REVIEW: The Gift (2015)

Sales executive Simon Callem (Jason Bateman) and his interior designer wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) have only recently returned to Los Angeles when they bump into Gordon Mosely (Joel Edgerton), a former high school classmate. Gordon seems harmless enough, albeit a little awkward, but when he imposes himself on Simon and Robyn's hospitality a little too ...

REVIEW: Doctor Strange (2016)

Talented surgeon Dr Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) suffers irreperable damage to his hands in a car crash, ending his career in the process. When conventional medicine fails him, Strange follows a lead to Kathmandu and to an organisation of sorcerers defending the world from inter-dimensional attack. Marvel Studios represent the great commercial success story in ...

REVIEW: T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Nostalgia can be a killer. It makes you look back on the past with a false, rosy glow. It can make things seem happier than they were. Nostalgia can make you less driven to find a better future, in the false belief that things used to be much better beforehand. It can also be the ...

REVIEW: The Equation of Love and Death (2008)

Li Mi (Zhou Xun) drives a taxi in Kunming. She has been looking fruitlessly for her vanished boyfriend for four years. On the same day that she picks up two passengers that turn out to be desperate criminals (Wang Baoqiang and Wang Yanhui), she thinks she sees her missing lover - only he (Deng Chao) ...

REVIEW: Blue Ruin (2013)

Dwight Evans (Macon Blair) is a homeless man living in a run-down blue sedan by the beach. A police officer tracks him down to inform him that Wade Cleland - the man who murdered Dwight's parents, is to be released from prison on parole. Dwight immediately collects his belongings and drives home to Virginia on ...

REVIEW: Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

A vast and unknown object is approaching Earth. It appears to destroy any starships in its way, and its ultimate intentions are a mystery. Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) arranges to re-take command of his former ship the USS Enterprise and to investigate the mysterious entity and prevent it from destroying the planet. While ...

REVIEW: Planetarium (2016)

Laura (Natalie Portman) and Kate (Lily-Rose Depp) are sisters performing a seance act in a Parisian nightclub when they are picked up by film producer Andre Korben (Emmanuel Salinger). After experiencing a supernatural presence at a private session Korben grows obsessed with capturing the phenomenon on screen, catapulting Laura towards movie stardom while he undertakes ...

REVIEW: Lost in Paris (2016)

Fiona (Fiona Gordon) is a librarian living in Canada's icy north, who receives a worrisome letter from her 93 year-old Parisian aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva). Rushing to Paris to help her, she soon finds her aunt has disappeared, her luggage has gone missing, and she is being romanced by an eccentric homeless man named Dom ...

REVIEW: The Dancer (2016)

Aspiring American dancer Loie Fuller (Soko) travels to Paris to launch her career, revolutionising dance in the process. The Dancer is a biographical drama based on the life of avant garde performer Loie Fuller, who exerted an enormous influence over the development of dance and theatrical lighting. It also pulls in noted ballet performer Isadora Duncan, ...

REVIEW: Frost/Nixon (2008)

British television personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) thinks he has scored the coup of a lifetime: interviewing former American President Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) for a series of televised interviews. Dismissed by the American news media as a light-touch interviewer and struggling to find a network willing to buy the interviews once complete, Frost also ...

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