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Lauren Tina Brady

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Enthusiastic indie film obsessive & coffee addict. Follow me on twitter: @laurentbrady
London’s Leicester square is getting a makeover. Not only has Odeon West End been closed for refurbishment for the last few months (very sad times for us limitless members), Cineworld has reopened this week after a brief hiatus, having...
Reviewer: Lauren Brady Released: 30th March 2018 (UK) Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Bryan Cranston, Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton and Bill Murray Wes Anderson is a unique filmmaker and one of the few directors today who can stake a claim to the...
Director: Michaël Dudok de Wit Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy Released: 27th May 2017 (UK) Reviewer: Lauren Brady It's very unusual for a film to make as huge an impact on me as The Red Turtle did. I was lucky enough to...
I always adore Secret Cinema, especially when it's properly secret. It just has that extra layer delicious excitement whilst you get ready for the evening based on clues and heresay. Invited to the 'Master's House' we were told to...
Writer / Director: James Mangold Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen There is a lot of pressure to get this film right, especially following what was an emotionally stylish Johnny Cash soundtrack-ed trailer.  An overhaul of the much-loved Wolverine character...
Director: Gurinder Chadha Writers: Paul Mayeda Berges, Moira Buffini, Gurinder Chadha Stars: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville Historical drama Viceroy’s House comes across as a heady combination of Downton Abbey and The Crown in the trailer; a stylish and poignant...
Audi Dublin International Film Festival arrives from 16th-26th February 2017, boasting guests including Vanessa Redgrave, Nathalie Baye, Kerry Fox, Ross Noble, Ben Wheatley, and Anna Friel joining top Irish talent Jack Reynor, Moe Dunford, Cillian Murphy, John Butler and...
One rather glorious October week saw the Dinard Film Festival celebrate the best of British cinema at it's home of Dinard in Brittany, France.  This sun-soaked seaside festival showcased the lesser-known indie gems from 2016 and saw the likes...
Director: Jim Sheridan Writer: Sebastian Barry (novel), Johnny Ferguson (screenplay) Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, Eric Bana, Aidan Turner, Rooney Mara, Theo James Director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot) returns with The Secret Scripture, a drama based on Sebastian Barry's well-loved Irish novel. The hidden...
Writer/ Director: Peter Foott Starring: Hilary Rose, Chris Walley, Alex Murphy, Dominic MacHale Seating myself in the rather decadent and impressive theatre-turned-cinema of the Haymarket Cineworld on Friday night, I felt a real difference in the atmosphere to the usual sleepy Friday date...
Director: Gary Ross Writers: Leonard Hartman, Gary Ross Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Mahershala Ali, Gugi Mbatha-Raw Free State of Jones launches us back to the historic 1862 Battle of Corinth, and introduces us to Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a farmer turned battlefield medic...
Director: Todd Phillips Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Bradley Cooper Reviewer: Lauren Brady Released: 26th August 2016 (UK) It was welcome news when Todd Phillips of The Hangover fame announced that he had a new project up his sleeve.  His films are hilarious,...
Writer/ Director: Laurent Tirard Stars: Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira, Cédric Kahn UK Release Date: 5 August 2016 Up for Love is the much-anticipated French-language rom-com by writer/ director Laurent Tirard (Moliere, Nicholas on Holiday). A real gem for cinefiles, the film offers...
Reviewer:  Lauren Tina Brady Director: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu Stars:  Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Simon Pegg  Released: 15th July 2016 On a sunny July morning in Leicester Square's Empire IMAX cinema, I sat surrounded by a few hundred children all sharing in...
Directors: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson Stars: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh DVD release: 11 July 2016 Reviewer: Lauren Tina Brady Why do I like Charlie Kaufman? Mainly because he taps into my very psyche with relatable stories, he dishes up a world full...
Directed by: Rémi Chayé Stars: Christa Théret, Féodor Atkine, Antony Hickling Released: 2016 Review by: Lauren Brady Long Way North is a visually stunning, animated story about a 15 year-old Russian girl who runs away from home on a mission to the North...
Director: James Bobin Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sasha Baron Cohen Release Date: 27 May 2016 The sequel to the popular Tim Burton live-action Alice in Wonderland is finally here (now that Mia Wasikowska has had 6-years to grow into...
Director: John Carney Stars: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor. Released: 22nd April 2016 (UK) Hearing that John Carney had a new film coming out, I was firstly excited, then a little apprehensive. I had adored Once, a sensitive...

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