Dude Rates Movies

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Everest
6
Baltasar Kormákur (2015)
Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright
Monday 13 June 2016 AD

Disaster or survival movies often come out as sort of TV movies to me. No exception here.

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Incendies
8
Denis Villeneuve (2010)
Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
Sunday 5 June 2016 AD

So this is my least favorite Dennis Villeneuve movie.

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Citizen Kane
8
Orson Welles (1941)
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore
Saturday 4 June 2016 AD

What is remarkable with this movie, apart from being an excellent drama in a first place, is how contemporary the camera work is. It’s unbelievable that this was shot in 1941.

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Prisoners
9
Denis Villeneuve (2013)
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis
Friday 3 June 2016 AD

Best movie from Denis Villeneuve in my opinion. Not as epic or ambitious than Blade Runner 2049 or stuff like that, but it is such a powerful and solid thriller.

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13 Hours
8
Michael Bay (2016)
John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale
Tuesday 31 May 2016 AD

The second Michael Bay’s escape from his Transformers franchise jail happens to be a pretty effective action flick. As expected there is zero subtlety in the treatment of an actual event, to the point where defending a military base against terrorists looks like defending it against zombies. Very cool.

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Eden Lake
3
James Watkins (2008)
Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis
Saturday 28 May 2016 AD

This was so violent it repulsed me. Looks like the kind of fucked up story you can hear about on the news bulletin. Nightmarish, not entertaining.

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Ruby Sparks
7
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (2012)
Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening
Friday 27 May 2016 AD

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
7
Brad Bird (2011)
Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
Sunday 22 May 2016 AD

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The Lobster
5
Yorgos Lanthimos (2015)
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Sunday 22 May 2016 AD

?????? 5 just in case

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Let the Right One In
7
Låt den rätte komma in
Tomas Alfredson (2008)
Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
Monday 16 May 2016 AD

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Battle Royale
4
Batoru rowaiaru
Kinji Fukasaku (2000)
Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto
Saturday 7 May 2016 AD

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Creed
7
Ryan Coogler (2015)
Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
Saturday 7 May 2016 AD

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It Follows
9
David Robert Mitchell (2014)
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
Saturday 7 May 2016 AD

One of the best recent horror movie. The concept is original, it goes directly against the traditional codes of the genre, and the director plays with our nerves by distilling such a frightening atmosphere even in normal scene.

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Mustang
8
Deniz Gamze Ergüven (2015)
Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
Saturday 7 May 2016 AD

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The Good Dinosaur
6
Peter Sohn (2015)
Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla
Thursday 5 May 2016 AD

This is the worst Pixar movie, which means it’s an average animated movie. You couldn’t make the story any less dull in its themes and morale and some moments are particularly awkward. Apparently the production suffered big turmoil, with major story revisions, turn-over in the crew, and so on. It shows.

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Trumbo
8
Jay Roach (2015)
Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren
Tuesday 3 May 2016 AD

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Moonrise Kingdom
7
Wes Anderson (2012)
Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis
Thursday 14 April 2016 AD

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World War Z
6
Marc Forster (2013)
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
Thursday 14 April 2016 AD

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Big Eyes
8
Tim Burton (2014)
Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston
Wednesday 30 March 2016 AD

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The Way Back
7
Peter Weir (2010)
Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell
Tuesday 29 March 2016 AD

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Silent Hill
2
Christophe Gans (2006)
Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean
Sunday 27 March 2016 AD

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
7
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
J.J. Abrams (2015)
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
Sunday 27 March 2016 AD

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Being John Malkovich
6
Spike Jonze (1999)
John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener
Monday 21 March 2016 AD

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Vertigo
6
Alfred Hitchcock (1958)
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Monday 21 March 2016 AD

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Harsh Times
8
David Ayer (2005)
Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria
Saturday 12 March 2016 AD

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Carol
5
Todd Haynes (2015)
Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Sunday 28 February 2016 AD

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
9
Frank Capra (1939)
James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
Saturday 20 February 2016 AD

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Short Term 12
8
Destin Daniel Cretton (2013)
Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.
Friday 19 February 2016 AD

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The Holiday
4
Nancy Meyers (2006)
Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law
Thursday 18 February 2016 AD

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Biutiful
5
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2010)
Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib
Wednesday 17 February 2016 AD

