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  • '71
  • 20,000 Days On Earth
  • A Field In England
  • Abschied
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • Anguish
  • Coraline 3D
  • Days Of Heaven
  • Exhibition
  • Jauja
  • Muppets Most Wanted
  • My Name Is Salt
  • People On Sunday (Menschen Am Sonntag)
  • Selma
  • The Double
  • Thunderbirds Are Go Episode 1: Ring Of Fire + Q&A
  • Weekend
  • When Animals Dream
  • While We're Young
  • Women In TV: The Legacy Of Verity Lambert

'71 4 stars

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Gary Hook finishes his training with other squaddies and is immediately dispatched to 1971 Belfast to facilitate a fragile peace in the city. On his first day on the streets, Gary becomes embroiled in a riot and he is separated from the other British soldiers. Chased down alleyways by an army gang of militia who want him dead, Gary is trapped in an alien environment far from the safety of his barracks, unable to distinguish between allies and foes.

  • GenreAction, Drama, Thriller, War
  • CastSam Reid, Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris, Sam Hazeldine.
  • DirectorYann Demange.
  • WriterGregory Burke.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration99 mins
  • Official site
  • Release10/10/2014 (selected cinemas)

A teenage soldier becomes separated from his platoon in the cauldron of violence of 1971 Belfast in Yann Demange's nail-biting survival thriller. Punctuated by kinetic action sequences that relentlessly tighten the knot of tension in our stomachs, '71 is a dazzling debut from the TV director, who made the acclaimed Channel 4 series Top Boy.

Demange puts leading man Jack O'Connell through the physical wringer as he explores the sectarian divide through the eyes of a wet-behind-the-ears recruit, who is marked for death by the provisional IRA and supposed allies.

Juddering handheld camerawork during chase sequences and a nerve-racking game of hide and seek keep us uncomfortably close to the carnage, and only a few hours after the stricken soldier has foolishly assured his kid brother that this first tour of duty will be a breeze: "I'm not leaving the country so you've got nothing to worry about." Home is where the heartbreak is.

Squaddie Gary Hook (O'Connell) completes his gruelling training and is immediately dispatched to the Northern Irish capital to facilitate the fragile peace. Under the command of platoon leader Lieutenant Armitage (Sam Reid), Gary and fellow recruits head to the Catholic west.

At first, hostility amounts to little more than potty-mouthed children throwing water bombs full of urine. However, a house-to-house search spirals out of control and during the subsequent riot, Gary and pal Thommo (Jack Lowden) are left behind.

A small gang of provisional IRA comprising ruthless leader Quinn (Killian Scott), sidekick Haggerty (Martin McCann) and newbie Sean (Barry Keoghan) shoot Thommo at close range but Gary escapes, sprinting down alleyways with the gun-toting assailants in pursuit. Thankfully, Gary finds sanctuary and as night falls, he traces a path back to the barracks under cover of darkness.

A boy called Billy (Corey McKinley) offers assistance but when the tyke's makeshift plan goes horribly wrong, Gary turns to Brigid (Charlie Murphy) and her father, Eamon (Richard Dormer), a former army medic, who has had his fill of the uniform. "You're just a piece of meat to them," Eamon warns Gary.

'71 masterfully sustains tension without getting bogged down in the thorny politics of the era. Nerves are shredded to tatters in the opening half hour and screenwriter Gregory Burke wrings every drop of suspense from his neat set-up.

A detour to a loyalist pub is orchestrated and edited with brio. O'Connell follows up his bruising portrayal of a young offender in Starred Up with another emotionally charged performance, holding his character's fears at bay until that particular dam bursts and sobs rack his aching body.

Lines between allies and adversaries are repeatedly blurred, stacking the odds heavily against Gary as he ducks for cover, and we hunker down with him, brows beaded with sweat and knuckles white with fear.

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Wednesday 1st April 2015

20,000 Days On Earth 3 stars

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A cinematic tribute to Nick Cave, imagining a highly stylised day in the life of the charismatic singer-songwriter as he begins work on a new composition that will develop into a full-scale performance by Bad Seeds at Sydney Opera House. Cave also discusses his childhood with psychoanalyst Darian Leader while familiar faces from Cave's creative past including Warren Ellis, Kylie Minogue and Ray Winstone share their fond memories of the iconic figure.

