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Northern Lights | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/northern-lights/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Northern-lights.jpg #KatieQuinn, #MeganGrady, #NicholasConnor, #NorthernLights, #RhysCadman, #SomeKindOfIllness     When is a feature film not a feature film? When it’s only 53 minutes long is one possible answer. Not that it matters too much in writer/director Nicholas Connor’s debut in a category we might just choose to call “definitely not a short”. Perhaps I’m being a dick, because all the el...
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26 September 2016-09-26

26 September 2016-09-26 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-09-26/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/nice-guys-russell-crowe-ryan-gosling.jpg #CatPeople, #Departure, #FireAtSea, #Hangman, #LoveAndFriendship, #MonkComesDownTheMountain, #TheNiceGuys   Out This Week     Love & Friendship (Curzon, cert U) Sly arch social observer Whit Stillman meets a very similar property in Jane Austen, in his adaptation of her novella Lady Susan – about a dangerous sexbomb widow trying to get both herself and her daughter married off to m...
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12 September 2016-09-12

12 September 2016-09-12 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-09-12/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/green-room-imogen-poots-anton-yelchin.jpg #AHologramForTheKing, #EmbraceOfTheSerpent, #GreenRoom, #Gridlocked, #LifeFeelsGood, #Summertime, #TheWorldOfKanako   Out This Week     Green Room (Altitude, cert 18) Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to his debut subjects a band of likeable punk nobodies to sustained extreme attack by a gang of neo-Nazi thugs. If it doesn’t quite suck the air out of the lungs as his brilliant Blue Room did, that’s be...
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29 August 2016-08-29

29 August 2016-08-29 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-08-29/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/neighbors-2-zac-efron-seth-rogen.jpg #Alleycats, #BadNeighbours2, #CaptainAmericaCivilWar, #GoldenYearsGrandTheftOAP, #ISawTheLight, #LettersFromMotherTeresa, #Neighbors2, #TheLetters, #ThePearlButton   Out This Week       Bad Neighbours 2 (Universal, cert 15) You thought a sequel wouldn’t yield much? Well, I did. I was wrong. There are lots of jokes in this follow-up, which has decided that being ballsy is the best way to go – jokes about people throwing up over each oth...
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15 August 2016-08-15

15 August 2016-08-15 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-08-15/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/only-yesterday-hirota-taeko.jpg #BrandNewU, #Criminal, #EyeInTheSky, #Identicals, #KnightOfCups, #MenAndChicken, #MilesAhead, #OnlyYesterday   Out This Week   Only Yesterday (StudioCanal, cert 15) It’s 25 years since Isao Takahata directed this touching animation for Studio Ghibli. Only now, thanks to a fresh revoicing by a cast including Daisy Ridley, has it arrived on these shores. The Force etc etc. As with ...
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1 August 2016-08-01

1 August 2016-08-01 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-08-01/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/midnight-special-jaeden-lieberher.jpg #BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice, #Dheepan, #HardcoreHenry, #MidnightSpecial, #MyBigFatGreekWedding2, #SingStreet, #WhereToInvadeNext   Out This Week   Midnight Special (E One, cert 12) I’m a sucker for a deduction film, and in Midnight Special we are asked to deduce first what’s going on, and then what sort of a movie it is. This being a Jeff Nichols film, Michael Shannon is the star – as he has been in four of five ...
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18 July 2016-07-18

18 July 2016-07-18 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-07-18/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/marguerite-catherine-frot-michel-fau.jpg #BangGangAModernLoveStory, #LoveAndPeace, #Marguerite, #TheTrust, #TheWitchANewEnglandFolktale, #Truth, #Zootopia, #Zootropolis     Out This Week   Marguerite (Picturehouse, cert 15) The story of the socialite who sang like a scalded cat is also told by the film Florence Foster Jenkins. But this is France, the singer has been renamed Marguerite and instead of Meryl Streep there’s Catherine Frot in the lead ...
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4 July 2016-07-04

4 July 2016-07-04 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-07-04/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Son-of-Saul-Géza-Röhrig.jpg #KungFuPanda3, #LastGirlStanding, #SonOfSaul, #Strangerland, #TheHereAfter, #TheOnesBelow, #Zoolander2   Out This Week   Son of Saul (Curzon, cert 15) How do you make a film about the horrors of Auschwitz without it becoming exploitative misery porn? This Hungarian winner of the Cannes Grand Prix in 2015 does it by turning the horrors of the death camp into a near-pov experience, the...
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20 June 2016-06-20