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It's a Wonderful Life
9
Frank Capra (1946)
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Sunday 31 January 2016 AD

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Fury
9
David Ayer (2014)
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman
Friday 22 January 2016 AD

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Sicario
9
Denis Villeneuve (2015)
Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro
Friday 22 January 2016 AD

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The Princess Bride
6
Rob Reiner (1987)
Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Thursday 21 January 2016 AD

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21 Grams
8
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2003)
Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts
Sunday 10 January 2016 AD

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A Christmas Carol
7
Robert Zemeckis (2009)
Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
Sunday 27 December 2015 AD

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Amores Perros
8
Amores perros
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2000)
Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo
Sunday 27 December 2015 AD

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Before Sunset
8
Richard Linklater (2004)
Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff
Thursday 24 December 2015 AD

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Carnage
9
Roman Polanski (2011)
Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz
Thursday 24 December 2015 AD

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The Walk
6
Robert Zemeckis (2015)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon
Thursday 24 December 2015 AD

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Goodfellas
8
Martin Scorsese (1990)
Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Sunday 22 November 2015 AD

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The Martian
9
Ridley Scott (2015)
Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
Saturday 14 November 2015 AD

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Planet of the Apes
6
Franklin J. Schaffner (1968)
Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
Wednesday 11 November 2015 AD

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Predestination
7
Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig (2014)
Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
Wednesday 11 November 2015 AD

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The Secret in Their Eyes
8
El secreto de sus ojos
Juan José Campanella (2009)
Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago
Wednesday 11 November 2015 AD

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The Talented Mr. Ripley
7
Anthony Minghella (1999)
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
Wednesday 11 November 2015 AD

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Argo
9
Ben Affleck (2012)
Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Saturday 31 October 2015 AD

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Cast Away
9
Robert Zemeckis (2000)
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez
Saturday 31 October 2015 AD

I see that Wilson went for method acting. Too bad he got lost in the Pacific Ocean for real, we couldn’t give him the Oscar.

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Wild
7
Jean-Marc Vallée (2014)
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann
Wednesday 21 October 2015 AD

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Youth
8
Paolo Sorrentino (2015)
Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz
Wednesday 21 October 2015 AD

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Dressed to Kill
6
Brian De Palma (1980)
Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen
Saturday 10 October 2015 AD

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand
6
Robert Zemeckis (1978)
Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure
Tuesday 29 September 2015 AD

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Used Cars
6
Robert Zemeckis (1980)
Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham
Tuesday 29 September 2015 AD

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Malice
7
Harold Becker (1993)
Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman
Wednesday 9 September 2015 AD

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Good Kill
7
Andrew Niccol (2014)
Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz
Monday 7 September 2015 AD

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Inside Out
7
Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen (2015)
Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Monday 7 September 2015 AD

The fundamental problem is that the implementation doesn’t bring any more details than the abstraction. You have characters in the brain that are supposed to be the « internals » of the high-level emotional result and it just turns out that those characters are… emotions. Well thanks but this is useless, I can see the emotions directly by looking at the girl’s face and reactions. The movie gets it when Joy gets lost out of the headquarters which therefore creates a depressive state in Riley. Here we have a non-trivial low-level mechanism that creates a high-level emotion. I also just moderately liked the sort of catalog of the different brain places (memories, abstraction, etc). It’s like we’re on an educative attraction for kids about psychology in Disneyland.

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Volver
8
Pedro Almodóvar (2006)
Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas
Thursday 27 August 2015 AD

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Braindead
8
Peter Jackson (1992)
Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody
Wednesday 26 August 2015 AD

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Good Morning, Vietnam
7
Barry Levinson (1987)
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran
Sunday 16 August 2015 AD

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City of God
8
Cidade de Deus
Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund (2002)
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele
Thursday 13 August 2015 AD

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
7
Ned Benson (2013)
Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda
Monday 10 August 2015 AD

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
7
Ned Benson (2013)
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda
Monday 10 August 2015 AD

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Death Becomes Her
6
Robert Zemeckis (1992)
Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
Thursday 6 August 2015 AD

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Still Alice
7
Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland (2014)
Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
Wednesday 5 August 2015 AD

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Paths of Glory
9
Stanley Kubrick (1957)
Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou
Tuesday 4 August 2015 AD

I would have said that the legal approach to the facts, with the ruling and the defense from the officer, is too didactic. But this is actually written so well and acted so well that I accept it as it is. And it’s excellent.