  • GenreBiography, Documentary, Musical
  • DirectorIain Forsyth, Jane Pollard.
  • WriterIain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, Nick Cave.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration97 mins
  • Official sitewww.20000daysonearth.com
  • Release19/09/2014 (selected cinemas)

Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard pay tribute to charismatic singer-songwriter Nick Cave with this film that melds documentary and fiction, imagining a highly stylised day in the life of Cave as he begins work on a new song that will develop, by the end of the 97 minutes, into a full-scale performance by Bad Seeds at Sydney Opera House. En route, Cave drives through his adopted hometown of Brighton and discusses his childhood and influences with psychoanalyst Darian Leader. Familiar faces from Cave's creative past including multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis, singer Kylie Minogue and actor Ray Winstone also share their fond memories of the iconic figure. Amidst this mosaic of reminiscence and meditations, Forsyth and Pollard hope to discover what makes Cave tick and better understand his insatiable thirst for pushing musical boundaries and defying convention.

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Thursday 2nd April 2015

A Field In England 3 stars

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A mysterious alchemist called O'Neil captures a small group of English Civil War deserters and forces the soldiers to help him locate a fabled treasure, which is believed to be buried in a nearby field. The soldiers feed off the land, eating mushrooms in the English countryside, which cause paranoid delusions in some of the men and convince many of the deserters that the treasure they seek is something altogether more sinister.

  • GenreFilm, Historical/Period, Horror, Indie
  • CastReece Shearsmith, Julian Barratt, Michael Smiley.
  • DirectorBen Wheatley.
  • WriterAmy Jump, Ben Wheatley.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official site
  • Release05/07/2013 (selected cinemas)

Writer-director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) steps back in time to the English Civil War for this latest foray into psychological horror. A mysterious alchemist called O'Neil (Michael Smiley) captures a small group of deserters and forces the soldiers to help him locate a fabled treasure, which is believed to be buried in a nearby field. The soldiers feed off the land, eating mushrooms in the English countryside, which cause paranoid delusions in some of the men and convince many of the deserters that the treasure they seek is something altogether more sinister.

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Wednesday 1st April 2015

Abschied 3 stars

Comedy, drama.

  • GenreComedy, Drama
  • CastAribert Mog, Emilia Unda, Brigitte Horney.
  • DirectorRobert Siodmak.
  • WriterEmeric Pressburger, Irma Von Cube.
  • CountryGer
  • Duration80 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 1st April 2015

Alexander Nevsky 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • DirectorSergei Eisenstein.
  • CountryUSSR
  • Duration112 mins
  • Official site

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Tuesday 31st March 2015

Anguish 3 stars

Horror.

  • GenreHorror
  • CastMichael Lerner, Talia Paul, Zelda Rubinstein.
  • DirectorBigas Luna.
  • WriterMichael Berlin, Bigas Luna.
  • CountrySp
  • Duration86 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 2nd April 2015

Coraline 3D 4 stars

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Coraline Jones moves into the Pink Palace Apartments with her writer mother Mel and father Charlie. The girl explores her creaky, new home and meets the neighbours: downstairs, she is enthralled by fading British musical hall divas Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, while upstairs, eight-feet tall Russian giant Mr Bobinsky cracks a whip over his circus of jumping mice. One night, Coraline uncovers a secret door leading from the living room to a parallel reality called Other World where her Other Mother and Other Father provide her with all of the love, support and attention she craves. The plucky heroine feels like she has stumbled into a living dream but all is not what it seems.

  • GenreAdaptation, Children's, Comedy, Drama, Family, Family
  • CastDakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, Keith David, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French.
  • DirectorHenry Selick.
  • WriterHenry Selick.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration100 mins
  • Official sitewww.coralinemovie.co.uk
  • Release08/05/2009

There's no place like home in Coraline, the first ever stop-motion animated feature created in stereoscopic 3D. Adapted from Neil Gaiman's best-selling novel by writer-director Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas), this colourful, yet thematically dark, fairy-tale has echoes of The Wizard Of Oz and Alice In Wonderland as an 11-year-old girl confronts the evil that threatens her fractured family. Many cinemas will be screening the film in 2D, but it's well worth making the effort to catch Selick's imaginative creation as he intended.

