The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | October 3’s movies rated

What were the best films that came out in the last week? What were the worst? Were there any you weren’t sure of seeing? Below are quick and easy star ratings of the past week’s releases to help you decide, including short plot details from IMDB. Full comment and opinion can be found in The Film Journal.


Life After Beth

A young man’s recently deceased girlfriend mysteriously returns from the dead, but he slowly realizes she is not the way he remembered her.

89 min. Director: Jeff Baena. Writer: Jeff Baena. Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly.

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Dracula Untold


Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes makes a deal with dangerous supernatural forces – whilst trying to avoid succumbing to the darkness himself.

92 min. Director: Gary Shore. Writers: Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless. Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon.

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Gone Girl

• Recommended With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

149 min. Director: David Fincher. Writer: Gillian Flynn. Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris.

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Still the Enemy Within

Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners’ Strike. No experts. No politicians. Thirty years on, this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain’s longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year.

112 min. Director: Owen Gower. Stars: Norman Strike, Paul Symonds, Steve Hammill.

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Tony Benn: Will and Testament

Tony Benn (87), the longest serving Labour MP in history, is also, arguably, the most popular UK politician of all time. Across the globe and in particular over the last five years his brand of socialism has struck a cord with people of all ages and social backgrounds.

93 min. Director: Skip Kite. Writer: Skip Kite. Stars: Tony Benn.

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Withnail & I

London 1969 – two ‘resting’ (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave their squalid Camden flat for an idyllic holiday in the countryside, courtesy of Withnail’s uncle Monty’s country cottage. [1987 rerelease]

107 min. Director: Bruce Robinson. Writer: Bruce Robinson. Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths.

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Still showing

The Equalizer


I Origins


Maps to the Stars

The Last Impresario

Ghost in the Shell

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