Month: May 2016

Marcelo Alonso and Robert Fariás in The Club

30 May 2016-05-30

  Out This Week   The Club (Network, cert 18) Chilean film-maker Pablo Larraín’s seething drama is set in a remote safe house where a group of disgraced Catholic priests are living under the steely eye of capable nun Sister Monica (Antonia Zegers). Life is simple and ordered, with the

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Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

23 May 2016-05-23

  Out This Week   The Revenant (Fox, cert 15) Last year Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar for Birdman. The gongs have clearly gone slightly to his head and he now thinks he’s Terrence Malick. If there’s one thing this thrilling, frequently brutal and historically

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Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt

16 May 2016-05-16

  Out This Week     The Big Short (Paramount, cert 15) What is a mortgage backed security, a sub-prime loan or a credit default swap? At an early stage in this hugely entertaining film about the financial crash of 2007, Ryan Gosling’s voiceover admits it’s confusing and exclaims, “so

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Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson in Room

9 May 2016-05-09

  Out This Week     Room (StudioCanal, cert 15) Starting with 2004’s Adam & Paul, then continuing with Garage, What Richard Did and even in the comedic, less typical Frank, director Lenny Abrahmson has given us a series of intense psychological dramas examining human relationships under stress. Room continues

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Hayato Ichihara and Lily Frankie in Yakuza Apocalypse

2 May 2016-05-02

Out This Week     A War (StudioCanal, cert 15) The Danes do Afghanistan in a bloody, tense drama that takes a left turn about halfway through. That’s after we’ve been given a long immersive bath in war at its foggiest, leadership at its most difficult, focusing on Pilou Asbaek’s company

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