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A Simple Favour (2018)

Posted by Gui on September 21, 2018

Review 117min Genre:       Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery Director:    Paul Feig Cast:         Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding…and more Writers:     Jessica Sharzer and Darcey Bell -Synopsis- When her elegant, high-flying new friend asks for a favour and then mysteriously disappears, a young suburban single mother becomes obsessed with finding out the truth, only to be unexpectedly […]

The Happytime Murders (2018)

Posted by Gui on August 30, 2018

Review 91min Genre:       Comedy, Crime, Mystery Director:    Brian Henson Cast:         Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Maya Rudolph…and more Writers:     Todd Berger and Dee Austin Robertson -Synopsis- In a modern day Los Angeles where puppets live alongside humans as society’s furry underclass, a washed up former puppet detective-turned-private eye reluctantly teams up with his ex-partner to solve […]

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Posted by Gui on August 26, 2018

Review 135min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Crime, Drama Director:    Spike Lee Cast:         John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace…more Writers:     Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Spike Lee… and more -Synopsis- Spike Lee returns with a timely biographical period tale based on the life of Ron Stallworth—the first African-American officer in the Colorado Springs PD, who conducted an […]

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Posted by Gui on August 23, 2018

Review 117min Genre:       Action, Comedy Director:    Susanna Fogel Cast:         Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux…and more Writers:     Susanna Fogel and David Iserson -Synopsis- After being dumped by a boyfriend she had no idea was a CIA agent, an unassuming young American woman and her quirky best friend turn globe-trotting operatives when they become unwitting players […]

Hearts Beat Loud (2018)

Posted by Gui on August 6, 2018

Review 97min Genre:     Comedy, Drama, Music Director:  Brett Haley Cast:       Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, Toni Collette…and more Writers:   Brett Haley and Marc Basch -Synopsis- In a bid to connect with his teenage daughter before she leaves for college, a quirky music-loving widower convinces his girl to finally give their two-piece experimental band a chance, in […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Posted by Gui on August 4, 2018

Review 118min Genre:     Comic-book, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi Director:  Peyton Reed Cast:       Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas…and more Writers:   Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd…and more -Synopsis- With his superhero career on ice and daddy duty taking precedence, ‘Scott Lang’ is called upon to once again accept responsibility and save the day—teaming up with […]

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Posted by Gui on May 18, 2018

Review 119min Genre:       Comic-book, Action, Adventure, Comedy Director:    David Leitch Cast:         Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Julian Dennison…and more Writers:     Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds…and more -Synopsis- Everyone’s favourite fourth wall-breaking, quick-healing, wisecracking superhero returns with more clever quips and bad intentions, forming a ragtag team of disparate talents to save a gifted kid from […]

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Posted by Gui on March 29, 2018

Review 101min Genre:      Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family Director:   Wes Anderson Cast:        Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton…and more Writers:    Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman…more -Synopsis- In ‘trash island’ off the coast of a the near-future fictional metropolis of ‘Megasaki’ Japan where the city’s dogs are exiled, a twelve-year-old boy joins forces with a pack […]

The Square (2017) (Swedish & Danish Language)

Posted by Gui on March 16, 2018

Review 151min Genre:        Comedy, Drama Director:     Ruben Östlund Cast:          Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Christopher Læssø…and more Writer:       Ruben Östlund -Synopsis- Set in modern day Sweden and the self-important world of modern art; a successful and liberal museum curator has his sensibilities and preconceptions challenged by an unexpected incident and his latest exhibition, unleashing confronting […]

Gringo (2018)

Posted by Gui on March 9, 2018

Review 110min Genre:       Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller Director:    Nash Edgerton Cast:         David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton…and more Writers:     Anthony Tambakis and Matthew Stone -Synopsis- When an honest and unsuspecting struggling businessman is sent to Mexico by his corrupt bosses to close a deal that will revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry, he gets caught up in […]

Game Night (2018)

Posted by Gui on March 1, 2018

Review 100min Genre:       Action, Comedy, Crime Director:    John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Cast:         Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons…and more Writer:      Mark Perez -Synopsis- When a group of middle-class suburbanite ‘game night’ devotees mistake a violent kidnapping for a bout of murder-mystery role-playing, a night of hilarious madness ensues in this madcap modern comedy […]

Lady Bird (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 23, 2018

Review 94min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Greta Gerwig Cast:         Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts…and more Writer:      Greta Gerwig -Synopsis- The story of a spirited and irrepressible California high school senior, with East coast dreams beyond her station and a strained relationship with her loving but frustrating parents, in this quirky coming-of-age dramedy from indie […]

I, Tonya (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 20, 2018

Review 120min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:    Craig Gillespie Cast:         Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney…and more Writer:      Steven Rogers -Synopsis- Fuelled by resentment and a difficult upbringing dominated by a hyper-critical mother, combative American figure skater Tonya Harding rises through the ranks of competitive global ice skating in the early 90s, only to have […]

