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  • Canopy

    Aaron Wilson’s impressive debut forgoes the usual theatrics of war and delivers a deeply stirring exploration of its quiet horrors.

    April 23, 2014 12:31
  • The Crossing

    A compelling trip following two young protagonists whose lust for adventure is endearing.

    April 23, 2014 12:23
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro

    While its principal villain is confusingly little more than a subplot, this superhero sequel is a wholly worthy follow-up to the striking original.

    April 17, 2014 15:39
  • Like Father, Like Son

    A measured, sensitive and thought-provoking exploration of the family ties that bind.

    April 17, 2014 10:04
  • The Finishers

    French filmmaker, Nils Tavernier, relays this inspiring true story with soul and grit.

    April 14, 2014 17:35
  • Chinese Puzzle

    Packed with smarts, charm and heart, this trilogy wraps on a high note.

    April 14, 2014 16:52
  • The Invisible Woman

    Ralph Fiennes excels on both sides of the camera, crafting a nuanced and deeply felt portrait of a secret affair.

    April 14, 2014 16:41
  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Jim Jarmusch delivers a beautifully moody entry to the vampire genre, anchored by Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton’s seductive lead turns.

    April 14, 2014 16:30
  • As The Dust Settles

    "...the audience is rarely offered anything substantial or relatable."

    April 14, 2014 12:14
  • Battle Of The Year

    "...a string of cliches, stock characters and unbearable melodrama."

    April 10, 2014 12:07
  • Da Vinci's Demons

    "...a lot of fun to be had here."

    April 10, 2014 12:01
  • Muppets Most Wanted

    It doesn’t match the charm or freshness of its predecessor, but there’s still ample fun to be had here.

    April 9, 2014 15:46
  • Divergent

    If one can push past the fact that its world feels a little too familiar, this is a deftly executed slice of teen sci-fi.

    April 8, 2014 13:34
  • Jerusalem 3D

    A visually stunning insight into this sacred city, which also provides a fascinating look at the cultural and religious melting pot within its walls

    April 8, 2014 11:11
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Wes Anderson crafts his most meticulous work to date, but it beautifully serves his vision.

    April 8, 2014 10:43
  • Any Day Now

    While it plays as a rousing campaign piece, offering little in the way of nuanced detail, the central predicament is deeply moving.

    April 8, 2014 10:34
  • In A World...

    An original, charming and perceptive comedy, which reveals a genuine new talent in its debut writer, director and star, Lake Bell.

    April 2, 2014 13:51
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Superbly characterised and favouring gritty action, this hard-edged sequel not only trumps its predecessor but ranks as one of the best entries in Marvel’s cinematic canon.

    March 31, 2014 17:43
  • The Lego Movie

    An inventive and irresistible animation, from its storytelling to its visuals.

    March 31, 2014 14:31
  • Nymphomaniac

    Typical of Lars Von Trier, his latest work is unsettling and polarising, but utterly compelling.

    March 27, 2014 15:49
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