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thegreatwall
2.0Daft & OTT

The Great Wall

THE GREAT WALL (China | USA/12A/103mins) Directed by Yimou Zhang. Starring Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Tian Jing, Andy Lau THE PLOT: Mercenaries William (Matt Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal) journ...
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Moonlight

MOONLIGHT (USA/15A/111mins) Directed by Barry Jenkins. Starring Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Alex Hibbert THE PLOT: 'Moonlight' tells the story of a young black man, from ch...
fences
4.0Powerful

Fences

FENCES (USA/12A/139mins) Directed by Denzel Washington. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby THE PLOT: In 1950s Pittsburgh, as he struggles to find the ti...
THE-FOUNDER
4.0intriguing & horrifying

The Founder

THE FOUNDER (USA/12A/115mins) Directed by John Lee Hancock. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, BJ Novak THE PLOT: In 1954, as he struggled to make a living from selling mi...
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4.0Fascinating

Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES (USA/PG/127mins) Directed by Thoedore Melfi. Starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons THE PLOT: In 1960s Virginia, when segregation was still very m...
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3.5Hard to Resist

John Wick: Chapter Two

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 (USA/16/122mins) Directed by Chad Stahelski. Starring Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose, Ian McShane, Riccardo Scamarcio, Common THE PLOT: Immediately after the events of 'John Wick', our titular h...
Fifty Shades Darker
1.0Fifty Shades Duller

Fifty Shades Darker

FIFTY SHADES DARKER (USA/18/118mins) Directed by James Foley. Starring Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote. THE PLOT: Picking up where the first film left off, Ana (D...
Prevenge
4.0Dark & hilarious

Prevenge

PREVENGE (UK/16/88mins) Directed by Alice Lowe. Starring Alice Lowe, Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis THE PLOT: Believing that she is receiving messages from her unborn daughter, Ruth (Alice L...
20TH-CENTURY-WOMEN
3.0Vibrant but drifting

20th Century Women

20TH CENTURY WOMEN (USA/16/119mins) Directed by Mike Mills. Starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann THE PLOT: In late 1970s California, Dorothea (Annette Bening) a...
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1.0Heavy handed

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK (USA | UK | China/15A/113mins) Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, Kristen Stewart THE PLOT: On returning from Iraq after earn...
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3.0Beautifully made

Meetings with Ivor

MEETINGS WITH IVOR (Ireland/TBC/81mins) Directed by Alan Gilsenan. THE PLOT: Irish psychiatrist, author, former Chief Psychiatrist of the Eastern Health Board, and Professor emeritus of psychiatry at Universi...
Lego Batman Movie
4.0Builds fun!

The LEGO Batman Movie

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (USA | Denmark/G/104mins) Directed by Chris McKay. Starring Will Arnett, Zach Galiafinakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper THE PLOT: Fresh from ...
rings
1.0Pedestrian and dull

Rings

RINGS (USA/15A/102mins) Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez. Starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Johnny Galecki, Laura Wiggins, Alex Roe, Matilda Lutz. THE PLOT: 12 years after the events of The Ring Two, college profe...
gold
2.5Never truly shines

Gold

GOLD (USA/15A/121mins) Directed by Stephen Gaghan. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Macon Blair, Corey Stoll THE PLOT: When his mining company starts struggling due to the dow...
ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter
2.5Energetic but thin

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER (France | Germany | Canada | Australia/15A/106mins) Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Starring Milla Jovovich, Ali LArter, Ruby Rose, Iain Glen, Eoin Macken THE PLOT: Immediatel...
Denial
3.5Fascinating

Denial

DENIAL (UK | USA/12A/109mins) Directed by Mick Jackson. Starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Timothy Spall, Mark Gatiss. THE PLOT: In 2000, writer and historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) ...
T2 Trainspotting
4.0A nostalgic delight

T2 Trainspotting

T2 TRAINSPOTTING (UK/18/117mins) Directed by Danny Boyle. Starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly Macdonald. THE PLOT: Twenty years after he stole his friends’ money an...
Hacksaw Ridge
3.5Remarkably gory

Hacksaw Ridge

HACKSAW RIDGE (Australia | USA/16/139mins) Directed by Mel Gibson. Starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving. THE PLOT: Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) enlists into t...
Sing
2.0X-Factor with animals

Sing

SING (USA | UK | Japan/G/108mins) Directed by Garth Jennings. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly. THE PLOT: Koala Buster Moon (Matthew McConau...
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1.0Big, Dumb & Loud

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (USA/12A/107mins) Directed by D.J. Caruso. Starring Vin Diesel, Toni Collette, Samuel L. Jackson, Roby Rose, Nina Dobrev. THE PLOT: Long believed to be dead, former xXx agent Xa...