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Gemma Arterton

Their Finest (2017)

Their Finest is one of those warm, fuzzy crowd-pleasers, radiating a cosy charm as it gently unfurls towards a satisfying climax with the minimal amount of fuss, and where not having enough water to make a decent cuppa is the closest we…

Their Finest (2016)

The latest adaptation by Danish director Lone Scherfig, Their Finest is set in 1940s London during the Second World War. In order to boost morale, the British Ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a screenwriter to give their…

The Voices (2014)

After the wonderful Persepolis and Chicken with Plums, Iranian-born French author/illustrator/director Marjane Satrapi has been relatively quiet on the filmmaking scene.   After her first live-action directorial feature, the 2012 film Gang…

The Voices (2014)

The follow up film from Marjane Satrapi, director of Persepolis is not what you would expect. In one fell swoop she shifts her gaze from biographical animation to screwball, satirical comedy. The Voices sees Ryan Reynolds play Jerry…

Byzantium (2012)

Most movies, sadly, are either too gratuitous or not gratuitous enough. Why does it have to be so hard to strike the right balance? A mother/daughter pair of 200-year-old vampires are leading a secret life, in perpetual flight from a…

Runner Runner (2013)

In the Eighties, legend has it, the US armed forces hit upon the idea of encouraging Hollywood to make recruitment films for them. Thus, An Officer and a Gentleman, Top Gun, Navy SEALS and Private Benjamin (okay: maybe not Private Benjamin)…

New images released for Runner Runner

Richie (Justin Timberlake), a Princeton college student who pays for school with online gambling, bottoms out and travels to Costa Rica to confront the mastermind, Ivan (Ben Affleck), whom he believes has swindled him. Ivan sees a kindred…

Song For Marion (2012)

To go from dark comedy and urban horror to family-friendly drama is quite an interesting turn for Paul Andrew Williams. It may not have the complexities of his previous films, which includes The Cottage (2008) and The Children (2008), but…