The eye-popping effects are used sparingly, but there are some neat flourishes like tunnels appearing to suck us in as it stretches back into the distance, or a giant needle poking out of the screen, causing us to duck for cover. Fans of the director's work will appreciate the odd in-joke like the yolk of a cracked egg taking on the appearance of Jack Skellington's face from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The story revolves around young Coraline Jones (voiced by Dakota Fanning), who moves into the Pink Palace Apartments with her writer mother Mel (Teri Hatcher) and father Charlie (John Hodgman). The apartment seems cold and the only child in the vicinity is a curious boy called Wybie Lovat (Robert Bailey Jr), who trundles around on a self-constructed, electric bicycle.

To stave off boredom, Coraline explores her creaky, new home and meets the neighbours. Downstairs, she is enthralled by fading British musical hall divas Miss Spink (Jennifer Saunders) and Miss Forcible (Dawn French), while upstairs, eight-feet tall Russian giant Mr Bobinsky (Ian McShane) cracks a whip over his circus of jumping mice. One night, Coraline uncovers a secret door leading from the living room to a parallel reality called Other World, where her Other Mother and Other Father provide her with all of the love, support and attention she craves.

The plucky heroine feels like she has stumbled into a living dream and considers staying in Other World for good. "You think this other world is a dream come true but you're wrong," warns the black cat (Keith David), who knows that there are myriad dangers in this fantastical realm, which Coraline would do well to avoid.

Coraline falls some way short of the genius of The Nightmare Before Christmas, but is still a hugely enjoyable escapade, enlivened by energetic vocal performances and Selick's directorial brio. A fantasy musical hall sequence is particularly impressive with hundreds of Scottie dogs running amok as Spink and Forcible fly through the air on a trapeze. It's easy to forget that the gorgeous visuals are the result of seven year's of pain-staking handiwork, rather than digital trickery.

Fanning captures the vulnerability and sadness of her heroine, complimented by energetic vocals from the supporting cast including three markedly different roles for Hatcher. The plot is wafer thin - there are noticeable longueurs - but those gorgeous visuals ensure there is always something to catch the eye.

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Wednesday 1st April 2015

Days Of Heaven 4 stars

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Bill works in a 1916 steel mill where he kills his boss then flees the scene with girlfriend Abby and younger sister Linda. For the sake of appearances, Bill and Abby pretend to be brother and sister and the fugitives find work with a kind and gentle farmer. When it transpires that the landowner is dying and has taken a shine to Abby, Bill concocts a scheme to marry off his sweetheart to the farmer so they can inherit the land.

  • GenreClassic, Drama
  • CastRichard Gere, Sam Shepard, Brooke Adams, Linda Manz.
  • DirectorTerrence Malick.
  • WriterTerrence Malick.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration94 mins
  • Official site
  • Release02/09/2011 (selected cinemas)

Following the release of Terrence Malick's most recent film The Tree Of Life, we are treated to a re-release of his 1978 classic. Bill (Richard Gere) works in a 1916 steel mill where he kills his boss then flees the scene with girlfriend Abby (Brooke Adams) and younger sister Linda (Linda Manz). For the sake of appearances, Bill and Abby pretend to be brother and sister and the fugitives find work with a kind and gentle farmer (Sam Shepard). When it transpires that the landowner is dying and has taken a shine to Abby, Bill concocts a scheme to marry off his sweetheart to the farmer so they can inherit the land. However, the foreman scents foul play and sets about exposing the skulduggery. Meanwhile, Abby sparks real feelings for her husband to be, creating friction with Bill.

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Wednesday 1st April 2015

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Exhibition 3 stars

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Performance artist D and her husband H have shared their modernist home in London for two decades. They adore the property but reluctantly have to sell it and call in a local estate agent to oversee the sale. D and H begin the agonising process of packing up their memories and bidding farewell to a retreat that has played a pivotal role in their relationship. Dreams and fears bubble to the surface, creating tensions between D and H.

