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Cinema Review – A Royal Night Out

On VE Day in 1945, princesses Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and Margaret (Bel Powley) venture out of Buckingham Palace to join the throngs celebrating in the streets. Seizing their chance to enjoy life on the streets of London goes rather wrong – as these things are wont to do – and ‘Lizzie’ and ‘Mag’ find themselves gadding about the city, and in a lot of trouble with their dad. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Top Five

Comedian Andre Allen (Chris Rock) is struggling with the transition to serious movie star, and his upcoming reality show wedding. When journalist Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson) spends a day with him to write an article about him, Allen finds himself realising some truths about himself and the world he has constructed for himself. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Rosewater

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) returns to Tehran to cover the election of 2009. When the people rise up, believing the election was fixed, Bahari finds himself accused of being an American spy and imprisoned on trumped up charges. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Spooks: The Greater Good

After a terrorist escapes custody in London, former MI-5 agent Will Holloway (Kit Harington) is drawn back into the intelligence world, and teams up with the former Head of Intelligence for MI-5 to track down the terrorist, before he has the chance to stage an attack on London. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Big Game

Oskari (Onni Tommila) is sent into a Finnish forest on his 13th birthday to bag some big game and prove himself a man. When Air Force One is shot down en route to Helsinki, Oskari finds himself rescuing the Leader of the Free World and returning home with the biggest game of all. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Heaven Adores You

Funded in part via Kickstarter, Heaven Adores You is a film that takes the audience through the life and career of singer songwriter Elliott Smith, through interviews with the man himself, rare footage and interviews with those who knew him, were involved with him and his life before his untimely death in 2003 at the age of 34. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Get Up and Go

When he learns his girlfriend is pregnant, Alex (Peter Coonan) realises its time to accelerate his plan to move to London. Roping his best friend Coilin (Killian Scott) in to help him gather the money, Alex hits up all of his friends in the pursuit of ferry fare. Coilin is dealing with his own issues, however; the love of his life doesn’t seem to feel the same, which conflicts with his joy at finally landing a gig as a stand up comedian. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Unfriended

As a group of teens are chatting online, they find themselves targeted by someone using their dead friend’s Facebook page. It soon becomes apparent, however, that this is not someone playing a prank on them, but a restless spirit bent on revenge. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Far From The Madding Crowd

In Victorian England, the headstrong and fiercely independent Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mullugan) attracts, and has to choose between three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak (Mattias Schoenaerts), William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) and Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge). Bathsheba’s decision is not an easy one for her to make, and has long lasting consequences. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Two by Two

Dave (Dermot Magennis) and his son Finny (Callum Maloney) are Nestrians, brightly coloured creatures who seem to have a hard time settling anywhere. When they hear the flood is coming, they set out to get onto Noah’s ark. After they are rejected and subsequently sneak aboard, Finny and his Grymp friend Leah (Ava Connolly) fall overboard, leading them on a mad dash for survival, and their parents in a mutinous attempt to turn the ark around. Continue reading

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