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Cinema Review – Difret

Fourteen year old Hirut (Tizita Hagere) is abducted on her way home from school; in keeping with the tradition of her Ethiopian village, this is the customary way for men to find their wives. Young Hirut has other ideas, however, and upon escaping, fatally shoots the man who would be her husband. Hirut’s case opens up archaic traditions to scrutiny, but puts her, and her family’s life in danger. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Still Alice

When she begins to forget random words and gets lost in her hometown, Alice (Julianne Moore) seeks help from a neurologist. Diagnosed with familial early onset Alzheimer’s, Alice and her family try to keep going as normal, for as long as possible, while Alice is painfully aware of everything she is losing. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Appropriate Behaviour

In the aftermath of her breakup with girlfriend Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), Shirin (Desiree Akhavan) finds herself struggling to find her place with her family, her friends, her sexuality and her career. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Catch Me Daddy

Laila (Sameena Jabeen Ahmed) has run away from her family, and is living in relative peace in the unglamorous surroundings of the Yorkshire moors with her boyfriend Aaron (Connor McCarron). When her brother arrives at her door demanding she come home, Laila goes on the run, desperate not to return to the restrictive life her Pakistani father would impose on her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

With the hotel rapidly running out of room, Sonny (Dev Patel) is determined to expand his idea for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but with his wedding looming and a hotel inspector on the way, things soon descend into chaos. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Boy Next Door

Claire (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mother who becomes infatuated with her much younger neighbour Noah (Ryan Guzman). After the two fall into bed, however, Claire realises that the act was a mistake, pushing Noah away. Unfortunately for Claire, however, Noah does not take rejection lightly and sets out to either win Claire back, or destroy her. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Focus

Nicky (Will Smith) is a con-man running a simple con in Buenos Aries. His plans are thrown into chaos, however, when a woman from his past – the woman he trained, and never quite got over – Jess (Margot Robbie) turns up on the scene with plans of her own. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Paper Souls

Paul (Stephane Guillon) was once a successful novelist, but finds himself on the downswing of his career, writing eulogies for grieving families. When he is approached by Emma (Julie Gayet) to write a speech about her deceased husband, to be read at her son’s birthday party, Paul finds himself falling for the woman and her precocious son. The budding romance is thrown into chaos however, when Emma’s dead husband Nathan (Jonathan Zaccai) appears at Paul’s door one night, with no memory of what happened to him, or how he found himself back in Paris. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Duke of Burgundy

At first, Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) seems like a cruel and cold homeowner, who gets a certain kind of pleasure from torturing her maid Evelyn (Chiara D’Anna). As the film goes on, however, it becomes clear that Cynthia and Evelyn’s relationship is a lot more intimate, and the lines of power are not so clearly drawn. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Project Almanac

David Raskin (Johnny Weston) is a gifted kid who gets a scholarship to MIT, the trouble is that without a scholarship, his family can’t afford the fees, so David goes back to the drawing board to find a more exciting project to pitch. While going through his late fathers things, David and his sister Christina (Virginia Gardner) find video footage that appears to show a 17-year-old David at his own 7th birthday party. Further research leads David and his friends to construct a time machine, but controlling past events proves more difficult than expected. Continue reading

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