Archive - December 2017

Blade of the Immortal (Mugen No Junin)

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Blade of the Immortal (Mugen No Junin) review film poster

Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi
Genre: Action, Adventure
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Japan-UK 2017 140 mins. (18)
Released by Arrow Films

Based on the manga series by Hiroyaki Samura, and set in the Shogunate era, Takashe Miike's 100th feature is a 'I'll kill all of you'...'Come and get me,' stylish Samurai bloodbath movie.

Menashe

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Menashe review film poster

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein
cast: Menashe Lustig, Yopel Falkowitz
Genre: Drama
Language: Yiddish with Englisg subtitles
Country of Origin: USA 2017 82 mins. (U)
Released by Vertigo Releasing

With a mix of tradition and ritual, writer-director Joshua Z. Weinstein debut feature is a funny and tender family drama in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish Hasidic community.

Stronger

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Stronger review film poster

Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 119 mins. (15)
Released by Lionsgate

Human Flow

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Human Flow review film poster

Director: Ai Weiwei
Cast: Isra Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: Germany 2017 140 mins. (12A)
Released by Altitude Film Releasing

The Dinner

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The Dinner review film poster

Directive: Oren Moverman
Cast: Richard Gere, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Laura Linney
Genre: Crime Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 120 mins. (15)
Released by Vertigo Releasing

Brigsby Bear

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Brigsby Bear review film poster

Director: Dave McCary
Cast: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams
Genre: Comedy Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 97 mins. (15)
Released by Sony Pictures

Childhood is when impressionable minds open widest to the mesmerizing power of entertainment. Nearly everyone can recall connecting with a show so completely it feels like a magical world created just for you.

But what if it actually was?

Happy End

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Happy End review film poster

Director: Michael Haneke
Cast:Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz, Toby Jones, Loubna Abidar
Genre: Drama
Language: English, French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Austria-Germany 2017 107 mins. (15)
Official selection, 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Released by Curzon Artifical Eye

Michael Haneke's (Amour, The White Ribbon, Hidden) darkly comic voyage into bourgeois family life dazzles and mesmerises.