Archive - August 2015

A Little Chaos

A Little Chaos review film poster

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

Barely Lethal review film poster

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 review film poster

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

The Falling review film poster

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

Child 44 review film poster

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

The Salvation review film poster

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

Queen and Country review film poster

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).