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Now showing at City Screen Picturehouse 13-17,Coney Street,York,Yorkshire YO1 9QL 0871 902 5726

  • 45 Years
  • Best Of Enemies
  • Concerto: A Beethoven Journey
  • Gemma Bovery
  • How To Change The World + Discussion
  • Inside Out
  • Inside Out (Subtitled)
  • La Grande Bouffe
  • Legend
  • Me And Earl And The Dying Girl
  • Mistress America
  • Mistress America (Subtitled)
  • P'tit Quinquin
  • Paprika
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • The Wolfpack
  • The Wonders

45 Years 4 stars

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Retired headmistress Kate Mercer and her husband Geoff live in a close-knit village in East Anglia, where some of the residents are her former pupils. The Mercers do not have any children, just an Alsatian called Max, which Kate walks around the rural idyll. The tempo of day-to-day life increases as Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th anniversary by hosting a dinner for family and friends, which will echo the music and menu of their wedding day.

  • GenreDrama, Indie, Romance
  • CastTom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Charlotte Rampling.
  • DirectorAndrew Haigh.
  • WriterAndrew Haigh.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration95 mins
  • Official sitewww.45yearsfilm.com
  • Release28/08/2015 (selected cinemas)

Writer-director Andrew Haigh (Weekend) draws inspiration from David Constantine's short story In Another Country for this beguiling portrait of a long-standing romance in crisis. Retired headmistress Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and her husband Geoff (Tom Courtenay) live in a close-knit village in East Anglia, where some of the residents are her former pupils. The Mercers do not have any children, just an Alsatian called Max, which Kate walks around the rural idyll. The tempo of day-to-day life increases as Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th anniversary by hosting a dinner for family and friends, which will echo the music and menu of their wedding day. In the run-up to this momentous occasion, Geoff receives a letter from an old flame called Katya, whom he romanced in the early 1960s before he met Kate. The unexpected correspondence sends Geoff into a tailspin of conflicting feelings, opening old wounds and highlighting the fractures in his marriage.

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Saturday 5th September 2015
Sunday 6th September 2015
Monday 7th September 2015
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Wednesday 9th September 2015
Thursday 10th September 2015

Best Of Enemies 3 stars

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In 1968, during the Democratic and Republic national conventions, great thinkers Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr took part in a series of televised debates about the state of their nation. The sparring between the liberal and conservative commentators changed the way in which television could mould the political landscape. This fascinating documentary relives the explosive period in American history, when the content of the debates was slowly trumped by the style and effusive delivery of the intellectuals.

  • GenreDocumentary, Historical/Period
  • CastJohn Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Cavett.
  • DirectorMorgan Neville, Robert Gordon.
  • WriterMorgan Neville, Robert Gordon.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration88 mins
  • Official sitewww.bestofenemiesfilm.com
  • Release24/07/2015 (selected cinemas)

In 1968, during the Democratic and Republic national conventions, great thinkers Gore Vidal and William F Buckley Jr took part in a series of televised debates about the state of their nation. The sparring between the liberal and conservative commentators became increasingly heated, and the verbal exchanges changed the way in which television could mould the political landscape. Filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville co-direct this fascinating documentary, which relives this explosive period in American history, when the content of the debates was slowly trumped by the style and effusive delivery of the two on-screen intellectuals.

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Sunday 6th September 2015

Concerto: A Beethoven Journey 3 stars

A documentary following Leif Ove Andsnes as he performs Ludwig van Beethoven's five piano concerti. Filmed over the course of four years, this intimate portrait of the world renowned musician on tour examines Andsnes's efforts to interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written and the relationship between the music and Beethoven's life.

  • GenreDocumentary, Indie, Musical
  • DirectorPhil Grabsky.
  • WriterPhil Grabsky.
  • CountryUK
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official sitewww.seventh-art.com/concerto-2/
  • Release07/09/2015 (selected cinemas)

A documentary following Leif Ove Andsnes as he performs Ludwig van Beethoven's five piano concerti. Filmed over the course of four years, this intimate portrait of the world renowned musician on tour examines Andsnes's efforts to interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written and the relationship between the music and Beethoven's life.

