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  • Concussion will make you think, make you feel, and make you angry and uplifted simultaneously


    A story that proves, once again, that real-life events are so much more interesting than fiction.

  • Ralph Fiennes and Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash

    A Bigger Splash

    The volcanic island of Pantelleria, off the coast of Sicily, is the setting for Luca Guadagnino's latest feature, a tale of hedonistic music people which builds well towards a tragic climax but loses focus towards the end.

  • Frock and roll

    Zoolander No 2

    The world's favourite fashion dummies return to a high concept idiocy. With great cheekbones

  • Deadpool's brings his one-liners back to smash the fourth-wall with an unholy bang


    The unpredictable katana-swinging mercenary and his twisted sense of humour are back. Prepare for the doors to get blown off your local theatre.

  • Not kidding anyone

    Dad's Army

    Dad's Army returns with the old bungles and prat-falls but the script is misjudged and there is a severe rationing of belly laughs

  • Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey replace Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in this remake of Point Break

    Point Break

    Utterly ridiculous, but a thrilling watch.

  • The same wise-cracking, anarchic spirit as Ghostbusters and Gremlins


    Fun for three-quarters of the family.

  • Joseph Fiennes and Nicole Kidman in Strangerland


    In this impressive indie movie, Joseph Fienes and Nicole Kidman play the married couple who have moved with their two kids to an Australian outback town for murky reasons which become clear as the story proceeds. It's disturbing, taut and clever.

  • Chasing down the Cardinal: The Spotlight editorial team


    The solid, reliable Spotlight is essentially All The President's Men rebooted, with the quarry being the real-life Cardinal Law and his errant Boston clergy rather than Richard Nixon and his associates.

  • Caine and his co-stars prove the best of visitors to both head and heart


    Not wasted on anyone.

  • Michael Bay's take on the attack on the Benghazi compound in Libya in 2012.

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    Pearl Harbor and Transformers director Michael Bay goes gung-ho on this account of an attack by Islamic militants on the Benghazi compound in Libya in 2012

  • The 33 dramatises the events surrounding the Chilean mining disaster

    The 33

    John Byrne enjoys the dramatised version of events that saw 33 miners get trapped in a mine in Chile, and the entire planet held its breath.

  • The Big Short is as much an engaging drama as a financial farce

    The Big Short

    The Big Short is the best bet you'll make all year.

  • Looking on in cynical disbelief: Billy Bob Thornton and Sandra Bullock in Our Brand is Crisis.

    Our Brand is Crisis

    Is it the times that are in it that a very poor comedy about politics and PR could be made in so toothless a fashion, and be so lacking in edge and intelligence? You sure as hell are not going to this one.

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A Beautiful Mind

A Belfast Story

A Better Life

A Bigger Splash

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 War

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