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Top 10 inspiring biopics to see this holiday season… or any time of the year

Ruth Maramis | 05 January 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: biopics, film reviews

Our pick of the films of 2013

Michael Cook | 03 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: best of, film reviews, lists
The year just gone produced some amazing movies.

A complex moral drama in Middle-earth

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 30 December 2013 | POPCORN |  
tags: film reviews

Belgium, where death becomes the norm, living the exception

Margaret Somerville | 07 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, film reviews, suffering
A documentary about ten years of legal euthanasia is a touchstone for radically different approaches to suffering.

Blue Jasmine

| 24 October 2013 | POPCORN |  
tags: film reviews, Woody Allen

British romantic comedy tries time travel

Ronan Wright | 04 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews
Director Richard Curtis has crafted a pleasant, thoughtful film about making the most of time.


Laura Cotta Ramosino | 01 October 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: dystopia, film reviews
It's District 9 again, but less successful thanks to its obsession with the present.

Living With Dead Hearts

Brendan Malone | 27 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: children, China, film reviews, trafficking
China's kidnapped children, and what one father learned from his search.

Lessons about life at Monsters University

Raffaele Chiarulli | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, film reviews, universities
In the world of Pixar, no one is alone: we all need friends.

The Conjuring: frightfully effective

Ronan Wright | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews
A masterful yarn about a Rhode Island family whose house is haunted by a malevolent spirit.

“World War Z”

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 09 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: family values, film reviews, zombies
Despite its absurd premise, Brad Pitt's latest film is intelligent entertainment with a deep sense of family values.

“Despicable Me 2”

Ronan Wright | 27 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, Hollywood
The art of making wholesome, thoroughly entertaining films for the whole family is not dead.

“Man of Steel”

Ronan Wright | 18 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: comic books, film reviews
Finally we have an excellent adaptation of everyone's favourite comic book hero.

“The Great Gatsby”

Ronan Wright | 03 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews
There's lots of froth and bubble in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of this American classic, but not much soul.

“The Gatekeepers”

Ronan Wright | 27 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, Israel, Middle East, organ donation, Palestine, torture
Two documentary films about relations between the Palestinians and the Israelis show the moral complexities brought about by the conflict.

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