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Monday 7th September 2015

Gemma Bovery 3 stars

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Martin Joubert returns to provincial Normandy with his wife Valerie to assume control of his father's bakery. Small-town life fails to excite Martin until he meets English rose Gemma Bovery, who has moved to the area from London with her husband Charlie. Martin becomes convinced that Gemma is destined to repeat the mistakes of Flaubert's heroine Emma Bovery. Sure enough, Gemma begins an extra-marital affair with a handsome French aristocrat called Herve de Bressigny.

  • GenreAdaptation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, World
  • CastGemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng, Fabrice Luchini, Isabelle Candelier.
  • DirectorAnne Fontaine.
  • WriterAnne Fontaine, Pascal Bonitzer.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration99 mins
  • Official sitewww.mozinet.hu/hu/filmjeink/film/89/gemma_bovery#
  • Release21/08/2015 (selected cinemas)

Gemma Arterton, who took the lead role in Tamara Drewe, headlines this comedy drama also based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, which puts a contemporary spin on Gustave Flaubert's impassioned 19th century novel Madame Bovery. Martin Joubert (Fabrice Luchini) fails to set alight the publishing world in Paris so he returns to provincial Normandy with his wife Valerie (Isabelle Candelier) to assume control of his father's bakery. Small-town life fails to excite Martin until he meets English rose Gemma Bovery (Gemma Arterton), who has moved to the area from London with her husband Charlie (Jason Flemyng). He is a furniture restorer, who is often away on business, leaving Gemma alone in the countryside with little to do. Martin becomes convinced that Gemma is destined to repeat the mistakes of Flaubert's heroine Emma Bovery. Sure enough, Gemma begins an extra-marital affair with a handsome French aristocrat called Herve de Bressigny (Niels Schneider), who is revising for his law exams in his family's 13th century chateau. The course of this forbidden love follows the same path as Flaubert's fiction, compelling Martin to intervene before it is too late.

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Sunday 6th September 2015
Monday 7th September 2015
Tuesday 8th September 2015
Wednesday 9th September 2015
Thursday 10th September 2015

How To Change The World + Discussion 3 stars

More than 40 years after it was formed, Greenpeace is the world's largest activist organisation dedicated to highlighting issues that impact on planet Earth and its survival. This documentary harks back to the early days of Greenpeace when a ragtag group of journalists, scientists and hippies from Vancouver decided to oppose America's atomic test on an Alaskan island by sailing a fishing boat straight for the test site armed with cameras to document their endeavours.

  • GenreAdventure, Biography, Documentary
  • CastDavid Garrick, Bobbi Hunter, Bill Darnell.
  • DirectorJerry Rothwell.
  • WriterJerry Rothwell.
  • CountryCan/UK
  • Duration110 mins
  • Official sitewww.howtochangetheworld.squarespace.com
  • Release09/09/2015 (selected cinemas)

More than 40 years after it was formed, Greenpeace is the world's largest activist organisation dedicated to highlighting issues that impact on planet Earth and its survival. Documentary filmmaker Jerry Rothwell harks back to the early days of Greenpeace when a ragtag group of journalists, scientists and hippies from Vancouver decided to oppose America's atomic test on an Alaskan island by sailing a fishing boat straight for the test site armed with cameras to document their endeavours. The film incorporates some of this early footage as well as audio recordings, photographs and probing interviews to relive some of Greenpeace's iconic moments including fierce battles on the water with Russian whalers.

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Wednesday 9th September 2015

Inside Out 5 stars

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From the moment baby Riley opens her eyes, her mood is shaped by five coloured emotions - Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust - which bicker behind a large control desk laden with buttons and levers. Joy is the dominant emotion in Headquarters and she safeguards Riley's memories, which are stored as glowing orbs. When Riley turns 11, her parents relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco. Traumatic events such as a first day at a new school nudge Sadness to the fore.

