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After The Night: a claustrophobic neo-realistic gangster film (review)

Sombra and his brother - After the Nigh

Basil Da Cunha’s debut features a non-professional cast with no screenplay. Simon Roger Key reviews this nocturnal gangster movie

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The Merry Gentleman: retrospective review

The Merry Gentleman

Michael Keaton explored familiar ground with his directorial debut The Merry Gentleman. Simon Roger Key revisits the movie

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My Stuff shakes off the consumerist shackles of 'stuff' to look for something deeper (review)

My Stuff

Documentary My Stuff explores what you really need in life. Is it best to be tied down with all your pointless ‘stuff’ or have a meaningful relationship?

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The Nightman of Nevermoor: a Spielbergian-romp from talented and passionate filmmakers

The Nightman of Nevermoor

The The Nightman of Nevermoor demonstrates skill and craft on a small budget in an engaging film that is reminiscent of Spielberg

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Best films of 2013 (part 3)

Only God Forgives

With part one and two out of the way, here Simon Roger Key concludes his countdown of his Top 10 Films of 2013.

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The best films of 2013 (part 2)

Frances Ha

With his Keanu love-fest delivered in part one, here Simon Roger Key continues his countdown of his Top 10 Films of 2013. Let part deux begin…

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The best films of 2013

Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin

Here, coming over the mountains like a cool breeze, is part one of Simon Roger Key’s Top 10 Films of 2013. There’s a massive clue in that waffly sentence alluding to who features rather prominently in part one…

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Frances Ha: Greta Gerwig shines

Frances Ha

Frances Ha sees director Noah Baumbach team up with Greta Gerwig to create a female cinematic characters with depth and complexity

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12 Years A Slave: powerful performance in this Steve McQueen film

12 years a slave

Steve McQueen has presided over great performances in his film of Solomon Nothup’s memoir 12 Years A Slave. Simon Roger Key reviews this powerful film

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All Cheerleaders Die: a 'subversive' teen horror

All Cheerleaders Die

All Cheerleaders Die sets itself up as a subversive horror, pitting cheerleaders against jocks. Simon Roger King reviews

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Heli: gruelling, beautiful and violent with great performances

Heli

Heli is graphic in its despeiction of violence, and has picked up plenty of plaudits for director Amat Escalante. Simon Roger Key reviews

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Hide Your Smiling Faces marks out Daniel Patrick Carbone as a director to watch

Hide Your Smiling Faces

Daniel Patrick Carbone’s debut Hide Your Smiling Faces has the assured self-confidence that marks him out as a director to watch

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Locke: entertaining tense thriller

Locke

A thriller that manages to entertain while being confined to a car on a journey surely highlights a filmmaking talent. Simon Roger reviews Locke

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Philomena: deft 'odd couple' Dench and Coogan

Philolmena

Philomena places Judi Dench and Steve Coogan opposite each other in a film based on a true story. Simon Roger Key reviews Philomena

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Interesting, complete and bizarre: The World's End review

worlds end

Blending comedy, sci-fi and human drama, as well as chemistry between its characters, The World’s End is a worthy conclusion to the ‘Cornetto trilogy’

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