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The Last of the Mohicans
8
Michael Mann (1992)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means
Saturday 1 August 2015 AD

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The Judge
8
David Dobkin (2014)
Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
Thursday 30 July 2015 AD

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Zodiac
9
David Fincher (2007)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo
Tuesday 28 July 2015 AD

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Citizenfour
8
Laura Poitras (2014)
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney
Tuesday 30 June 2015 AD

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We Bought a Zoo
7
Cameron Crowe (2011)
Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church
Tuesday 30 June 2015 AD

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Broadway Rhythm
7
Roy Del Ruth (1944)
George Murphy, Ginny Simms, Charles Winninger
Thursday 4 June 2015 AD

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Un plan parfait
6
Pascal Chaumeil (2012)
Diane Kruger, Dany Boon, Alice Pol
Monday 1 June 2015 AD

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La Haine
8
La haine
Mathieu Kassovitz (1995)
Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui
Sunday 31 May 2015 AD

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Last Known Address
7
Dernier domicile connu
José Giovanni (1970)
Lino Ventura, Marlène Jobert, Michel Constantin
Sunday 31 May 2015 AD

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Tamara Drewe
6
Stephen Frears (2010)
Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper
Sunday 31 May 2015 AD

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The Bourne Ultimatum
9
Paul Greengrass (2007)
Matt Damon, Edgar Ramírez, Joan Allen
Saturday 9 May 2015 AD

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Ted
5
Seth MacFarlane (2012)
Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane
Tuesday 21 April 2015 AD

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Up in the Air
7
Jason Reitman (2009)
George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick
Tuesday 21 April 2015 AD

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The Cabin in the Woods
8
Drew Goddard (2012)
Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Monday 20 April 2015 AD

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Big Hero 6
8
Don Hall, Chris Williams (2014)
Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung
Friday 17 April 2015 AD

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Edge of Tomorrow
8
Doug Liman (2014)
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Thursday 16 April 2015 AD

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Amadeus
8
Milos Forman (1984)
F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge
Tuesday 7 April 2015 AD

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Hesher
5
Spencer Susser (2010)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Devin Brochu, Natalie Portman
Thursday 26 March 2015 AD

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12 Angry Men
9
Sidney Lumet (1957)
Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
Wednesday 18 March 2015 AD

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American Sniper
8
Clint Eastwood (2014)
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner
Wednesday 4 March 2015 AD

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The Mist
7
Frank Darabont (2007)
Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden
Tuesday 3 March 2015 AD

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Speed
9
Jan de Bont (1994)
Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock
Friday 27 February 2015 AD

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Blue Is the Warmest Color
9
La vie d'Adèle
Abdellatif Kechiche (2013)
Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
Thursday 26 February 2015 AD

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The Lego Movie
6
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller (2014)
Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks
Thursday 19 February 2015 AD

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Boyhood
7
Richard Linklater (2014)
Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Tuesday 17 February 2015 AD

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Whiplash
8
Damien Chazelle (2014)
Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
Tuesday 17 February 2015 AD

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The Theory of Everything
7
James Marsh (2014)
Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prior
Monday 16 February 2015 AD

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The Imitation Game
8
Morten Tyldum (2014)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Wednesday 11 February 2015 AD

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Transformers: Age of Extinction
4
Michael Bay (2014)
Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor
Monday 9 February 2015 AD

Mark Wahlberg edition of the bots fighting. There is a dinosaur. A DINOSAUR. YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, MICHAEL.

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Adieu Paris
7
Franziska Buch (2013)
Jessica Schwarz, Hans Werner Meyer, Sandrine Bonnaire
Friday 30 January 2015 AD

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Two Days, One Night
6
Deux jours, une nuit
Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (2014)
Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée
Sunday 25 January 2015 AD

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Contagion
6
Steven Soderbergh (2011)
Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law
Saturday 24 January 2015 AD

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The Grand Budapest Hotel
8
Wes Anderson (2014)
Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
Saturday 24 January 2015 AD

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The Snowtown Murders
7
Snowtown
Justin Kurzel (2011)
Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris
Saturday 24 January 2015 AD

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Buffalo '66
7
Vincent Gallo (1998)
Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara
Thursday 22 January 2015 AD

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