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New this week Inherent Vice
Released: 30/01/2015 General release
Paul Thomas Anderson's new adaptation of the 2009 novel by the notoriously evasive Thomas Pynchon has, appropriately enough, its own conspiracy theories already – is it Pynchon narrating the trailerDoes the author, now 77, make a cameo? Joaquin Phoenix plays stoner detective Larry ‘Doc' Sportello, seeking his ex's missing millionaire boyfriend in 1970s LA. Scored by Johnny Greenwood.
Rated 85
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Exodus: Gods and Kings
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Exodus: Gods and Kings
Released: 26/12/2014 General release
Christian Bale plays Moses in a digitally enhanced spectacle made in the spirit of the old epics. Director Ridley Scott, who found swords-and-sandals success with Gladiator, may have simply replaced gravitas with CGI in this case.
Rated 54 %
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Released: 12/12/2014 General release
Director Peter Jackson finishes the Hobbit franchise with a film comprised almost entirely of battle sequences. Will it be comparable to the Oscar sweep that was the conclusion of the first Middle Earth trilogy?
Rated 66 %
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Electricity
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Electricity
Released: 12/12/2014 Released in key cities
This inventive British film communicates the torments faced by someone living with epilepsy, capturing the experience of seizures using hallucinatory, Alice-in-Wonderland visuals. Former model Agyness Deyn stars as an epileptic cashier who sets off to track down her missing brother.
Rated 62 %
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St. Vincent
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St. Vincent
Released: 05/12/2014 General release
Theodore Melfi's debut feature casts Bill Murray as a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, devil-may-care gambler who takes on a babysitting role for his neighbour, exposing young Oliver to all sorts of unwholesomeness. Predictably Oliver has as much influence on Vincent as Vincent does on Oliver. A little trite, but still... it's Bill Murray.
Rated 59 %
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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 82
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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 70 %
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Released: 20/11/2014 General release
Heroics need a carefully crafted media campaign behind them: that's the truth at the heart of the new Katniss Everdeen adventure (the first of two films to cover the last book in the trilogy). Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence is back as the girl on fire, who must rescue both Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and the nation that's grown to adore her, while participating in propagandist filmmaking.
Rated 65 %
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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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