Archive - August 2015

A Little Chaos

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Director: Alan Rickman
Cast: Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory
Genre: Comedy Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2014 116 mins
Released by LIONSGATE

'Alan Rickman's wigs and powder self-indulgent costume drama set in the gardens of Louis XIV's Versailles Palace.'

Barely Lethal

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Director: Kyle Newman
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, Sophie Turner
Genre: Action, Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: 98 mins.
Released by Signature Entertainment

Exit

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Director: Hsiang Chienn
Cast: Shiang-Chyi Chen, Easton Dong, Ming-Hua Pai, An-Shun Yu, Chen-Ling Wen
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Taiwan 2014 94 mins.
Released by Facet Film Distribution

'A sensitive, compelling and emotional portrait of a woman who finds a way to escape loneliness, Shiang-Chyi Chen gives a superb performance.'

The Falling

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Director: Carol Morley
Cast: Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Monica Dolan, Greta Scacchi
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2014 102 mins
World Premier BFI London Film Festival
Released by Metrodome

'A 1960s girls' school sees a mysterious fainting epidemic. Carol Morley's intense and distinctive black comedy is more than a jump beyond The Prime of Miss Jean Brody.'

Child 44

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Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Naomi Rapace, Gary Oldman
Genre: Drama Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: Czech Republic, UK 2015 137 mins.
Released by e ONE

'A multilayered thriller set in Stalin's Soviet era that's been banned by the Russian Ministry of Culture. Irony!'

The Salvation

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Director: Kristian Levring
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Genre: Western Drama
Language: English, Danish , Spanish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Denmark, UK 2014 91 mins
Released by WARNER BROS

'Kristian Levring's revenge western clings precariously to the coat tails of the Spaghetti Westerns.'

Queen and Country

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Director: John Boorman
Cast: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt
Genre: Drama
language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2014 114 mins.
Released by Artificial Eye/Curzon Film Releasing

The long-awaited sequel to the 5 times Oscar-nominated masterpiece Hope & Glory, Queen & Country is the wonderfully witty but deeply moving new film by acclaimed director John Boorman (Deliverance, Point Blank).