  • GenreAnimation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family, Family
  • CastDiane Lane, Amy Poehler, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling.
  • DirectorPete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen.
  • WriterPete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration102 mins
  • Official sitewww.movies.disney.com/inside-out
  • Release24/07/2015

Despite gargantuan advances in medical science, we still don't fully understand the complexities of the human brain: its ability to process vast quantities of information, solve problems and store memories at speeds that put supercomputers to shame.

Pixar Animation Studios, the wizards who conjured the Toy Story trilogy, contemplate the vagaries of neuropsychology with this visually stunning and emotionally rich comedy, which unfolds predominantly inside the head of a little girl.

This high-brow concept doesn't seem like the most accessible subject matter for a family-oriented computer animation. But directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen elegantly tilt their film at the windmills of the mind and deliver a hilarious, heartfelt and ultimately life-affirming adventure that celebrates childhood innocence, family unity and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

Laughter and tears abound, as well as cute visual gags, ensuring parents will be repeatedly dabbing their eyes while children whoop and gurgle with glee at the slapstick and rollicking action sequences.

A mother (voiced by Diane Lane) and father (Kyle MacLachlan) welcome a baby girl called Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) into the world. From the moment she opens her eyes, Riley's mood is shaped by five coloured emotions - golden Joy (Amy Poehler), blue Sadness (Phyllis Smith), purple Fear (Bill Hader), red Anger (Lewis Black) and green Disgust (Mindy Kaling) - which bicker behind a large control desk laden with buttons and levers.

Joy is the dominant emotion in Headquarters and she safeguards Riley's memories, which are stored as glowing orbs, tinged with the colour of the emotion that prevailed at the time. When Riley turns 11, her parents relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco.

Traumatic events such as a first day at a new school nudge Sadness to the fore. Following an altercation, sworn rivals Joy and Sadness are expelled from Headquarters and find themselves stranded in the labyrinth of Riley's long-term memories.

Aided by Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong (Richard Kind), Joy and Sadness blaze a haphazard trail on the chugging train of thought back to Fear, Anger and Disgust, who have been left in charge of Headquarters, with disastrous consequences.

Inside Out is Pixar's best film since the holy animated trilogy of WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3. Docter's script, co-written by Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley, glisters with imagination, wit and invention, delivering guffaws with detours into the heads of Riley's parents as they attempt to deal with her pre-teenage rebellion.

Vocal performances are note perfect, led by Poehler's exuberant portrayal of Joy and Smith's sincere embodiment of Sadness, who tugs heartstrings as the film reaches its exquisite conclusion.

The film is preceded by a short: a musical love story entitled Lava between two volcanoes called Uku and Lele, directed by James Ford Murphy. Joy and Sadness shared blissful control of my mind throughout.

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Saturday 5th September 2015
Sunday 6th September 2015
Monday 7th September 2015

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Inside Out (Subtitled) 5 stars

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From the moment baby Riley opens her eyes, her mood is shaped by five coloured emotions - Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust - which bicker behind a large control desk laden with buttons and levers. Joy is the dominant emotion in Headquarters and she safeguards Riley's memories, which are stored as glowing orbs. When Riley turns 11, her parents relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco. Traumatic events such as a first day at a new school nudge Sadness to the fore.

  • GenreAnimation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family, Family
  • CastKyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling.
  • DirectorPete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen.
  • WriterMeg LeFauve, Pete Docter, Josh Cooley.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration102 mins
  • Official sitewww.movies.disney.com/inside-out
  • Release24/07/2015

Despite gargantuan advances in medical science, we still don't fully understand the complexities of the human brain: its ability to process vast quantities of information, solve problems and store memories at speeds that put supercomputers to shame.

Pixar Animation Studios, the wizards who conjured the Toy Story trilogy, contemplate the vagaries of neuropsychology with this visually stunning and emotionally rich comedy, which unfolds predominantly inside the head of a little girl.

This high-brow concept doesn't seem like the most accessible subject matter for a family-oriented computer animation. But directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen elegantly tilt their film at the windmills of the mind and deliver a hilarious, heartfelt and ultimately life-affirming adventure that celebrates childhood innocence, family unity and the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

Laughter and tears abound, as well as cute visual gags, ensuring parents will be repeatedly dabbing their eyes while children whoop and gurgle with glee at the slapstick and rollicking action sequences.

