Archive for "Season 2013/14"

Untouchable (15)

Our first film of the season is an honest and funny celebration of an unlikely friendship between a French aristocrat Philippe (played by Fran├žois Cluzet)…

Renoir (12a)

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir, son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste, returns home to convalesce after being wounded…

The Deep (12a)

Based on a true story, this is a gripping tale of how an Icelandic sailor survives the capsizing of his fishing trawler. The psychology of…

Amour (12a)

The title is French for love. The movie itself, indisputably 2012’s best foreign-language film and an Oscar winner, defines what love is. It does it…

Barbara (12a)

Looking back at 1980 East Germany, director Christian Petzold conjures up a dreary Orwellian world of suppressed emotions, police state invasiveness and a simmering yearning…

The Angels’ Share (15)

The sole British contender for the Palme D’Or at Cannes 2012, the film is a crime caper set on the west coast of Scotland, complex…

Shadow Dancer (15)

Not unlike “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, this slow-burn saga takes its time. But the attention it calls for pays off down the line thanks to…

Kinky Boots (PG)

“Kinky Boots” is a delightful film about the travails of a shoe manufacturing factory set in Northampton. When Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton) takes over the…

Midnight in Paris (12a)

They love Woody Allen in France, and in Midnight in Paris, which opened the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, Woody Allen returns the favour. Not…

The Village at the End of the World (12a)

British director Sarah Gavron’s sweet follow up to Brick Lane travels much further away from home to focus on an Inuit community. Shot over the…

Arbitrage (15)

Arbitrage, from first-time feature director Nicholas Jarecki is written and directed with great skill. He displays real potential as an emerging filmmaker, taking on the…

Before Midnight (PG)

The third part of Linklater’s “Before” trilogy can be watched in isolation. We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades…

I Wish (PG)

The Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda – best known for “Nobody Knows” about four young brothers and sisters forced to survive on their own after their…

A Hijacking (15)

Unbearably tense and anti-aesthetic. For his second directorial feature, Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt) delivers a kind of indifferent, matter-of-fact realism and because it cuts through…

Rush (15)

There is speed, thrills, tension and all the adrenalin that goes with it, but Ron Howard’s winning film is not just about Formula One racing.…