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The Revenant

Published October 5, 2019

The Revenant

I think I knew this wasn’t going to be our kind of film, but it’s an Oscar winner and it came in a bundle of others and we were spending an afternoon feeling unwell on the sofa so why not try and watch a long movie? Mmm. Far too violent. Switched off. Nothing else to add.

Creed

Published March 29, 2019

Creed

The most important thing about this film is that they didn’t ruin the Rocky legacy. It’s insane that there is a such a huge gap between the stories, that we’re introducing a whole new generation of fighters but it still worked perfectly. The nostalgia level was huge but they also managed to keep the story moving forward.

835. We Are Your Friends

Published July 29, 2018

835. We Are Your Friends

Title: We Are Your Friends Director: Max Joseph Year: 2015 Run time: 1hr 36m “We Are Your Friends is about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Efron) spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Bentley), who takes him under his wing.

806. The Big Short

Published January 22, 2018

806. The Big Short

Title: The Big Short Director: Adam McKay Year: 2015 Run time: 2hrs 10m “When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball), and directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) The Big Short stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

781. The Lady in the Van

Published August 27, 2017

781. The Lady in the Van

Title: The Lady in the Van Director: Nicholas Hytner Year: 2015 Run time: 1hr 44m “Two-time Oscar® winner and star of “Downton Abbey”, Dame Maggie Smith, recreates one of her most celebrated roles – the singular Miss Shepherd – in The Lady In The Van, Alan Bennett’s big-screen comedic adaptation of his own iconic memoir and honoured stage play. Based on the true story, Miss Shepherd was a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

761. Hello, My Name is Doris

Published May 28, 2017

761. Hello, My Name is Doris

Background info Title: Hello, My Name is Doris Director: Michael Showalter Year: 2015 Run time: 1hr 35m “After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love in Hello, My Name is Doris, a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story.” Live blog 2:08 - “You held on to a lot of stuff.

719. Spotlight

Published January 29, 2017

719. Spotlight

Background info Title: Spotlight Director: Tom McCarthy Year: 2015 Run time: 2hrs 8m “Academy Award Winner for Best Picture SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions. When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delve into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.

716. Sisters

Published January 17, 2017

716. Sisters

Background info Title: Sisters Director: Jason Moore Year: 2015 Run time: 1hr 58m “Tina Fey (TV’s Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock) and Amy Poehler (TV’s Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) reunite in the hysterical Unrated version of Sisters, the story of two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.

698. Equals

Published October 8, 2016

698. Equals

Background info Title: Equals Director: Drake Doremus Year: 2015 Run time: 1hr 41m “In this gripping and emotional sci-fi romance from acclaimed director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play Nia and Silas, two people who work together in a futuristic society known as “The Collective.” A seemingly utopian world, “The Collective” has ended crime and violence by genetically eliminating all human emotions. Despite this, Nia and Silas can’t help noticing a growing attraction between them, leading them to a forbidden relationship—at first tentative, but then exploding into a passionate romance.

688. The Man Who Knew Infinity

Published August 27, 2016

688. The Man Who Knew Infinity

Background info Title: The Man Who Knew Infinity Director: Matt Brown Year: 2015 Run time: 1hr 48m “The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of a genius (Dev Patel) whose theories propelled him from obscurity into a world in the midst of war, and how he fought tirelessly to show the world the magic of his mind. Colonial India, 1913. Srinivasa Ramanujan is a shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics.