Director: Jacques Audiard
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure
Country of Origin: France 2012
Language: French with English subtitles
'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'.
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.
Director: Steph Green
Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte
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.
Released by WILDCAT DISTRIBUTION
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.
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
Country of Origin: USA 2016 126 mins. (12A)
Released by 20th Century Fox
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Brie Larson, Joan Allen, William H. Macy
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.
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Director: Jake Schreier
Cast: Frank Lagella, Peter Sarsgaard (robot voice), Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv taylor
Country of Origin USA 2012
Sundance Film Festival 2012
Language: English 89 mins.
'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'.
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.'
Director: Tim Story
Cast: Olivia Munn, Ice Cube, Glenn Powell
Genre: Action, Comedy
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.
Director: Talal Derki
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
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'
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
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.
Director: Fiona Murphy
Country of Origin: UK-Iraq-Israel 2016 69 mins.
Released by Dartmouth Films
'Remember Baghdad' is a not-to-be-missed reflection on the time when when Baghdad's Jewish population referred to themselves as Iraqis, a time when Jews and Arabs were neighbours and friends. Fiona Murphy's fascinating documentary relates how Iraq developed through the eyes of the Jews who lived in Baghdad for 2,600 years until bitterness and hatred destroyed their lives.
Director: Omer Fest
Cast: Ed Speleers, Cush Jumbo, Tom Sturridge, Arsher Ali
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.
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.
'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'.
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'.
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson
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.