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January 27, 2017

Director: Danny Boyle
Screenplay: John Hodge
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Anjela Nedyalkova
Runtime: 117 Minutes

★★★☆☆

As expected by the will of the current cinematic climate, T2 Trainspotting is the two-decade follow-up...

January 27, 2017

Director: Antonio Campos
Screenplay: Craig Shilowich
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, Maria Dizzia, J. Smith-Cameron, John Cullum, Timothy Simons
Runtime: 119 Minutes

★★★★☆

Much like Antonio Campos’s last film Simon Killer, which concerned the lead c...

January 27, 2017

Director: Garth Jennings
Screenplay: Garth Jennings
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly
Runtime: 108 Minutes

★★☆☆☆

This is where the media saturation of reality television and ta...

January 27, 2017

Director: Kirsten Johnson
Screenplay: Doris Baizley, Lisa Freedman
Starring: Kirsten Johnson
Runtime: 102 Minutes

★★★★☆

It’s all too often we forget that positioned behind the lens of the immaculately shot documentary footage is a person with their own desires and vision...

January 27, 2017

Director: Mick Jackson
Screenplay: David Hare
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Jack Lowden, Caren Pistorius, Alex Jennings
Runtime: 110 Minutes

★★★☆☆

The subject matter of Denial feels like it couldn’t have come about at a better time e...

January 26, 2017

Director: Mel Gibson
Screenplay: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn
Runtime: 139 Minutes

★★★★☆

Mel Gibson has been out of the Hollywood mainstream for a whil...

January 20, 2017

Director: Garth Davis
Screenplay: Luke Davies
Starring: Sunny Pawar, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman, Divian Ladwa
Runtime: 118 Minutes

★★★☆☆

Lion is one of those remarkable real-life tales which is almost hard to believe really happened. A basic enou...

January 20, 2017

Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Screenplay: M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley
Runtime: 117 Minutes

★★★★☆

What a twist: after numerous critical failures at tackling larger scale studio pictures, the M. Night Shyamalan that first captiv...

January 20, 2017

Director: Pablo Larraín
Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim
Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt
Runtime: 100 Minutes

★★★★☆

The cinematic heritage of America’s first media-savvy First Family is stained with the traits of a Hallmark Cha...

January 13, 2017

Director: Ben Affleck
Screenplay: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper
Runtime: 129 Minutes

★★☆☆☆

Squeezed into the busy production schedule of our current cinematic Batman, Ben Affleck’...

January 13, 2017

Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges
Runtime: 137 Minutes

★★★★★

Director and playwright Kenneth Lonergan doesn’t make films very often, but whenever he does they arrive as a remark...

January 12, 2017

Director: Damien Chazelle
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt
Runtime: 128 Minutes

★★★★★

Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash acted as something of a mission statement regarding his intentions in the medium of cinema. A dru...

January 1, 2017

Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Liam Neeson, Issey Ogata, Yōsuke Kubozuka
Runtime: 161 Minutes

★★★★☆

Silence represents a great many things for the esteemed M...

January 1, 2017

Director: Justin Kurzel
Screenplay: Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael K. Williams
Runtime: 115 Minutes

★☆☆☆☆

The seed of an interesting idea in the longsta...

January 1, 2017

Director: J. A. Bayona
Screenplay: Patrick Ness
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson
Runtime: 108 Minutes

★★★☆☆

A Monster Calls is the latest fantasy drama to join to ranks of metaphorical coming-of-age stories. The most...

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