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Better villains and bigger set pieces

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Look out! The kitchen sink is coming right at us!

  • Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan play a divorced couple who become jewel thieves

    The Love Punch

    Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan star in an uninspiring romantic comedy about a pair of English divorcees who embark on an unlikely jewel heist in the South of France

  • The look and the attitude but they just don't have the songs

    We Are The Best

    Punk's not dead! Three teenage girls in 1980s' Stockholm decide to form a band in this gentle and very funny comedy

  • The sublime Ciarán Hinds plays the recently widowed Max

    The Sea

    Let it wash over you.

  • The moving story of Joanne O'Riordan who was born without limbs

    No Limbs No Limits

    Born without limbs, Joanne O'Riordan is extraordinary in her insistence that life will not better her, in fact that life - if she has her way - will get much better.

  • Olivia Williams gives a noteworthy performance

    The Last Days On Mars

    Fresh off the success of Gravity's Oscar glory comes another space movie that won't leave you feeling over the moon.

  • This is Gleeson's finest performance

    Calvary

    Expecting Calvary to be The Guard 2 is a mistake; avoiding the drama as a result is an even bigger one.

  • As with The Raid, the action sequences - jail, motorway, kitchen - are superb

    The Raid 2

    Harry Guerin isn't completely convinced by Gareth Evans' sequel to the impressive The Raid.

  • The big screen take on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel of the same name

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    Half of a great film.

  • Burn after reading - Saajan (Irrfan Khan) reads the included note before he tucks into lunch cooked by a stranger.

    The Lunchbox

    Each day, Mumbai's popular food delivery service facilitates delivery of meals to office workers, often cooked by wives at home. When one of these lunchboxes goes to the wrong recipient the result is deeply touching but also gently humorous.

  • The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears - anti-thriller, with French, Danish and Flemish dialogue (and ponderous title even in English)

    The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

    Jean Cocteau it isn't, Un Chien Andalou it isn't either and Dalí and Buñuel can rest easy in their graves. Don't bother with this anti-thriller that dispenses with all the conventions.

  • Rio is back

    Rio 2

    A bright and breezy sequel which is a little overlong at 101 minutes but will keep the kids amused over the Easter holidays.

  • From costumes to characterisation, there are curveballs aplenty

    Noah

    How right he was - as the rain came down on cue outside, Russell Crowe said it best at the Noah fan premiere in Dublin's Savoy Cinema last Saturday: this film isn't what you'd expect.

  • It's just the start of another grey day of injustices - minor and major

    The Double

    Jesse Eisenberg in dual roles as a loser and his go-getter doppelganger is the best thing about this uneven second feature from former IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade

  • Dolan's movie is always on a knife edge

    Tom at The Farm

    There's a touch of Straw Dogs and Deliverance in this taut psychological thriller from wunderkind director Xavier Dolan

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