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Film Review: Christmas with the Coopers **

Christmas with the Coopers (called Love the Coopers in the US) is like Christmas dinner for vegetarians - all Brussels sprouts and no meat.

  • Carol follows the forbidden love between an older, married woman and a young shop worker


    Carol, Todd Haynes' utterly immersive tale of forbidden same-sex love in 1950s New York, resonates on many levels and is a truly transportative experience.

  • Mark Rylance (centre) and Tom Hanks form an unlikey bromance in Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies

    Spielberg reunites with Tom Hanks for an entertaining Cold War spy swap drama but neither can resist the urge to preach

  • Bored Walk Vampire - A must-see performance from Depp

    Review: Black Mass ***

    A fourth Oscar nomination for Depp looks like a formality after his must-see performance in this so-so movie about Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger.

  • A young dinosaur and a feral caveboy become friends

    Review: The Good Dinosaur ****

    Pixar's second release of 2015 sees a young dinosaur befriend a caveboy and they set off on a series of adventures.

  • AP McCoy

    Review: Being AP ****

    This is a fascinating documentary about legendary Irish jump jockey AP McCoy, capturing the sporting legend in the saddle, behind-the-scenes and at home with his family.

  • Jennifer Lawrence is excellent as Katniss but there isn't near enough action

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

    A flat end to what should have been an adrenaline-fuelled thrill-ride.

  • Kate Winslet is stunning in the central role as Tilly Dunnage

    The Dressmaker

    The Dressmaker is a visual feast - contrasting a dreary rural Australian town with outrageous couture costumes - but it's let down by an inflated running time and confused tone.

  • There's evil in the woods

    The Hallow

    Michael McElhatton and Michael Smiley both put in fine performances in this low-budget horror film about a family endangered by evil in the woods.

  • Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

    Film Review: Steve Jobs

    If the thought of a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs makes you yawn, please stifle it and hot-foot it to your nearest cinema. Whether you are an Apple fan or not, this is a brilliant movie. Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet are truly magnificent.

  • Nicholas Hoult in Kill Your Friends

    Kill Your Friends

    John Niven's satire on the record industry during the Britpop years makes an uneven transition to the big screen

  • Malala Yousafzai

    He Named Me Malala

    Davis Guggenheim's inspiring documentary on Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head during a Taliban raid on her school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley in 2012 is a must-see.

  • Emory Cohen and Saoirse Ronan

    Review: Brooklyn

    Saoirse Ronan is outstanding in this charming love story about a young Irish immigrant who has to make an agonising choice between heart and home

  • The trust-themed and death-driven SPECTRE has some superb stuff in it


    For two reasons Skyfall helmer Sam Mendes' return to the director's chair isn't all that it should have been.

  • The characters take centre stage as opposed to flashy gambling montages

    Mississippi Grind

    A sure thing.

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A Beautiful Mind

A Belfast Story

A Better Life

A Bittersweet Life (18)

A Christmas Carol

A Cinderella Story (PG)

A Cock and Bull Story (15A)

A Complete History of My Sexual Failures

A Dangerous Method

A Fantastic Fear of Everything

A Few Best Men

A Film With Me In It

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Good Day to Die Hard

A Good Woman (PG)

A Good Year

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

A Guy Thing

A Hard Day's Night

A Haunted House
A Hijacking

A History of Violence (18)

A Hole in My Heart (Club)

A Home at the End of the World (18)

A Kiss for Jed

A Knight's Tale

A L'Attaque! (IFC)

A Late Quartet

A Little Chaos

A Lonely Place to Die

A Lot Like Love (12A)

A Man Apart

A Mighty Heart

A Mighty Wind

A Million Ways to Die in the West

A Most Violent Year

A Most Wanted Man

A New York Winter's Tale

A Nightingale Falling

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A One And A Two (Yi Yi)

A Prairie Home Companion

A Prophet (Un Prophète)

A Royal Night Out

A Scanner Darkly

A Separation

A Serious Man

A Single Man

A Tale of Two Sisters (18)

A Thousand Times Goodnight

A Time for Drunken Horses (IFC)

A Time to Leave (Le Temps Qui Reste)

A Touch of Sin

A Very Long Engagement (16)

A Walk Among The Tombstones

A Walk In The Woods

A Walk to Remember

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Aaltra (Club)

Ab-normal Beauty (18)

About A Boy

About Adam
About Last Night

About Schmidt

About Time

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter


Across the Universe

Adam and Paul (15PG)





Ae Fond Kiss... (18)

Aeon Flux (15A)

Africa United

After Earth

After the Sunset (15PG)

After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet)

Against the Ropes

Agent Cody Banks

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Aimée et Jaguar (IFC)

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Akeelah and the Bee

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa


Albert Nobbs

Alexander (15A)

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day

Alfie (15PG)


Ali G in Da House

Alice in Wonderland

Alien Autopsy (12A)

ALIEN The Director's Cut

Alien vs Predator (15PG)

Alien vs Predator - Requiem

All About Steve
All Good Children

All in Good Time

All Is Lost

All or Nothing

All the King's Men

All The Pretty Horses

All the Real Girls

Almost Famous
Along Came A Spider
Along Came Polly

Alpha Dog

Alpha Papa

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked

Amadeus: Director's Cut (Club)

Amazing Grace



Amen (Club)

America's Sweethearts

American Dreamz

American Gangster

American Hustle

American Pie 2

American Pie: The Wedding

American Reunion

American Sniper

American Splendor

Amores Perros



An American Haunting

An Everlasting Piece
An Inconvenient Truth

An Unfinished Life

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (12PG)

Analyse That

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (12PG)

And When Did You Last See Your Father?

Angel Eyes


Anger Management

Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Animal Attraction

Animal Factory

Animal Kingdom

Anita and Me

Anna Karenina




Another Public Enemy (16)

Another Year



Anton Corbijn - Inside Out

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Anything Else (15PG)

Anything for Her

Apocalypse Now Redux


Apples of the Golan



Are We Done Yet?

Are We There Yet? (PG)


Around the World in 80 Days


Arthur and Mike

Arthur and the Invisibles

Arthur Christmas

As Above, So Below

As If I Am Not There

Ask the Dust

Assault on Precinct 13 (16)

Astro Boy

Asylum (16)

At Five in the Afternoon

At The Height Of Summer (IFC)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire




August Rush

August: Osage County


Austin Powers in Goldmember


Auto Focus (Club)

Autumn in New York


Avengers Assemble

Avengers: Age of Ultron


Away from Her

Away We Go