20 June 2016-06-20 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-06-20/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Pride-and-Prejudice-and-Zombies-bella-heathcote-lily-james.jpg #ByTheSea, #Evolution, #Grimsby, #IAmBelfast, #PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies, #TheBrothersGrimsby, #TheForest, #Triple9   Out This Week     Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (Lionsgate, cert 15) And it is literally that… Pride & Prejudice… and zombies. Once the famous preamble – lightly scrambled – was out of the way, and I had been apprised of the fact that a zombie in possession of brains mu...
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6 June 2016-06-06

6 June 2016-06-06 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-06-06/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/deadpool.jpg #Blackway, #Concussion, #Deadpool, #EisensteinInGuanajuato, #GoWithMe, #Intruders, #OddballAndThePenguins, #Overlord, #ShutIn   Out This Week   Deadpool (Fox, cert 15) From the guys who wrote Zombieland, a similarly knowing and smart play in the genre pool, though this time it’s superheroes rather than the undead who get a prolonged playful kicking. The style is Honest Trailers – YouTube fanboys with brains ((...
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23 May 2016-05-23

23 May 2016-05-23 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/bluray-dvd-2016-05-23/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/the-revenant-leonardo-dicaprio.jpg #DirtyGrandpa, #JourneyToTheShore, #Mavis, #Spotlight, #TheRevenant, #Victoria, #Youth   Out This Week   The Revenant (Fox, cert 15) Last year Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscar for Birdman. The gongs have clearly gone slightly to his head and he now thinks he’s Terrence Malick. If there’s one thing this thrilling, frequently brutal a...
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9 May 2016-05-09

9 May 2016-05-09 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-05-09/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/room-jacob-tremblay-brie-larson.jpg #JanisLittleGirlBlue, #Room, #SpeedSisters, #TheHatefulEight, #TheLesson, #TulpaDemonOfDesire, #TulpaPerdizioniMortale, #Urok, #WelcomeToMe   Out This Week     Room (StudioCanal, cert 15) Starting with 2004’s Adam & Paul, then continuing with Garage, What Richard Did and even in the comedic, less typical Frank, director Lenny Abrahmson has given us a series of intense psychological dramas examining human r...
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25 April 2016-04-25

25 April 2016-04-25 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-04-25/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/next-to-her-liron-ben-shlush-dana-ivgy.jpg #InnocenceOfMemories, #ItHappenedOneNight, #Joy, #MissHokusai, #NextToHer, #TheDanishGirl, #UzumasaLimelight   Out This Week   Joy (Fox, cert 15) Joy tells the story of Joy Mangano, a real-life Mrs Mop who, as a young woman, invented the Miracle Mop and who went on to become the CEO of her own company. Joy is the bright kid whose early promise and dreams of further education and so on haven’t ...
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3 October 2016-10-03

3 October 2016-10-03 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-10-03/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/equals2-kristen-stewart-nicholas-hoult.jpg #AliceThroughTheLookingGlass, #Equals, #MotherSDay, #TheAngryBirdsMovie, #TheFounders, #TheLastKing, #WhenMarnieWasThere   Out This Week     When Marnie Was There (StudioCanal, cert U) Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the guy at Studio Ghibli who isn’t Hayao Miyazaki or Isao Takahata, this is Japanese animation studio’s final, so Ghibli say, film. And it’s a typically sweet, anglophile story about a...
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19 September 2016-09-19

19 September 2016-09-19 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-09-19/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/everybody-wants-some-blake-jenner-zoey-deutch.jpg #AuthorTheJTLeroyStory, #EverybodyWantsSome, #FriendRequest, #IngridBergmanInHerOwnWords, #MoneyMonster, #RobinsonCrusoe, #TheBlueDahlia Out This Week     Everybody Wants Some!! (E One, cert 15) About perfect, Richard Linklater’s ode to university life when he was a lad is a portrait of 1980s guys just hanging out and having fun, getting laid, listening to music, crashing parties and playing sports. Not much work gets d...
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5 September 2016-09-05

5 September 2016-09-05 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-09-05/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/florence-foster-jenkins-meryl-streep.jpg #FlorenceFosterJenkins, #OurKindOfTraitor, #PeopleOfTheMountains, #RoadGames, #Suburra, #TheCloserWeGet, #WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot   Out This Week   Florence Foster Jenkins (Pathe, cert PG) Tackled recently in the French film Marguerite, the story of Florence Foster Jenkins – the tone-deaf 1930s New York socialite who insisted she could sing – gets another trot around the block courtesy of Stephen Frears. Frears ma...
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22 August 2016-08-22

22 August 2016-08-22 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-08-22/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/jungle-book-neel-sethi-baloo.jpg #ArabianNightsPartOne, #BellyOfTheBulldog, #Colonia, #Demolition, #JaneGotAGun, #Tank432, #TheColony, #TheJungleBook, #TouchedWithFire   Out This Week   The Jungle Book (Disney, cert PG) A careful and clever live-action retread by Disney of their 1967 animated classic. Perhaps the cleverest thing Disney did this time round was to hire Jon Favreau, a director who seems, unlike the Zack Snyders of the world, to...
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8 August 2016-08-08

