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Will have geek boys and girls gurning all the way to the IMAX

Avengers: Age of Ultron

More camp drollery and action from the Marvel stable as the gang take on another new threat of global annihilation.

  • The brothers dance and hug each other on hearing the news that they will be travelling to America

    The Good Lie

    The Good Lie is based on events that occurred in Sudan in the 1980s, when thousands of young people were orphaned by the effects of Northern Militia air-strikes. 3,600 boys and girls would eventually end up in the USA, thanks to a humanitarian programme.

  • Russell Brand

    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Russell Brand puts the boot in on the greedy in this documentary about the increasing disparity between the obscenely rich and the rest of us.

  • Cocky synth pop bravado riddled with self-doubt

    The Wombats - Glitterbug

    The Wombats go from indie landfill to hyperventilating synth overkill on this tiresome and tawdry third album

  • Sound & Color is the sound of a band on a questing mission

    Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color

    The surprise break-out band of 2012 ditch the soul, blues, gospel gumbo for a more adventurous follow-up

  • Elizabeth Bishop, Pulitzer Prize -winning poet and Poet Laureate of the United States, 1949-1950.

    Colm Tóibín - On Elizabeth Bishop

    The Irish writer Colm Tóibín has had a long fascination with the American poet Elizabeth Bishop whose poems he discovered in the 1970s. Bishop's careful, watchful style has clearly influenced the form and tone of Tóibín's own writing.

  • Eamonn Wall: his best poems work through mesmeric, delicately-figured images

    Junction City New & Selected Poems Eamonn Wall

    Eamonn Wall has resided in various cities of the United States since 1982 and his Irish accent bears traces of disparate influences. This new selection of verse (1990 to 2015) reveals a highly-gifted poet.

  • Fluency and striking imagination: Wes Montgomery

    Wes Montgomery In the Beginning

    The Who's Peter Townshend idolised guitarist Wes Montgomery as a young teen and he writes a two-page appreciation of the musician in the liner notes to this delightful 2-Cd set.

  • Mikael Persbrandt as Peter and Mads Mikkelsen as his brother Jon in The Salvation.

    The Salvation

    The Salvation is a brilliantly-realised revenge drama which moves fluently through a series of endlessly clever twists and turns in and around about the remote Wild West settlement of Black Creek.

  • You'll be doing well if another film moves you more this year


    You'll be doing well if another film moves you more this year.

  • It should have been a series

    Child 44

    Red missed.

  • Pomp and perennials

    A Little Chaos

    This lovely looking but overly allegorical tale of intrigue and garden design in the court of King Louis XIV badly needs pruning

  • Andrew Fox: expert on both sides of the Atlantic pond

    Over Our Heads Andrew Fox

    The young Irish writer Andrew Fox (born Dublin 1985) now resides in New York and his first collection crackles with tales from both sides of the ocean. Paddy Kehoe welcomes this sparkling, incisive debut.

  • About a boy

    Cobain: Montage of Heck

    This authorised film about the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain sifts through his personal and family archive to create a gripping and unflinching portrait of a talented man undone by success and personal demons.

  • Keanu Reeves as John Wick

    John Wick

    Keanu Reeves is back to his all-action best as John Wick, a retired criminal tempted back to the dark side when everything he loves is taken away from him.