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The ballroom scene is exquisite


Kenneth Branagh may seem like an unlikely candidate to put a new spin on the much-loved rags-to-riches tale, but he manages to do a bibbidi-bobbidi-brilliant job of it!

  • Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in a congenial buddy movie idea whose value is thrown away in gross-out excess

    Get Hard

    There is throughout a casual nonchalance about violent sex which deflects way off-course the comic impact we actually want to feel when watching Get Hard. Hell, we want to like it.

  • Jeff Bridges plays a strangely wrecked warrior in Seventh Son

    Seventh Son

    Jeff Bridges is the last surviving warrior of a mystical order, who aims to exterminate Julianne Moore's icy witch queen in a cavernous, darkly-forested place of sheer cliffs and scary waterfalls. It's reasonably thrilling, but too long at 120 minutes.

  • Fun all the way

    The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    John Byrne enjoys the surreal fun of this SpongeBob sequel, where the undersea hero teams up with arch-enemy Plankton for a very special mission.

  • Penn's Jim Terrier is a former security contractor haunted by his past, and specifically what he did for his pay packet in Africa in 2006

    The Gunman

    The best bits of The Gunman prove that Sean Penn should have done more of this kind of stuff years ago; the disappointments say he had enough time to choose a project where everything was perfect.

  • Yawn! Trish and Four's relationship is one big snorefest


    The sequel in the Divergent series may have a new director at the helm, but that hasn't stopped the follow-up from feeling like a bad bout of déjà vu.

  • Jim Parsons and Rihanna voice the central characters Oh and Tip


    The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons stars as a cute alien in the latest animated movie from DreamWorks

  • If your genres of choice are wartime drama or romance then from period detail to performances you'll find something to enjoy here

    Suite Française

    If your genres of choice are wartime drama or romance, then from period detail to performances you'll find something to enjoy here.

  • A gritty and grainy action-thriller that puts the boot in any chance it gets

    Run All Night

    Watch all night.

  • Christina Noble: the public and the family story

    In A House That Ceased to Be

    In A House That Ceased To Be concerns the story of Christina Noble, whose foundation has helped over 700,000 street children in Vietnam and Mongolia since 1989. It is also her moving family story with contributions from her two sisters and brother.

  • Asa Butterfield stars as Nathan, whose Asperger's syndrome contributes to him being a mathematical prodigy


    A splendid cast in top form rises this drama about a young maths' genius with Asperger's above the norm.

  • A superb examination of the realities of war

    Kajaki. The True Story

    A superb examination of the realities of war; a fitting tribute to the courage of those involved and a life-affirming insight into the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit

  • Chappie and his creator, Deon Wilson (Dev Patel)


    Director Neil Blomkamp has delivered a highly-entertaining, amusing and original foray into the world of artificial intelligence with Chappie.

  • Renner as Gary Webb is an old school journalist

    Kill the Messenger

    Jeremy Renner turns in a brilliantly intense portrayal of an investigative reporter who is hung out to dry by both shadowy forces and his colleagues in this taut conspiracy thriller.

  • A towering performance by Julianne Moore, who well deserves her recent Best Actress award at the Oscars.

    Still Alice

    Still Alice scrupulously avoids sensationalism of any kind, which results in a beautifully-rendered portrait of the progress of early onset Alzheimer's. Julianne Moore gives a towering performance.

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