As We Were Dreaming


Andreas Dresen’s tale, about a gang of childhood friends growing up in the suburbs of a reunified Germany in the early 90s, stomps and thrashes its way on to the big screen at Berlinale.



Jannik Splidsboel’s documentary, MISFITS, focusses on the challenging lives of three LGBT teenagers who use The Open Arms Youth Centre, Tulsa as their meeting place.

Knight of Cups


KNIGHT OF CUPS is the seventh film in esteemed director Malick’s formidable cinematic canon, but does it live up to the hype that surrounds it at Berlinale 2015?

Testament of Youth


“TESTAMENT OF YOUTH pays harrowing tribute to a woman who survived the heartbreak and anguish of a devastating war.” Student writer Lindsey Roberts reviews.

Still Life


Nobody should be lonely in 2015, with all communication settings firmly flicked to On. All the more horrific when a dead body is found in an empty home, time of death several weeks earlier…

Dokhari keh shab tanha beh khaaneh miravad

A Farsi translation of Ann Linden’s previously published review. Kindly translated for us by Dr. Nahal Khabbazbashi. اساس و ماهیتِ فیلم دختری شب تنها به خانه می رود به کارگردانی آنا لیلی امیرپور در عنوان آن خلاصه می .شود: بی تکلف، سنجیده و وجد برانگیز. استعاره ای واژگون با ماحصلی شاد و در عین حال [...]

Beyond Clueless


Jack Stocker reviews BEYOND CLUELESS, an experimental documentary which describes itself as “part adolescent fever dream, part roving visual essay”.



PORKY’S virtually re-invented the teen-sex comedy genre, and it holds up remarkably well 35 years later, writes Wyndham Wise.

THG: Mockingjay Part 1


Student writer Jeremiah Humphries reviews the latest instalment of the HUNGER GAMES series, in which Lawrence’s performance is consistently amazing but Haymitch is sadly sidelined.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

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Robert Weatherall has a problem or two with THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES.

The Homesman

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The harsh realities of THE HOMESMAN are made bearable by Hilary Swank’s gritty goodness, writes Nick Walker.

Retrospective: When We Were Kings

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When We Were Kings stands head and shoulders above the rest in its depiction of the greatness of Muhammad Ali, according to Edd Elliott.

Mr Turner


The artistic highlights of Turner’s career writ large on the cinema screen in flesh and blood make this a cinematic delight, writes Mark Liversidge.

The Possibilities are Endless


This inspiring and heartwarming documentary charts the recovery of much-loved musician Edwyn Collins from a double stroke in 2005.

Gone Too Far!

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GONE TOO FAR! is a light-hearted comedy and a breath of fresh air for portrayals of London’s black communities, according to Stephen Watson.