Archive - May 2015

Danny Collins

Danny Collins review film poster

Director: Dan Fogelman
Cast: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale
Genre: Comedy, drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2015 106 mins.
Certificate 15

Inspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as 'Danny Collins', an ageing rock star who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, Danny decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family and himself.

The Goob

The Goob review film poster

Director: Guy Myhill
Cast: Sienna Guillory, Sean Harris, Hannah Spearriff, Liam Wilpole
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2014 86 mins.
Certificate: 18
Released by Soda Pictures

The increasing tension between man and boy pushes his mother into choosing between them, a choice devastating to Goob but the spur to becoming his own man.

The Connection (La French)

The Connection  (La French) review film poster

Director: Cedric Jimenez
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Celine Sallette, Melanie Doutey, Benoit Magimal, Guillaume Gouix
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, Belgium 2014 135 mins.
Released by Altitude Film Distribution

Man Up

Man Up review film poster

Director: Ben Palmer
Cast: Simon Pegg, Ophelia Lovibond, Lake Bell
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2015 88 mins.
Certificate 15
Released by StudioCanal

Search Party

Search Party review film poster

Director: Scot Armstrong
Cast: Alison Brie, Krysten Ritter, T.J.Miller
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2014 93 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures

The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands review film poster

Director: Joa Fraser
Cast: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kshe Fukaha
Genre: Action
Language: Maori with English Subtitles
Country of Origin: New Zealand 2014 107 mins.
Released by Icon

Testament of Youth

Testament of Youth review film poster

Director: James Kent
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Anna Chancellor, Miranda Richardson
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of origin: UK 2014 130 mins
Released by LIONSGATE

'A stunning and emotional drama of love and loss that will tug at your heart.'

Vera Brittain’s WWI memoir 'Testament of Youth' is one of the most famous war memoirs of the 20th century and is exquisitely realised in James Kent's moving and timely adaptation.


Wild  review film poster

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann, Michiel Huisman
Genre: Drama
Language: English
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.

Stray Dogs

Stray Dogs review film poster

Director: Ming-Liang Tsai
Cast: Kang-Sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yong, Yi-Ching Lu
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Taiwan 2013 138 mins.
Grand Jury Prize 2013 Venice International Film Festival
Released by New Wave Films