Archive - November 2017

LOST IN PARIS - FILM OF THE WEEK

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LOST IN PARIS - FILM OF THE WEEK review film poster

Director: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Cast: Fiona Gordon, Emmanuelle Riva, Dominique Abel
Genre: Comedy
Language: English, French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Belgium 2016 82 mins. (12A)
Released by Arrow Films

Jacques Tati must be smiling. Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's 'Lost in Paris' is a lighthearted, whimsical, visually stylish, quirky delight.

Battle of the Sexes

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Battle of the Sexes review film poster

Director: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Deyton
Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Alan Cumming, Sarah Silverman
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 121 mins. (12A)
Released by 20th Century Fox

Beach Rats

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Director: Eliza Hittman
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 95 mins. (15)
Released by Peccadillo Pictures

With a seedy Coney Island backdrop, writer-director Eliza Hittman's 'Beach Rats,' the follow up to her debut feature, 'It Felt Like Love' builds a compelling character study of a vulnerable teenager struggling with his sexual identity.

Suburbicon

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Director: George Clooney
Cast: Matt Damion, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Glen Fleshler, Michael Cohen
Genre: Crime Drama, Mystery, Satire
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA-UK 2017 104 mins. (15)
Released by e One

Starvecrow

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Director: James Carver
Cast: David Bark-Jones, Michael Billington, Elizabeth Bowl
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK-Italy 2017 84 mins. (18)
Released by Munro Film Services

Brakes

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Director: Mercedes Grower
Cast: Julian Barrett, Kelly Campbell, Seb Cardinal, Noel Fielding, Juliet Cowan, Julia Davis
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2017 88 mins.
Released by Bulldog Releasing

The Star

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The Star review film poster

Director: Timothy Reckart
Cast: Steven Yeun, Opray Winfrey, Gina Rodriguez
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin : USA 2017 86 mins. (U)
Released by Sony Pictures

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge review film poster

Director: Marie Noelle
Cast: Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling
Genre: Drama, Biography, Romance
Language: French, German, English, Polish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Poland-Germany-France 2016 90 mins.
Released by Swipe Films

Polish actress Karolina Gruszka stars in this sweeping biography of the legendary, Nobel Prize–winning physicist and chemist, who courted controversy with both her challenging of France’s male-dominated academic establishment and her unconventional romantic life.

Mudbound

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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.