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Night Moves
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New this week Night Moves
Released: 29/08/2014 General release
Director Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Meek's Cutoff) doesn't do thrillers in the conventional sense, though her latest was praised for its expertly cultivated suspense on its premiere in Venice. A trio of eco-activists (Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard) plan to blow up a dam in the Oregon woods, but do the ends justify the means and are their motives purely selfless? Reichardt has excelled with this sort of slow-burning ambiguity in the past.
Rated 72 %
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Lucy
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Lucy
Released: 22/08/2014 General release
Known for his tough and memorable female action heroes, and his questionable recent filmmaking, Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, the first human to ever use 100% of her brain capacity. Accidentally caught up in a drug deal, her full potential is released. Morgan Freeman also stars.
Rated 65 %
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Two Days, One Night
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Two Days, One Night
Released: 22/08/2014 General release
The Palme D'Or winning Dardenne brothers cast Marion Cotillard as a mother left fighting for her job post-breakdown. Her boss decides that her colleagues will decide between her returning to work or receiving an annual bonus from her salary. Cotillard's Sandra visits each of them to petition their vote in a naturalistic drama that won rave reviews at Cannes.
Rated 90
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God Help The Girl
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God Help The Girl
Released: 22/08/2014 Released in key cities
An extension of the musical side project started in 2009 by Belle and Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch, his directorial debut looks suspiciously autobiographical – three young thrift-store dressed Glaswegians form a band. This won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, where it was described as sentimental, lo-fi and twee, terms that happily apply to most aspects of Murdoch’s artistic pursuits.
Rated 56 %
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The Congress
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The Congress
Released: 15/08/2014 General release
Ari Folman wowed critics with his animated Lebanon documentary Waltz With Bashir in 2008. He now turns his rotoscope eye on Hollywood's institutional ageism, neatly employing 40something actress Robin Wright (star of The Princess Bride) to play herself. 'Miramount' studio wishes to preserve her beauty by making her an animated avatar that they will own.
Rated 60 %
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The Rover
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The Rover
Released: 15/08/2014 General release
Director Davod Michôd's highly anticipated follow-up to Animal Kingdom is perhaps more minimal Max than Mad Max, a mysterious, spare film set a futuristic Australian outback 10 years after a global collapse. Guy Pierce plays a hardened loner whose car is stolen. While searching for it, he captures one of the thieves' brothers (Robert Pattinson) and the two form a shaky bond.
Rated 65 %
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Lilting
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Lilting
Released: 08/08/2014 Released in key cities
Cambodian director Hong Khaou’s debut feature was praised for its understated and austere representation of grief when it opened the BFI’s Flare Festival in March. Set in contemporary London, Ben Whishaw stars as Richard who connects with the Chinese-Cambodian mother of his recently deceased lover, Kai, despite the lack of a common language.
Rated 68 %
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God's Pocket
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God's Pocket
Released: 08/08/2014 Released in key cities
In one of his final roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Mickey, a man forced to investigate the cause of his crazy stepson's death. Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body, but the boy's mother wants answers, and a prodding local columnist turns things from bad to worse. This film's cast is top-notch; its comedy-drama balance perhaps less so.
Rated 58 %
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Moebius
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Moebius
Released: 08/08/2014 Released in key cities
Celebrated Korean director Kim Ki-duk leans toward the extreme, but rises above mere shock and schlock (normally) by being incredibly weird with it. Peter Bradshaw described one of his films as ‘the most extravagantly self-indulgent piece of pure loopiness imaginable', then awarded it the Un Certain Regard gong at Cannes. This highly unpalatable new comedy has also done well on the festival circuit.
Rated 73 %
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The Inbetweeners 2
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The Inbetweeners 2
Released: 06/08/2014 General release
Will, Neil and Simon join Jay on his gap year in Australia to find his boasts of landing a job as ‘DJ Big Penis’ and enjoying romantic relations with both Minogue sisters aren’t accurate. This film broke the UK Box Office record for a comedy on its first night alone, though, sadly, is likely to be the foursome’s final outing: most of the cast are now approaching their 30th birthdays.
Rated 62 %
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