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Comedy/drama

Welcome to Me (2014)

When set free, there’s something genuinely unhinged about Kristen Wiig’s performances. Of all the members of the new comedy royalty currently reigning on big and small screen alike, she’s the least predictable. Where Tina Fey brings biting…

Irrational Man (2015)

Well we’ve been here before. There’s the usual sprinkling of cultural references (Kant and Antonioni make it into the opening voiceover), the stricken but charming leading man stuck in a perpetual existential crisis, and the attractive…

While We’re Young (2014)

While We're Young is Noah Braumbach's inter-generational comedy about the allure of youth and the frustration of ageing, telling us that the adage that you are only as old as you feel really only stretches so far. Every generation must face…

The Price of Fame (2014)

Following his much mourned death, Charlie Chaplin found his first resting place in Switzerland to be only temporary. In 1978, two eastern European immigrants stole his remains for ransom. Unsurprisingly, this ill-conceived plot did not…

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Only Lovers Left Alive is the first Jim Jarmusch film I have seen in a very long time. Come to think of it, it may even have been the only one since his 1984 big moment with Stranger Than Paradise and I sincerely believe that not having…

Day of the Flowers

Day of the Flowers - a reference to the Dia de las Flores festival in Cuba - is a lighthearted, romantic family melodrama and potential crowdpleaser for a Saturday night in at best. That doesn't sound like a glowing recommendation for a…