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2015 OSCAR NOMINATIONS
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2015 OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Just a few minutes ago the list of nominees for the 2015 Oscars was announced by directors Alejandro G. Iñarritu, J.J. Abrams, Actor Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. The awards ceremony will take place on the 28th of Feb. And the nominees are… Best Picture “Birdman” “Boyhood” … Continue reading

WHIPLASH
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WHIPLASH

★★★★★ Dir: Damien Chazelle (2014) This magnificent musical thriller throws the sheets away and trounces every pupil/mentor film ever made as a hopeful but shy jazz drummer faces off with his brutal conductor. Miles Teller puts his partying teen roles well and truly behind him as Andrew, plucked from the practice room by the revelatory JK Simmons’ maestro Fletcher; … Continue reading

WETLANDS
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WETLANDS

★★★☆☆ Dir: David Wnendt (2014) The controversial best seller by the British German TV personality Charlotte Roche is adapted by David Wnendt into this gross out love story about an 18 year old misfit whose rebellion against her own personal hygiene eventually lands her in a hospital proctology ward. Certainly not from the squeamish, Wetlands plays like … Continue reading

’71
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’71

★★★★☆ Dir: Yann Demange (2014) Top Boy director Yann Demange‘s debut thriller sees a young soldier, (busy boy Jack O’Connell) deployed to the bombed out streets of Belfast with an inexperienced platoon. After a tense standoff on the Falls Road during a door to door search the terrified Derby lad finds himself cut off from his squad and … Continue reading

FOXCATCHER
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FOXCATCHER

★★★★☆ Dir: Bennet Miller (2014) For those of you unaware of the fascinating story of wrestling gold medalist brothers Mark and Dave Schultz and the obsessive billionaire John Du Pont who would support their training for the 1988 Olympics should head into Bennet Miller‘s Foxcatcher very much in the dark. He’s going to take you there … Continue reading

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

★★★★☆ Dir: Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement (2014) This incredibly enjoyable Kiwi vampire mockumentary from the creators of the irresistible Flight of the Conchords drops a team of unheard and largely unseen film makers into an undead flat share. What we do in the Shadows is a rapid fire comedy, intent on taking the proverbial out of the recent Twilight films … Continue reading