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Review: Boyhood – “A genuinely unique and game-changing piece of cinema.”

Review: Boyhood – “A genuinely unique and game-changing piece of cinema.”

Director/Writer: Richard Linklater Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater, Marco Perella Synopsis: Starting its study with Mason (Coltrane) aged 5, Boyhood takes us up to Mason aged 18 to show the journey of youth to young adult. Richard Linklater’s eclectic filmography is regularly tied together by the auteur’s...

Review: Cuban Fury

Review: Cuban Fury

Director: James Griffiths Writer: Jon Brown Starring: Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd, Rashida Jones, Ian McShane, Olivia Coleman, Kayvan Novak, Rory Kinnear Synopsis: Back in 1987, at age 13, Bruce Garrett (Frost) was one of the best young salsa dancers. Then, sadly, an attack from bullies deters his ambition and love for salsa – 25 years later he’s an average...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Run

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Run

Director/Writer: Philippe Lacôte Starring: Abdoul Karim Konaté, Isaach De Bankolé, Reine Sali Coulibaly, Alexandre Desane, Rasmane Ouedraogo Synopsis: After killing the Prime Minister of his country, Run (Konaté) is having to escape the city. As he flees, we move into flashbacks to show how he got to where he was. Out of the many boons from seeing films at...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Saint Laurent

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Saint Laurent

Director: Betrand Bonello Writers: Thomas Bidegain, Betrand Bonello Starring: Gaspard Ulliel, Louis Garrel, Amira Casar, Jérémie Renier, Helmut Berger, Brady Corbet, Léa Seydoux Synopsis: Spanning a decade of Yves Saint Laurent’s (Uliel) life – at the peak of his fame, and the slight downfall through drink and drugs – along with flashes forward to his...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Homesman

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Homesman

Director: Tommy Lee Jones Writers: Kieran Fitzgerald, Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley A. Oliver Starring: Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner, Jesse Plemons, Meryl Streep, Hailee Steinfeld Synopsis: An unmarried famer (Swank) volunteers to take three insane women back...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Director/ Writer: Ned Benson Starring: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Ciaran Hinds Synopsis: The story of a recently-split couple, living in New York trying to get over the trauma that broke them up, which still haunts them. It is destined that for the many reviews of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Catch Me Daddy

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Catch Me Daddy

Director: Daniel Wolfe Writers: Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe Starring: Conor McCarron, Sameena Ahmed, Gary Lewis, Wasim Zakir, Anwar Hussain, Barry Nunney Synopsis: Aaron (McCarron), a drifter looking for a job, lives with his girlfriend Laila (Ahmed) who has run away from her family. Both must flee, however, when Laila’s brother arrives in town searching for...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Les Combattants [Love At First Fight/Fighters]

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Les Combattants [Love At First Fight/Fighters]

Director: Thomas Cailley Writers: Thomas Cailley, Claude Le Pape Starring: Kévin Azaïs, Adele Haenel Synopsis: Arnaud (Azaïs) has few plans for his summer, other than helping his brother with the family carpentry business. Whilst on a job he meets an enigmatic girl, Madeleine (Haenel), whose domineering personality has an effect on him. As she joins an army...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Band des Filles [Girlhood]

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: Band des Filles [Girlhood]

Director/ Writer: Céline Sciamma Starring: Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Toure, Diabate Idrissa Synopsis: Unable to continue with school, and finding no comfort at home, Marieme (Touré) joins a gang of girls for some excitement in her life. Sticking to a subject she scrutinizes with tremendous skill, Céline Sciamma is back to the...

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Salvation

Festival de Cannes 2014 Review: The Salvation

Director: Kristian Levring Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen, Kristian Levring Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Pryce, Eric Cantona, Eva Green, Douglas Henshall, Mikael Persbrandt Synopsis: A Danish immigrant named Jon (Mikkelsen), living in 1870s America, is finally reunited with the wife and son he left behind. Upon their arrival they meet...