Last Flag Flying (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on January 22, 2018

Review 125min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Richard Linklater Cast:         Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne…and more Writers:     Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan -Synopsis- A Vietnam veteran enlists the help of his estranged soldier buddies to bury his fallen Marine son, embarking on a road trip which will force them to reflect on a changing world […]

Downsizing (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on January 9, 2018

Review 135min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi Director:    Alexander Payne Cast:         Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz…and more Writers:     Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor -Synopsis- In a world where scientists have found the solution to overpopulation and its effects on the planet, shrinking people down to five inches tall, a humble and honest man volunteers for […]

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Posted by Gui on November 30, 2017

Review 103min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:    James Franco Cast:         James Franco, Dave Franco, Alison Brie…and more Writers:     Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber and Greg Sestero -Synopsis- When an aspiring young actor meets an older mysterious wannabe thespian, they join forces and head to tinseltown to follow their dreams of stardom, but when Hollywood rejection […]

Battle of the Sexes (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 20, 2017

Review 121min Genre:     Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:  Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Cast:       Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough…and more Writer:    Simon Beaufoy -Synopsis- A light-hearted story of the struggle for equal rights in professional tennis, set against the backdrop of the media circus surrounding the exhibition match between legendary women’s world number one Billie […]

Ingrid Goes West (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 13, 2017

Review 98min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Matt Spicer Cast:         Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr.…and more Writers:     David Branson Smith and Matt Spicer -Synopsis- A troubled young lady follows her social media obsession West to L.A. where she strategically inserts herself into the life of her lifestyle ‘guru’ idol and unsuspecting Instagram star, creating […]

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Posted by Gui on October 28, 2017

Review 130min Genre:     Comic-book, Action, Adventure, Comedy Director:  Taika Waititi Cast:       Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo…and more Writers:   Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost… and more -Synopsis- When Asgard is ravaged by the powerful ‘goddess of death’, the mighty ‘god of thunder’ is relegated to slave gladiator on a decadent distant planet, only to […]

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 11, 2017

Review 110min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Noah Baumbach Cast:         Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller…and more Writer:      Noah Baumbach -Synopsis- A quirky, dysfunctional and estranged New York family come together to rally around their difficult and imposing artist father at the twilight of his years, only for a series of unexpected events to dredge up […]

Brigsby Bear (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 7, 2017

Review 97min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Dave McCary Cast:         Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Ryan Simpkins…and more Writers:     Kyle Mooney and Kevin Costello… and more -Synopsis- James’s life is pretty simple, having grown up in isolation and cultivated an obsession with his beloved kid’s TV show and its star ‘Brigsby Bear’. But when the dark truth […]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 22, 2017

Review 141min Genre:       Action, Adventure, Comedy Director:    Matthew Vaughn Cast:         Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore…and more Writers:     Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Mark Millar… and more -Synopsis- After being virtually wiped out by a shadowy organisation, ‘Eggsy’ and the remnants of ‘Kingsman’ join forces with the talented and well-funded folks at their brash American counterpart […]

Indie Spotlight- Moon Dogs

Posted by Gui on September 6, 2017

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our ‘Indie Spotlight’ series for your consideration. Moon Dogs (2017) 93min Genre:     Comedy, Drama, Music Director:  Philip John Cast:       Jack Parry-Jones, Christy O’Donnell, Tara Lee…and more Writers:   Derek Boyle and Raymond […]

Logan Lucky (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 25, 2017

Review 118min Genre:     Comedy, Crime Director:  Steven Soderbergh Cast:       Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig…and more Writer:    Rebecca Blunt -Synopsis- After falling on hard times, a modest southern man hatches an intricate plan to stage a heist at a major NASCAR race, co-opting his loyal unfortunate brother and spirited sister to break their so-called family […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 16, 2017

Review 118min Genre:       Action, Comedy, Crime Director:    Patrick Hughes Cast:         Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman…and more Writer:      Tom O’Connor -Synopsis- When an elite bodyguard gets an unwanted new assignment—protecting a former rival and veteran hitman who will testify against a brutal dictator in The Hague—he must put aside resentments and personality clashes to […]

Girls Trip (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 1, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Malcolm D. Lee Cast:         Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith…and more Writers:     Erica Rivinoja, Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver -Synopsis- Four women decide to rekindle their close childhood friendship by taking a long overdue girl’s trip—and what better place to re-visit their youthful exuberance than New Orleans as they […]

The Big Sick (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 27, 2017

Review 120min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Romance Director:    Michael Showalter Cast:         Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter…and more Writers:     Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani -Synopsis- American comedic star and writer Kumail Nanjiani teams up with co-writer and wife Emily V. Gordon to bring their autobiographical comedy to the screen—the story of a Pakistani immigrant and […]

