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IT (CANADA/USA 2017,135 MINS, 16LVH)
Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan
Grazer in a supernatural horror thriller directed by Andy Muschietti.
Critically and commercially acclaimed, and rated as one of the best film adaptations of a Stephen King novel, this great remake tells of seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine who are about to face their worst nightmare-an ancient shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every twenty seven years to prey on the town's children. Banding together
over the course of one horrifying yet exhilarating summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.
✍ “ Well-acted and fiendishly frightening." ROTTEN TOMATOES
✍ “One incredible horror film." IMDB
✍ “Terrifyingly brilliant." USER REVIEW
Highly enjoyable. Even if you do not like horror films IT is still a fun ride." CAPEARGUS TONIGHT

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NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER (USA/ISRAEL 2016, 118 MINS, 10-12PGL)
Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria, Steve Buscemi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Sheen and others in a ‘small gem’ directed by Joseph Cedar (of Footnote acclaim).
✍"The director’s wry gaze migrates to New York’s network of fixers, connectors and middlemen. This absorbing character study stars Richard Gere as Norman, a seasoned ‘macher’: a man who knows the right people and gets things done. Like a gambler or a thief, Norman’s position is more vocation than profession, a confidence game requiring luck and a kind of societal sleight of hand. Gorgeously photographed and infused with Cedar’s trademark poetics, Norman is a heady comic drama.” TIFF, 2016
✍" Richly entertaining.” DEADLINE
✍" One of Richard Gere’s best performances ever.” ROLLING STONE
✍" Comedic and compassionate.” SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
✍" Consistently, completely fascinating.” ROGER EBERT.COM
✍" Norman’s elegantly told story is brought brilliantly to life by a quietly powerful Richard Gere.” ROTTEN TOMATOES
✍" An immensely watchable and rewarding film.” ENTERTAINMENT

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STRIKE A ROCK (SA 2017, 87 MINS, 10-12PG)
Winner Audience Award for Best Local Film at Encounters, 2017!
Winner Best SA Documentary at DIFF, 2017!
Directed by Aliki Saragas, “this is an extraordinary ode to quite extraordinary women catalysing political change throughout the fallout of the Marikana Massacre. This provides, not just a history of oppression, police violence, sanitised corporate indifference and lies that made Marikana inevitable, but also a view of the rebirth of politics in the shadow of the Lonmin mine. By foregrounding the political career of Primrose Sonti and the activism of Thumake Magwangqana in particular, this creates a strange sense of optimism in the face of a terrible crime, while damning the exploitation and collusion between the mining houses and the ANC.
A fascinating document of SA’s long-overdue political maturation.” ENCOUNTERS, 2017

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THE EXCEPTION (UK/USA 2016, 107 MINS, 16NS)
Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer, Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan and others in a romantic war drama, based on the novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss by Alan Judd, written by Simon Burke and directed by David Leveaux.
✍ “Few people are aware of the fate that befell the last German Kaiser after the First World War brought about the collapse of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. Exiled to the Netherlands, the disgraced Wilhelm lived until 1941 – long enough to see Germany re-establish its power and embark on another catastrophic world war.
The Exception concentrates on these last years in the life of Wilhelm. Living in a rambling country mansion with his wife Princess Hermine, the erstwhile emperor is given a new lease on life by the Nazi invasion of France and the Lowlands, which sees Holland fall under German subjugation. Wilhelm soon finds himself under the supervision of a SS captain. Meanwhile, the Kaiser’s entourage hires a new maid in whom the German captain takes an immediate interest. The stage is set for a story of subterfuge and espionage, all of which comes to a head with a visit from Himmler, head of the SS. This is historical recreation at its finest.” TIFF, 2016
✍ “Rivals Casablanca as a rare combination of riveting war thriller and excellent love story.” IT’S JUST MOVIES
✍ “Plummers plum of a performance.” ROGEREBERT.COM
✍ “Elegant, well-acted and a good deal sexier than the material might suggest.” VARIETY

