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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Up For Love

UK Release Date – 5th August 2016 This sickly-sweet French romantic comedy never quite knows what approach to take with its subject matter, but is strengthened by two consummate lead performances by Jean Dujardin and Virginie Efira. Up For Love (French title Un homme à la hauteur), directed by Laurent Tirard, is a straightforward love…

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Jason Bourne

UK Release Date – 27th July 2016 Jason Bourne is an uninspired re-tread buoyed by an almost incessant supply of tense, well-executed action sequences. The fifth entry in the Bourne franchise includes the much-vaunted return of Matt Damon, having been absent for the tepid fourth film, The Bourne Legacy. Damon brings his typical hard-edged physicality…

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