Archive - January 2017

Lion

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Director: Garth Davy
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Dev Patel, David Wenham
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Benghali, Hindi with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Australia-India 2016 120 mins. (PG)
Released by Entertainment Film Distributors

Adapted from Saroo Brierley's 'A Long Way Home,' Garth Davy's confident feature debut is a sure crowd pleaser, tug at the heart strings, tear jerker and Sunny Pawar who plays 5-year-old Saroo is a natural.

Split

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Director: M. Night Shyamala
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson
Genre: Horror, Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 116 mins. (15)
Released by Universal Pictures.

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.

Goodfellas

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Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino
Genre: Crime Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 1990 146 mins. (18)
Released by BFI

With a style of its own, Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas,' the classic tale of Mafia life defined the genre.

Anthropoid

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Director: Sean Ellis
Cast: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cage
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English & German with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Czech Republic, UK, France 2016 120 mins.
Released by ICON

ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich.

The Young Offenders

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Director: Peter Foott
Cast: Hilary Rose, Chris Walley, Ciaran Bermingham
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: Ireland 2016 83 mins. (15)
Winner Best Irish Feature Galway Film Fleadh, Best Feature LA Comedy Festival
Released by Wildcard Distribution

Live By Night

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Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper
Genre: Crime Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 128 mins. (15)
Released by Warner Bros

'Live By Night,' Ben Affleck's one-man (director, screenwriter, producer, star) tribute to old style gangster movies, looks good, has an eye for period style, goes for the Cagney touch, nods to 'Scarface' and 'The Godfather' but it's too clean.