Bleed For This (2016). How does this boxing movie punch above its own weight? Read on for more.

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Film review of Bleed For This, the real life story of boxer Vinny Pazienza and his fight to get back in the ring after a car accident left him with a broken neck. Starring Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart. Directed by Ben Younger.

Drama

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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Allied (2016). On-screen sparks between Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard abound in this wartime thriller.

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Film review by Jason Day of Allied, the World War II film about a man who thinks his wife is a German spy. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

War

3stars Good worth watching

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016). Find out why the latest J.K. Rowling adaptation wasn’t magic for me.

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Film review by Jason Day of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, from the book by J.K. Rowling, starring Eddie Redmayne and featuring Colin Farrell.

Action/Adventure/Fantasy

3stars Good worth watching

 

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Arrival (2016). A fascinating sci-fi journey into words, speech, language and communication.

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Film review by Jason Day of the sci-fi movie Arrival starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker and directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Science Fiction/Sci-Fi

4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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New films out in the UK Friday 11 November 2016. Want to know what’s on? Read our list to find out.

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A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 11 November 2016. The big release is American Pastoral directed by and starring Ewan McGregor. Use the Film List website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

American Pastoral

Actor Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of the Philip Roth novel. He also snags the lead role as a man who gives up everything to find daughter Dakota Fanning, who goes missing after she commits a terrorist act. Critical plaudits are already trickling in (McGregor has been nominated for Best Picture at the Hamburg and San Sebastian Film Festivals) and the trailer shows a slick production. Check the official website for more and screening locations.

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A Street Cat Named Bob (2016). 3/5 stars for this hope-filled account of a cat helping

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Film review by Jason Day of A Street Cat Named Bob, about the feline-led recovery of former homeless drug addict James Bowen. Starring Luke Treadaway, Ruta Gedmintas and Joanna Froggatt and directed by Roger Spottiswood.

Drama

3stars Good worth watching

 

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