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Dying Of The Light (18)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Paul Schrader, US | Bahamas, 2014, 94 mins,  English | Romanian | Arabic

Cast:  Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Alexander Karim

A veteran CIA agent (Nicolas Cage) discovers that he’s suffering from an advanced case of dementia. With only a short amount of time left before his eventual decline, he becomes obsessed with tracking down the terrorist mastermind who once narrowly escaped his grasp.

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Judge, The (15)

Release date: 17/10/14     Drama

Dir. David Dobkin, US, 2014, 141 mins

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.

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Love, Rosie (15)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. Christian Ditter, Germany/UK, 2014, 102 mins

Cast: Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Art Parkinson

Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn’t possibly be right for one another… or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies. One awkward turn at 18, one missed opportunity… and life sends them hurling in different directions. But somehow, across time, space and different continents, the tie that binds them cannot be undone – despite unwanted pregnancies, disastrous love affairs, marriage, infidelity and divorce. Will they find their way back to one another, or will it be too late? Based on Cecelia Ahern’s bestselling novel “Where Rainbows End”, LOVE, ROSIE is a modern comedy-of-errors tale posing the ultimate question: Do we really only get one shot at true love?

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Mr Turner (12)

Biography | Drama | History

Dir. Mike Leigh, UK, 2014, 150 mins

Cast: Timothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville

Explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

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Nightcrawler (15)

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Dir.  Dan Gilroy, US, 2014, 117 mins

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Lou Bloom is a driven young man, desperate for work, who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling – where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

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Pride (15)

Comedy | Drama | History

Dir. Matthew Warchus, UK, 2014, 120 mins

Cast: Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West

Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership

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'71 (15)

Action | Drama | War

Dir. Yann Demange, UK, 2014, 99 mins

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

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Amour Fou (12)

Drama

Dir. Jessica Hausner, Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, 2014, 96 mins, Subtitles

Cast:  Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossmann

Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich’s subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness.

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Eastern Boys (15)

Drama

Dir. Robin Campillo, France, 2014, 128 mins, French | English | Russian

Cast: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov

From Robin Campillo the celebrated writer of Palme D’or winner ‘THE CLASS’ and creator of ‘THE RETURNED’, comes his highly acclaimed dramatic feature film.

Daniel cruises the Gare du Nord where Eastern European Boys hang out. One afternoon he plucks up his courage to speak to Marek, one of the boys and invites him to his home. However, next day when the doorbell rings, he realises that he has fallen into a trap

 

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Fanny (PG)

Drama | World

Dir. Daniel Auteuil, France, 2013, 102 mins, subtitles

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Belezy, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Fanny loves Marius and is expecting his child, but he has abandoned her and run away to sea without knowing about the baby. She finds herself facing the dishonorable position of being an unmarried mother,unable to provide for herself and the child. So, with the approval of her mother, and for the sake of the baby’s future, she agrees to marry a prosperous shopkeeper on the old port, Honoré Panisse.

He is 30 years older than she, but he recognizes the child and raises it as his own. Panisse provides them with a certain standard of living, social respectability and a comfortable future.

Meanwhile, Marius has finally become aware of his profound love for Fanny during his long voyage. Despite having no career, he returns home to win back Fanny’s affections and take responsibility for his child. Despite her enduring love for him, Fanny and Marius’s father César convince him to stay out of her life, for the sake of the child’s future and the honor of the Panisse family.

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Hundred-Foot Journey, The (PG)

Release date: 05/09/14     Drama | Romance

Dir. Lasse Hallstrom, India, UAE, US, 2014, 122 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon

Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery.

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Imitation Game, The (12)

Biography | Drama | Thriller

Dir. Morten Tyldum, UK/US, 2014, 114 mins

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong

Based on the real life story of Alan Turing, who is credited with cracking the German Enigma code, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

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Say When (15)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. Lynn Shelton, US, 2014, 99 mins

Cast: Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloë Grace Moretz

Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year old Megan reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend. When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape – at least temporarily – she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika and Annika’s world-weary single dad.

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Horns (15)

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Dir. Alexandre Aja, US, 2013, 120 mins

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, June Temple, Max Minghella, Heather Graham

In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples. These horns allow him to bend the will of men, discover their darkest secrets, and lead him on the path to discover who really murdered his girlfriend.

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The (12)

Adventure | Sci-Fi

Dir. Francis Lawrence, US, 2014, 123 mins

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

The worldwide phenomenon of ‘The Hunger Games’ continues to set the world on fire with ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’, which finds Katniss Everdeen in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

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Skeleton Twins, The (15)

Drama

Dir. Craig Johnson, US, 2014, 93 mins

Cast: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell

After many years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. When both feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet “nature frat boy” Lance and her own self-destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in accepting the past and mending their relationship with each other.

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White Bird In A Blizzard (15)

Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Dir. Gregg Araki, France, US, 2014, 91 mins

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni

Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley) is a young woman embracing her newfound sexuality when her glamorous but strange mother Eve (Eva Green) vanishes. At first Kat is excited by her new freedom, distracted by the boy next door (Shiloh Fernandez) and the cop working the case (Thomas Jane). But as disturbing facts about the disappearance surface, the mystery begins to haunt her. From acclaimed director Gregg Araki (Mysterious Skin, Smiley Face, Kaboom), based on the best-selling novel. Also starring Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe and Angela Bassett. 

