kevin Cannon, Tim Robbins, Will Forte
Genre: Comedy Crime Drama
Language: English
Country of origin: USA 2013 94 mins.
Released by ARTIFICIAL EYE/CURZON FILM RELEASING

'A sharp black comedy that's 70s Detroit big cars and bad clothes.'

Life Itself

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Director: Steve James
Cast: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel
Genre: Documentary Biography
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 120 mins.
Released by DOGWOOF

Life Animated

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Director: Roger Ross Williams
Cast: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 89 mins. (PG)
Released by Dogwoof

Life

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Director: Anton Corbijn
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Dane De Haan, Joe Edgerton, Ben Kingsley
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: Canada, Germany, Australia, USA 2015 111 mins.
Released by e One

Life

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Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast:Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya
Genre: Drama Adventure
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 103 mins. (15)
Released by Sony Pictures

'Life,' goes for the alien sci-fi thriller touch but it's a hard act to follow after Ridley Scott's 1979 classic.

Leviathan

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Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cast: Alexey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov
Genre: Drama
Language: Russian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Russia 2014 140 mins
Winner Best Screenplay 2014 Cannes International Film Festival, Best Film 2014 London Film Festival, Winner Best Foreign Language Film 2015 Golden Globes
Released by ARTIFICIAL EYE

'A masterpiece, a vivid, stunning and tragic portrait of money and power.'

Letters From Baghdad

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Director: Sabine Krayenbuh, Zeva Oelbaum
Cast: Amnat Haj Ahmed, Adam Astill, Tom Chadbon, Tilda Swinton (voice)
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK-USA-France 2016 95 mins. (PG)
Released by Verve Pictures

Les Combattants (Love At First Fight)

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Director: Thomas Cailley
Cast: Adele Haenel, Kevein Azais, Antoine Laurant
Genre: Drama Comedy Romance
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France 2014 98 mins.
Released by Artificial Eye/Curzon Film Releasing

Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) is looking forward to a summer hanging out with his friends and learning his family’s carpentry trade, but when he meets Madeleine (César Award-winning actress Adèle Haenel), it’s love at first fight.

Legend

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Director: Brian Helgeland
Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Karon Egerton
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Biography
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, France 2015 mins.

From Academy Award winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) and Working Title (The Theory of Everything) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ronnie Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in a powerhouse double performance.

Leave To Remain

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Director: Bruce Goodwin
Cast: Jake Davies, Alex Harvey, Toby Jones, Zarrien Masieh, Yasmin Mwanza, Noof Ousellan
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2013 89 mins.
Rating: ***
Released by INDEFINITE FILMS

'An absorbing, poignant and intelligent look at teenage asylum seekers.'

Le Week-End

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Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum
Genre: Comedy Drama
Country of Origin: UK 2013
Language: English 93 mins.
Rating:****

'Witty, utterly charming, intelligent and poignant.'

Retirement looms for Nick (Jim Broadbent), a philosophy lecturer at a red brick university on the outskirts of Birmingham and Meg (Lindsay Duncan), a secondary school teacher both in their late 50s. Will a weekend trip to Paris to celebrate their anniversary rekindle the old flame?

Le Mepris (Contempt)

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France-Italy 1963
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance, Fritz Lang
Genre: Drama
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Italy 1963 103 mins.

A sumptuously stylish study of a rocky marriage and fraught professional relationships, Godard’s unusually straightforward adaptation of a novel by Moravia is also his most hauntingly beautiful film. BFI.

Le Jour se leve (Day break)

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Director: Marcel Carne
Cast: Jean Gabin, Arletty, Jacqueline Laurent
Genre: Crime Drama Romance
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France 1939 93 mins.
Rating: *****
Released by STUDIOCANAL

'A Marcel Carne's classic, a masterpiece of French cinema.'

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of its first release, LE JOUR SE LÈVE is re-released as a 4K Restoration uncut version.

Le Havre

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Director: Aki Kaurismaki.
FIPRESCI Prize Cannes 2011
Country of Origin: Finland, France, Germany 2011
Genre: Comedy Drama.
Language: French with English subtitles. 93 mins.
Rating: *****

'Almost theatrical, disciplined yet unfolding like a fairy tale, deadpan dialogue, low-key, funny, absurd, warm, charming and emotionally potent - it's Aki Kaurismaki at his best'.

Lawless

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Director: John Hillcoat
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce
Genre: Drama Country of Origin: USA 2012
Language: English 116 mins.
Rating:***

'Violence and police corruption in Franklin County, Virginia during the last days of Prohibition'.

Land of Mine

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Director: Martin Zandvliet
Cast: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Joel Basman, Laura Bro
Genre: Drama
Language: Danish and German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Denmark-Germany 2015 110 mins (15)
Released by Thunderbird Releasing

A World War II comes to an end, a group of German POWs - boys rather than men - are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task: to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline. With little or no training, the boys soon discover that the war is far from over.

Lambert and Stamp

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Director: James D. Cooper
Cast: Chris Stamp, Kit Lambert, Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend, Terence Stamp, Richard Barns, Heather Daltrey
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 117 mins.
Released by Dogwoof

'Lambert and Stamp' tells the remarkable story of Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, aspiring filmmakers from opposite sides of the tracks who set out to find a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor and manage the iconic band that would become known as The Who.

Lady Macbeth

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Director: William Oldroyd
Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank, Bill Fellows
Genre:Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2016 89 mins. (15)
Released by Altitude

La Maison de la Radio

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Director: Nicolas Philibert
Cast: Jean-Francois Achilli, Evelyne Adam, Jean-Claude Ameisen
Genre: Documentary
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France 2013 99 mins.
Released by CURZON FILM RELEASING

'La Maison de la Radio' is an affectionate, although somewhat overlong and repetitive portrait of Radio France, the French equivalent of the BBC.

La La Land

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Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, JK Simmons
Genre: Musical
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 130 mins. (12A)
Golden Globe Winner Best Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Actor in a Musical (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress in a Musical (Emma Stone), Best Screenplay (Damien Chazelle), Best Original Score (Justin Hurwitz), Best Original Song (City of Stars, Justin Hurwitz)
Released by Lionsgate

La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast)

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DirectorL Marco Ferreri
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English, French, Italian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Italy 1973 130 mins.
Released by Arrow Films

Forty years after one of Cannes's biggest scandals, Michel Piccoli and Andréa Ferréol have come to present La grande abbuffata (La Grande Bouffe). A projection tinged with emotion because Michel Piccoli is the last of the four main actors still alive.

L'Eclisse

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Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Cast: Monica Vitti, Alain Delon, Francisco Rabel
Genre: Drama
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Italy, France 1962 122 mins.
Winner Special Jury Prize 1962 Cannes International Film Festival
Released by StudioCanal