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Dark River

Dark River

Dark River Directed by Clio Barnard Starring Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean, Esme Creed-Miles, Aiden McCullough and Shane Attwooll In UK Cinemas February 23rd, 2018 by Michael Anderson Deserved plaudits for 2013 breakthrough The Selfish Giant still just about ringing in her ears, Clio Barnard continues to carve out her own niche in the […]

Berlinale: The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince Directed by Rupert Everett Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson by Marko Domazet Lying in a cheap hotel room with nasty wallpaper, Oscar Wilde opens up the floodgates to old memories and we come along for the journey in The Happy Prince. The story […]

Berlinale: Damsel

Damsel Directed by David and Nathan Zellner Starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner by Marko Domazet Take the cornerstones of a classic western – a hero on a rescue mission, a drunken sidekick, a native American, a damsel in distress – defy the expectations and hey presto, you’ve got Damsel. Samuel […]

Berlinale: Black 47

Black 47

Black 47 Directed by Lance Daly Starring Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford, Sarah Greene and Jim Broadbent by Marko Domazet The year is 1874, the great famine is ravaging through Ireland rendering many people unable to eat and fend for themselves. Feeney, a rough as they come Irish […]

Berlinale: Isle of Dogs

Isle Of Dogs

Isle of Dogs Directed by Wes Anderson Starring Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Mari Natsuki, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Liev Schreiber and Courtney B. Vance […]

Berlinale: Feierabendbier (After-Work Beer)

Feierabendbier

Feierabendbier (After-Work Beer) Directed by Ben Brummer Starring Tilman Strauß, Julia Dietze, Johann Jürgens, Christian Tramitz, Jonathan Berlin, Sophia Schober, James Newton, Korinna Krauss, Manuel Rubey and Levi Schäfer by Marko Domazet Magnus has a bar. And an apartment. And a car. Magnus doesn’t have an illness, he has a few loyal friends and a […]

Berlinale: Shakedown

Shakedown

Shakedown Directed by Leila Weinraub by Marko Domazet There ain’t no party like a shakedown party (my own quote, based purely on the film, never actually been to their parties). Shakedown was a series of parties thrown in the Los Angeles area over the last decade. The parties were strictly underground, mainly geared at gay […]

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Lady Bird Directed by Greta Gerwig Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet, Lucas Hedges, Lois Smith, Tracy Letts, Stephen Henderson and Beanie Feldstein In UK Cinemas February 16th, 2018 by Joanna Orland Greta Gerwig has gifted us with her directorial debut – the refreshingly honest Lady Bird. The film allows for Gerwig’s unique voice […]

The Mercy

The Mercy

The Mercy Directed by James Marsh Starring Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis, Genevieve Gaunt, Sebastian Armesto and Jonathan Bailey In UK Cinemas February 9th, 2018 by Joanna Orland No stranger to biopics, director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) takes on the story of Donald Crowhurst; the yachtsman who notoriously faked his final voyage. […]

Loveless

Loveless

Loveless Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev Starring Maryana Spivak, Yanina Hope, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Andris Keiss and Vladimir Vdovichenkov In UK Cinemas February 9th, 2018 by Gemsy Loveless opens to 12-year-old Alyosha, the main focus of the film, walking home from school on a bitter winter’s day, across a barren woodland, completely alone. Sadly, this […]