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5.0Surprising and moving

The Farthest

THE FARTHEST (Ireland/PG/121 mins) Directed by Emer Reynolds. Starring John Casani, Frank Drake, Carolyn Porco, Lawrence Krauss. THE PLOT: “There’s a limit to what you can learn, just looking through a telesc...
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2.0ultimately forgettable

Girls Trip

GIRLS TRIP (USA/16/122mins) Directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Starring Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Colter. THE PLOT: In college, Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), ...
Captain Underpants
3.5Mad & fun

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE (USA/G/89mins) Directed by David Soren. Starring Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal, Kevin Hart. THE PLOT: After their school Principal Mr Krup...
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4.0Taut and exciting

Dunkirk

DUNKIRK (UK | Netherlands | France | USA/12A/106mins) Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Brannagh, Harry Styles, Barry Keoghan. THE PLOT: In 1940, 338, 226 Allied soldi...
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2.0Familiar but fun

Cars 3

CARS 3 (USA/G/102mins) Directed by Brian Fee. Starring Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion THE PLOT: Still racing in the Piston Cup, but far from being the rookie he o...
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4.0Apes together strong!

War For the Planet of the Apes

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (USA/12A/140 mins) Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, Amiah Miller, Toby Kebbell. THE PLOT: After militant ape Koba (Toby Ke...
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4.0Ambitious and lovely

Sanctuary

SANCTUARY (Ireland/15A/86mins) Directed by Len Collin. Starring Amy-Joyce Hastins, Tara Breathnach, Christopher Dunne, Kieran Coppinger and Charlene Kelly THE PLOT: Larry (Kieran Coppinger) and Sophie (Char...
Spiderman
3.5Missing some magic

Spider-Man: Homecoming

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (USA/12A/133mins) Directed by Jon Watts. Starring Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Zendaya. THE PLOT: Just after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War...
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4.0Worth A Gamble

The House

THE HOUSE (USA/15A/88mins) Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen. Starring Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Rob Huebel. THE PLOT: When their daughter’s college scholarship is cancelled becaus...
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4.5Super Cool

Baby Driver

BABY DRIVER (UK|USA/15A/112 mins) Directed by Edgar Wright. Starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Bernthal. THE PLOT: Atlanta resident Baby (Ansel Elgort) s...
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3.5Quietly Powerful

Alone in Berlin

ALONE IN BERLIN (UK|France|Germany/12/103 mins) Directed by Vincent Perez. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Mikael Persbrandt. THE PLOT: Berlin, 1940. The city is in a jubilant mood, wit...
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4.0Sweet & Soulful

In This Corner of the World

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (Japan/12A/129 mins) Directed by Sunao Katabuchi. Starring Non, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Megumi Han, Natsuki Inaba, Nanase Iwai. THE PLOT: Beginning in 1933, the film charts the life of a...
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4.0Darkly Funny

A Man Called Ove

A MAN CALLED OVE (Sweden/TBC/116 mins) Directed by Hannes Holm. Starring Rolff Lassgard, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Tobias Almborg. THE PLOT: Ove (pronounced oo-vair) is an ill-tempered and cantanke...
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2.0Exhausting

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight (USA, 12A, 149 mins) In short: Exhausting Directed by Michael Bay. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Stanley Tucci, Peter C...
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4.0Terrific

Cardboard Gangsters

CARDBOARD GANGSTERS (Ireland/ 18/ 92 mins)Directed by Mark O'Connor. Starring John Connors, Fionn Walton, Kierston Wareing, Jimmy Smallhorne. THE PLOT: 24-year-old DJ Jay (John Connors) is also a small-time dr...
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3.0Charming

Gifted

GIFTED (USA/12A/101 mins) Directed by Marc Webb. Starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer. THE PLOT: Freelance boat repairer Frank (Chris Evans) lives with his niece, ...
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3.0Doesn't nail it

Nails

NAILS (Ireland/16/85 mins) Directed by Dennis Bartok. Starring Shauna Macdonald, Steve Wall, Ross Noble, Charlotte Bradley, Leah McNamara. THE PLOT: Dana (Shauna Macdonald) is jogging in Sandymount when she c...
Whtiney-Houston
3.5Raw & honest

Whitney: Can I Be Me

WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME (UK/USA/15A/105 mins) Directed by Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal. Starring Whitney Houston, Robyn Crawford, Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown. THE PLOT: This documentary cha...
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3.0Popcorn horror

The Mummy

THE MUMMY (USA/15A/110 mins) Directed by Alex Kurtzman. Starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson. THE PLOT: In ancient Egypt, Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) is ang...
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4.0Suspenseful

Berlin Syndrome

BERLIN SYNDROME (Australia/ 16/ 116 mins) Directed by Cate Shortland. Starring Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Emma Bading, Matthias Habich.  THE PLOT: Clare (Teresa Palmer) is a photojournalist and backpacker wh...