On General Release From Fri 01 Aug

(98 mins) Review: Following Wes Anderson’s effervescent reinterpretation of the writings of Stefan Zweig in his The Grand Budapest Hotel, this inert drama will come as something of a disappointment. An adaptation…

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On General Release From Fri 01 Aug

(94 mins) Review: As so much of Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo is based on wordplay and cultural allusion, a lot will be lost on English-speaking audiences. Best described as a surreal experiment - or Amélie…

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On General Release From Fri 01 Aug

(80 mins) Review: There is a scene in Daniel Patrick Carbone’s first film that reaps extraordinary emotional dividends. It comes near the end, and, without giving anything away, its power works on two totally…

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On General Release From Fri 08 Aug

Having wreaked havoc in Crete, Jay Cartwright (Buckley) goes on a gap year in Australia and invites along his sex-mad, half-witted friends. The last film - The Inbetweeners Movie - broke box-office records in the UK, so…

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On General Release From Fri 08 Aug

(86 mins) Few films can be as pertinent as Lilting, a British drama that deals with immigration, multiculturism, the non-English speaking in England and homosexuality. Junn (Cheng) is a Cambodian-Chinese woman who…

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On General Release From Fri 08 Aug

(94 mins) Helmut is an avuncular, if aloof figure, driving through the Patagonian wastes of Argentina in 1960. In appearance, he’s not unlike Dr Zhivago, although his grasp of Spanish is marked by a strong German…

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On General Release From Thu 14 Aug

(127 mins) Review: Soon there’ll be few iconic hard men left in Hollywood who haven’t served a stint with The Expendables. Here, Mad Max, Indiana Jones and Zorro join the testosterone-pumped throng of…

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On General Release From Fri 15 Aug

(125 mins) A crook (Owen) and a cop (Crudup) come to blows, even though they are brothers... If this idea sounds familiar, then it’s one that’s been done many times before, although this particular version…

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On General Release From Fri 15 Aug

(123 mins) The Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman previously directed the haunting Waltz with Bashir (2008), which won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Now he broadens his use of animation to include…

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On General Release From Fri 15 Aug

(103 mins) Anybody who saw David Michôd’s brutal Animal Kingdom (2010) may approach his latest film with some caution. Indeed, it’s a suitably punishing, post-apocalyptic drama in which a tough loner…

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On General Release From Thu 21 Aug

(117 mins) Review: Any German-Canadian co-production with Simon Pegg set in China and Africa has to be different. It’s unfortunate, then, that it compares so unfavourably with last year’s The Secret Life of…

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