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Rhys Ifans in Anonymous
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Friday November 4th, 2011
What Roland Emmerich did to the White House in Independence Day and to Planet Earth in 2012 he has done to the most sacred figure in the history of the English language. It all began in 1920 when an author named J Thomas Looney proposed a theory that the Bard…More
Rutger Hauer in The Mill and the Cross
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Tuesday November 1st, 2011
Pieter Bruegel the Elder was a great Flemish 16th century painter known mostly for his beautiful landscapes depicting the harsh reality of life. In The Mill and the Cross Lech Majewski has set out to create a unique film experience and capture Bruegel in the moment of creation of one…More
Michael Shannon in Take Shelter
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Monday October 31st, 2011
Michael Shannon gives a brilliant performance in Jeff Nichols' probing examination of what occurs to a construction worker in rural Ohio when he suddenly starts experiencing ominous apparitions of natural and weather related disasters. Curtis (Shannon) and his beautiful wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) are a typical middle class family struggling to…More
Toast Movie
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Sunday October 23rd, 2011
Toast is based on the memoirs of British culinary expert Nigel Slater. It's a delightful recreation of 1960's Britain lovingly directed by S J Clarkson ¬†and starring Oscar Kennedy as the very young Slater who reads cook books and hates the drab meals his gastronomically challenged mother (Victoria Hamilton) prepares.…More
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in 50/50
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Saturday October 22nd, 2011
Twentyseven year old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) doesn't drink or do drugs. He waits religiously at DON'T WALK signs before crossing even when the street is deserted and he's never driven a car out of fear of injury or worse. So when Adam is diagnosed with cancer of the spine and…More
Mozart's Sister
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Monday October 17th, 2011
Maria Anna known as "Nannerl" is the first child of Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart. The Mozarts are a poor family but she and her younger brother, Wolfgang, are considered child musical ¬†prodigies and the ambitious Leopold is determined to parade them ¬†before the aristocracy of Europe because, in the…More
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
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Monday October 10th, 2011
In 690 AD Wu Zetian was preparing to become the sole Empress Regnant in Chinese history. There was a considerable amount of intrigue in the air as Wu was feared and hated for her ruthlessness in dealing with potential adversaries and dissenters. When a man overseeing the erection of a…More
Brad Pitt in Moneyball
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Saturday October 1st, 2011
Moneyball is a triumph for Brad Pitt who follows his memorable performance earlier this year in Terrence Malick's Tree Of Life with his role as a baseball Rocky in this intelligent, perceptive sports drama. ¬†Adapted from the Michael Lewis book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Moneyball is…More
Jude Law in Contagion
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Saturday September 24th, 2011
Contagion is an intelligent Hollywood disaster vehicle with a big international ensemble cast headed by Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon & Jude Law and including 3 recent Best Actress Oscar winners; Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard and Kate Winslet. Fishburne is a doctor at the CDC who must try and contain a deadly…More
Drive
Thursday September 22nd, 2011
In Nicolas Winding Refn's intense, powerful drama Drive Ryan Gosling is mesmerizing as the mysterious loner who is simply referred to as Driver and who wears a jacket with a scorpion sketched on the back. A man of few words his compulsive personality causes him to seek adrenalin rushes by…More

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