Problemski Hotel

 The 24th International Raindance Film Festival opened last night with its feature presentation Problemski Hotel, a story about a group of asylum seekers in a Belgian immigration centre. The film has accrued an odd prescience in light of recent events, despite the book being written in 2001 and the screenplay coming together over the past…

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Off The Rails

Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature “It was like I was married to the MTA”, tells Darius McCollum, the subject of Adam Irving’s fascinating documentary of a man who has spent most of his adult life in prison, arrested for imitating public transport drivers in New York City. This relationship between Darius, who has Asperger’s syndrome,…

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Café Society

UK Release Date – 2nd September 2016 Woody Allen’s latest release is a curious period rom-com, in which Jesse Eisenberg plays a young Hollywood hopeful who falls in love with his powerful uncle’s mistress (Kristen Stewart). Set against the backdrop of the glamorously romanticised 1930s, Café Society is visually commanding but lacking in depth and…

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Julieta

UK Release Date – 26th August 2016 The prestigious Pedro Almodóvar makes a masterful return to drama with Julieta, a vibrant film about grief, guilt and mystery. The Spanish director’s past two films were widely seen as attempts to branch out in genre, with relatively little success. 2011’s The Skin I Live In was an…

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Suicide Squad

UK Release Date – 5th August 2016 Suicide Squad had been fiercely promoted for the best part of a year prior to its August 5th release this year and the trailers displayed encouraging contents. Initial reviews have been significantly more negative than one might have expected, however, and this review will not buck that trend.…

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