A mother (voiced by Diane Lane) and father (Kyle MacLachlan) welcome a baby girl called Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) into the world. From the moment she opens her eyes, Riley's mood is shaped by five coloured emotions - golden Joy (Amy Poehler), blue Sadness (Phyllis Smith), purple Fear (Bill Hader), red Anger (Lewis Black) and green Disgust (Mindy Kaling) - which bicker behind a large control desk laden with buttons and levers.

Joy is the dominant emotion in Headquarters and she safeguards Riley's memories, which are stored as glowing orbs, tinged with the colour of the emotion that prevailed at the time. When Riley turns 11, her parents relocate from Minnesota to San Francisco.

Traumatic events such as a first day at a new school nudge Sadness to the fore. Following an altercation, sworn rivals Joy and Sadness are expelled from Headquarters and find themselves stranded in the labyrinth of Riley's long-term memories.

Aided by Riley's imaginary friend Bing Bong (Richard Kind), Joy and Sadness blaze a haphazard trail on the chugging train of thought back to Fear, Anger and Disgust, who have been left in charge of Headquarters, with disastrous consequences.

Inside Out is Pixar's best film since the holy animated trilogy of WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3. Docter's script, co-written by Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley, glisters with imagination, wit and invention, delivering guffaws with detours into the heads of Riley's parents as they attempt to deal with her pre-teenage rebellion.

Vocal performances are note perfect, led by Poehler's exuberant portrayal of Joy and Smith's sincere embodiment of Sadness, who tugs heartstrings as the film reaches its exquisite conclusion.

The film is preceded by a short: a musical love story entitled Lava between two volcanoes called Uku and Lele, directed by James Ford Murphy. Joy and Sadness shared blissful control of my mind throughout.

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Monday 7th September 2015

La Grande Bouffe 3 stars

Four friends embark on a quest to kill themselves by consuming vast quantities of food over the course of a weekend. Talented chef Ugo is joined by influential magistrate Philippe, womanising pilot Marcello and divorced television producer Michel. They travel to the villa where caretaker Hector has prepared a final grand feast so the men can go out with a gastronomic bang as they ruminate on their unfulfilled lives.

  • GenreComedy, Drama, World
  • CastSolange Blondeau, Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Andrea Ferreol, Ugo Tognazzi, Philippe Noiret.
  • DirectorMarco Ferreri.
  • WriterFrancis Blanche, Marco Ferreri, Rafael Azcona.
  • CountryFr/Ita
  • Duration125 mins
  • Official site
  • Release03/07/2015 (selected cinemas)

A re-release of Marco Ferreri's award-winning 1973 comedy of excess about four friends, who embark on a quest to kill themselves by consuming vast quantities of food over the course of a weekend. Talented chef Ugo (Ugo Tognazzi) owns a popular restaurant called The Biscuit Soup, but tensions with his wife have driven him to the brink of suicide. He decides to take his life in the company of three friends. Influential magistrate Philippe (Philippe Noiret), who owns the remote villa where the four men will carry out their plan, feels suffocated by his childhood nanny Nicole (Michele Alexandre), who has warped his ability to relate to the opposite sex. Womanising pilot Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) is undone by news that he is impotent, while divorced television producer Michel (Michel Piccoli), simply cannot see a way to escape the dull monotony of his day-to-day existence. So Ugo, Philippe, Marcello and Michel travel to the villa where caretaker Hector (Henri Piccoli) has prepared a final grand feast so the men can go out with a gastronomic bang as they ruminate on their unfulfilled lives.

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Sunday 6th September 2015
Thursday 10th September 2015

Legend 3 stars

Reggie Kray and his identical twin Ronnie own a lucrative club in London, where the rich and famous get a thrill from rubbing shoulders with bad boys and criminals. With guidance from business manager Leslie Payne, the club goes from strength to strength. Reggie struggles to contain his brother's sadistic impulses and when he serves time, an emotionally unstable Ronnie seizes control of the business empire and bullies anyone who openly questions his authority.

