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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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'71
Released: 10/10/2014 General release
Yann Demange's debut feature explores the Troubles at one of its bloodiest junctures from the perspective of a naïve British soldier. Skins actor Jack O'Connell is the young English squaddie, abandoned by his company during a routine house raid and left to fend for himself for a night in rioting Belfast. It had critics' hearts racing at this year's Berlin Film Festival.
Rated 72 %
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Luna
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Luna
Released: 03/10/2014 Released in key cities
Sometime comic book artist Dave McKean filmed Michael Sheen’s open-air Passion in 2012 and has collaborated with fantasy mogul Neil Gaiman, on the eccentric children’s feature, MirrorMask among other projects. McKean’s new film follows a couple grieving their lost baby, whose visit to a friend’s cottage takes a phantasmagoric turn.
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Gone Girl
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Gone Girl
Released: 03/10/2014 General release
Fight Club director David Fincher tackles Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel about a rotten modern marriage. After their five-year anniversary, Nick reports his wife, ‘Amazing Amy', missing. Any sense of marital harmony falls apart as media interest intensifies, but who is really the villain? Ben Affleck and Rosamond Pike play the slippery couple.
Rated 80 %
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Maps to the Stars
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Maps to the Stars
Released: 27/09/2014 General release
This nastiest of Hollywood satires by the body horror king David Cronenberg has provided Julianne Moore with, potentially, her standout role. She won best actress at Cannes for her visceral portrayal of a washed up star, alongside Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska’s aspirational dogsbodies and John Cusack in hideous mode as a self-help guru.
Rated 78 %
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Human Capital
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Human Capital
Released: 26/09/2014 Key Cities
This subtly delivered neo-noir from Italy's Paolo Virzi uses multiple angles to explore an incident that effects two families: a lowly waiter is knocked of his bicycle by a 4x4. Greed and economic inequality turn the cogs of the drama, touching a nerve in Europe at least where this has picked up a number of big awards.
Rated 66 %
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The Riot Club
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The Riot Club
Released: 19/09/2014 General release
Posh, the play by Laura Wade is brought to the screen starring a swathe of real life poshies including Sam Claflin (Hunger Games) and Douglas Booth (Noah). Based on the elitist escapades of the exclusive Bullingdon Club at Oxford University (most members now being Tory MPs) there are obvious fabrications, but there's grim truth in there too.    
Rated 64 %
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20,000 Days on Earth
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20,000 Days on Earth
Released: 19/09/2014 Released in key cities
Nick Cave is no stranger to cinema, with both acting and screenwriting credits, but this drama-documentary by artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard is the first to focus solely on him as a rock icon. Largely unscripted, the film spends 24 hours in Cave’s company, during which time he undergoes psychoanalytic therapy and drives previous collaborators (Ray Winstone and Kylie Minogue included) around his adopted home town, Brighton.
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