Ruth and Alex

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Director: Richard Loncraine
Cast: Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman, Cynthia Nixon
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 92 mins.
Released by Signature Entertainment

Rust and Bone

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Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: France 2012
Language: French with English subtitles
Rating: ****

'Rust and Bone is a brutally realistic passionate love story that leans towards tragedy.The acting is stunning, the direction superb but the movie belongs to Marion Cotillard'.

Rush

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Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Daniel Bruhl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde
Genre: Drama
Country of Origin: USA 2013
Language: English 123 mkins.
Rating: ****

'Exciting, sexy and a great watch, a white knuckle ride with superb racing footage'.

Ruorni Kenshin : The Legend Ends

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Director: Keishi Ohtomo
Cast: Tatsuya, Takeru Sato, Emi Takei
Genre: Action Drama Adventure
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Japan 2014 134 mins.
Released by Warner Bros

'Samurai sword fights, adventure and action galore as Kenshin battles with the power hungry Makoto Shisho.'

As expected, there's plenty of wonderfully choreographed sword fights, action galore as the battle for supremacy between power crazy nutter Makoto Shishio and Kenshin (Takeru Sato) reaches its climax and the top of Japan's film favourites.

Run and Jump

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Director: Steph Green
Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: Ireland, Germany 2013 106 mins.
World Premier 2013 Tribeca International Film Festival
Best Irish Feature and Best First Feature 2013 Galway Film Fleadh; Silver Spike award Best Film 2013 Valladolid International Film Festival.
Rating: ****
Released by WILDCAT DISTRIBUTION

Run All Night

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Director: Jaume Collet
Cast: Genesis Rodriguez, Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman
Genre: Action Crime Thriller
Language : English
Country of Origin: USA 2015 110 mins.

It maybe the tried and tested same plot line, same character, new name but it works. A New York backdrop, car chases, hijacking, guns blazing, bodies, dead of course, and it's all smiles at the box office. Liam Neeson returns.

Rules Don't Apply

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Director: Warren Beatty
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Lily Collins, Steve Coogan, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 126 mins. (12A)
Released by 20th Century Fox

Rosewater

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Director: Jon Stewart
Cast: Gael Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Haluk Bilginer, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 103 mins.
Released by The Works Film Group

Room

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Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: Canada, Ireland 2015 118 mins.
Released by Studiocanal

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of circumstances.

Rogue One : A Star Wars Story

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Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 133 mins. (12A)
Released by Walt Disney

The stand alone 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits the button full on with action, adventure, fun and a touch of nostalgia. Imaginatively theatrical - cheer, boo, hiss, laugh and cry, visually great, a perfect cast and terrific performances. Fans will be happy.

Rock the Kasbah

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Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Bill Murray, Leen Lubany, Zooey Deschanel
Genre: Comedy
Language: English, Arabic with English subtitles
Country of Origin: USA 2015 106 mins.
Released by Sony Pictures

Robot Overlords

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Director: Jon Wright
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, Callan McAuliffe
Genre: Action Adventure, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2014 90 mins.
Released by SIGNATURE ENTERTAINMENT

'An enjoyable sci-fi family film.'

Robert and Frank

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Director: Jake Schreier
Cast: Frank Lagella, Peter Sarsgaard (robot voice), Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv taylor
Genre: Comedy
Country of Origin USA 2012
Sundance Film Festival 2012
Language: English 89 mins.
Rating:****

'It's not a multiplex must-have-it, it's a Sundance indie evening watch, the kind of film that you either love or hate. I loved it. It's not reaching for the Oscars or the Emmys, it's one of those films that are frequently missed and when you catch them they're a delight'.

Risen

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Director: Kevin Reynolds
Cast:Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 107 mins.
Released by Sony Pictures

Rigor Mortis (Geungi Si).'

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Director: Juno Mak
Cast: Anthony Chan, Siu-Ho Chin, fat Chung
Genre: Action Drama Horror
Language: Cantonese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Hong Kong 2013 103 mins.
Released by Metrodome

'There's plenty of blood in Juno Mak's dark and funereal homage to the classic vampire films of the 1980s but whether it tantalises the vampire loving UK audience remains to be seen.'

