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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Posted by Gui on November 3, 2017

Review 114min Genre:     Crime, Drama, Mystery Director:  Kenneth Branagh Cast:       Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp…and more Writers:   Michael Green and Agatha Christie -Synopsis- When someone mysteriously dies on the world renown luxury train travelling across Europe, fellow passenger and legendary detective ‘Hercule Poirot’ must unravel a mystery which will test his moral compass and […]

Lean on Pete (2018)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 9, 2017

Review 121min Genre:       Adventure, Drama Director:    Andrew Haigh Cast:         Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Steve Buscemi…and more Writers:     Andrew Haigh and Willy Vlautin -Synopsis- Teenager ‘Charley Thompson’ is used to living a nomadic life, moving from town-to-town in the Pacific Northwest with his grifter dad, with their latest move giving him the chance to work the […]

IT (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 9, 2017

Review 135min Genre:       Drama, Horror, Thriller Director:    Andy Muschietti Cast:         Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard…and more Writers:     Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Stephen King… and more -Synopsis- When the children of Derry Maine start to mysteriously disappear, a group of 80s teenage outcasts are terrorised and hunted by a supernatural sinister being who takes the […]

The Limehouse Golem (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 1, 2017

Review 109min Genre:       Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Juan Carlos Medina Cast:         Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth…and more Writers:     Peter Ackroyd & Jane Goldman -Synopsis- Before ‘Jack the Ripper’ stalked the seedy streets of London, another brutal and mysterious spectre plied its sinister trade in the East end— the infamous and mythical ‘Limehouse Golem’—preying on […]

The Dark Tower (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 21, 2017

Review 95min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Fantasy Director:  Nikolaj Arcel Cast:       Tom Taylor, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey…and more Writers:   Stephen King, Akiva Goldsman, Nikolaj Arcel… and more -Synopsis- When troubled New York teen ‘Jake’ discovers that his nightmares of a distant dying world are in fact premonitions, he travels to a parallel dimension and meets ‘The […]

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 11, 2017

Review 106min Genre:      Drama, Mystery, Romance Director:   Roger Michell Cast:        Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Iain Glen… and more Writers:    Daphne Du Maurier and Roger Michell -Synopsis- When ‘Philip’s’ wealthy cousin and guardian suspiciously dies while abroad after unexpectedly marrying their beautiful distant cousin ‘Rachel’, the young Englishman becomes caught between his suspicions of her involvement […]

Lady Macbeth (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 30, 2017

Review 89min Genre:       Drama Director:    William Oldroyd Cast:         Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis…and more Writers:     Nikolai Leskov and Alice Birch -Synopsis- Bought and effectively held prisoner by her domineering new older husband and his equally imposing father at their rural English estate, a young bride boldly breaks free of her chains and gives in […]

The Handmaiden (2016) (Korean & Japanese Language)

Posted by Gui on April 13, 2017

Review 144min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Romance Director:  Park Chan-wook Cast:       Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo…and more Writers:   Jeong Seo-kyeong, Park Chan-wook and Sarah Waters -Synopsis- Acclaimed South Korean writer/director Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy, Thirst) sexually charged period drama set in early 20th-century occupied Korea, where a young Korean woman’s plan to defraud a beautiful Japanese heiress […]

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

Posted by Gui on February 6, 2017

Review 113min Genre:       Drama, War Director:    Ang Lee Cast:         Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart…and more Writers:     Ben Fountain and Jean-Christophe Castelli -Synopsis- Paraded as a hero for his actions while serving in the Iraq war, a young US soldier is caught between a duty to his unit and the pull of civilian life, while […]

T2 Trainspotting (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 27, 2017

Review 117min Genre:     Drama Director:  Danny Boyle Cast:       Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller…and more Writers:   Irvine Welsh and John Hodge -Synopsis- Twenty years after taking the money and running, ‘Renton’ returns to Edinburgh to find a new purpose in life and try to make amends with former best mates ‘Sick Boy’ and ‘Spud’. […]

The White King (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 25, 2017

Review 88min Genre:      Drama, Sci-fi Director:   Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel Cast:        Lorenzo Allchurch, Agyness Deyn, Jonathan Pryce …and more Writers:    György Dragomán, Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel -Synopsis- Young ‘Djata’ lives a normal idyllic life in a totalitarian state oblivious to the brutal realities around him, but when his father is mysteriously abducted by […]

Live by Night (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 14, 2017

Review 128min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Ben Affleck Cast:         Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller…and more Writers:     Ben Affleck and Dennis Lehane -Synopsis- Ben Affleck returns to the director’s chair and stars as an ambitious but morally conflicted prohibition era gangster trying to get his piece of the American dream, but his mob “paradise” has […]

Indignation (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 17, 2016

Review 110min Genre:       Drama, Romance Director:    James Schamus Cast:         Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts…and more Writer:      Philip Roth and James Schamus -Synopsis- An American 1950s period drama adaptation of the Philip Roth novel set during the Korean War; following a Jewish teenager and his existential struggles with the world around him and the consequences […]