  • GenreAdaptation, Biography, Drama, Historical/Period, Romance, Thriller
  • CastChristopher Eccleston, Tara Fitzgerald, Paul Bettany, Emily Browning, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy.
  • DirectorBrian Helgeland.
  • WriterBrian Helgeland.
  • CountryUK/Fr
  • Duration131 mins
  • Official site
  • Release09/09/2015

Tom Hardy plays the Kray twins in this brutal and blackly humorous portrait of the notorious siblings, who terrorised 1950s and 1960s London, based on the book The Profession Of Violence by John Pearson. Reggie and his identical twin Ronnie own a lucrative club in London, where the rich and famous get a thrill from rubbing shoulders with bad boys and criminals. With guidance from business manager Leslie Payne (David Thewlis), the club goes from strength to strength. On the mean streets of the capital, the Krays continue their brutal war with turf rival Charlie Richardson (Paul Bettany), always remaining one step ahead of Detective Superintendent Leonard Read (Christopher Eccleston), who yearns to put them behind bars. Reggie embarks on a giddy romance with 16-year-old Frances Shea (Emily Browning), sister of his driver Frankie (Colin Morgan), despite vociferous protests from her mother (Tara Fitzgerald). The relationship coincides with Ronnie's turbulent affair with Edward Smith (Taron Egerton). Reggie struggles to contain his brother's sadistic impulses and keep Frances on an even emotional keel. When Reggie serves time, an emotionally unstable Ronnie seizes control of the business empire and bullies anyone who openly questions his authority.

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Wednesday 9th September 2015
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Me And Earl And The Dying Girl 4 stars

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At the behest of his parents, high school student Greg Gaines visits estranged childhood friend Rachel Kushner, who has been diagnosed with leukaemia. "I don't need your stupid pity so please go," she tells him coldly, but Greg persists to placate his meddlesome folks. A faltering friendship takes root, to the delight of Rachel's boozy mother, and Greg agrees to make a film for Rachel with his partner in creative crime, Earl.

  • GenreAdaptation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • CastRJ Cyler, Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton.
  • DirectorAlfonso Gomez-Rejon.
  • WriterJesse Andrews.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration105 mins
  • Official sitewww.meandearl.co.uk
  • Release04/09/2015

The good die young and that seems to be the inevitable outcome of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's beguiling and intensely moving screen adaptation of Jesse Andrews' debut novel. A teenage girl is diagnosed with cancer, classmates offer their heartfelt sympathy and one childhood friend sacrifices his studies to support her through chemotherapy.

There are obvious similarities to The Fault In Our Stars, but while that film had audiences sniffling from the opening frame, Me And Earl And The Dying Girl mines a rich vein of offbeat humour to stem the deluge of salty tears.

"This isn't a touching romantic story," confides Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), the socially awkward high school student and narrator of Gomez-Rejon's remarkable film. To some extent he's right: there's no boy meets girl cuteness here, no stolen kisses or wish fulfilment about the healing power of nascent love.

But his story is deeply affecting, recounted as a scrapbook of bittersweet vignettes and stop-motion animation, accompanied with self-explanatory onscreen captions like "Day 1 Of Doomed Friendship".

At the behest of his parents (Connie Britton, Nick Offerman), Greg visits estranged childhood friend Rachel Kushner (Olivia Cooke), who has been diagnosed with leukaemia. "I don't need your stupid pity so please go," she tells him coldly, but Greg persists to placate his meddlesome folks.

A faltering friendship takes root, to the delight of Rachel's boozy mother (Molly Shannon). In order to impress his high school crush, Madison (Katherine C Hughes), Greg agrees to make a film for Rachel with his partner in creative crime, Earl (RJ Cyler).

They have been producing charming homages for years including A Sockwork Orange, Senior Citizen Kane and Anatomy Of A Burger. The pressure to deliver a masterpiece weighs heavily on Greg, creating friction with Rachel, who doesn't want to be surrounded by negativity. "You can go back to your life of being invisible, detached and self-hating," she sobs.

