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3.5Insightful

A Cambodian Spring

A Cambodian Spring (UK / Cambodia / 15A / 126 mins) In short: Insightful  Directed by Christopher Kelly. Starring Venerable Luon Savath, Toul Srey Pov, Tep Vanny.   The Plot: In this observational documenta...
2.0Doesn’t cut it

The Strangers : Prey At Night

The Strangers: Prey At Night (USA / 16 / 85 mins) In short: Just doesn’t cut it  Directed by Johannes Roberts. Starring Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman.   The Plot: Cind...
4.5Mesmerising

BEAST

Beast (UK / 15A / 107 mins)  In short: Mesmerising Directed by Michael Pearce. Starring Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James, Trystan Gravelle.   The Plot: Moll (Jessie Buckley) is a quiet, seeming...
4.0An affair to remember

The Delinquent Season

The Delinquent Season (Ireland / 15A / 104 mins) In short: An affair to remember Directed by Mark O'Rowe. Starring Cillian Murphy, Catherine Walker, Andrew Scott, Eva Birthistle.   The Plot: Dubliners Jim (...
5.0Awesome!

AVENGERS : INFINITY WAR

Avengers: Infinity War (USA / 12A / 149 mins) In short: Awesome. Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Starring John Brolin, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland, Tom Hidd...
3.0Curious neo-Western

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS (Indonesia / France / Malaysia / Thailand / Club / 93 mins) Directed by Mouly Surya. Starring Marsha Timothy, Egy Fedly, Dea Panendra. THE PLOT: Sumba, Indonesia. Marlina (Ma...
4.0Shines bright

Let the Sunshine In

LET THE SUNSHINE IN (France / Belgium / 15A / 95 mins) Directed by Claire Denis. Starring Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Gerard Depardieu. THE PLOT: Parisian artist Isabelle (Juliette...
3.0Tastes Predictable

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (USA / UK / 12A / 124 mins) Directed by Mike Newell. Starring Lily James, Michael Huisman, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton...
3.0Big dumb fun

Rampage

RAMPAGE (USA / 12A / 107 mins) Directed by Bray Peyton. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy. THE PLOT: A scientific space disaster sends weaponised DNA hurt...
3.5Hits the right notes

Making the Grade

Making The Grade (Ireland / G / 86 mins) Directed by Ken Wardrop. THE PLOT: This observational documentary takes a whimsical look at the piano lesson. As a number of students, both young and old, prepare for ...
4.0Night Terrors

Ghost Stories

GHOST STORIES (UK / 16 / 98 mins) Directed by Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman. Starring Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther. THE PLOT: Psychic debunker Professor Goodman (Andy Nyman) has made...
4.0A stand-out

Michael Inside

Michael Inside (Ireland / 15A / 96 mins) In short: A stand-out Directed by Frank Berry. Starring Dafhyd Flynn, Lalor Roddy, Moe Dunford. The Plot: 18-year-old Dubliner Michael (Dafhyd Flynn) has had a rough ...
4.0A Charmer

Love Simon

Love, Simon (USA / 12A / 109 mins)  In short: A charmer Directed by Greg Berlanti. Starring Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Jorge Lendeborg Jr....
4.0Taut & suspenseful

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place (USA / 15A / 90 mins) In short: Taut & suspenseful  Directed by John Krasinski. Starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward.   The Plot: Society has ...
3.0Millennial Pie

Blockers

BLOCKERS (USA / 16 / 102 mins) Directed by Kay Cannon. Starring John Cena, Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, Geraldine Viswanathan, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon. THE PLOT: Best buds Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan), ...
4.0A doggy treat

Isle of Dogs

ISLE OF DOGS (USA / Germany / PG / 101 mins) Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig, Koyu Rankin, Konichi Nomur...
4.0Pure Imagination

Ready Player One

READY PLAYER ONE (USA / 12A / 140 mins) Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg. THE PLOT: Columbus, Ohio, 2044. In a dystopi...
3.0Mind Games

Unsane

UNSANE (USA / 16 / 98 mins) Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Juno Temple, Amy Irving. THE PLOT: Sawyer (Claire Foy) is a young woman who has moved to a new city to start a n...
3.0Affecting

Unless

UNLESS (Canda / Ireland / 15A / 90 mins) Directed by Alan Gilsenan. Starring Catherine Keener, Matt Craven, Hannah Gross, Chloe Rose, Abigail Winter. THE PLOT: Writer and translator Reta (Catherine Keener) ...
3.0Funny bunny

Peter Rabbit

PETER RABBIT (UK / Australia / USA / G / 94 mins) Directed by Will Gluck. Starring James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Sam Neill. THE PLOT: Peter Rabbit (James Corden) is ...