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Victoria (2015) A revolution in cinematic history, Victoria tells the story of a girl on a night out in Berlin – but incredibly, it’s filmed continuously in one single take. Yet, aside from its technical achievement, the film showcases amazing talent, fantastic plot and beautiful cinematography. – Willa Hope Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013) This…

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i love you philip morris (2009) I know, I know, you’ve heard it all before: straight-laced cop (Jim Carrey) comes out, turns con-man and falls in love with fellow inmate (Ewan McGregor) in a Texas jail. Although the hilarious, off-beat flick has enough cartoon slapstick to make Laurel and Hardy blush, Carrey’s surprisingly sensitive and…

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Seven Psychopaths (2012) A man with writer’s block gets more than his fair share of inspiration when his life is filled with vengeful murderers and kidnapped dogs. This is a darkly comical and comically dark story that pokes fun at everything from serial killers, to Shih Tzus, to the Hollywood Dream and still has a…

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Filth (2013)  Corruption in the Edinburgh police force, drug abuse, borderline-personality disorder … it could only be another Irvine Welsh film. Starring James McAvoy as the psychopathic Detective Sergeant Bruce, this film is trippy, terrifying and darkly comical. Despite Bruce’s sadistic and megalomaniacal pursuits, you can’t help but sympathise with his broken shell of a…

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The Legend of Barney Thompson (2015) Robert Carlyle writes, directs and stars in this noir comedy about a reluctant serial killer who becomes Scotland Yard’s ‘Most Wanted’ by accident. As the body count rises, all he really wants is to continue giving short back and sides to customers in his hair salon, but an angry…

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The Big Short (2015) While not always the easiest to comprehend due to the complexity of the subject, The Big Short is one of the most revealing films about America we have seen yet. Sporting an A-list cast and, arguably, Christian Bale’s best performance in cinema, this film examines the bleak and unflattering story of…

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The lobster (2015) Set in a hotel where the guests have forty-five days to find true love before they are turned into an animal, The Lobster is as funny and freaky as it sounds. Humour dryer than a meal of soda crackers in the desert during a drought, this is dead-pan black comedy at the…

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