Film

Maleficent (2014)

The house of eternal happiness has taken the opportunity to turn an old Beauty on its head and give us a tale unlike anything we’ve known.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Brian Singer’s Marvel-ous mutants return

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Godzilla (2014)

After the success of his first feature film (Monsters), which saw an alien invasion throughout the American border, Gareth Edwards is back with a bigger budget, and an even bigger monster.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Our review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is here, and we think it’s Marvel’s strongest foray since The Avengers.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

The second half of the abridged, two-part cinema release version of Lars Von Trier’s latest work is sillier than the first, requiring disbelief to be suspended from the get go, and shoots off in various disparate directions, but just about manages to keep a sense of cohesion.

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Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D (2012)

Argento is back, with a 3D adaptation of Dracula. Is this the return to form that I and many others have been hoping against hope for?

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

What to do if you are Lars Von Trier? Antichrist got people up in arms back in 2009, with its penetration, genital mutilation and (for some) questionable gender politics. Then Melancholia, a far gentler film, was overshadowed by his bizarre outburst at Cannes that year (calm down, Lars!). Named festival persona non grata and refusing to give any more interviews, it seemed unsurprising that his next work announced was a hardcore pornographic film. I mean, why not?

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Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

I have to admit that going into this film I was not expecting to like it. I simply dislike modern day Shakespeare adaptations that keep the language. Updating the stories is great, and gives us films like 10 Things I Hate About You, but keeping the old time dialogue always jars for me. In spite of these reservations, however, I was won over by this cute, funny and charming little film. Let us talk upon it further!

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Gravity (2013)

In space, no-one can hear you scream. It was only in watching Gravity that I considered the true genius of this tagline. Superbly effective for the little space-set horror film it was promoting, it carries the deeper significance of the true loneliness that can only really be experienced out there in the void. The horror is not that which makes us scream, but rather in the fact that nobody will ever hear us.

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Snowpiercer (2013)

It lacks enough originality to be called a masterpiece, but Snowpiercer has a distinct personality and it won’t be surprising to see it listed among the top films of the year.

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