Orange Sunshine

Journey Orange Sunshine takes you back to the heart of the hippy movement, where a group of free-wheelin’, drug-dealin’ young acidheads implement an unprecedented mass distribution plan for their product. The self-titled Brotherhood of Eternal Love form the focal point of William A. Kirkley’s documentary, the group of idealistic drug suppliers and smugglers whose laboratory…

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The Wailing

Thrill An underwhelming horror with an uncomfortable undertone, Na Hong Jin’s The Wailing could have been so much more. An impressive third genre in three films for the Korean director follows bumbling police sergeant Jong-goo (Kwak Do Won) as a strange spate of murders begin to grip his area. The perpetrators are found covered in…

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Dog Eat Dog

Thrill I don’t think there’s a figure in modern Hollywood cinema who divides so much criticism as Nicolas Cage, and it’s understandable why. He is an Academy Award winner, and for many who have seen The Wicker Man rather than Leaving Las Vegas, it’s understandable where the confusion lies. The noughties perhaps weren’t Cage’s golden…

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Arrival

Headline Gala From Mars Attacks! to War of the Worlds, cinema history is littered with science fiction films questioning what would happen if aliens attacked. Arrival tries to answer the much more unusual hypothetical. Namely: ‘If aliens arrive but don’t attack, how could we possibly communicate with them?’ Such a task is laid at the…

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La La Land

Headline Gala Damien Chazelle follows up the brilliant Whiplash with La La Land, an exuberant, style-drenched tribute to bygone Hollywood musicals. Emma Stone plays Mia, a coffee shop barista and unsuccessful actress of nevertheless considerable talent. Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian, a jaded but idealistic jazz pianist who is stuck playing Christmas jingles to unengaged restaurant…

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Una

Official Competition When sitting down to watch a film, often the production companies that appear on screen don’t really offer much in the way of a clue to what tone you might be faced with. Film 4 doesn’t follow this rule. Harshly real, set in the UK, and utterly miserable, Una is exemplary of the…

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