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Rogue One

A REBELLION BUILT ON HOPE. Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) becomes involved with the Rebel Alliance and its quest to steal the blueprint for the Death Star; her father deliberately hid a fatal flaw inside this powerful space weapon… This 3D prequel to Star Wars (1977) was made by the Godzilla (2014) director and has a … Continue reading Rogue One

A Monster Calls

STORIES ARE WILD CREATURES. Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with his mother’s terminal illness and a bully at school when late one night he has an encounter with a ”monster”, a giant yew tree that has three stories to tell him. Patrick Ness brings his children’s book (and Jim Kay’s illustrations) vividly to life … Continue reading A Monster Calls

The Theory of Everything

In the early 1960s, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) is showing signs of a brilliant mind for physics at Oxford – but also of a neurological disease that looks certain to end his life within two years. This film about one of the greatest physicists and cosmologists we’ve known can’t be lauded as an innovative trailblazer … Continue reading The Theory of Everything

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

NO MORE SECRETS. While Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) worries over Gwen’s (Emma Stone) safety now that she knows his secret alias, Spider-Man faces two new enemies. Marc Webb’s attempt to make the greatest blockbuster ever has moments of beauty in its execution, including striking 3D visuals. Unfortunately, many jokes fall flat and the introduction of … Continue reading The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Page Eight

At the same time as Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is getting to know his neighbor (Rachel Weisz) better, he receives a report with explosive contents from his long-time friend and boss, MI5 Director General Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon). Originally intended as a feature film, this intimate and quiet portrayal of an aging agent nevertheless fits television … Continue reading Page Eight

Cemetery Junction

BE YOUNG. BE FREE. BE SOMEBODY. In the small town of Cemetery Junction, three teens (Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan) ask themselves a classic question – should I stay or should I go? In his second feature film as a director (collaborating with the co-creator of The Office, Stephen Merchant), Ricky Gervais delivers a coming-of-age … Continue reading Cemetery Junction

Brideshead Revisited

LOVE IS NOT OURS TO CONTROL. In the 1920s, Oxford student Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode) becomes a close friend of the aristocratic Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw) and is introduced into his troubled, Catholic family. Director Julian Jarrold targeted the same audience who had enjoyed his Becoming Jane (2007) with this adaptation of a novel that had already been … Continue reading Brideshead Revisited