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FreeFire
3.0Some great moments

Free Fire

FREE FIRE (France | UK/18/90mins) Directed by Ben Wheatley. Starring Jack Reynor, Michael Smiley, Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson, Sharlto Copley. THE PLOT: In 1970s Boston, a group of arms dealers – led by Verno...
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3.0Baldwin is Boss!

The Boss Baby

THE BOSS BABY (USA/G/97mins) Directed by Tom McGrath. Starring Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Tobey Maguire. THE PLOT: Seven year old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) is an only child, ...
Smurfs
2.5For little 'uns

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (USA/G/89mins) Directed by Kelly Asbury. Starring Ellie Kemper, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Demi Lovato. THE PLOT: As Smurfette (Demi Lovato) struggles to find out wh...
chips
2.0An unfunny mess

Chips

CHIPS (USA/15A/100mins) Directed by Dax Shepard. Starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Michael Pena, Adam Brody, Vincent D'Onofrio. THE PLOT: Rookie California Highway Patrol Officer Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) j...
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2.5Cliche and trite

The Secret Scripture

THE SECRET SCRIPTURE (Ireland/12A/108mins) Directed by Jim Sheridan. Starring Rooney Mara, Jack Reynor, Theo James, Vanessa Redgrave, Eric Bana. THE PLOT: In the middle of World War II, Irish woman Rose (Ro...
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3.0Familiar but fun

Life

LIFE (USA/15A/103mins) Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare. THE PLOT: When the crew of the International Space Station discov...
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2.0Disappointing

The Lost City of Z

THE LOST CITY OF Z (USA/15A/141mins) Directed by James Gray. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Angus Macfadyen. THE PLOT: British Army Officer Percival Fawcett (Charlie Hu...
Aquarius
4.5Powerful

Aquarius

AQUARIUS (Brazil | France/18/146mins) Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho. Starring Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto THE PLOT: Clara (Sonia Braga) is the last reside...
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4.0beautiful and faithful

Beauty and the Beast

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (USA/PG/129 min) Directed by Bill Condon. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans. THE PLOT: After he takes a rose from The Beast’s (Dan Stevens) garden ...
Get out
4.5smart & dread-filled

Get Out

GET OUT (USA/15A/104mins) Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kayuula, Allison Williams, Catherine Kenner, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones. THE PLOT: Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose ...
Kong Skull Island
4.0Monster-iffic!

Kong: Skull Island

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (USA | Vietnam/12A/118mins) Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Starring Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman THE PLOT: In 1975 an expedition led by B...
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2.0Anna Friel shines!

Tomato Red

TOMATO RED (Canada | Ireland/UC/112mins) Directed by Juanita Wilson. Starring Julia Garner, Jake Weary, Anna Friel, Nick Roux, Douglas M. Griffin THE PLOT: Sammy (Jake Weary) is fresh out of jail and looking ...
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4.0X-ceptional

Logan

LOGAN (USA/16/137mins) Directed by James Mangold. Starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne keen, Stephan Merchant, Boyd Holbrook THE PLOT: In 2029, no new mutants have been born for over 20 years, and ...
Fist Fight
1.0Not fighting fit

Fist Fight

FIST FIGHT (USA/16/91mins) Directed by Richie keen. Starring Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Christina Hendricks, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris THE PLOT: The last day of school in Roosevelt High School is senior prank d...
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3.0Nostalgia trip

Lost in France

LOST IN FRANCE (Ireland | UK/15A/100mins) Directed by Niall McCann. THE PLOT: In 1997, a group of Glaswegian musicians, including The Delgados, Bis, Mogwai and Hubby, travelled to Mauron in France, to put on ...
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2.0Too soon

Patriot’s Day

PATRIOT'S DAY (USA/15A/133mins) Directed by Peter Berg. Starring Mark Wahlberg, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, Melissa Benoist. THE PLOT: On April 15th 2013, two bombs went off at the finish line of...
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4.0honest as possible

Best

BEST (UK/12A/90mins) Directed by Daniel Gordon THE PLOT: Daniel Gordon’s documentary chronicles legendary footballer George Best’s rise to fame, from being a homesick teenager who skipped out on his trial for...
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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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4.0Magical

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...