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Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Director: Sean Anders Writers: Sean Anders, John Morris Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pine, Jennifer Aniston, Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Banks Synopsis: Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) have had enough of bosses ruining their lives (as the first film indicated), so decide to start up their...

Review: I Am Ali – “One of the best documentaries of the year”

Review: I Am Ali – “One of the best documentaries of the year”

This film pre-screening was brought to you by Heineken and Empire, who delivered complimentary Heineken and pop-corn to all guests as well as a great introduction to the evening through Empire’s Chris Hewitt. As part of Heineken’s ‘Open Your City’ campaign, Heineken provides inspiration and access to many more film previews and fun nights out to...

Review: Taxi

Review: Taxi

Director: Gérard Pirès Writer: Luc Besson Starring: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Marion Cotillard, Manuela Gourary Synopsis: In order to save his soon-to-be-revoked driving licence, taxi driver Daniel (Naceri) has to team up with the police in order to capture a team of German bank robbers Long before the idiotic remake with Jimmy Fallon and Queen...

Review: Get On Up – “Boseman in a career-making performance”

Review: Get On Up – “Boseman in a career-making performance”

Director: Tate Taylor Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Craig Robertson, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James Synopsis: A look at the life of James Brown (Boseman), from his poor beginnings to his meteoric rise. When Tate Taylor was first announced as the would-be director for The...

Review: The Skeleton Twins – “It entertains and uplifts you”

Review: The Skeleton Twins – “It entertains and uplifts you”

Director: Craig Johnson Writers: Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson Starring: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook Synopsis: Milo (Hader) and Maggie (Wiig) are reunited after 10 years of not speaking when each find themselves in a mid-life crisis. Milo returns to his family town to stay with Maggie, where they can work things out and get to...

Review: Nightcrawler – “An insanely hypnotic film”

Review: Nightcrawler – “An insanely hypnotic film”

Director/Writer: Dan Gilroy Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed Synopsis: Eager for work, lonely Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) worms his way into crime journalism, videoing accidents and selling them to a local news station. When he realises he’s good enough in this line of work, he becomes more obsessed with being the best, even if that...

DVD Review: Felony

DVD Review: Felony

Director: Matthew Saville Writer: Joel Edgerton Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George Synopsis: After escaping a deadly bullet during a raid, Malcolm Toohey (Edgerton) goes out drinking and celebrating with the rest of his force. Driving home drunk he clips a kid on a bike, injuring the boy in the middle of the road. He then has...

13 Days of Horror: The Babadook

13 Days of Horror: The Babadook

This film premiere was brought to you by Heineken and Empire, who delivered complimentary Heineken and pop-corn to all guests as well as a great introduction to the evening through Empire’s Chris Hewitt. As part of Heineken’s ‘Open Your City’ campaign, Heineken provides inspiration and access to many more film previews and fun nights out in London. Visit...

58th London Film Festival Review: French Riviera [L’homme qu’on aimait trop]

58th London Film Festival Review: French Riviera [L’homme qu’on aimait trop]

Director: André Téchiné Writers: Cédric Anger, Jean-Charles Le Roux, André Téchiné Starring: Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve, Adèle Haenel, Judith Chemla, Mauro Conte Synopsis: In 1976, Agnès Le Roux, daughter of the Palais de la Meditérranée, began an affair with her mother’s lawyer, Maurice Agnelet. Through their relationship, real estate and...

58th London Film Festival Review: The Duke of Burgundy

58th London Film Festival Review: The Duke of Burgundy

Director/Writer: Peter Strickland Starring: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna, Eugenia Caruso Synopsis: A lesbian couple, who experiment with sado-masochistic role playing, begin to find cracks in their relationship. If anything is to be taken from The Duke of Burgundy – Peter Strickland’s third feature – it is that the British...