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Exodus: Gods and Kings

18th December 2014 -

 Movie Review

Aside from impressive 21st century digital effects, this new take on the Moses story pales in comparison to Cecil B. DeMille's iconic 1956 version, The Ten Commandments, which is far more resonant and intensely dramatic....

Black Sea

5th December 2014 -

 Video

With jobs for submarine operators steadily beginning to dwindle, an entire sea crew find themselves without jobs. Captain Robinson (Jude Law) has been so committed to the job for so long, that the rest of...

Wait, Is Jude Law's 'Black Sea' The Best British Movie of 2014?

4th December 2014 -

 News

Do we have a late entrant for best British movie of 2014? We're not actually running a competition - the BAFTA's sort of are, and Black Sea might win. On the face of it (of...

Black Sea

4th December 2014 -

 Movie Review

While this submarine adventure starts out as a brainy thriller with superior production design, it eventually gives in to the demands of the genre: silly plotting and corny melodrama. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly never remotely tries...

Exodus: Gods and Kings

15th September 2014 -

 Video

Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) talks about world of his new film, 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'. The film follows the life of Moses (Christian Bale), and works on "the complexity of his...

Exodus: Gods And Kings

10th July 2014 -

 Video

Moses and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses grew up together as brothers after the former was saved from drowing in the Nile. However, Moses has not forgotten the reason why he was cast into the river;...

With 97%, Is Jack O'Connell's 'Starred Up' The Best Drama of 2014?

23rd March 2014 -

 News

Jack O'Connell is continuing to prove he is not limited to teen dramas and 'Starred Up' - a gritty prison flick from David MacKenzie - is his best movie to date. He stars as Eric...

Does 'Starred Up' Deserve A Place On Our Top Five British Movies List?

22nd March 2014 -

 News

Starred Up is the type of gritty, dark film that shakes you to your core and totally realigns your stance on humanity. It’s a quintessentially British production, difficult to watch but impossible not to. With...

Jack O'Connell is 'Starred Up' and Critically Acclaimed

21st March 2014 -

 News

“Starred Up” is prison slang for a young offender so violent and uncontrollable that he makes the step up to adult prison early. That’s Eric Love – played by Jack O’Connell. Things look bleak for...

Starred Up

20th March 2014 -

 Movie Review

Rising star Jack O'Connell delivers a ripping performance as a young convict with more baggage than you'd think humanly possible. And he's ably supported by Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend in career-best performances. So even...

'Starred Up': Jack O'Connell And Rupert Friend Star In Gritty British Prison Drama [Trailer]

20th March 2014 -

 News

Starred Up will be released tomorrow (21st March) when Jonathan Asser's brutal new drama will be unleashed on UK audiences. The prison therapist-turned-writer lends his unique personal perspective to this gritty and unrelenting snapshot of...

The Place Beyond the Pines

12th April 2013 -

 Movie Review

Mainstream audiences may be disappointed that this isn't a gritty thriller pitting the acting talents of Gosling and Cooper against each other, as it's instead a boldly artful, often moving drama. The three-part structure may...

The Place Beyond The Pines

3rd January 2013 -

 Video

Luke Glanton is a stunt motorcyclist who currently works with a carnival where he performs numerous death defying feats for just a small pay cheque. When the carnival reach Schenectady, New York, he becomes...

Killing Them Softly

5th October 2012 -

 Movie Review

Moral murkiness makes this hitman thriller gripping to watch, mainly because we're never quite sure where it's going. Even though it's set in 2008, Australian director Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James) shoots it like...

Killing Them Softly

3rd August 2012 -

 Video

Jackie Cogan is the enforcer in an organized mob. He becomes the key investigator when a raid takes place at a poker game by two men armed with shotguns who manage to make off with...

Killer Elite

26th July 2011 -

 Video

Danny Bryce, an ex special ops agent who was considered one of the best in the world, is a retired member of Britain's Special Air Service (SAS). He is looking forward to spending his days...

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