  • GenreDrama, Indie, Romance
  • CastViv Albertine, Tom Hiddleston, Liam Gillick.
  • DirectorJoanna Hogg.
  • WriterJoanna Hogg.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration105 mins
  • Official site
  • Release25/04/2014 (selected cinemas)

Tom Hiddleston co-stars in the latest feature from acclaimed British writer-director Joanna Hogg (Unrelated, Archipelago). The film centres on performance artist D (Viv Albertine) and her husband H (Liam Gillick), who have shared their modernist home in London for two decades. They adore the property but reluctantly have to sell it and call in a local estate agent (Harry Kershaw) to oversee the sale. D and H begin the agonising process of packing up their memories and bidding farewell to a retreat that has played a pivotal role in their relationship. Dreams and fears bubble to the surface, creating tensions between D and H that have a profoundly negative impact on their ability to communicate with each other.

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Thursday 2nd April 2015

Jauja 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama
  • CastDiego Roman, Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Norby.
  • DirectorLisandro Alonso.
  • WriterFabian Casas, Lisandro Alonso.
  • CountryVarious
  • Duration108 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 2nd April 2015

Muppets Most Wanted 4 stars

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The world's most deadly criminal, Constantine, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Kermit except for a facial mole and strong eastern European accent, escapes from a Siberian gulag overseen by Nadya and her men. They give chase and mistakenly apprehend Kermit, believing him to be the devious mastermind. While Kermit languishes behind bars, Constantine poses as The Muppets' leader to orchestrate a series of daring robberies with the help of his second in command, Dominic Badguy.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Family, Musical, Romance
  • CastSalma Hayek, Tina Fey, Tom Hiddleston, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Dave Goelz, David Rudman, Eric Jacobson, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta.
  • DirectorJames Bobin.
  • WriterNicholas Stoller, James Bobin.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration113 mins
  • Official sitemuppets.disney.com/muppets-most-wanted
  • Release28/03/2014

Created almost 60 years ago by Jim Henson, Kermit The Frog and his hand-operated chums gained a new lease of life in 2011 with the release of the seventh feature film, snappily entitled The Muppets. Combining an irreverent script, tongue-in-cheek cameos and uproarious song and dance numbers, James Bobin's film was a treat for fans of all ages.

Muppets Most Wanted is the inevitable sequel and harnesses some of the same charm and zany energy including original compositions by Bret McKenzie from Flight Of The Conchords, who garnered an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the first film.

The New Zealand-born comedian and musician delights with his pithy worksmithery including a rousing opening number featuring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga that declares, "We're doing a sequel, the studio wants more/While they wait for Tom Hanks to do Toy Story 4!"

The ramshackle plot bounces along at breakneck speed, providing a hook for hare-brained set pieces replete with Celine Dion as Miss Piggy's Fairy Godmother.

The world's most deadly criminal, Constantine (voiced by Matt Vogel), who bears an uncanny resemblance to Kermit (Steve Whitmire) except for a facial mole and strong eastern European accent, escapes from Gulag 38B in Siberia.

Commander Nadya (Tina Fey) and her men give chase and mistakenly apprehend Kermit, believing him to be the amphibian mastermind. While Kermit languishes behind bars, Constantine poses as The Muppets' leader to orchestrate a series of daring robberies with the help of his second in command, Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais).

French Interpol inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon (Ty Burrell) is hot on their heels and hooves. Miss Piggy (Eric Jacobson), Gonzo (Dave Goelz), Fozzie Bear (Jacobson again) and the gang don't notice that their beloved green ringmaster has been replaced by an impostor.

They embark on a world tour that takes them from Berlin to Madrid, Dublin and London - "home of the Crown Jewels... and good manners". Thankfully, Kermit has a daring plan to escape and expose the diabolical doppelganger.

Muppets Most Wanted doesn't quite scale the dizzy comedic heights of the first film but the sequel is peppered with belly laughs and droll in-jokes. Thus when the newest member of the Muppet fold, Walter (Peter Linz), abandons the world tour, Rowlf is incredulous. "We just spent a whole movie watching him join The Muppets!" he laments.

Bobin doesn't tarry on holes in the narrative or flimsy sub-plots like Miss Piggy's desire to make an honest frog out of Kermit, and hopes we'll do the same with grins on our faces.