The House (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 3, 2017

Review 118min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Andrew Jay Cohen Cast:         Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas…and more Writers:     Brendan O’Brien and Andrew Jay Cohen -Synopsis- Looking for a way to pay for their daughter’s college tuition after her scholarship is revoked, a well-meaning but inept couple start an illegal underground casino in quiet American suburbia with […]

Slack Bay (2016) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on June 20, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Bruno Dumont Cast:         Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Brandon Lavieville…more Writer:      Bruno Dumont -Synopsis- In early 20th century coastal Northern France, a duo of self-styled detectives gather to investigate a spate of mysterious disappearances, which may unravel a conspiracy involving the resident eccentric aristocratic family and the ordinary local boatsmen in […]

Baywatch (2017)

Posted by Gui on May 28, 2017

Review 116min Genre:       Action, Comedy Director:    Seth Gordon Cast:         Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra…and more Writers:     Jay Scherick, Damian Shannon, Mark Swift… and more -Synopsis- A group of eager new recruits—including a talented but reckless maverick—compete to join the ranks of the implausibly beautiful lifeguards who patrol the beaches of sunny Florida, helping to […]

Mindhorn (2017)

Posted by Gui on May 5, 2017

Review 89min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Sean Foley Cast:         Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough…and more Writers:     Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby -Synopsis- A washed-up, self-unaware actor takes up a chance for redemption by reprising his popular 1980s TV detective role to help catch a real-life deranged murderer, with hilarious consequences in this British comedy from […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 29, 2017

Review 136min Genre:       Comic-Book, Action, Adventure, Comedy Director:    James Gunn Cast:         Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Kurt Russell…and more Writers:     James Gunn, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning… and more -Synopsis- The Galaxy’s move beloved misfits are back!, now finding themselves celebrities after saving billions from the whims of the evil ‘Ronan’, determined to keep the Galaxy safe […]

Rules Don’t Apply (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 20, 2017

Review 127min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Romance Director:    Warren Beatty Cast:         Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Warren Beatty…and more Writers:     Warren Beatty and Bo Goldman -Synopsis- Warren Beatty returns to the director’s chair after almost 20 years, while also writing and starring in this ‘Golden Age Hollywood’ comedy/drama about the romance which blossoms between two wide-eyed youngsters, […]

The Boss Baby (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2017

Review 97min Genre:       Animation, Comedy, Family Director:    Tom McGrath Cast:         Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow…and more Writers:     Michael McCullers and Marla Frazee -Synopsis- Seven-year-old Tim’s idyllic life with his parents is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a bossy baby brother who commands the attention of the household—but there’s more than meets the […]

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 8, 2017

Review 103min Genre:      Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Comic-book, Family Director:   Chris McKay Cast:        Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis…and more Writers:    Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers… more -Synopsis- Basking in his glory of the saviour of Gotham City, ‘Bruce Wayne’ is faced with his greatest challenge yet… change. Now saddled with new responsibilities and facing […]

Toni Erdmann (2016) (German Language)

Posted by Gui on February 5, 2017

Review 162min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Maren Ade Cast:        Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn… more Writer:     Maren Ade -Synopsis- In a bid to reconnect with his estranged and successful business executive daughter; a self-styled German man travels across Europe and employs his bizarre tactics to try and reach his motivated but detached progeny in […]

Sing (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2017

Review 108min Genre:     Animation, Comedy, Family, Music Directors: Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings Cast:       Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane Writer:    Garth Jennings -Synopsis- With his failing family theatre threatening to go under, an enterprising Koala hatches a scheme to host a huge singing competition for the city’s animal residents. But things quickly get out […]

La La Land (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2017

Review 128min Genre:        Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance Director:     Damien Chazelle Cast:          Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend…and more Writer:       Damien Chazelle -Synopsis- Writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) takes his Jazz sensibilities to Tinseltown in an all-singing, all-dancing musical dramedy, starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz musician who falls for Emma Stone’s aspiring young actress in L.A. […]

Office Christmas Party (2016)

Posted by Gui on December 7, 2016

Review 105min Genre:       Comedy Directors:   Josh Gordon and Will Speck Cast:         Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston…and more Writers:     Justin Malen, Laura Solon, Dan Mazer… and more -Synopsis- In a last-ditch effort to save a failing branch of his tech company family business and the jobs of his trusted employees from the ruthless company CEO, […]

Paterson (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 28, 2016

Review 118min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Jim Jarmusch Cast:        Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley…more Writer:     Jim Jarmusch -Synopsis- Writer/director Jim Jarmusch brings us a week in the life of “Paterson”; local bus driver, amateur poet and non-ironic resident of Paterson New Jersey, using his day-to-day experiences to colour his daily routine and feed […]