American Pastoral (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 13, 2016

Review 108min Genre:       Drama Director:    Ewan McGregor Cast:         Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly…more Writer:      Philip Roth and John Romano -Synopsis- Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut and stars in an adaptation of Philip Roth’s prize-winning novel; following the fate of a respected and successful Jewish-American man, whose idyllic life unravels after his daughter becomes […]

Nocturnal Animals (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 20, 2016

117min Genre:        Crime, Drama, Thriller Director:     Tom Ford Cast:          Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon…and more Writer:       Tom Ford and Austin Wright -Synopsis- Fashion designer Tom Ford’s second directorial outing is an ensemble dramatic thriller adapted from Austin Wright’s novel “Tony & Susan”; starring Amy Adams as a wealthy art dealer and divorcee, whose life […]

Heal the Living (French Language) (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 7, 2016

103min Genre:      Drama Director:   Katell Quillévéré Cast:        Emmanuelle Seigner, Tahar Rahim, Anne Dorval…and more Writers:    Maylis De Kerangal, Katell Quillévéré, Gilles Taurand -Synopsis- When a teenage surfer is left clinically brain-dead from a horrific car accident, his distraught parents have a heart-wrenching decision to make regarding the imminent next step; the outcome of which will […]

A Monster Calls (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 7, 2016

108min Genre:     Animation, Drama, Fantasy Director:  J.A. Bayona Cast:       Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver…and more Writers:   Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd -Synopsis- “Conor” is a 12-year-old boy and yet clearly the man of the house, self-sufficient and a carer for his ailing young single mother; but when life’s struggles begin to take their toll, […]

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 22, 2016

Review 111min Genre:       Drama, Horror, Thriller Director:    Colm McCarthy Cast:         Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine…and more Writer:      Mike Carey -Synopsis- In a dystopian future where most of humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection which turns people into mindless cannibals; a group of surviving British scientists and soldiers embark on a dangerous journey […]

Lion Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on August 26, 2016

Haunted by fleeting memories of childhood abandonment; a young man leaves his adoptive Australian family for his Indian roots in an effort unravel the mystery of his survival and separation from his biological family, based on the real story of Saroo Brierley and his book ‘The Long Way Home’. Directed by Garth Davis and starring  […]

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 21, 2016

97min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Mystery Director:   Philippa Lowthorpe Cast:        Dane Hughes, Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall…and more Writers:    Andrea Gibb and Arthur Ransome -Synopsis- In wartime Britain, four young siblings turn a rural English vacation into a “pirate” adventure on the local lake island; but their fantasy meets a dose of reality when they’re caught up […]

When Marnie Was There (2014)

Posted by Gui on July 29, 2016

Review 103min Genre:      Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery Director:   Hiromasa Yonebayashi Cast:        Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Susumu Terajima…and more Writers:    Joan G. Robinson, Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando… and more -Synopsis- A demure, socially anxious and emotionally detached teenage girl is sent on a Japanese countryside stay with relatives by her adoptive mother; only to be drawn […]

The BFG (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 23, 2016

Review 117min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Fantasy Director:   Steven Spielberg Cast:        Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton…and more Writers:    Melissa Mathison and Roald Dahl… and more -Synopsis- An English orphan girl forms an unlikely bond with a friendly outcast giant who refuses to eat people like the rest of his kind, together they embark on a […]

American Pastoral Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on June 23, 2016

Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut and stars in an adaptation of Philip Roth’s prize-winning novel, about a successful Jewish-American man whose idyllic life unravels after his daughter becomes politically radicalized in America’s period of social upheaval during the Vietnam war and Civil Rights battles. Directed by Ewan McGregor and starring Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly […]

A Hologram for the King (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 21, 2016

Review 98min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Romance Director:    Tom Tykwer Cast:         Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury…and more Writers:     Tom Tykwer and Dave Eggers -Synopsis- A divorced American businessman in financial straits travels to Saudi Arabia in the hopes of selling his modern telecoms system to the King, but the cultural clash soon turns his business […]

Goosebumps (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on February 5, 2016

Review 103min Genre:      Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy Director:   Rob Letterman Cast:        Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush…and more Writers:    Darren Lemke, Scott Alexander, R.L. Stine… and more -Synopsis- After a horror author’s characters come to life and escape their books, he must team up with his daughter and their new teenage neighbour to stop these […]

Room (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 13, 2016

Review 118min Genre:     Drama Director:  Lenny Abrahamson Cast:       Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen…and more Writer:    Emma Donoghue -Synopsis- “Jack”, a five year-old boy, discovers the majesty of the world as he escapes the confines of a small room where he’s spent his entire life isolated from the world with his “Ma”, only to deal […]

The BFG Teaser Trailer

Posted by Gui on December 9, 2015

An English orphan girl forms an unlikely friendship with a friendly outcast giant who refuses to eat children like the rest of his kind, together they embark on a perilous adventure across distant lands and dreams in this lavish Disney adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl novel, directed by the great Steven Spielberg. Directed by […]