The sequel is preceded by a delightful computer-animated short, Party Central, which revisits Monsters University favourites Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) and the misfits from Oozma Kappa fraternity as they attempt to outwit the bully boys from Roar Omega Roar once more.

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Thursday 2nd April 2015

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My Name Is Salt 3 stars

Every year just after the monsoon season, Sanabhai and his family - wife Devuben, 11-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter - join 40,000 other villagers, who migrate from their communities to the Little Rann of Kutch to mine salt from beneath the cracked surface of this seemingly endless desert. This documentary follows the family over eight months, witnessing an exhausting and laborious tradition stretching back generations.

  • GenreDocumentary, World
  • DirectorFarida Pacha.
  • WriterFarida Pacha.
  • CountrySwitz/Indi
  • Duration92 mins
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/mynameissalt
  • Release13/03/2015 (selected cinemas)

Every year just after the monsoon season, Sanabhai and his family - wife Devuben, 11-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter - join 40,000 other villagers, who migrate from their communities to the Little Rann of Kutch. Beneath the cracked surface of this seemingly endless desert is an abundance of salt and from September to April, Sanabhai and his kin live in the desert without electricity or amenities in order to pump the saline water from 70 feet below ground to the surface, where it will gradually crystallise into salt under the hot glare of the sun. During these fraught eight months, documentary filmmaker Farida Pacha is granted access to Sanabhai and his family, witnessing an exhausting and laborious tradition stretching back generations, which is accomplished using back-breaking manual techniques.

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People On Sunday (Menschen Am Sonntag) 3 stars

Documentary drama.

  • GenreDocumentary, Drama
  • DirectorVarious.
  • CountryGer
  • Duration73 mins
  • Official site

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Selma 4 stars

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In 1960s America, political bureaucracy and prejudice deny the African-American electorate the chance to vote. Martin Luther King entreats the President to right this democratic wrong but Lyndon Johnson and his adviser Lee C White don't consider voting rights to be high on their list of priorities. So King and his team head to the community of Selma, Alabama to lead a peaceful protest march with their friends from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

  • GenreDrama, Historical/Period
  • CastCarmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Giovanni Ribisi.
  • DirectorAva DuVernay.
  • WriterPaul Webb.
  • CountryUK/US
  • Duration128 mins
  • Official sitewww.selmamovie.com
  • Release06/02/2015

More than 45 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, director Ava DuVernay honours the memory of the leader of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement with this impassioned biopic. While there are lingering doubts about the historical accuracy of Selma, the emotional wallop the film delivers is beyond question.

In particular, the recreation of the iconic march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge chills the blood. Oxford-born actor David Oyelowo delivers a breakout performance replete with Georgia accent as the activist. He is mesmerising and would surely have been in Oscar contention as Best Actor later this month had Paul Webb's script gifted him a few more barnstorming speeches.

DuVernay opens with a chilling act of violence that exemplifies racial tensions of the era. In 1960s America, political bureaucracy and prejudice deny the African-American electorate the chance to vote in the forthcoming election in which President Lyndon B Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) hopes to be returned to the White House by the people.

Martin Luther King Jr (Oyelowo) entreats the President to right this democratic wrong but Johnson and his adviser Lee C White (Giovanni Ribisi) don't consider voting rights to be high on their list of priorities.

So King and his team head to the community of Selma, Alabama to lead a peaceful protest march with their friends from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The President seeks a private audience with J Edgar Hoover (Dylan Baker), the first Director of the FBI, to discuss how to remove this thorn from his side.

"We can weaken the dynamic, dismantle the family," explains Hoover, referring to tensions between King and his wife Coretta Scott King (Carmen Ejogo). In Selma, local police under the jurisdiction of Governor George Wallace (Tim Roth) attack protesters with batons as TV cameras capture the brutality for horrified viewers.

Consequently, pressure grows on Johnson to intervene while King takes temporary leave of his wife and family to spearhead a second march.

Selma skilfully ebbs and flows between events in Alabama and Washington, relentlessly cranking up the tension between figures on both sides of the debate. Oyelowo is supported by a terrific ensemble cast including Ejogo as the dutiful wife, who stands by her man despite his dalliances away from home. "Do you love me?" coolly asks Coretta in one of the film's most memorable scenes. "Do you love the others?"

