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PREVIEW: Parallel Mothers (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Penélope Cruz (Volver), Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (Volavérunt), Milena Smit (Cross the Line), Israel Elejalde (Magical Girl), Julieta Serrano (Matador), Rossy de Palma (Julieta), Pedro Casablanc (Perdida), Adelfa Calvo (Biutiful)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Pedro Almodóvar (Talk to Her), director, writer; Agustín Almodóvar (The Skin I Live In) and Esther García (Pain and Glory), producers; Alberto Iglesias (Broken Embraces), composer; José Luis Alcaine (I’m So Excited), cinematographer; Teresa Font (The Man Who Killed Don Quixote), editor
WHAT’S […]

PREVIEW: Home Team (U)

WHO’S IN IT?
Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop), Taylor Lautner (Abduction), Rob Schneider (The Hot Chick), Jackie Sandler (Just Go With It), Tait Blum (Unicorn), Gary Valentine (Here Comes the Boom), Maxwell Simkins (The Sleepover), Jacob Perez (The Marksman), Bryant Tardy (Logan), Manny Magnus (film debut), Liam Kyle (film debut), Christopher Farrar (Somewhere Between Arnold & Festus), Merek Mastrov (film debut), Isaiah Mustafa (It Chapter Two), Christopher Titone (The Ridiculous 6), Ashley D. Kelley […]

PREVIEW: Flag Day (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Dylan Penn (Condemned), Sean Penn (Milk), Katheryn Winnick (The Marksman), Josh Brolin (No Country For Old Men), Hopper Penn (The Last Face), Regina King (The Harder They Fall), Norbert Leo Butz (Greetings from Tim Buckley), Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone), Eddie Marsan (Filth), Bailey Noble (Martyrs), Jadyn Rylee (film debut), Addison Tymec (Disappearance at Clifton Hill), Beckam Crawford (Hold the Dark)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Sean Penn (Into the Wild), director; Jez Butterworth (Edge of […]

PREVIEW: Amulet (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Carla Juri (Blade Runner 2049), Alec Secăreanu (God’s Own Country), Angeliki Papoulia (Dogtooth), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Anah Ruddin (Profile of Fear)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Romola Garai (film debut), director, writer; Maggie Monteith (Pin Cushion) and Matthew James Wilkinson (Days of the Bagnold Summer), producers; Sarah Angliss (film debut), composer; Laura Bellingham (The Power), cinematographer; Alastair Reid (Free Jimmy), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Tomaz (Secăreanu), a former soldier now living homeless in London, is offered […]

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    Nightmare Alley (Review) – The Real Live-Action Dumbo Remake

Nightmare Alley (Review) – The Real Live-Action Dumbo Remake

DIRECTOR: Guillermo del Toro
CAST: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn, Holt McCallany, Clifton Collins Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Beaver, Mark Povinelli, Romina Power, Paul Anderson, David Hewlett, Lara Jean Chorostecki
RUNNING TIME: 150 mins
CERTIFICATE: 15
BASICALLY…: An ambitious carny (Cooper) teams with a dangerous psychiatrist (Blanchett) for a complex scheme…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
Guillermo del Toro is a serious lover of movie monsters, but […]

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    Mass (Review) – An Emotional Drama Deserving Of Your Prayers

Mass (Review) – An Emotional Drama Deserving Of Your Prayers

DIRECTOR: Fran Kranz
CAST: Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Breeda Wool, Kagen Albright, Michelle N. Carter
RUNNING TIME: 110 mins
CERTIFICATE: 15
BASICALLY…: Two bereaved parents (Isaacs and Plimpton) meet with the parents of their child’s killer (Birney and Dowd)…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
While not based on a previously-existing play, theatricality is very much at the heart and centre of writer-director Fran Kranz’s Mass. Its singular location, limited cast members, and a heavy reliance on descriptive […]

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    A Journal For Jordan (Review) – A Barely Honourable Discharge

A Journal For Jordan (Review) – A Barely Honourable Discharge

DIRECTOR: Denzel Washington
CAST: Michael B. Jordan, Chanté Adams, Jalon Christian, Robert Wisdom, Johnny M. Wu, Tamara Tunie
RUNNING TIME: 131 mins
CERTIFICATE: 12A
BASICALLY…: A soldier (Jordan) writes a journal to guide his young son through life…

NOW FOR THE REVIEW…
There is a very good movie buried somewhere within A Journal For Jordan. The ingredients are there, not just from its pedigree creative talent (Denzel Washington as director, Oscar-nominated Mudbound co-writer Virgil Williams as writer, Michael B. Jordan […]

PREVIEW: The Royal Treatment (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?
Laura Marano (Lady Bird), Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Jacque Drew (The Power of the Dog), Chelsie Preston Crayford (Killing Time), Jen Van Epps (Americanese), Cameron Rhodes (Housebound), Amanda Billing (film debut), Jay Simon (Heavy Duty), Taylor Barrett (West of Eden), Siale Tunoka (Adrift), Kube Jones-Neill (film debut), Matthew E. Morgan (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Rick Jacobson (Reasons of the Heart), director; Holly Hester (Sit. Stay. Love.), writer; Ellen Marano (Saving Zoë), Laura Marano […]

PREVIEW: Nightmare Alley (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Toni Collette (Hereditary), Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse), Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Rooney Mara (Carol), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Mary Steenburgen (Book Club), David Strathairn (Godzilla), Holt McCallany (Wrath of Man), Clifton Collins Jr. (Triple 9), Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Jim Beaver (Crimson Peak), Mark Povinelli (Water for Elephants), Romina Power (Carnal Circuit), Paul Anderson (The Revenant), David […]

PREVIEW: My Son (15)

WHO’S IN IT?
James McAvoy (Atonement), Claire Foy (The Electrical Life of Louis Wain), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot), Tom Cullen (Weekend), Jamie Michie (Outlaw King), Robert Jack (Ribbons), Owen Whitelaw (What Would Ridley Do?)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Christian Carion (Joyeux Noel), director, writer, producer; Laure Irrmann (Come What May), writer, producer; Marc Butan (We Own The Night), Brahim Chioua (Blue is the Warmest Colour), Noëmie Devide (Oxygen), Marc Gabizon (Stereo), Vincent Maraval (The Red Turtle) and […]