Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl
Country of Origin: USA, UK 2015 mins.
Released by Entertainment Film Distributors
Gustav Klimt's 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer' retitled 'Woman in Gold' to hide it's Jewish origins hung in the Belvedere gallery and was referred to as Vienna's 'Mona Lisa' and one of a number of Klimt paintings looted by the Nazis.
Director: Tom Harper
Cast: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox
Genre: Drama Horror Thriller
Country of Origin: UK Canada 2014 98 mins.
Released by e ONE
'Woman in Black: The Angel of Death' the sequel to the 2012 Hammer horror 'Woman in Black' with Daniel Radcliffe as widowed lawyer Arthur Kipps jumps forty years and introduces a new group of children to eerie Eel Marsh House.
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Cast: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sozen, Demet Akbag
Language: Turkish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Turkey 2014 196 mins
Palme d'Or 2014 Cannes International Film Festival
Released by NEW WAVE FILMS
'Masterful cinema. Stunning, extraordinary, beautiful, bold and challenging.'
Director: Damian Szifron
Cast: Rita Cortese, Ricardo Darin, Nancy Duplaa, Erica Rivas, Diego Gentile
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Argentina, Spain
Released by Artificial Eye/Curzon Film Releasing
'A glorious romp into apocalyptic revenge.'
All the pleasures of stress-filled 21st-century life are caught in Damian Szifron's delicious black comedy.
Director: Simon West
Cast: Jason Statum, Michael Angarano, Dominik Garcia-Lorido
Genre: Action Crime Drama
Country of Origin: USA 2015 92 mins.
Released by LIONSGATE
Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with the skills to knock seven bells out of anyone foolish enough to cross his path but he's got the gambling bug and a liking for the booze.
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman
Country of Origin: USA 2014 115 mins
Released by 20th CENTURY FOX
'A heart rending journey of self-discovery, Reese Witherspoon is outstanding.'
Based on Cheryl Strayed's best-selling 2012 memoir 'Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found', Cheryl (Reese Witherspoon), attempts the gruelling 1,100-mile hike across the Pacific Crest Trail in the early 1990s.
Director: Todd Solandz
Cast: Gerta Gerwig, Keaton Nigel Coole, Tracy Letts
Country of Origin: USA 2016 90 mins.
Released by Picturehouse Entertainment
A dachshund's taken in by veterinary technician Dawn Wiener (Greta Gerwig), who sets off on a road trip during which the lovable dog encounters a young boy, a film professor, and a troubled grandmother and granddaughter. The character of Dawn Wiener was first seen in Todd Solondz's 1995 coming-of-age film 'Welcome to the Dollhouse.'
Director: Barak Heymann & Tomer Heymann
Language: English & Hebrew with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Israel-UK 2016 86 mins. (15)
Released by Peccadillo Pictures
Gay and HIV positive Israeli ex- paratrooper Saar Moaz lived in London for twenty years and The London Gay Men's Chorus became his other family since he was kicked out of the religious Kibbutz. 20 years later Saar reaches out to his Orthodox Israeli family hoping for reconciliation.
Director: Marc Silver
Cast:Gael Garcia Bernal
Language: English and Spanish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: UK, Mexico 2013 88 mins.
Sundance Film Festival 2013 Cinematography Award, Official Selection 51st New York Film Festival.
Released by PULSE FILMS
'One Central American illegal's journey to the land of plenty - a vivid and sobering story.'
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Cast: Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Hungary, Sweden 2013 119 mins
Un Certain Regard Award 2014 Cannes International Film Festival, Palm Dog Best Four-Legged Performance
Released by Metrodome
'Bizarre, unique, extraordinary. A canine extravaganza'.
Director: Pablo Trapero
Cast: Richardo Darin, Jeremie Renier, Martina Gusman
Country of Origin: Argentina 2012
Language: Spanish with English subtitles 105 mins.
'White Elephant is dedicated to Carlos Mugica, the campaigning local Marxist priest assassinated in Buenas Aires in 1974 and is about faith, hope and the role of conscience'.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Cast: Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist
Country of Origin: USA 2014 106 mins
Grand Jury & the Audience Award 2014 Sundance Film Festival
JK Simmons Best Supporting Actor 2015 Golden Globe; BAFTA Nominations: Best Director, Supporting Actor (JK Simmons), Original Music
Released by Sony Pictures Releasing International
'A won't-let-go high octane journey with electric lead performances. A don't miss, must see.'
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, Charles Gridin
Genre: Comedy Drama
Country of Origin: USA 2014 97 mins.
Released by Icon
'A sharp and witty take on generational age hang-ups.'
A quote from Ibsen's 'The Master Builder' opens writer-director Noah Baumbach’s sharp and funny take on ageing, ambition and success.
Director: Annemarie Jacir
Cast: Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Palestine, Jordan, Greece, UAE 2012 93 mins.
Winner Netpac Award Best Asia film 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, Palestinian 2013 Oscar Entry Best Foreign Language Film
Released by NEW WAVE FILMS
'A tender and poignant coming of age drama against a backdrop of political anger.'
