Archive - January 2015

Inherent Vice

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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
Genre: Comedy Crime Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 148 mins.
Released by WARNER BROS

'An hilarious audacious psychedelic mad cap spiral of comedy, insight and paranoia.'

An audacious, stylish, hilarious, dazzling and buzzy thrill trip. Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' adapted from Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel bursts with colour and images. Sit back and just go with it. Doc Sportello will do the rest.

Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)

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Director: Mariana Rondon
Cast: Samuel Lange Zambrano, Samantha Castillo, Beto Benites
Genre: Drama
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Venezuela, Peru, Argentina, Germany 2013 93 mins.
Winner Golden Shell & Sebastian Award San Sebastian Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize -International Competition & Bronze Alexander Jury Award Thessaloniki Film Festival
Released by AXIOM FILMS

'An impressive, intelligent and powerful neorealist drama with stunning lead performances.'

Trash

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Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo, Gabriel Weinstein
Genre: Crime Drama
Language: English and Portuguese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: UK, Brazil 2014 114 mins.
Released by UNIVERSAL PICTURES

'Vibrant, multi-plot filled with stunning performances from the three leads, Stephen Daldry's optimistic tale deserves to be an audience crowd pleaser.'

Big Hero 6

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Director: Don Hall & Chris Williams
Cast: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Genre: Adventure Action Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 102 mins.
Released by WALT DISNEY

'Fun filled, exciting, inventive and visually captivating .'

'Big Hero 6' set in the futuristic city of San Fransokyo, a blend of east meets west is a funny, exciting and original action-packed adventure about the friendship between 14-year-old robotics nerd Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) and Baymax (Scott Adsit), a 10 foot tall inflatable robot.

Au Revoir Les Enfants

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Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto, Francine Racette
Genre: War Drama Biography
Language: French & German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, West Germany, Italy 1987 104 mins.
Released by BFI DISTRIBUTION

'Subtle and beautifully observed. One of the great films reflecting the tragedy of Nazi occupied France.'

Son of a Gun

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Director; Julius Avery
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Brenton Thwaites, Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Tasha Vikander
Genre: Action Crime Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: Australia 2014 108 mins.
Released by KOCH MEDIA

The Circle (Der Kreis)

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Director: Stefan Haupt
Cast: Marianne Sayebrecht, Anatole Hungerbuhler, Ave Schelkar, Antoine Monot Jr Marianne Saegebrecht
Genre: Docudrama
Language: Swiss German, German, French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Switzerland 2014 102 mins
Winner Teddy and Panorama Audience Award in Best Documentary Category, 2014 Berlin International Film Festival
Released by MATCHBOX FILMS

'A sincere docudrama made with insight and affection.'

Jimi: All Is by My Side

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Director:John Ridley
Cast: Andre Benjamin, Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Andrew Buckley, Ruth Negga, Tom Dunlea, Oliver Bennett
Genre: Music Docudrama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2013 mins.
Released by CURZON FILM RELEASING

'A year in Jimi Hendrix's life before rock fame.'

Unable to secure the rights of Jimi Hendrix's original songs or recordings John Ridley has come up with an entertaining glimpse of a year in Jimi Hendrix's life from 1966-67.

The Equalizer

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Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzal Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloe Grace Moretz
Genre: Action Crime Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 131 mins.
Rating: ****
Released by SONY PICTURES

'An exciting blood spattered high octane watch.'