★★✰✰✰ Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and Gillian Anderson star in Shadow Dancer, an adaptation of Tom Bradby’s thrilling IRA novel.
★★★✰✰ A man who’s just been released from a mental hospital gets a job at an ice cream parlour in Some Guy Who Kills People.
★★★✰✰ City Slacker is a satisfying and uplifting tale of love, greed and family revolving around one woman’s desperate search for companionship.
★★✰✰✰ A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle in Dragon Wasps.
★★★★★ Made in response to Stalin’s plans for collectivisation, Earth is about peasants owning their own land and tilling it as they please.
★★★★★ Arsenal, the second of Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s War trilogy, explores the process that the Ukraine underwent in its journey from agricultural idyll towards industrialisation.
★★★★✰ Zvenigora was Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s fourth film, but his first outside of the Russian studio system… we review the 1928 classic.
★★★✰✰ Taking a wide shot against the workings of American politics, The Campaign stars Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis.
★★★★✰ Barbara focuses on the internal workings of its characters, rather than the workings of the oppressive system that they inhabit.
★★★★★ Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis go toe to toe in Rian Johnson’s sci-fi action thriller where assassins kill people sent back from the future for monetary gain.
★★★★★ We review Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first Indiana Jones adventure to hit cinema screens back in 1981. (Reviewed in IMAX)
★★✰✰✰ A loner living deep in the woods is dragged into an attempt by two corrupt cops to kill a murder witness in The Victim.
★★★★★ Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre is a beautifully shocking, repulsively irresistable work of art.
★★★★★ The best pilots are chosen to learn advanced ‘dog fighting’ techniques at an elite flying school and compete to be the best of the best.
★★★★✰ Liam Neeson, aka the man with the particular set of skills, returns for Taken 2, another dose of the audience-pleasing Taken formula.