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Le Weekend (15)

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are superb actors who manage, in this film, to persuade the audience that they have been together for thirty years.  During a weekend in Paris to ‘celebrate’ this achievement, they go through an arc of

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (15)

When famous DJ Alan Partridge’s radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.  Alan Partridge

Blancanieves (12A)

The director is Pablo Berger, who created the downbeat satire Torremolinos 73. He finds new life and heart in the old Snow White tale – certainly more than the recent Hollywood retreads – and daringly locates possibilities for both evil and

Much Ado About Nothing (12A)

Watching Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof battle it out, in words and in a near wrestling match near the end of the film, is a supreme pleasure. Beatrice is a tough-talkin’ dame like Carole Lombard or Katharine Hepburn, and Benedick is an independent irritable guy, reminiscent of Cary Grant or William Powell …one of the best films of the year.

Frances Ha (15)

A believable coming-of-age comedy is a rare thing in the kaleidoscopic, pluralistic West. Even rarer is that a film that dares to be honest about the folly of our times and the superficiality and artificiality of our relationships without resorting