Archive - November 2016

Your Name

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Your Name review film poster

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Karnishiraishi,
Genre: Animation
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Japan 2016 107 mins.
Released by National Amusements

Dog Eat Dog

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Director: Paul Schrader
Cast: Nicolas Cage, William Dafoe, Paul Schrader
Genre: Dram, Crime Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 93 mins.
Released by Signature Entertainment

Paul Shrader's anarchic, audacious, nastier the better, in-your-face ultra-violent 'Dog Eat Dog' throws PC out of the window.

Adapted from ex-con Ed Bunker's cult novel, 'Dog Eat Dog' is a crazy off-your-head, garish, plot muddled, tacky, hell, there's no rules, top-shelf, comic strip mess.

The Small World of Sammy Lee

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The Small World of Sammy Lee review film poster

Director: Ken Hughes
Cast: Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Warren Mitchell, Robert Stephens, Wilfred Brambell, Miriam Karlin, Roy Kinnear
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 1963 107 mins.
Released by StudioCanal

Gripping, stylish, atmospheric. 'The Small World of Sammy Lee,' a 1960s British cinema crime drama that reminds you of a Soho long gone.

The Neon Demon

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Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Cast: Jena Malone, Ella Fanning, Bella Heathciote, Keana Reeves, Christina Hendricks
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: France, USA, Denmark 2016 117 mins.
Released by Icon Distribution

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has. Broad Green Pictures.

The Innocents (Agnes Dei)

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Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza
Genre: Drama
Language: French, Polish, Russian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Poland 2016 115 mins.
Released by Picturehouse Entertainment

Based on French Red Cross doctor Madeleine Pauliac's diary and mostly set in the confined spaces of a Polish Benedictine convent, Anne Fontaine's 'The Innocents' (Agnus Dei) is a challenging, poignant, powerful and sensitive reflection on the horrors of war and it's aftermath.

Francofonia

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Director: Alexander Sokurov
Gehanna Korthals Altes)re: Documentary Drama
Language: French, German, Russian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France, German, Netherlands 2015 87 mins.
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

American Pastoral

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Director: Ewan McGregor
Cast: Dakota Fanning, David Strathairn, Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Peter Riegert
Genre: Crime Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 126 mins.
Released by Entertainment Film Distributors

Cemetery of Splendour (Rak ti Khon Kaen)

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Cemetery of Splendour (Rak ti Khon Kaen)  review film poster

Director:Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cast: Jenjira Pongpas Widner, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi, Tawatchai Buawat
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Language: English & Thai with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Thailand, UK, Germany, France 2915 122 mins.
Official Selection, Un Certain Regard 2015 Cannes Film Festival; Competition, London Film Festival
Released by New Wave Films