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Drop, The (15)

Crime | Drama

Dir. Michael R. Roskam, US, 2014, 106 mins

Cast: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini

Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane, ‘The Drop’ follows a lonely bartender, Bob Saginowski, through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.  Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv, Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

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Homesman, The (15)

Drama | Western

Dir. Tommy Lee Jones, France/US, 2014, 122 mins

Cast: Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, John Lithgow, Meryl Streep

Mary Bee Cuddy is an independent and resourceful frontier woman, conditioned to living a life of solitude and hard work in America’s West in the 1850s.

Lonely and isolated, when the preacher breaks the news that three local women have been declared insane and are to be transported across the barren country to a safe haven, Mary Bee volunteers for the dangerous and arduous task of leading them to Ohio.

When she stumbles across reprobate claim-jumper George Briggs hanging from a noose, Mary Bee saves his life but only in exchange for his assistance in escorting the three troubled women. The unlikely pairing set off on the long, difficult journey where their courage and resilience are tested as they’re both pushed to their limits.

Eight years after ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada’, Tommy Lee Jones follows up his directorial debut with ‘The Homesman’, based on the book by Glendon Swarthout.

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La Maison De La Radio (PG)

Documentary

Dir. Nicolas Philibert, France | Japan, 2013, 104 mins, French

Cast:  Jean-François Achilli, Evelyne Adam, Jean-Claude Ameisen

Renowned French filmmaker Nicolas Philibert (Etre et Avoir, Nenette) journeys into the heart of Radio France to discover what usually escapes our gaze: the mysteries, personalities and everyday oddities of a beloved national institution.

Filmed over the course of a six-month period, La Maison de la Radio is a witty, tender and revealing exploration into the airwaves of a nation and another triumph from one of France’s most important contemporary filmmakers.

 

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No Good Deed (15)

Crime | Thriller

Dir. Sam Miller, US, 2014, 84 mins

Cast: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.

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Paddington (PG)

Comedy | Family

Dir. Paul King, UK/France, 2014, 95 mins

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Huge Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins

Adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos.

Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before.

But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat …

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Third Person (15)

Drama | Romance

Dir. Paul Haggis, UK/US/Rest Of The World, 2013, 137 mins

Cast: Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger, James Franco, Olivia Wilde

Three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal, in a multi-strand story line reminiscent of Paul Haggis’s earlier Oscar-winning film ‘Crash’. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome: three couples who appear to have nothing related but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found.

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Two Night Stand (15)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. Max Nichols, US, 2014, 85 mins

Cast:  Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr

A no-strings-attached, online hook-up turns into a morning-after disaster for twenty-something New Yorkers Megan (Analeigh Tipton) and Alec (Miles Teller). When a paralyzing blizzard hits the city trapping them in Alec’s cramped Brooklyn apartment, they are forced to get to know each other far beyond the confines of a typical one-night stand. Marking the directorial debut of Max Nichols, Two Night Stand is a sexy, romantic comedy about finding love in the digital age.

Months after graduating from college Megan is unemployed, unattached and unable to get off the couch. Heartbroken by the collapse of her wedding engagement, she considers internet romance with limited interest. But following a chance encounter with her ex (Josh Salatin) and his new girlfriend (Kellyn Lindsay) – and egged on by her roommate Faiza (Jessica Szohr) and her boyfriend Cedric (Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi) – Megan boldly propositions Alec, a cute and funny guy she meets online, inviting herself to his apartment for her first ever one-night-stand. After a calamitously unromantic morning after, she tries to make a discreet exit only to discover that the city has been pulverized by a record-breaking snowfall that shows no sign of letting up.

Unable to leave the building, she sheepishly takes shelter with an equally mortified Alec. Forced to spend another day and night together, Megan and Alec’s first real face-to-face conversation veers from banter to bickering and back, as the provocative chemistry that lit up their online introduction quickly reignites. While rating each other’s erotic IQs, they realize they have a unique opportunity for a hands-on learning experience that inevitably leads them to a very adult snow day.

 

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Get On Up (12)

Biography | Drama | Music

Dir. Tate Taylor, US, 2014, 139 mins

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster ‘The Help’, Tate Taylor directs ’42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in ‘Get on Up’. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

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Horrible Bosses 2 (15)

Comedy

Dir. Sean Anders, US, 2014, 108 mins

Cast: Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Christopher Waltz, Kevin Spacey

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business, but a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

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Interstellar (12)

Adventure | Mystery | Sci-fi

Christopher Nolan, US, 2014, 169 mins

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

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Penguins Of Madagascar (U)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dirs. Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith, US, 2014, 92 mins

Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.

 

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St Vincent (12)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Theodore Melfi, US, 2014, 102 mins

Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

Vincent is an old Vietnam vet whose stubbornly hedonistic ways have left him without money or a future. Things change when his new next-door neighbor’s son, Oliver, needs a babysitter and Vince is willing enough for a fee. From that self-serving act, an unexpected friendship forms as Vincent and Oliver find so much of each other’s needs through each other. As Vincent mentors Oliver in street survival and other worldly ways, Oliver begins to see more in the old man than just his foibles. When life takes a turn for the worse for Vincent, both them find the best in each other than no one around them suspects.

 

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