Archive - November 2017

MUDBOUND - FILM OF THE WEEK

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Director: Dee Rees
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Garrett Hedlund
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 132 mins.
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Writer-director Dee Rees impressive adaptation of Hillary Jordan's novel exposes racial tensions in the Jim Crow South of the 1940s as it weaves a tale of two families, white farmers, the McAllans and the Jacksons, black sharecroppers who lease land from the McAllans.

Good Time

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Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Taliah Webster
Genre: Crime Thriller, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 101 mins. (15)
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Strangled (A Martfui Rem)

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Director: Arpad Sopsits
Cast: Karoly Hajduk, Peter Barnai, Zsolt Anger,
Genre: Crime Drama
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Hungary 2016 120 mins. (18)
Released by Eureka Entertainment

Political corruption and the brutal killing of six women between 1957 and 1967 are juxtaposed in Arpad Sopsits award winning story of the Martfu murders. The brutal suppression of the Hungarian1956 uprising is fresh in the memory and the stench of political corruption an accepted norm.

Remember Baghdad

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Director: Fiona Murphy
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK-Iraq-Israel 2016 69 mins.
Released by Dartmouth Films

'Remember Baghdad' is a not-to-be-missed reflection on the time when when Baghdad's Jewish population referred to themselves as Iraqis, a time when Jews and Arabs were neighbours and friends. Fiona Murphy's fascinating documentary relates how Iraq developed through the eyes of the Jews who lived in Baghdad for 2,600 years until bitterness and hatred destroyed their lives.

Trophy

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Director: Paul Schwarz, Christinea Clusiau
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Africaan with English subtitles
Country of Origin: UK-Namibia-South Africa-Zimbabwe-USA 2017 108 mins. (15)
Released by Munro Film Services

Justice League

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Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Mamoa, Ezra Miller
Genre: Action Adventure, Fantasy
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 170 mins. (15)
Released by Warner Bros.

Baby Driver

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Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm
Genre: Action, Crime Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK-USA 2017 113 mins. (15)
Released by Sony Pictures

Baby (Ansel Elgort), a best in the business getaway driver in debt to Atlanta crime boss Doc (Kevin Spacey) meets waitress Deborah (Lily James) who sings B-A-B-Y (Carla Thomas) while she waits table and it's love at first sight and the chance of up-and-out but there's a heist coming up and it doesn't taste good.

The Florida Project

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Director: Sean Baker
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Caleb Landry Jones
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 115 mins. (15)
Released by Altitude Film Distribution

Sean Baker's edgy, off-beat transgender comedy 'Tangerine' (2015), shot on two iPhones with anamorphic adaptors had a raw, off-the-wall buzz. His follow-up, 'The Florida Project' is a wow, madcap delight.