Ride Along 2

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Director: Tim Story
Cast: Olivia Munn, Ice Cube, Glenn Powell
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube lead the returning lineup of Ride Along 2, the sequel to the blockbuster action-comedy that gave us the year’s most popular comedy duo. Joining Hart and Cube for the next chapter of the series are director Tim Story, as well as Cube’s fellow producers—Will Packer, Matt Alvarez and Larry Brezner—who will produce alongside Cube. Universal Pictures.

Return To Sender

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Director: Fouad Mikati
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Rumer Willis, Nick Nolte, Scout Taylor, Shiloh Ferdandez
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2015 96 mins.
Released by Arrow Films

Return To Homs - Documentary of the Week

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Director: Talal Derki
Genre: Documentary
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Syria, Germany 2013 87 mins.
Winner of World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, 2014 Sundance International Film Festival
Rating: ****
Released by JOURNEYMAN PICTURES

'Brave, brutal and very relevant. A remarkable face-to-face film of the reality of the Syrian resistance. A camera's inside eye of the horror and despair that is Homs. Extraordinary'

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

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Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Rola, Lee Joon-Gi, William Levy, Iain Glen
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Country of Origin: Germany, Australia, Canada, France 2016 106 mins. (15)
Released by Sony Pictures

Based on Capcom’s hugely popular video game series comes the final installment in the most successful video game film franchise ever, which has grossed over $1 billion worldwide to date.

Remember

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Director: Atom Egoyan
Cast: Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris, Martin Landau
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English and German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Canada, Germany 2015 95 mins.
Released by Studiocanal

Remainder

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Director: Omer Fest
Cast: Ed Speleers, Cush Jumbo, Tom Sturridge, Arsher Ali
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: Germany, UK 2015 103 mins.
Released by Soda Pictures

Hit by a falling object in a freak accident, an unnamed man awakens from a coma with £8.5m in compensation and his memory gone. All that remains is a fragmentary image – a small boy at the top of a stairwell in an old house, reaching out his hand to an old lady on the floor below – which the man physically reconstructs in the hope of triggering a more complex memory.

Regression

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Director: Alejandro Amenabar
Cast: Emma Watson, Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: Spain, Canada 2015 106 mins.
Released by Entertainment Film Distributors

Red Army

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Director: Gabe Polsky
Cast:Viacheslav Fetisov, Scotty Bowman, Mark Deakins
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Russian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: USA, Russia 2014 84 mins.
Released by Artificial Eye/Curzon Film Releasing

Rebellion

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Director: Mathieu Kassowitz
Cast: Mathieu Kassowitz, Labe Lapacas, Malik Zidi
Genre: Action Drama
Country of Origin: France 2011
Language: French with English subtitles 136 mins.
Rating: ****

'It's totally absorbing with Marc Koninickx's superb camera work reviving memories of 'Apocalypse Now' and Klaus Badelt's background music score is quite brilliant'.

Reality

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Director: Matteo Garrone
Cast: Aniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone, Raffaele Ferrante
Country of Origin: Italy 2012
Genre: Comedy Drama
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Rating: *** '

Reality' is a sentimental realist fable of the worship of celebrity culture and the need for real values and owes more than a little to Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedies'.

Raw (Grave)

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Director: Julia Ducournau
Cast: Garance Marillier, Rabah Nait Oufella, Ella Rumpf, Joana Preiss, Laurent Lucas
Genre: Horror
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Belgium 2016 99 mins. (18)
Release by Universal Pictures

Rams

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Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson
Genre: Drama
Language: Icelandic
Country of Origin: Iceland 2015 93 mins.
Released by Soda Pictures

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best, and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades.

Radiator

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Director: Tom Browne
Cast: Daniel Orqueira, Julia Ford, Richard Johnson
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2015 93 mins.
Released by Picturehouses

Race

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Director: Stephen Hopkins
Cast: Stephen James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA, Canada, Germany 2016 134 mins.
Released by Altitude Films