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The story of a mother and son trying to find their way in the seemingly endless forest of loss

The Babadook

Things that go bump in the mind.

  • Leave it out
  • Manolo and Joaquin in The Book of Life

    The Book of Life

    It's no 'amazing Mexican meal' - as producer Guilermo del Toro would have it - but the artwork is stunning in Jorge Gutierrez's new animation feature and the story is charming enough.

  • As their day goes from bad to worse, the gags just keep on coming

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Day

    Classic Disney, fun-for-all-the-family comedy that does exactly what it says on the tin.

  • Collins is sweet as the single mum that just can't seem to catch a break

    Love, Rosie

    Love, Rosie is the latest Cecelia Ahern adaptation to hit the big screen. Laura Delaney has the lowdown.

  • Brad Pitt stars as tank sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier

    Fury

    Brad Pitt stars in an entertaining WWII movie that mixes the horror of human conflict with an underlying humanism.

  • An often brilliant film

    The Judge

    Arthur Miller's spirit hovers over The Judge, which features outstanding performances from Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as a father and son at war with one another.

  • Pastor Jay Reinke

    The Overnighters

    The Overnighters is absorbing in its depiction of lives under stress in the city of Williston, North Dakota during a recent oil frenzy. The portrayal of the flawed Pastor Reinke is utterly fascinating in what is a fine, if somewhat prurient documentary.

  • Dogged self-belief has rarely sounded so wonderful or so inspiring

    Delorentos - Night Becomes Light

    This brilliantly fast and urgent fifth album from Dublin band Delorentos explodes with big melodies and big ambitions.

  • '71

    '71

    This fast-moving and bloody thriller set on the streets of Belfast is a journey into the past darkly. Read our review.

  • Horror movie Annabelle is enjoyable fun

    Annabelle

    This prequel to last year's The Conjurer is enjoyable fun but ultimately comes closer to horror film cliche than breaking new ground

  • Portrait of the Escape Artist as a Young Man

    The Maze Runner

    Portrait of the Escape Artist as a Young Man.

  • Williams plays the lost teen to perfection
  • Lily-O: Sam Amidon's Americana heritage deconstructed

    Sam Amidon Lily-O

    Sam Amidon has reimagined old American ballads on Lily-O and the results are compellingly beautiful, free-flowing and coloured by the ragged glory of Bill Frisell's foregrounded electric guitar.

  • The Stairwell: its spirit is somehow vulnerable

    The Stairwell by Michael Longley

    The Stairwell celebrates the lives of family and friends - and life itself - but the book is also aware of last things. Its second section, dedicated to the poet's late brother Peter, has particular poignancy.