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl is a beautifully judged rites of passage drama, that eschews mawkishness and emotional manipulation in favour of a richly detailed portrait of adolescent dreams in crisis. Gomez-Rejon's whimsical visual flourishes are a constant delight, perfectly reflecting Greg's love of classic cinema and his penchant for homemade props.

The film is punctuated by numerous moments of unexpected humour, like when Greg says something thoughtless and insensitive to Rachel, and stares at a poster on her wall of a Hollywood hunk dressed as an iconic comic book superhero. "I'm damned if I'm letting a punk like you waltz in here and stupid the place up," growls the character disapprovingly.

Mann doesn't strike a false note in the tricky lead role, gelling naturally with Cyler and Cooke. "This isn't a sappy love story," Greg emphasises, in case we had forgotten. No it's something far more precious, fragile, haunting and life-affirming than that.

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Mistress America 3 stars

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Eighteen-year-old Tracy arranges a meeting with her future stepsister Brooke, whose father is poised to marry Tracy's mother. Unlike Tracy, who is reserved and socially inept, Brooke is an expletive-spewing, overly confident force of nature, who seems to know everyone important in Manhattan. Brooke introduces wide-eyed Tracy to some of the city's best hotspots and the teenager becomes intoxicated by the energy and verve of her 20-something mentor.

  • GenreComedy, Drama
  • CastMichael Chernus, Seth Barrish, Juliet Brett, Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig.
  • DirectorNoah Baumbach.
  • WriterNoah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration84 mins
  • Official site
  • Release14/08/2015 (selected cinemas)

Eighteen-year-old Tracy (Lola Kirke) begins her first year at college in New York, but her dreams of literary celebrity are immediately crushed when she fails to gain admission to the school's legendary Mobius Society. To distract her from this rejection, Tracy arranges a meeting with her future stepsister Brooke (Greta Gerwig), whose father is poised to marry Tracy's mother. Unlike Tracy, who is reserved and socially inept, Brooke is an expletive-spewing, overly confident force of nature, who seems to know everyone important in Manhattan. Brooke introduces wide-eyed Tracy to some of the city's best hotspots and the teenager becomes intoxicated by the energy and verve of her 20-something mentor. When Brooke's plans to open a restaurant hit a snag, Tracy joins her future stepsister on a weekend road trip to visit an old acquaintance called Dylan (Michael Chernus), who could finance the venture and stump up the 75,000 US dollars Brooke needs by Monday.

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Mistress America (Subtitled) 3 stars

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Eighteen-year-old Tracy arranges a meeting with her future stepsister Brooke, whose father is poised to marry Tracy's mother. Unlike Tracy, who is reserved and socially inept, Brooke is an expletive-spewing, overly confident force of nature, who seems to know everyone important in Manhattan. Brooke introduces wide-eyed Tracy to some of the city's best hotspots and the teenager becomes intoxicated by the energy and verve of her 20-something mentor.

  • GenreComedy, Drama
  • CastSeth Barrish, Juliet Brett, Michael Chernus, Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig.
  • DirectorNoah Baumbach.
  • WriterNoah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration84 mins
  • Official site
  • Release14/08/2015 (selected cinemas)

Eighteen-year-old Tracy (Lola Kirke) begins her first year at college in New York, but her dreams of literary celebrity are immediately crushed when she fails to gain admission to the school's legendary Mobius Society. To distract her from this rejection, Tracy arranges a meeting with her future stepsister Brooke (Greta Gerwig), whose father is poised to marry Tracy's mother. Unlike Tracy, who is reserved and socially inept, Brooke is an expletive-spewing, overly confident force of nature, who seems to know everyone important in Manhattan. Brooke introduces wide-eyed Tracy to some of the city's best hotspots and the teenager becomes intoxicated by the energy and verve of her 20-something mentor. When Brooke's plans to open a restaurant hit a snag, Tracy joins her future stepsister on a weekend road trip to visit an old acquaintance called Dylan (Michael Chernus), who could finance the venture and stump up the 75,000 US dollars Brooke needs by Monday.