8 August 2016-08-08 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-08-08/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/these-final-hours-nathan-phillips-jessica-de-gouw.jpg #EddieTheEagle, #HoldingTheMan, #Southbound, #TaleOfTales, #TheBrandNewTestament, #TheHardStop, #TheseFinalHours   Out This Week     These Final Hours (The Works, cert 18) A “last day of the world” film like we used to get around the turn of the millennium. It’s made on the cheap but with lots of skill and attitude, the attitude being largely borrowed from Mad Max. Actually, it’s about three ...
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25 July 2016-07-25

25 July 2016-07-25 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-07-25/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-Violators-Lauren-McQueen.jpg #Disorder, #DrStrangelove, #LandmineGoesClick, #MapplethorpeLookAtThePIctures, #TheEndOfTheTour, #TheGirlKing, #TheViolators   Out This Week   Disorder (Soda, cert 15) Like Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Disorder is a love story masquerading as something else – a home-invasion thriller, in this case – and so is the perfect date movie for traditionally minded peeps. The casting is bang on. Matthias ...
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11 July 2016-07-11

11 July 2016-07-11 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-07-11/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/high-rise-tom-hiddleston.jpg #10CloverfieldLane, #Anomalisa, #CoupleInAHole, #HighRise, #LondonHasFallen, #Mustang, #Papusza   Out This Week   High-Rise (StudioCanal, cert 15) JG Ballard’s dystopian novels – Super-Cannes, Cocaine Nights and High Rise among them – tend to be long on premise, short on follow-through. That’s the case too in this film adaptation by Ben Wheatley, the British maverick director behi...
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27 June 2016-06-27

27 June 2016-06-27 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-06-27/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/hail-caesar-george-clooney.jpg #ABiggerSplash, #HailCaesar, #Iona, #Miasto, #TheChambermaidLynn, #TheSeventhFire, #VersusTheLifeAndFilmsOfKenLoach, #Warsaw1944, #Warsaw44   Out This Week   Hail, Caesar (Universal, cert 12) To describe the Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar as a love letter to Hollywood is to understate the woozy, delirium of these two middle aged men as they planned and put it together. But then their entire career has been marked by a regard, ...
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13 June 2016-06-13

13 June 2016-06-13 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-06-13/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/bone-tomahawk-richard-jenkins-kurt-russell.jpg #BoneTomahawk, #HeartOfADog, #NastyBaby, #OurLittleSister, #PointBreak, #ScottOfTheAntarctic, #Trumbo   Out This Week     Bone Tomahawk (The Works, cert 18) Someone somewhere described this as The Hills Have Eyes done as a western. That’s a good enough as a shorthand, but what that logline doesn’t quite capture is the amount of love and care – set design, locations, clothes, hair a...
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30 May 2016-05-20

30 May 2016-05-20 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-05-20/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/El-club-marcelo-alonso-robert-farias.jpg #600Miles, #DadSArmy, #DarkSignal, #ElClub, #OurBrandIsCrisis, #Rams, #TheClub, #ThePeanutsMovie   Out This Week   The Club (Network, cert 18) Chilean film-maker Pablo Larraín’s seething drama is set in a remote safe house where a group of disgraced Catholic priests are living under the steely eye of capable nun Sister Monica (Antonia Zegers). Life is simple and ordered, with the o...
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16 May 2016-05-16

16 May 2016-05-16 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/16-may-2016-05-16/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/the-big-short-ryan-gosling-christian-bale-steve-carell-brad-pitt.jpg #Creed, #InALonelyPlace, #Mojave, #TheAssassin, #TheBattleForSevastopol, #TheBigShort, #ThePropagandaGame   Out This Week     The Big Short (Paramount, cert 15) What is a mortgage backed security, a sub-prime loan or a credit default swap? At an early stage in this hugely entertaining film about the financial crash of 2007, Ryan Gosling’s voiceover admits it’s confusing and exclaims, “...
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2 May 2016-05-02

2 May 2016-05-02 | Film of the Day | Scoop.it
http://www.moviesteve.com/dvd-bluray-2016-05-02/ http://www.moviesteve.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/yakuza-apocalype-hayato-ichihara-lily-frankie.jpg #AWar, #BlackMountainPoets, #MercuryPlains, #TheForgotten, #TheTimber, #YakuzaApocalypse Out This Week     A War (StudioCanal, cert 15) The Danes do Afghanistan in a bloody, tense drama that takes a left turn about halfway through. That’s after we’ve been given a long immersive bath in war at its foggiest, leadership at its most difficult, focusing on Pilou Asbaek’s compan...
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