Released exclusively at the IFI from the 02 January 2015.
In cinemas 19 December 2014. A Norwegian man decides that the only way to prove his theory that French Polynesia was originally populated by Ancient Peruvians from the east and not from the west is to build a raft using only the raw materials that were available 1500 years ago and then recreate the journey.
There are two aspects of the film that make it watchable despite its many flaws. First is the personalities who populate the screen, from the ever-relatable Martin Freeman in the eponymous role, to the always charismatic Ian McKellan as Gandalf and even the odd Stephen Fry or Billy Connolly cameo to keep things interesting.
When you hear about a feature film with only fourteen shots you’d be forgiven for expecting a Béla Tarr-style endurance
There does seem to be some emotional connection to Turing’s inner turmoil. This is largely down to Cumberbatch’s performance which is far and away the best thing about The Imitation Game. In cinemas 14 November 2014.
Out of Here is released exclusively at the IFI, Dublin on Friday 07 November 2014.
The conspicuous selling of Dublin as a tourist destination feels comparable to an American blockbuster actually featuring a thirty second spot for Coca-Cola. In cinemas 13 November 2014.
If you want to find out about the bank guarantee there are surely any number of books or newspaper articles about it, The Guarantee will teach you nothing. In cinemas 30 October 2014.
Another instalment in a successful series of long-term collaborations between a director and an actor is always something to look forward to. Mr. Turner puts Timothy Spall back in front of Mike Leigh’s camera as the early 19th Century romantic painter J.M.W. Turner, spanning several years towards the end of the painter’s life. In cinemas 31 October 2014.
The Way He Looks is an honest and endearing look at the adolescent desire to fit in and be loved. Released exclusively at the IFI from 24 October 2014.