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It Follows – Film Review

It Follows is a low-budget horror film about what is surely the world's worst STD. After suburban teenager Jay (The Guest's Maika Monroe) consummates her relationship with Hugh (Jake Weary…

Maidan – Film Review

Maidan, the latest film from documentary maker Sergei Loznitsa, is by turns inspiring and depressing, clear-headed and confusing – but then so were the months of protest in Kiev's Maidan…

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter – Film Review

This haunting film from writer-director-actor David Zellner and his brother Nathan is based on the real-life mystery of Japanese woman Takako Konishi. In 2001, Konishi was found dead in Minnesota,…

The Duke Of Burgundy – Film Review

Director Peter Strickland follows his 2012 thriller Berberian Sound Studio and Björk’s concert film Biophilia Live with this darkly comic erotic drama. Inspired by cult ’70s horror films like Vampyros…

The Wedding Ringer – Film Review

In this comedy bromance, businessman Jimmy (Kevin Hart) runs The Best Man Inc, a company providing best man services for "losers with no friends". Doug, a lonely lawyer (Josh Gad),…

Cake – Film Review

In director Daniel Barnz's new film, Jennifer Aniston is transformed as Claire Bennett, an affluent Los Angeles woman struggling to rebuild her life after a car accident that leaves her…

The Interview – Film Review

Trailed by chaos since last summer and finally set for a UK release, The Interview has already secured its place in cinema history. Its storyline – a plot to assassinate…

Still Life – Film Review

Permanently downtrodden Eddie Marsan (Tyrannosaur, Happy Go Lucky) portrays British misery expertly. He's a perfect fit as John May, a London council worker who searches for relatives of people who…

Amour Fou – Film Review

Amour Fou follows the story of 18th-century German poet Heinrich von Kleist's quest to find a woman with whom to enter into a suicide pact. Obsessed with the idea of…

Shaun The Sheep Movie – Film Review

It's been 20 years since he first appeared alongside Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave, but Shaun The Sheep hasn't aged a bit. In this typically charming, gently satirical…

Selma – Film Review

Californian director Ava DuVernay's latest film is already engulfed in controversy. Selma tells the story of the 1965 voting rights marches between Alabama cities Selma and Montgomery that were spearheaded…

No Manifesto – Film Review

One of the best things about this new Manic Street Preachers documentary from director Elizabeth Marcus and producer Kurt Engfehr is that it dispenses with the usual cast of journalists…