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CAN'T SAY GOODBYE (No Se Decir Adios) Review: Lino Escalera delivers a compelling, thought-provoking and deeply moving debut

Film Still from CAN'T SAY GOODBYE

Lino Escalera delivers a compelling, thought-provoking and deeply moving debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE

Lino Escalera goes straight for the heart in her compelling debut CAN’T SAY GOODBYE, a yielding family drama about two daughters struggling to come to terms with their father’s impending death.

CAN’T SAY GOODBYE tells the story of Carla, a self-destructive woman, who receives an unexpected call from her sister Blanca...

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Film Review: DAMASCUS COVER – #MANIFF2018

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Israeli spy Ari Ben-Zion with depth and skill in Daniel Zelik Berk’s political thriller DAMASCUS COVER

A spy navigates the precarious terrain of love and survival in Daniel Zelik Berk’s new film DAMASCUS COVER, a political thriller set in Syria.

Based on the best-selling 1977 novel by Howard Kaplan, DAMASCUS COVER tells the story of Ari Ben-Zion (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), an Israeli spy who is recalled to Jerusalem after a failed attempt to bring a mole back to Israe...

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BECOMING ICONIC Film Review: Jonathan Baker’s documentary fails to live up to its initial promise

Jonathan Baker and Nicolas Cage in BECOMING ICONIC

Despite its intriguing concept, BECOMING ICONIC fails to live up to its initial promise

It is often said that if you want to be successful, copy those who have come before you. That’s the premise behind Jonathan Baker’s new documentary BECOMING ICONIC.

Exploring the perilous process of filmmaking through the eyes of some of Hollywood’s most iconic directors, BECOMING ICONIC sees Jodie Foster (LITTLE MAN TATE), Taylor Hackford (RAY, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN), Adrian Lyne (FATAL ATTRACTION...

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Film Review: POISONING PARADISE – #MANIFF2018

Pesticide Poisoning in POISONING PARADISE documentary

Pesticide poisoning on the seemingly idyllic island of Hawaii takes centre focus in new documentary POISONING PARADISE

With The Beast From The East and Storm Emma currently battling most of the UK, it’s easy to see why Hawaii is on the bucket list for most. But behind this seemingly idyllic world of sun, sea and sand is a serious environmental issue affecting the island and its residents, one in which groundbreaking documentary POISONING PARADISE hopes to highlight.

Focusing on the Hawaiian...

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TALKING WITH ANGELS, CONTRACTOR 014352, THE PAST WE LIVE IN and MOVING VIOLATION compete in the short film category at the 2018 Manchester Film Festival

Film Still from THE PAST WE LIVE IN

TALKING WITH ANGELS, CONTRACTOR 014352, THE PAST WE LIVE IN and MOVING VIOLATION compete in the short film category at the 2018 Manchester Film Festival

Science fiction, war and comedy collide in Shorts Session 3 at the 2018 Manchester Film Festival.

Nick Wild brings together a talented northern cast in his comedy short TALKING WITH ANGELS while real and imaginary worlds collide in Simon Ryninks psychedelic short CONTRACTOR 014352...

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Film Review: BOWIE: THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

Bowie The Man Who Changed The World

BOWIE: THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD is a feature length documentary about the life and inspiration of a true rock and roll icon

Since music legend David Bowie first shot to fame in the 1960s, there are have been many documentaries about the British rock icon. From his impact on fashion and teenage culture to his constantly evolving musical style, Bowie was truly an artistic chameleon with a career that spanned half a century.

BOWIE: THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD is a feature length documentary...

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Film Review: ME BEFORE YOU

Me Before You Film

Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke as Will Traynor and Lou Clark in ME BEFORE YOU.  © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Heart-warming and heart-breaking, ME BEFORE YOU is an unconventional romantic drama that will have you reaching for the tissues

Fans of Jojo Moyes’ best-selling book ME BEFORE YOU have waited four years for the rom-com to hit the big screen...

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Film Review: CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D.

Captain Newman, MD

Sober, moving and surprisingly funny, David Miller’s 1963 classic CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D. heads to DVD

More than 50 years after its release, triple Oscar nominated psychological war film CAPTAIN NEWMAN M.D heads to DVD this month.

Set during WWII in 1944, CAPTAIN NEWMAN M.D tells the story of an eccentric doctor, Captain Josiah J. Newman (Gregory Peck) who runs the psychiatric unit of a U.S. Military Hospital in Arizona...

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Film Review: THE SOUND BARRIER

The-Sound-Barrier

Sir David Lean’s 1952 classic THE SOUND BARRIER is restored for DVD and Blu-Ray release

To mark the 25th anniversary of Sir David Lean’s death, his award-winning film THE SOUND BARRIER is been released on DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time.

Originally made for TV in 1952, THE SOUND BARRIER tells the fictional story of the British attempts to break the sound barrier and achieve supersonic flight...

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Film Review: HAVANA MOTOR CLUB

Havana Motor Club

Inspiring and thrilling, HAVANA MOTOR CLUB beautifully captures the vibrancy of Cuba and its people

As a motorsport fan, I have watched many sports documentaries in my time. Some are good, most are bad but every now and again, a true gem comes along. HAVANA MOTOR CLUB is one of those gems.

Directed by Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, HAVANA MOTOR CLUB explores the vibrant community of Cuba’s underground drag racers...

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