Spotlight

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Investigative journalism, but not as we know it – not from the movies, anyway. Andrew Nickolds reviews SPOTLIGHT


The Survivalist

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What’s your favourite post-apocalyptic dystopia? Rosy Hunt reviews Stephen Fingleton’s sharp sci-fi, THE SURVIVALIST.


Son of Saul

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SON OF SAUL doesn’t just show the Holocaust – it dumps you in it, writes David Perilli


Innocence of Memories

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Watching Grant Gee’s feature documentary feels like daydreaming a collective past, a little blurred but utterly captivating, writes Sarah Acton.


The Big Short

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Adam McKay brings a lightness of touch and some much needed comedy to the world of Wall Street, writes Sarah Longfield.


Trumbo

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Trumbo is portrayed here as a sainted martyr of the American left, but the film falls short as an inclusive portrait of this complex man, writes Wyndham Wise.


Youth

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YOUTH is a decadent representation of how, in the frantic run towards the future, it’s easy to forget to live mindfully in the present, writes Federica Roberti.


Joy

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JOY is a tale about how difficult it has always been for women to be taken seriously and to thrive in a man’s world, says Federica Roberti.


Room

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Take a trip inside ROOM with Hannah Clarkson’s review.


Japan Foundation 2016 #2

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The Japan Foundation’s 2016 Touring Programme presents a diverse selection of contemporary and classic Japanese cinema.


Creed

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Although not a total knockout, the talent of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan shines through in ROCKY spin-off CREED. Jim Ross reviews.


The Danish Girl

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Transgender meets the silver screen: TAKE ONE writer Xanthe Gilmore reviews Tom Hooper’s controversial latest release, THE DANISH GIRL


Contempt (Le Mépris)

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“Not just sex, but more. More!” Take One writer Xanthe Gilmore explains why Godard’s 1963 classic ‘Contempt’ (‘Le Mepris’) is well worth a watch


Bridge Of Spies

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It’s easy to see why Steven Spielberg jumped at the chance to film Matt Sharman’s script based on this true Cold War story – Andrew Nickolds reviews.


UK Film Festival – Closing Night

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Edd Elliott surveys the films of the closing night of this year’s UK Film Festival.