Citizenfour

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  • Citizenfour

    Laura Poitras

    The most important documentary exposé since 'Taxi to the Dark Side', it brings a sober clarity to a scandal that governments had kept under wraps, absurdly hiding behind 9/11 intelligence activities and bestowing a traitor status on a whistleblower for spilling the beans on a new kind of tyranny for the digital age.

  • Nightcrawlers

    Dan Gilroy

    An amoral quasi-journalist profits from gruesome voyeurism and a suburban paranoia in Dan Gilroy's well crafted but slippery thriller satire.

  • The Imitation Game

    Morten Tyldum

    Lively direction and superb performances paper over the cracks in Morten Tyldum's engaging account of Alan Turing cracking the Nazi's Enigma code and suffering an appalling legitimised persecution after the war.

  • Mr Turner

    Mike Leigh

    Timothy Spall picked up best actor at Cannes for his career-topping performance as JMW Turner in Mike Leigh's meticulous biopic of the great Romantic painter.

  • Ida

    Paweł Pawlikowski

    A shocking secret weighs heavy upon Paweł Pawlikowski's monochrome new feature, 'Ida', which has already established itself as a serious contender for future masterpiece status.

  • 71

    Yann Demange

    A remarkably assured debut feature from TV veteran, Yann Demange, combining a hand-held documentary aesthetic with survival thriller conventions to thrust us into the heart of the Northern Ireland Troubles.

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