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Sean Harris stars in this nightmare inducing horror from writer-director Matthew Holness.
Stephen Moyer directs this beautifully written and intimately observed drama
An emotional coming of age movie about the healing power of music
Andrew Scott stars in this atmospheric, but ultimately flawed thriller
Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd are on terrific form in this flawed but very funny comedy
A stunning blu-ray release for Wes Anderson’s arch oceanic adventure
Julianne Nicholson delivers a powerful performance in this beautifully judged redemptive drama
Eight short films from eight Maori women explore the death of a young child
An eye-opening and intimate portrait of one the greatest vocal talents of all time
A horror comedy that is lots of fun, but not nearly as clever as it thinks it is
A superhero movie with a difference. Joyous and heartbreaking in equal measure.
A fascinating documentary about the discovery of some of early cinema’s lost treasures
A gorgeous and beguiling film from Paul Thomas Anderson, eliciting sensational performances from his cast
A potentially interesting story killed by a weak script, cardboard acting, and dramatically inert direction
Jon Voigt and Dustin Hoffman deliver iconic performances in this classic piece of American cinema
A crowd-pleasing spectacle of song and dance for all the family
Christopher Plummer is the star attraction in this uneven true-life thriller
Whit Stillman’s excellent debut comes to blu-ray courtesy of the Criterion Collection
Two films for the price of one. Unfortunately they’re both bad.
Am I tearing it apart Lisa, or have I given it an oh hi(gh) mark? Click and find out.
A talented cast can’t save this dreadful Christmas comedy.
As joyful as it is heartbreaking. Sean Baker’s latest film is a masterpiece
A distractingly starry A-list cast can’t save this from being dreadfully dull.
A terrific sporting biopic, boasting one of the best performances you'll see all year.
An all-star cast bring this lesser known Agatha Christie tale to life.
An amazing new release from Criterion is coming to get you Barbra
A coming-of-age movie for the ages. Lady Bird is a striking solo debut from Greta Gerwig.
A visually stunning fantasy romance from Guillermo del Toro
A great cast and crew conspire to make the most shambolic film of 2017
Another irreverent and wildly entertaining blast of silliness from the LEGO franchise.
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