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Winter Sleep
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Winter Sleep
Released: 21/11/2014 General release
Nuri Bilge Ceylan's beautifully shot, creakingly slow crime drama Once Upon a Time in Anatolia was a surprise hit in 2012. The Turkish director's Chekhov-inspired return won the 2014 Palme-d'Or and focuses on a wealthy hotelier in rural Anatolia. Just don't go expecting laughs.
Rated 80 %
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What We Do in the Shadows
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What We Do in the Shadows
Released: 21/11/2014 General release
Flight of the Conchord's Jemaine Clement teams up with Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi (Boy), writing, directing and starring in this mockumentary about a household of very old vampires living in Wellington, New Zealand, and their vain efforts to adjust to the routines of everyday modern life.
Rated 83
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The Homesman
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The Homesman
Released: 21/11/2014 General release
Tommy Lee Jones is back in the saddle, supervising himself, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep and James Spader in his second film as director. After saving Jones' life, Swank (as do-gooder farmwoman Mary Bee Cuddy) recruits Jones (as gruff, macho, army deserter George Briggs), in her mission to transport three mentally ill women on a perilous journey through the American frontier.
Rated 73 %
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The Imitation Game
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The Imitation Game
Released: 14/11/2014 General release
This Alan Turing biopic highlights one of Britain's most victorious moments, and one of its most shameful. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the genius that helped end WWII by cracking the German Enigma code, but was later prosecuted for homosexuality, leading to his suicide. Keira Knightley costars as Turing's fellow codebreaker and onetime fiancée, Joan Clarke.
Rated 68 %
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The Drop
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The Drop
Released: 14/11/2014 General release
A lonely Brooklyn bartender (Tom Hardy) is drawn into a staged robbery at his cousin's bar, also a money drop for mobsters. From Michaël R. Roskam, the director of Belgian Oscar contender Bullhead, this boasts James Gandolfini in his last performance in the genre that made him famous.
Rated 73 %
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Interstellar
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Interstellar
Released: 07/11/2014 General release
Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway enter a wormhole for the thinking man's blockbuster director, Christopher Nolan, whose new sci-fi epic pays tribute to his favourite film, Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Earth's resources are running out so McConaughey et al. search the furthest reaches of space for somewhere new to call home.
Rated 85
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Mr Turner
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Mr Turner
Released: 31/10/2014 General release
Renowned for realist depictions of working-class Britain (Secrets & Lies, Another Year), Mike Leigh paints a rich portrait of the radical romantic painter JMW Turner. Timothy Spall takes the lead, apparently depicting the artist ‘like the spout of a custard jug', and showcasing his newly acquired painting skills after more than two years of training.
Rated 96
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CITIZENFOUR
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CITIZENFOUR
Released: 17/10/2014 General release
Filmmaker Laura Poitras found herself with one of the biggest inside scoops in recent history when Edward Snowden contacted her to leak his seismic revelations about the NSA's ubiquitous surveillance activities. This documents the process, including their first meeting in a Hong Kong hotel room along with the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, and provides a portrait of a whistleblower unlike anything we've seen before.
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Northern Soul
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Northern Soul
Released: 17/10/2014 General release
Described by one of its stars, Lisa Stansfield, as ‘a northern Saturday Night Fever’, Elaine Constantine’s coming-of-age drama charts the youth dance movement that began when American soul found an unlikely second home in 1970s northern England. Despite also counting Steve Coogan and Ricky Tomlinson among its cast, the film was due for a limited release until demand registered via social media prompted a full release.   
Rated 60 %
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Gone Too Far!
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Gone Too Far!
Released: 10/10/2014 Released in key cities
Bola Agbaje adapts her own award-winning comic play about race and south London for the screen. It's a first feature for director Destiny Ekharaga, whose 2008 short Tight Jeans gained significant acclaim and proves this urban milieu is well within her comfort zone. The arrival of an older brother from Nigeria threatens to damage Yemi's carefully constructed street cred. 
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