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THE ROUND-UP | May 1’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.


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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

138 min
Director: Federico Fellini
Writers: Federico Fellini (story), Ennio Flaiano (story)
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale

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Elsa & Fred
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“Elsa and Fred” is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love and make dreams come true.

97 min
Director: Michael Radford

Writers: Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay

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Far From the Madding Crowd
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In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.

119 min
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Writers: Thomas Hardy (novel), David Nicholls (screenplay)
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen

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Monsters: Dark Continent
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Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency.

119 min
Director: Tom Green
Writers: Tom Green, Jay Basu
Stars: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie

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Unfriended
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A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.

83 min
Director: Levan Gabriadze (as Leo Gabriadze)
Writer: Nelson Greaves
Stars: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson

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We Are Monster
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On 8th February 2000 at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Robert Stewart, a known violent racist was placed in a cell with Zahid Mubarek, eventually leading to Mubarek’s murder 6 weeks later.

89 min
Director: Antony Petrou
Writers: Leeshon Alexander, Leeshon Alexander
Stars: Leeshon Alexander, Aymen Hamdouchi, Gethin Anthony

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Bad Land: Road to Fury
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Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.

100 min
Director: Jake Paltrow
Writer: Jake Paltrow
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Shannon

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Still showing

Avengers: Age of Ultron
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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
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The Falling
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The Good Lie
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