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Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, Ron Livingston, Emily Haine, Elaine Tan Released: 4th May 2018 (UK) Reviewer: Ren Zelen In Tully, the third collaboration between director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, (Juno, 2007, Young Adult, 2011) Charlize...
Released: 6th April 2018 Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman  Starring: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Daniel Hill, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny, Emily Carding, Derren Brown Reviewed by Ren Zelen It’s a while since we’ve seen a cinematic anthology of...
Released: 23rd March 2018 Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa, Izumi Matsuoka, Suzu Hirose, Yuki Saito Reviewed By: Ren Zelen Dealing with the problematic unearthing of truth and the fallible administration of legal justice, Kore-Eda’s new film...
Director: James Marsh Stars: Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis Released: 9th February 2018 (UK) Reviewer: Ren Zelen The Mercy is a powerful story based on real events, which tells of egotism brought low by human frailty. The story of Donald Crowhurst is...
Director: Mitu Misra Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Sibylla Deen, Mark Addy            Released: 2nd February 2018 (UK) Reviewer: Ren Zelen Lies We Tell is the debut feature of Mitu Misra, a British-Indian film director. The film had its world premiere during Raindance 2017 and...
Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Scott Moorhead Stars: Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington, Lew Temple, Justin Benson Released: 2017 (London Film Festival) Reviewer: Ren Zelen After the critical success of their 2014 genre-bending feature Spring, the filmmaking team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return with their newest feature, The...
Director: Sally Potter Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cillian Murphy, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer Released: 2017 (London Film Festival) Reviewer: Ren Zelen The Party is a stinging satire written and directed by Sally Potter. A modern drawing-room comedy which...
Director: Byung-gil Jung Stars: Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung Released: 15th September 2017 (UK) Reviewer: Ren Zelen Like so many recent Korean action flicks, Byung-gil Jung’s The Villainess starts off with a humdinger of an action sequence. One is barely settled in one’s seat before being immediately...
Director: Trey Edward Shults Stars: Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr. Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough, Griffin Robert Faulkner Released: 7th July 2017 (UK) Reviewer: Ren Zelen Deceptively titled and oddly mis-marketed as a horror movie, Trey Edward Shults’s second feature It Comes...
Director: Jae-rim Han Stars: In-sung Jo, Seong-woo Bae, Woo-sung Jung Released: 2017 Reviewer: Ren Zelen If you profess a love of cinema, but have been eschewing the excellent films coming out of Korea, you really have been missing out on some top-notch entertainment. I went into...
Director: Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood Released: 16th June 2017 (UK) Stars: Stephen K. Amos, Dave Attell, Sandra Bernhard, Jo Brand. Frankie Boyle, Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan Reviewer: Ren Zelen Stand-up comedy can be a distinctly unfunny business, as the documentary Dying Laughing, by British directors...
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi Released: 2nd June 2017 (UK) Reviewer: Ren Zelen After the Storm, Japanese writer-director Kore-Eda Hirokazu’s latest feature, is again, a gently nuanced observation of human frailty and fallibility. The film follows divorced dad and gambling addict...
Director: Keir Burrows Stars: Yaiza Figueroa, Philippa Carson, Tom Barber-Duffy Released: Shown at London Sci Fi Fest 2017 Reviewer: Ren Zelen Science Fiction has always been a notoriously difficult genre to define, as almost every definition is subjective and usually inadequate. With burgeoning numbers...
Director: Jonathan Demme Starring: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Margaret Colin, George 'Red' Schwartz, John Waters, Charles Napier, John Sayles Released: 1986 Remembered by Ren Zelen The eighties are perceived as a shallow and materialistic decade that saw entertainment become a...
Director: Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose Released: 14th February 2017 (UK) Reviewer: Ren Zelen John Wick: Chapter 2 is a ride into hell, or, a hell of a ride - either way it’s going to drag you...

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Released: 11th May 2018 Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius Starring: Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin Reviewed By: Sinead Beverland Having charmed international audiences with the Oscar winning The Artist back in 2011,...

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Halle Berry/Anjelica Huston Joining Keanu Reeves In ‘John Wick 3’

With its pulpy plotting and exhilarating fight sequences, the 'John Wick' franchise has certainly given Keanu Reeves' career a new lease of life in...