The Past (Le Passé)

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  • The Past (Le Passé)

    Asghar Farhadi

    Farhadi's latest marital deconstruction remains true to its title, where the toxic baggage of the 'past' shapes and, at times, condemns the future.

  • Starred Up

    David MacKenzie

    Jack O'Connell's new kid on the cell block is like a young Michael 'Charles Bronson' Peterson - the UK's most violent prisoner - in David MacKenzie's powerful new prison drama.

  • Les Salauds (Bastards)

    Claire Denis

    An edgy neo-noir psychological drama deconstructs institutional corruption within the family and business, which is at its most acute when the two collide.

  • Under the Skin

    Jonathan Glazer

    Modernist filmmaking is alive and well in this brilliant but disturbing new feature from Jonathan Glazer - his first for nine years - which combines mainstream horror's tension and video art's ingenuity during a compelling 108 minutes that turns the male gaze on its head.

  • The Zero Theorem

    Terry Gilliam

    Whatever film Terry Gilliam conceived in his head when making this retro lo-fi Orwellian shaggy dog tale isn't the one that appears on the screen.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Wes Anderson

    Wes Anderson's ultra controlled OCD mayhem takes us to a parallel universe where high camp is the norm and grand extravagance mimics pre-war Eastern Europe; reviving Brechtian absurdist theatre/cinema pink dolls house style.

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