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My Week With Marilyn
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Wednesday December 7th, 2011
In 1957 Sir Laurence Olivier prepared to make a film version of a new play he had co-starred in with his famous wife, Vivien Leigh, just 3 years earlier. It was called The Sleeping Prince but the film's title would be changed to The Prince and the Showgirl.…More
Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia
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Friday November 25th, 2011
Kirsten Dunst (Justine) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Claire) are brilliant as sisters in Lars von Trier's apocalyptic masterpiece Melancholia. Part One "Justine" focuses on the elaborate wedding reception for Justine and her groom, Michael (Alexander Skarsgard), at the wealthy estate of her brother-in-law, John (Kiefer Sutherland). Claire has planned a lengthy series…More
Le Havre
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Saturday November 19th, 2011
The northern French port city of Le Havre is the setting for this moving little film about a poor, aged shoeshiner who takes pity on Idrissa, a young African boy (Blondin Miguel), fleeing deportation by French authorities. Andre Wilms is Marcel Marx who ekes out a minimal existence by wandering…More
Martha Marcy May Marlene
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Monday November 14th, 2011
Sean Durkin makes an outstanding feature film debut with the eagerly awaited Martha Marcy May Marlene. Elizabeth Olsen gives a great performance as Martha, an emotionally unstable young woman who flees life in a Catskills commune and seeks refuge with a sister, Lucy, she hasn't seen in years. But…More
The Skin I Live In
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Saturday November 12th, 2011
Pedro Almodovar's latest film is a modern horror story about a plastic surgeon, Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) who suffers both ¬†the tragic loss of his wife to injuries sustained in an auto accident and daughter who perishes in a mental institution. Motivated by the disfigurement his wife endured he becomes…More
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

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