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THE GLASS CASTLE (USA 2017, 127 MINS, 13DLSW)
Find beauty in the struggle.
Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts and others in a biographical drama, based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.
Home goes wherever we go.
Four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirited parents both inspire and inhibit them. Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love.
✍ “An affecting real-life story and a hard-working cast.”
ROTTEN TOMATOES
✍ “Dark, dysfunctional and filled with blinding hope.”
SAN DIEGO READER
✍ “A true story impeccably performed.” REVIEW EXPRESS
✍ “Woody Harrelson delivers a career-best performance in this touching true family story.” DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
✍ “Its an unusual story unsually well-told. and performances are first-rate.” SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW

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ATOMIC BLONDE (GERMANY/ SWEDEN/ USA 2017, 115 MINS,16 LV)
Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsden and others in a stylish thriller, based on the graphic novel by Johnston and Hart, and directed by David Veitch.
This high-stakes, global action-thriller set in Berlin on the eve of the collapse of the Wall, sees sensual and savage Lorraine Broughton, the most elite spy in M16, arrive in the heart of the city on an impossible mission.
✍" A lean, neon-lit thriller in which Theron brings a sense of style-and some serious martial arts chops-to this frenetic spy caper. She is relentlessly, murderously brilliant." THE GUARDIAN
✍" It's cool and brutal. " EMPIRE
✍" Deliriously entertaining, a slick vehicle for the magnetic badass charms of Charlize Theron. " CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
✍ " It's the fight scenes that count - and they're astonishingly good. " ROLLING STONE
✍" It's stylish, funny and brutal. Everything you want out of a comic book thriller. " SUPER REVIEWER
✍ " One of the best action films of the year. "IGN
✍" Exhilarating." JUNKEE
✍" Pure escapism - two hours of an adrenaline rush. " MALIBU TIMES

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MAUDIE (IRELAND/CANADA 2016, 115 MINS, 10-12 PG)
Sally Hawkins (of Happy go Lucky acclaim ), Ethan Hawke and
others in a multi-award-winning biographical romantic drama
directed by Aisling Walsh.
Based on a true story.
" Maud Lewis is among the most inspiring figures in Canadian art.
Afflicted with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, she spent her early life
dismissed for what was presumed to be her limited ability. But Lewis'
colourful paintings established her as a premier folk artist. This moving film explores Lewis' life in all its heartbreak and triumph. A story of the
power of creativity to transform a life and touch the soul." TIFF, 2016
✍ “An oddly affecting love story. " DETROIT NEWS
✍" This sensitive, beautifully acted film lingers long after the final frame "
EMPIRE
✍" What shines through is the beauty of Guy Godfree's cinematography
and a remarkable performance by Sally Hawkins. " SEATTLE TIMES
✍" A remarkably assured movie....a thing of beauty....inspiring and heartbreaking." ROGEREBERT.COM 

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DUNKIRK (UK/USA/FRANCE/NETHERLANDS 2017, 107 MINS, 16V)
Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn- Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Tom
Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and others in the
highly anticipated, universally acclaimed World War 2 thriller written and
directed by Christopher Nolan ( of Memento, Inception, Interstellar and Batman fame).
Music by Hans Zimmer. Cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema.
When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came for them.
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel available.
✍" Technically awe-inspiring, narratively inventive and thematically complex, Dunkirk reinvigorates its genre with a war movie that is both harrowing and smart. " GLOBE & MAIL
✍ " An intimate epic." WALL STREET JOURNAL
✍" Tense and nerve-wracking thriller. " SCREEN RANT
✍" An emotionally satisfying spectacle. " ROTTEN TOMATOES
✍" Nolan's best film to date. " 5* THE GUARDIAN
✍" A tour de force. " THE NY TIMES
✍" A triumph and a masterpiece. " SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
✍" A work of heart-hammering intensity and grandeur. " 5* THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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