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A Moving Image

Directed by Shola Amoo Starring Tanya Fear, Hussina Raja, Aki Omoshaybi, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Alex Austin and Yinka Oyewole In UK cinemas April 28th, 2017 by Bernie C. Byrnes I don’t like to give damming reviews – they usually say more about the critic than the film – but I am genuinely struggling to find anything […]

Frank & Lola

Directed by Matthew Ross Starring Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Michael Nyqvist, Justin Long, Stella Schnabel, Rosanna Arquette and Emmannuelle Devos On UK and Blu-ray April 10th, 2017 Watch on iTunes or by Joanna Orland Frank & Lola is a stylish noir romance with a wonderfully brooding performance by Michael Shannon, and an equally infatuating turn […]

Antibirth

Antibirth Directed by Danny Perez Starring Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Meg Tilly, Mark Webber and Maxwell McCabe-Lokos On UK Digital platforms March 27th and DVD April 10th, 2017 Watch on iTunes or Buy on DVD from HMV or by Joanna Orland Trying to shock more than entertain, psychedelic B-movie horror Antibirth brings Danny Perez’s experimental […]

Aquarius

Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho Starring Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto and Fernando Teixeira In UK Cinemas March 24th, 2017 Pre-order on by Joanna Orland The story of Aquarius is sadly a familiar one in today’s society. A fiercely independent widow who survived a debilitating breast cancer in her youth, […]

The Lost City of Z

Directed by James Gray Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Tom Holland In UK Cinemas March 24th, 2017 Pre-order on iTunes or by Joanna Orland The story of British explorer Percy Fawcett has captured the public’s imagination since his mysterious disappearance in the Amazonian jungle in 1925, as he searched for what he […]

T2 Trainspotting

Directed by Danny Boyle Starring Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Ewen Bremner and Robert Carlyle In US Cinemas March 17th, 2017 Pre-order on iTunes or by Joanna Orland “Nostalgia, that’s why you’re here. You’re a tourist in your own youth,”says Sick Boy to Renton, although he may as well have been speaking directly to the […]

The Salesman (Forushande)

Directed by Asghar Farhadi Starring Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini and Shirin Aghakashi In UK Cinemas March 17th, 2017 Pre-order on iTunes or by Richard Hamer The Salesman arrives in the UK newly flushed with Oscar success, the second Academy Award for writer-director Asghar Farhadi. It’s a drama of […]

Personal Shopper

Directed by Olivier Assayas Starring Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin and Hammou Graïa In UK Cinemas March 17th, 2017 Pre-order on iTunes by Joanna Orland Personal Shopper was notoriously booed at its 2016 Cannes Film Festival premiere, yet went on to garner accolades from many well-respected critics and even […]

The Fits

Directed by Anna Rose Holmer Starring Royalty Hightower Available on Digital Download March 13th and on DVD March 20th, 2017 Watch on iTunes or by Joanna Orland The Fits is much more of an allegory than a plot-driven movie. Slow and somewhat abstract in nature with very little dialogue in the foreground, the film follows […]

Certain Women

Directed by Kelly Reichardt Starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone, James Le Gros and Jared Harris In UK Cinemas March 3rd, 2017 by Joanna Orland Kelly Reichardt’s minimalist directorial style hasn’t noticeably evolved across such films including Wendy and Lucy and the less affective Night Moves (these being the only two other […]