Archive - July 2017

Scribe (La mechanique de l'ombre)

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Scribe (La mechanique de l'ombre) review film poster

Director: Thomas Kruithof
Cast: Francois Cluzet, Denis Podalydes, Sami Bouajila, Simon Abkarian, Alba Rohrwacher, Philippe Resimont
Genre: Political Thriller
Language: French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Belgium 2016 88mins. (15)
Released by Arrow Films

Thomas Kruithof pays homage to past classic political thrillers in his feature debut, a taut, edgy, atmospheric, conspiracy thriller which places divided loyalties, double-cross and murder in the shadow of a manipulative political power struggle.

Monster Island

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Monster Island review film poster

Director: Leopoldo Aguilar
Cast: Fiona Hardingham, Roger Jackson, Jennifer Beth Kaplan
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin: Mexico 2017 80 mins.
Released by Kaleidoscope Entertainment

Personal Shopper

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Personal Shopper review film poster

Director: Olivier Assayas
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz
Genre: Drama
Language: English, French, Swedish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Germany 2016 105 mins (15)
Released by ICON

What category do I drop the enigmatic, inventive 'Personal Shopper' into? Ghost story, supernatural thriller, mystery thriller? Whatever, Kristen Stewart excels in Olivier Assayas' bag of mysteries, art house teaser.

War For The Planet Of The Apes

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War For The Planet Of The Apes review film poster

Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Gabriel Chavarria, Judy Greer
Genre: Action Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 140 mins. (12A)
Released by 20th Century Fox

Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are taking over the world, replacing humans, decimated by a viral invasion as the dominant species. Is this to be be humanity's last stand?

The Death of Louis XIV

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The Death of Louis XIV review film poster

Director: Albert Serra
Cast: Jean-Pierre Leaud, Irene Silvagni, Patrick d'Assumcao, Marc Susini, Vicenc Altaio, Bernard Belin, Jacques Henric
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Language: Latin & French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Spain-Portugal 2016 115 mins. (12A)
Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection, Special Screening; Best Film, International Competition, Jerusalem Film Festival; London Film Festival 2016, 'Dare'
Released by New wave Films

The Beguiled

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The Beguiled review film poster

Director: Sofia Coppola
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 94 mins. (15)
Released by Universal Piuctures

Sophia Coppolo's new take on Thomas P. Cullinan's novel 'A Painted Devil' is a beautifully shot, witty, atmospheric, slightly nutty delight that has the edge on the Don Siege-Clint Eastwood 1971 version.

Cars 3

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Cars 3 review film poster

Director: Brian Fee
Cast: Owen Wilson, Christela Alonzo, Chris Cooper
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA. 2017 109 mins. (12A)
Released by Walt Disney

Buckle up for a high-speed, all-action return to the world of Cars like you’ve never seen before.

In this fast-paced adventure new high-tech, next-gen racer Jackson Storm hits the Piston Cup, pushing the legendary Lightning McQueen to the back of the pack.

Donmar Warehouse Presents Julius Caesar

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Donmar Warehouse Presents  Julius Caesar review film poster

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, one of Donmar Warehouse’s trail-blazing, critically acclaimed Shakespeare Trilogy plays Julius Caesar will be in UK cinemas this summer, and receive its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 25th June. The film is nominated for two awards at the festival; The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film and Harriet Walter for Best Performance in a British Feature Film.