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Saturday 5th September 2015

P'tit Quinquin 3 stars

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A close-knit community in northern France is stunned when the headless body of a young woman is discovered inside the corpse of a cow. Commandant Van der Weyden leads the investigation and the police officer takes an immediate dislike to an angry and confused young boy called Quinquin, who is loitering near the crime scene with his friends including Eve, the girl he is trying to impress. The case twists and turns, and the number of dead bodies stacks up at the mortuary.

  • GenreComedy, Drama, World
  • CastLucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, Alane Delhaye, Philippe Jore.
  • DirectorBruno Dumont.
  • WriterBruno Dumont.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration200 mins
  • Official site
  • Release10/07/2015 (selected cinemas)

Conceived as a four-part mini series, P'tit Quinquin is a quixotic murder mystery that draws heavily upon writer-director Bruno Dumont's earlier films. A close-knit community in northern France is stunned when the headless body of a young woman is discovered inside the corpse of a cow. Commandant Van der Weyden (Bernard Pruvost) leads the investigation and the police officer takes an immediate dislike to an angry and confused young boy called Quinquin (Alane Delhaye), who is loitering near the crime scene with his friends including Eve (Lucy Caron), the girl he is trying to impress. As the case twists and turns, and the number of dead bodies stacks up at the mortuary, the Commandant's personal crusade against Quinquin intensifies, begging serious questions about the officer's objectivity and professionalism.

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Sunday 6th September 2015

Paprika 3 stars

Sci-fi.

  • GenreAnimation/Cartoon, Science Fiction
  • DirectorSatoshi Kon.
  • CountryJap
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official site

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Monday 7th September 2015

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Straight Outta Compton 4 stars

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Good friends Dr Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella search for an outlet for their creativity. With gentle persuasion from his buddies, Eazy-E sets up his own label, Ruthless Records, and the group's first release Boyz-n-the-Hood piques the interest of Jerry Heller. He sweet talks Eazy-E into becoming the band's manager. An electrifying live performance leads to a deal with Priority Records but Ice Cube grows increasingly concerned about Eazy-E's close working relationship with Heller and the absence of contracts for the rest of the group.

  • GenreBiography, Drama, Musical
  • CastCorey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr, Paul Giamatti, Neil Brown Jr, Jason Mitchell, Aldis Hodge.
  • DirectorF Gary Gray.
  • WriterJonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration147 mins
  • Official sitewww.straightouttacomptonthemovie.co.uk
  • Release28/08/2015

Whenever Hollywood immortalises pages from history at 24 frames per second, it's wise to treat each lustrous dramatisation with a pinch of salt. Rigorous factual accuracy is often sacrificed at the altar of artistic licence. In the case of F. Gary Gray's engrossing film, you will need to grab bulging fistfuls of sodium chloride.

Not only are two of the key protagonists of this rags to musical riches biopic listed as executive producers, one of the men - rapper turned actor Ice Cube - is portrayed on screen by his own son. The faint whiff of nepotism is overpowered by heady fumes of whitewash from Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff's script, which neglects to address accusations of misogyny and homophobia levelled at California hip hop collective N.W.A.

Regardless of the rosy tint to director Gray's lens, Straight Outta Compton is a fascinating portrait of youthful exuberance, raw ambition and racial divide that rubs some of that salt into the deep wounds inflicted since the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson.

The film opens in 1986 with pals Dr Dre (Corey Hawkins), Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), Ice Cube (O'Shea Jackson Jr), MC Ren (Aldis Hodge) and DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr) searching for an outlet for their creativity.

Tensions are high between police and black youths - random stop and searches are an unwelcome part of neighbourhood life. "I'm the only gangster round here," snarls one officer. With gentle persuasion from his buddies, Eazy-E sets up his own label, Ruthless Records, and the group's first release Boyz-n-the-Hood piques the interest of Jerry Heller (Paul Giamatti).

He sweet talks Eazy-E into becoming the band's manager. "What does N.W.A. stand for? No Whites Allowed?" asks Jerry naively. An electrifying live performance leads to a deal with Priority Records founded by Bryan Turner (Tate Ellington).

