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  • Stratton

    Stratton

    In a world where Spectre has spoiled the 007 charm, Stratton desperately wants to be the new British hero. Dominic Cooper, with his dark good looks and spy-like demeanour, cannot help but recall James Bond.

    Based on the Duncan Falconer book series, John Stratton is a member of the SBS: the Special Boat Service commandos. They are an actual elite group of military operatives who work for the government and conduct their missions underground. This Special Forces group is attached…

  • The Limehouse Golem

    The Limehouse Golem

    ★★★

    The Limehouse Golem feels like Se7en, in Victorian London. The moment we approach the first murder victims and see the gory mess and grim, cut-up corpses, we know we’re in for something uniquely horrific. The mild-mannered, 67-year-old Bill Nighy leads the investigation and what a refreshing choice it is. Indeed, The Limehouse Golem rests on his shoulders, as through his eyes we meet Lizzie Cree (Olivia Cooke), Dan Leno (Douglas Booth) and the many suspects and witnesses to the case.

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    Based on the west coast streets, with the orange haze and branded bill-boards, Nightcrawler comes out of the dark with a sordid capitalist tale to tell. Starring a wide-eyed Jake Gyllenhaal as Lou Bloom, videographer of the LA boulevards, it’s a name he won’t let you forget. He captures the bloody crimes that dominate the morning television screens across the local area. Leeching off the ills of society, his role is needed because it makes money. His “professional” and guide-to-success…

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★½

    No music and little dialogue introduce brothers Mark (Tatum) and Dave (Ruffalo) Schultz. The dance of wrestlers, grabbing and holding each other in pin-downs and body-throws, prove their intimate knowledge of each other’s physicality. A combination of Bennett Miller’s considered direction and the actor’s commitment ensure that their relationship is deeply personal and wholly authentic. Foxcatcher is rooted in the world of wrestling, whereby the support of John Du Pont (Steve Carrell) gave security to athletes determined to be the…