Archive - February 2015

It Follows

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Director: David Robert Mitchell
Cast: Linda Boston, Caitlin Burt, Heather Fairbanks
Genre: Horror
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 100 mins.
2014 Cannes International Film Festival
Released by ICON

'A nerve tingling chiller that hits the panic button'.

'It Follows', writer-director David Mitchell's ingenious nerve tingling node to John Carpenter's iconic 'Halloween' is a fear drenched shocker exploring suburbia, teen sex and a nameless dread that turns into an edge-of-seat nightmare.

Focus

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Director: Glen Ficarra, John Requa
cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro
Genre: Comedy Crime Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2015 104 mins.
Released by WARNER BROS

'Grifters take on a Formula One scam with a bit of romance thrown in'.

Hinterland

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Director: Harry MacQueen
Cast: Harry MacQueen, Lori Camopbell
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2015 79 mins.
Released by SODA PICTURES

'A small budget original and intimate exploration of love and new beginnings'.

The Boy Next Door

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Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, John Corbett, Ian Nelson
Genre: Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2013 mins.
Released by UNIVERSAL PICTURES

'A stalker movie that doesn't exactly echo the Hitchcock feel'.

Fury

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Director: David Ayer
Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal
Genre: War Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 120 mins.
Released by SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL

'Powerful, intense with mind blistering action sequences, a journey into the reality of tank warfare.'

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

Blackwood

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Director: Adam Wimpenny
Cast: Ed Stoppard, Sophie Myles, Russell Tovey, Paul Kaye, Greg Wise
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2013 90 mins.
Released by WILDCARD DISTRIBUTION

Blackwood, a remote country house deep in the English countryside seems the ideal move for professor Ben Marshall (Ed Stoppard), who's recovering from a nervous breakdown and needs peace and quiet and a fresh start.

Effie Gray

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Director: Richard Laxton
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Claudia Cardinale
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of origin: UK 2014 mins.
Released by METRODOME

Cake

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Director: Daniel Barnz
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Lucy Punch, Felicity Huttman
Genre: Drama
language: English: English
Country of origin: USA 2014 102 mins.
Released by WARNER BROS

'Jennifer Aniston fills the screen with a blistering performance'.

Jennifer Aniston, make up off hits the role of LA divorcee and pill popping, suicidal, car accident victim Claire Simmons whose shattered and physically scarred body echoes constant pain head on. It's a stunning portrayal of agony and deserving of an award.

Project Almanac

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Director: Dean Israelite
Cast: Jonny Weston, Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'elia, Virginia Gardner
Genre: Sci-fi Thriller
Language: English
Country of origin: USA 2014 106 mins.
Released by PARAMOUNT PICTURES

Dean Israelite's directorial debut has its moments with a likeable cast as it slips along a well worn cinematic time travel sci-fi path.