Roth chews scenery as the Governor who believes resistance should be met with extreme force, while Wilkinson brings a touch of desperation to the most powerful man on Capitol Hill. Luther King Jr had a dream and through the lens of DuVernay's film, we are minded that we must all continue to chase it.

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The Double 3 stars

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Simon is a shy, socially awkward office worker who is overlooked by everyone in his unedifying existence including his boss, his mother and the woman of his dreams, Hannah. He feels powerless and isolated in an indifferent world. New co-worker James upsets the balance - he is the physical double of Simon but personality-wise, his exact opposite: confident, engaging and enviably charming around women. Slowly but surely, James begins to take over Simon's life.

  • GenreAdaptation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
  • CastWallace Shawn, Mia Wasikowska, Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins.
  • DirectorRichard Ayoade.
  • WriterRichard Ayoade, Avi Korine.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration93 mins
  • Official sitewww.magpictures.com/thedouble/
  • Release04/04/2014 (selected cinemas)

Director Richard Ayoade (Submarine) puts his distinctive spin on Dostoevsky's novella, updating the action from 19th-century Russia to surrealist modern-day America. Simon (Jesse Eisenberg) is a shy, socially awkward office worker who is overlooked by everyone in his unedifying existence including his boss, his mother and the woman of his dreams, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska). He feels powerless and isolated in an indifferent world. New co-worker James (Eisenberg) upsets the balance - he is the physical double of Simon but personality-wise, his exact opposite: confident, engaging and enviably charming around women. Slowly but surely, James begins to take over Simon's life and the timid office worker must find the courage he has kept hidden for so long to fight back.

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Tuesday 31st March 2015

Thunderbirds Are Go Episode 1: Ring Of Fire + Q&A 3 stars

Action, adventure.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Animation/Cartoon
  • CastKayvan Novak, David Graham, Rosamund Pike.
  • DirectorDavid Scott.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration60 mins
  • Official site

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Tuesday 31st March 2015

Weekend 5 stars

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Russell celebrates a friend's birthday party and on the way home, he ventures into a club and spots Glen. The two flirt and in the morning, Russell wakes to find Glen in bed beside him. What begins as a drunken one-night stand threatens to become a defining moment for both young men as they wrestle with extraordinary feelings for each other on the very weekend when one of them is poised to make a decision that will change his life possibly forever.

  • GenreDrama, Gay, Indie, Romance
  • CastLaura Freeman, Chris New, Tom Cullen.
  • DirectorAndrew Haigh.
  • WriterAndrew Haigh.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration96 mins
  • Official sitewww.weekend-film.com
  • Release04/11/2011 (selected cinemas)

Writer-director Andrew Haigh comes on leaps and bounds from his debut Greek Pete with his impressive second feature, a haunting romance in the spirit of Brief Encounter and Before Sunrise. Russell (Tom Cullen) celebrates a friend's birthday party and on the way home, he ventures into a club and spots Glen (Chris New). The two flirt and in the morning, Russell wakes to find Glen in bed beside him. What begins as a drunken one-night stand threatens to become a defining moment for both young men as they wrestle with extraordinary feelings for each other on the very weekend when one of them is poised to make a decision that will change his life. Possibly forever.

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Tuesday 31st March 2015

When Animals Dream 3 stars

Drama.

  • GenreDrama, Horror, Thriller
  • CastJakob Oftebro, Lars Mikkelsen, Sonja Richter.
  • DirectorJonas Alexander Arnby.
  • WriterRasmus Birch.
  • CountryDen
  • Duration84 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 1st April 2015

While We're Young 3 stars

Comedy, drama

  • GenreComedy, Drama
  • CastNaomi Watts, Adam Driver, Ben Stiller.
  • DirectorNoah Baumbach.
  • WriterNoah Baumbach.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration97 mins
  • Official site

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Women In TV: The Legacy Of Verity Lambert 3 stars

A celebration of the TV producer.

  • GenreSpecial
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official site

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Wednesday 1st April 2015
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