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Review: What If

Review: What If

Hogwarts alumni Daniel Radcliffe is the headliner here, but you might also recognise Zoe Kazan, one half of the meet-cute not-couple in Canadian-Irish production What If (retitled from The F-Word). She wrote Ruby Sparks (2009), a fun and acerbic satire of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope (an increasingly problematic term) in which she was the dreamt-up...

Watch Omar Sy & Charlotte Gainsbourg in Samba trailer

Watch Omar Sy & Charlotte Gainsbourg in Samba trailer

Samba stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim and Izïa Higelin. Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (The Intouchables) wrote and direct the film. Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has recently undergone a burnout. Both struggle to get out of...

Teen Romances on Screen

Teen Romances on Screen

Ever since Shakespeare penned his version of the tragic story of the beloved archetypal lovers, the arts have been infatuated with tragic teenage love. This feature takes a look at films that further expand on the themes of love and tragedy, and positions IF I STAY as a new and different take on an endlessly popular genre. In anticipation of the UK release...

First clip from Pixar’s Lava shows the singing volcano

First clip from Pixar’s Lava shows the singing volcano

The first clip from Pixar’s new short film, Lava, has debuted and it looks as lovely as you would expect. Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years. Directed by James Ford Murphy, Lava will play in front of Inside Out in...

Watch Hugh Grant & Marisa Tomei in The Rewrite trailer

Watch Hugh Grant & Marisa Tomei in The Rewrite trailer

Lionsgate have released the trailer for their new Rom-com, The Rewrite. Once upon a time, screenwriter Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) was on top of the world – a Golden Globe Award and a hit movie to his name, a beautiful wife and a seemingly inexhaustible supply of wit and charm. But that was fifteen years ago: now, he’s divorced, broke, approaching fifty...

Watch the trailer for Pascale Ferran’s Bird People

Watch the trailer for Pascale Ferran’s Bird People

In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer (The Good Wife star Josh Charles) abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. As fate draws him and a young French maid (Anais Demoustier) together, an audacious second-act surprise suddenly transforms César Award-winning director Pascale...

Check out Jennifer Lawrence as Serena

Check out Jennifer Lawrence as Serena

It has been a while since we last saw anything from Serena. The film was originally set to star Angelina Jolie and be directed by Darren Aronofsky. That fell through so now we have Jennifer Lawrence starring opposite Bradley Cooper while Susanne Bier directs. North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s —George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck...

Watch the funny, dirty trailer for Wetlands

Watch the funny, dirty trailer for Wetlands

David Wnendt‘s new film, Wetlands, is an in your face coming of age movie. Based on the book by Charlotte Roche. You can watch the trailer below and the film looks like it will be a funny, gross, sexy, strange, dark comedy. Eighteen year-old Helen Memel (Carla Juri) likes to skateboard, masturbate with vegetables and thinks that body hygiene is greatly...

Review: God Help The Girl

Review: God Help The Girl

I wanted to love this film so much. Usually when I have this feeling, one of two things happens. Either the film is dreadful, but the emotion and anticipation that I have invested in it, sees me exonerate it and be enraptured by it regardless. Or it is amazing, but my expectations are so high that whatever brilliance it unleashes, I will never be happy. Sadly,...

Analeigh Tipton and Miles Teller have a Two Night Stand in new trailer

Analeigh Tipton and Miles Teller have a Two Night Stand in new trailer

This looks like a pretty standard comedy romance, but Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton are usually good to watch so it may be able to get over the usual cliches. A no-strings-attached, online hook-up turns into a morning-after disaster for twenty-something New Yorkers Megan and Alec. When a paralyzing blizzard hits the city trapping them in Alec’s...