Archive - December 2016

Passengers

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Director: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 116 mins. (12A)
Released by Sony Pictures

Magnus

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Director: Benjamin Ree
Cast: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanatgan Anand
Genre: Documentary
Language: Norwegian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Norway 2016 75 mins. (U)
Released by Arrow Films

Snowden

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Director: Oliver Stone
Cast:Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachery Quinto
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA -Germany 2015 134 mins. (15)
Released by Vertigo Releasing

Oliver Stone's back on form with 'Snowden,' a compelling, skilfully made, political thriller, docudrama portrait of whistleblower Edward Snowden.

I Am Not A Serial Killer

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Director: Billy O'Brien
Cast: Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: Ireland-UK 2016 104 mins. (15)
Released by Bulldog Film Distribution

Billy O’Brien offers a chilling, off-the-wall indie adaptation of Dan Wells’ cult YA novel laced with black humour and a great performance from lead player Max Records as 16-year-old likeable sociopath John Cleaver.

The Birth Of A Nation

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Director: Nate Parker
Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Noamy King
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 119 mins. (15)
Released by 20th Century Fox

Impressive, powerful and compelling, Nate Parker's one-man debut sees him as writer-director, producer and lead actor in his account of slave and Baptist preacher Nat Turner's slave rebellion in 1832.

Krisha

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Director: Trey Edward Shults
Cast: Krisha Fairchild, Alex Dobrenko, Robyn Fairchild
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 83 mins. (15)
Winner of the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Beat Narrative Feature 2015 South-by-Southwest Film Festival; Official Selection Critics’ Week 2015 Cannes International Film Festival
Released by StudioCanal

The Ardennes (D'Ardennen)

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Director: Robin Pront
Cast: Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens
Genre: Drama
Language: Flemish & French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Belgium 2015 96 mins. (15)
Magritte Award Best Foreign Film in Co-Production 2016 Toronto International Film Festival; Official Selection Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards
Released by StudioCanal

Writer-director Robin Pront's slow burn, gangster movie with a bleak Antwerp winter backdrop delves into family loyalties, sibling betrayal and brutal murder.

Life Animated

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Director: Roger Ross Williams
Cast: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Alan Rosenblatt
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 89 mins. (PG)
Released by Dogwoof

Office Christmas Party

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Director: Josh Gordon
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn, Kate McKinnon, Jason Bateman, Jamie Chung TJ Miller
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 mins.
Released by e One

In Office Christmas Party, when the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs. Paramount.