Archive - January 2017

T2 Trainspotting

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Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2017 117 mins. (18)
Released by Sony Pictures

Nostalgia, those heady days, treasured memories. Was it that good? What of the characters past and what's their game? Was the 'shite' really better in 1974 ?

Denial

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Directed By: Mick Jackson
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Spall, Andrew Scott
Genre: Drama, History
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 110 mins. (12A)
Released by e One

Historian Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Rachel Weisz) lecture based on her 1993 book 'Denying the Holocaust' at Emory University in Atlanta is interrupted by historian and Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) hoping to goad her into a debate. Arrogantly he offers one thousand dollars if anyone can show that the Nazis killed Jews in Auschwitz.

Sing

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Director: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 110 mins (U)
Released by Universal Pictures

The White King

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Director: Alex Helfrecht, Jorg Tittel
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Agyness Deyn, Olivia Williams
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, Germany, Sweden, Hungary 2016 90 mins. (12A)
Released by Signature Entertainment

Wiener-Dog

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Director: Todd Solandz
Cast: Gerta Gerwig, Keaton Nigel Coole, Tracy Letts
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 90 mins.
Released by Picturehouse Entertainment

A dachshund's taken in by veterinary technician Dawn Wiener (Greta Gerwig), who sets off on a road trip during which the lovable dog encounters a young boy, a film professor, and a troubled grandmother and granddaughter. The character of Dawn Wiener was first seen in Todd Solondz's 1995 coming-of-age film 'Welcome to the Dollhouse.'

Captain Fantastic

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Director: Matt Ross
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isles
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: English, Esperanto
Country of Origin: USA 2016 118 mins.
Released by e One

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father (Viggo Mortensen) devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, beginning a journey that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent.