Month: February 2016


Caleb Landry Jones in Antiviral

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 February     Rare Disease Day This day every leap year is Rare Disease Day. Initially chosen because the day itself is rare, and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Orphan Drug Act in the USA (which makes …

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29 February 2016-02-29

Domhnall Gleeson and Saoirse Ronan slow dance in Brooklyn

  Out This Week     James White (Soda, cert 15) Josh Mond was a producer on Martha Marcy May Marlene and now makes his feature debut with the sort of grown-up seriously accomplished filigree drama that more or less guaranteed no cinema release in the UK – wot, no guys in costumes? Instead here …

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22 February 2016-02-22

Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux in Spectre

  Out This Week   Spectre (Fox, cert 12) Trope is what they should have called this film, rather than Spectre, though god knows the spectre of so many old Bond movies hangs over a film which, in reviewing terms is worth about two out of five stars if seen as a standalone film, but …

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15 February 2016-02-15

Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry and Fiona O'Shaughnessy in Nina Forever

  Out This Week   Nina Forever (StudioCanal, cert 18) If you ever saw the funny, dark and intelligent UK TV series Utopia – conspiracy nerds discover there really is a gigantic conspiracy going on – you’ll already know Fiona O’Shaughnessy, who played the mysterious and sexy lynchpin Jessica Hyde. She’s mysterious and sexy again in this …

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8 February 2016-02-08

Gemma Arterton and Fabrice Luchini in Gemma Bovery

  Out This Week     Gemma Bovery (Soda, cert 15) Gemma Arterton plays the English belle getting French baker Fabrice Luchini in a tizz in this adaptation of the Posy Simmonds graphic novel which first appeared in The Guardian as a weekly cartoon strip. And very cartoon-strippy it is too, Arterton all tippy-toes sex …

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