Director: Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi
Cast: Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Bough
Genre: Comedy horror
Language: English & German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: New Zealand 2013 86 mins.
Official Selection 2014 Sundance and Berlin International Film Festival
Released by METRODOME
'An hilarious Kiwi laugh out loud surreal vampire spoof that could become cult viewing.'
Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Cast: Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgard, Steve Coogan, Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham
Country of Origin: USA 2012
Language: English 99 mins.
' An intelligent, thought provoking and emotional drama that dissects the complexities of family life with a stunning performance from Onata Aprile'.
Director: Christian Schwochow
Cast: Jordis Triebel, Tristan Gobel, A;exander Scheer, Jacky Ido
language: German, English, Russian, Polish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Germany 2013 102 mins.
FIPRESCI Prize & Best Leading Actress (Montreal 2013)
Special Mention of the Critic's Jury (Arras 2013)
Best Actress: Jördis Triebel (German Film Award 2014) -
Released by New Wave Films
Director: Eran Creevy
Cast: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough
Country of Origin: UK 2013
Language: English 99 mins.
'An ambitious action-rich cops and robbers British thriller from writer-director Eran Creevy with touches of the John Woo and Ridley Scott (Executive Producer) full-on macho mode action sequences'.
Director: Philippe Lioret
Cast : Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana
Genre : Drama
Country of Origin : France 2009
Language : French, Kurdish, Turkish with English subtitles and English 110 mins.
Rating : ****
'With UKIP joy, Tory jitters and recent press headlining immigration I revisited writer-director Philippe Lioret's Welcome, a compassionate and inspiring drama of the power of love and hope in new beginnings'.
Director: Sacha Bennett
Cast: Steven Berkoff, Ian Ogilvy, James Cosmo, Chris Ellison, Tony Denham, Alison Doody, Lysette Anthony, Danny-Boy Hatchard
Genre: Crime Drama
Country of Origin: UK 2014 94 mins.
Released by ANCHOR BAY FILMS
'We Still Kill the Old Way' is the expected take on the crime and anti-social behaviour scenario, bring back the good old days, revenge vigilante flick but it doesn't have the Michael Caine 'Harry Brown' appeal.
Director: Nanni Moretti Cast: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr Genre: Comedy Drama Country of Origin: Italy 2011 Official Selection Cannes 2011 Language: Italian with English subtitles 102 mins. Rating: **** 'Visually stunning, a low key film with great heart and warmth giving a sense of the Vatican's pomp, ceremony, tradition and politics with Michele Picolli, that 86 year old giant of European cinema bringing dignity to the role'.
Director: Zek Hawkins & Simon Hawkin
Cast: Ashley Adams, Mackenzie Davis, William Devane, Mark Pellegrino
Genre: Crime Drama Thriller
Country of Origin: USA 2013 92 mins.
Released by METRODOME
'A compelling character driven indie noir picture of double-cross,crime and violence.'
Director: Greg Barker
Language: English & Arabic with English subtitles
Country of Origin: USA, UK 2014 92 mins.
Official Selection 2014 Sundance International Film Festival
Released by KALEIDOSCOPE ENTERTAINMENT
The Arab Spring's at the heart of 'We Are The Giant' with the universal question whether to take up arms or advocate change through peace and non-violence.
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, ben Foster
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country of Origin: USA 2016 123 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures
From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.
Director: John Michael McDonagh
Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Theo James, Tessa Thompson
Country of Origin: UK 2016 98 mins.
Rel;eased by ICON
Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Things take a sinister turn, however, when they try to intimidate someone who is more dangerous than they are. Or is he? Reprisal Films.
Director: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Cast: Hannah Artertor, Annabel Scholey, Greg Wise,Leona Lewis, Haunch Artertor, Katy Brand, Giulio Berruti, Dany Krane
Genre: Musical Romance
Country of Origin: UK 2014 97 mins.
Released by VERTIGO FILMS
'With sun, sea, romance and a string of 80s hits, it should be a walk into the box office sunshine.'
Director: Andrzej Wajd
Cast: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszke Groichowska, Iwona Bielska
Genre: Drama Biography
Language: Polish and Italian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Poland 2013 127 mins.
Released by METRODOME
'A movie with terrific force and irresistible storytelling gusto - and a first-rate lead performance by Robert Wieckiewicz' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Director: Lucia Puenzo
Cast: Alex Brendemuhl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening, Natalie Oreiro, Florencia Bado
Language: Spanish and German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: 2013 93 mins.
Official Selection 2013 Cannes International Film Festival, Official Entry Argentina 2014 Academy Awards
Released by PECCADILLO PICTURES
'Dark, striking and intense - the collaboration of others in sheltering evil.'
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour Cast: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Suktan Al Assaf Genre: Drama Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia, Germany 2012 Language: Arabic with English subtitles 98 mins. Rating: **** 'A beautiful, deeply affecting film, a gem, a must see'.
'Wadjda' is a beautiful, deeply affecting film. You can't help but be won over - it's a gem and a must see.