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Writer-director Spike Jonze is a man of fascinating contradictions. On one hand, he is a co-creator of the Jackass TV series and films, which revel in bad taste humour. On the other, he is the Oscar-nominated visionary responsible for the films Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where The Wild Things Are, more...
When dance films are well choreographed, they can jive happily into our affections. A fresh-faced John Travolta swivelled his hips to perfection in 1977's Saturday Night Fever and six years later, Jennifer Beals traded her welder's mask for ballet pumps in the sweat-drenched Flashdance. Dirty Dancing sent 1980s teenage hearts into more...
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Hell hath no fury like a fairy scorned in Peggy Holmes's feature-length animated fantasy based on characters created by JM Barrie. Like previous instalments, Tinker Bell And The Pirate Fairy is set before the Darling children fly towards the "second star to the right, and straight on till morning", chronicling the more...
Monuments Men, The
How do you attribute value to a piece of art? Under the auctioneer's hammer earlier this month, Camille Pissarro's impressionist work Boulevard Montmartre, Matinee De Printemps almost scaled the dizzy heights of œ20 million. A steal. The painting belonged to Jewish industrialist Max Silberberg, who was forced to break up his more...
Lego Movie, The
It was Christmas 1984. I remember excitedly tearing snowman-festooned wrapping paper off a large box and staring wide-eyed at the LEGO construction set that had been the subject of countless unsubtle hints to my parents. Those tiny coloured construction bricks became a building site for my imagination, and even now, I more...
Dallas Buyers Club
Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Dallas Buyers Club is a profoundly moving biopic of a hard-drinking Texan electrician, who refused to passively accept that his HIV-positive diagnosis in the mid 1980s was a death sentence. Instead, Ron Woodroof smuggled a cocktail of unapproved drugs into America in direct more...
Badly injured Detroit police officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is transformed into a crime-fighting cyborg by the scientists at the conglomerate OmniCorp to showcase their controversial technology. The company hopes to introduce a RoboCop to every city in 21st century America but the nefarious plans of CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) more...
Mr. Peabody And Sherman
Man is a dog's best friend in Rob Minkoff's computer-animated time-travelling yarn based on characters created for segments in the 1960s TV series, The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show. Mr Peabody & Sherman harnesses the latest digital trickery to propel the hyper-intelligent canine protagonist and his adopted son on a rip-roaring adventure, more...
Based on the true story of a failed Navy SEALs operation to kill a high-ranking member of the Taliban, Lone Survivor is a rousing tribute to the men who perished in June 2005 while serving their country. Director Peter Berg is no stranger to explosive action and male posturing, having previously more...
That Awkward Moment
Tom Gormican's smutty-minded comedy explores the mating rituals of 21st century twenty-somethings and concludes that the pursuit of love is as precarious now as it has ever been. The internet, smartphones and dating apps might have made it easier to make initial contact, or simply enjoy fleeting physical gratification, but for more...
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