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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On General Release From Thu 21 Aug

(111 mins) Review: As lo-fi Scottish musicals go, God Help the Girl is pretty lo on energy. Directed by Stuart Murdoch - lead singer and songwriter for Belle and Sebastian - it aims to be sweet and quirky but comes off…

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On General Release From Fri 22 Aug

Review: Lucy is not a happy bunny. She’s been hijacked as a drug mule in Taipei and the sachet sown into her gut has burst. Containing a powerful synthetic mash-up of CPH4, a natural molecule produced in small…

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On General Release From Fri 22 Aug

(102 mins) Review: For those who adore the dark, noir-ish sadism of Frank Miller’s comic books, this 3D adaptation will be the closest thing to a wet dream. For others, though, it might come as a damp squib. A…

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On General Release From Fri 22 Aug

(102 mins) Like When Harry Met Sally, What If - based on the play Cigars and Toothpaste - is a romantic comedy about a platonic heterosexual relationship. When medical school drop-out Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) falls…

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On General Release From Fri 22 Aug

(95 mins) Review: It’s a conundrum: Sandra can keep her job but only if she can convince at least nine of her colleagues to give up their €1,000 bonus. In the depressed, cash-strapped municipality of Seraing…

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On General Release From Thu 28 Aug

(113 mins) The Grand Seduction is a Canadian remake of a French-Canadian 2003 comedy called Seducing Doctor Lewis (aka La Grande séduction), which won seven French-Canadian Oscars. The story of a remote fishing…

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On General Release From Fri 29 Aug

(106 mins) Review: Once in a while a film comes along that is truly inspiring. If I Stay, adapted from the novel by Gayle Forman, is one such. At least, it should inspire us to write something better. Yet at first…

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On General Release From Fri 29 Aug

(113 mins) Review: Kelly Reichardt, whose previous films include Wendy and Lucy and Meek’s Cutoff, often finds her cinematic starting point from a particular locale. Here, the wilderness of Oregon drew her to a…

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On General Release From Wed 03 Sep

(94 mins) Review: Jason Segel has only himself to blame. As co-producer and co-writer of this hideous sexcom, he has exposed himself in more ways than one. If licking Cameron Diaz’s armpit (among other things)…

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On General Release From Fri 05 Sep

(112 mins) Review: What is it with films about food? From Babette’s Feast to this year’s Chef, by way of Like Water For Chocolate and Eat Drink Man Woman, films about food seem to draw the best out of…

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