Ice Cube grows increasingly concerned about Eazy-E's close working relationship with Heller and the absence of contracts for the rest of the group. He eventually leaves and goes solo, sparking a bitter war of rhymes between the former band mates.

Ice Cube aligns himself with Suge Knight (R Marcus Taylor) and together they establish Death Row Records. Meanwhile, Dr Dre also turns his back on Eazy-E and N.W.A. and channels his energy into working as a producer for other acts including Snoop Dogg (Keith Stanfield) and Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose).

Straight Outta Compton might run to a holler short of two-and-a-half hours but Gray's film has sufficient swagger to hold our attention. Hawkins, Mitchell and Jackson Jr deliver accomplished performances as the sometimes deluded pioneers of a hip hop revolution.

Musical performances pulse with energy including a stand-off with police at a concert that culminates in a riot. This might not be the whole uncomfortable truth, but what we are allowed to see hits the right notes.

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The Wolfpack 4 stars

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Oscar Angulo married his wife Susanne and they settled in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Fearful of the outside world, Oscar commanded that his wife should not leave the apartment and she raised and homeschooled six boys and a girl called Visnu. This documentary journeys inside the Angulo family's home and witnesses the bonds and simmering tensions between the cloistered children and their parents.

  • GenreBiography, Documentary, Drama
  • CastBhagavan Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Govinda Angulo.
  • DirectorCrystal Moselle.
  • WriterCrystal Moselle.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official sitewww.thewolfpackfilm.com
  • Release21/08/2015 (selected cinemas)

Oscar Angulo married his wife Susanne and they settled in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Fearful of the outside world, Oscar commanded that his wife should not leave the apartment and she raised and homeschooled six boys - Bhagavan, Govinda, Jagadesh, Krisna, Mukunda and Narayana - and a girl called Visnu. Since Oscar had the only key to the family home, the children were also consigned to the apartment and they learnt about the outside world by watching films. The youngsters recited these films word by word and re-enacted their favourites including Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight and Reservoir Dogs using handmade props. Out of the blue, 15-year-old Mukunda defies his father and escapes from the apartment, wearing a mask to conceal his identity. This flight to freedom provides the spark for Crystal Moselle's fascinating documentary, which journeys inside the Angulo family's home and witnesses the bonds and simmering tensions between the cloistered children and their parents.

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The Wonders 3 stars

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Gelsomina is the eldest of four daughters, who help their taciturn father harvest honey from nearby hives and sell the golden nectar in jars to the local community. As summer beckons, life on the farm is thrown into disarray by the arrival of a 14-year-old German boy called Martin, who will work alongside the family as part of a youth rehabilitation program. There is a palpable attraction between Martin and Gelsomina, that threatens to distract her from her responsibilities.

  • GenreDrama, Romance, World
  • CastMaria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck, Alba Rohrwacher, Monica Bellucci.
  • DirectorAlice Rohrwacher.
  • WriterAlice Rohrwacher.
  • CountryIta/Switz/
  • Duration111 mins
  • Official site
  • Release17/07/2015 (selected cinemas)

Gelsomina (Alexandra Lungu) is the eldest of four daughters, who help their taciturn father (Sam Louvyck) harvest honey from nearby hives and sell the golden nectar in jars to the local community. Unlike her truculent sister Marinella (Agnese Graziana), Gelsomina is always prepared to work to ensure the family succeeds and she keeps a close eye on the bucket that constantly fills with precious honey and must be changed regularly. As summer beckons, life on the farm is thrown into disarray by the arrival of a 14-year-old German boy called Martin (Luis Huilca), who will work alongside the family as part of a youth rehabilitation program. There is a palpable attraction between Martin and Gelsomina, that threatens to distract her from her responsibilities. Meanwhile, a TV game show called Village Wonders, hosted by the ethereal Milly Catena (Monica Bellucci), arrives in the forest, offering a big prize to the best farmers in the region. Gelsomina proudly enters her dysfunctional clan, unaware of the dire consequences of her proud actions.

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Tuesday 8th September 2015