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Danny Collins: music to our ears

Danny Collins: music to our ears

Angie Errigo on 27th May

A raddled old rock star is stunned to be given a never-delivered letter John Lennon wrote him decades earlier and decides to reconnect with his art and heart. Al Pacino rediscovers his in witty screen...

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Results: more work than play

Results: more work than play

Angie Errigo on 27th May / comments

Indie comedy man Andrew Bujalski tries something more mainstream with a tale of fitness trainers less in touch with their inner emotional health and falling out over a new client.

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MovieMail Quiz--Singers Who Act or Actors Who Sing?

MovieMail Quiz--Singers Who Act or Actors Who Sing?

22nd April

Simply Media recently released Stanley Kramer's medical drama, Not As a Stranger (1955), which includes a little-seen dramatic role for Frank Sinatra. Consequently, this month...

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Find out how you did! Eastern European Quiz - answers now live!

Find out how you did! Eastern European Quiz - answers now live!

27th February

This month's quiz centres on cinema in Eastern Europe between the coming of talkies and the new waves of the post-Communist era. The questions cover films and film-makers from countrie...

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The Goob: One seething summer

The Goob: One seething summer

Mark Reynolds on 26th May / comments

Writer-director Guy Myhill’s debut feature is a tightly wound coming-of-age drama set in the unforgiving flatlands of Norfolk over the course of a blistering summer.

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Gente de Bien

Gente de Bien

Mike McCahill on 26th May

This Colombian drama, about a young boy being juggled between divorced parents, received outstanding reviews during last year’s Cannes Critics’ Week.

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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision

Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision

Mike McCahill on 26th May

German director Edgar Reitz here offers a prologue to the events chronicled in his ongoing Heimat series, tracking his fictional Simon clan back to the 19th century.It was our Film of the Week when it...

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Spring

Spring

Mark Reynolds on 25th May

If you admire Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, but prefer your romantic drama cut with zombie carnage, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s eerie chiller is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

David Parkinson on 25th May

Albert Lewin directs this heady romantic tragedy, starring James Mason and Ava Gardner. In 1930s Spain, fishermen make a grisly discovery. The bodies of a man and woman are entangled in their nets. Th...

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Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda

David Parkinson on 22nd May / comments

As the Cannes Film Festival presents Agnès Varda with an Honorary Palme d'or, Crash Course pays its own homage to the godmother of the nouvelle vague'.

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The New Girlfriend: Film of the Week

The New Girlfriend: Film of the Week

Mark Reynolds on 22nd May / comments

François Ozon’s eye-popping comedy-drama about cross-gender relations, love, grief and sexual identity is endlessly surprising and full of joyful spark.

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Tomorrowland - A World Beyond: Style over substance

Tomorrowland - A World Beyond: Style over substance

Angie Errigo on 21st May / comments

A teenager, an audio-animatronic ‘child’ and, oh yes, George Clooney fight for the future in a very Disney Sci-Fi escapade inspired by their theme park attraction.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: A pulp vampire Western? What's not to love!

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night: A pulp vampire Western? What's not to love!

Angie Errigo on 21st May / comments

David Lynch and Sergio Leone are just two of the affectionately referenced influences in a sweet, uniquely bonkers Black-and-White vampire romantic fantasy set in the bleakest of landscapes.

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Fairytales

Fairytales

James Oliver on 19th May / comments

With the charming Into The Woods freshly arrived on DVD, James Oliver rounds up ten other great filmed fairytales.

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The Supreme Price: a daughter tells her mother's remarkable story

The Supreme Price: a daughter tells her mother's remarkable story

Angie Errigo on 19th May / comments

Documentary maker Joanna Lipper weaves past and present in the story of the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and the sacrifices of one family, through the eyes of a brave daughter.

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