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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.
Reese Witherspoon stars in this lightweight, but watchable comedy.
Jonathan Demme’s brilliant and inventive comedy is a forgotten gem from the mid 80s.
Tarkovsky’s haunting debut feature gets the Criterion treatment
A wildly entertaining, but laughably ridiculous religious allegory from Darren Aronofsky.
Jeremy Renner is on superb form in this neo-western thriller from the writer of Sicario
A career best turn from Robert Pattinson in this terrific, gritty thriller.
Steven Soderbergh returns with this fabulously fun heist caper.
Vince Vaughn is on spectacular form in this brutal, bone-snapping, prison thriller.
A stunning release, immortalising one of the most iconic moments in rock history.
Charlize Theron is on sensational form in this ass-kicking 80s set thriller
Wes Anderson’s debut feature is a flawed but fascinating indie caper.
Rock me Dr Zaius! An epic and emotional finale to this fantastic trilogy.
Pulsing with oppressive dread, It Comes At Night is a wonderfully tense and claustrophobic horror.
Stunning reissue of an influential cult classic
A staggeringly wearisome sequel. Has this franchise finally hit the sea floor?
A great addition to the genre, proving once more that found footage horror is far from gurgling its last bloody breath.
Jamie Foxx leads an excellent cast in this thunderously dull and stupid thriller
Avengers of old school comedy….Assemble!
Classic adaptation of William Golding’s timeless masterpiece
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