Side By Side (15)
(Christopher Kenneally, 2012, US) 99 mins
Celluloid versus digital film-making – hardly a blockbuster proposition, but this surprisingly fascinating documentary makes you think twice about how movies are made, and seen. It also gives you a rare audience with the top technicians and film-makers out there (Scorsese, Cameron, Lucas, Nolan, Von Trier, Lynch, etc), while host Keanu Reeves keeps things informal and accessible.
A Good Day To Die Hard (12A)
(John Moore, 2013, US) Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney. 98 mins.
Old dog Willis does no new tricks in this tiresomely cacophonous action movie, which brings in new pup Courtney for a father-son ass-kicking.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (15)
(Alex Gibney, 2012, US) 107 mins.
The Catholic church's tolerance and concealment of priests' sexual abuses is no secret, but this documentary forensically details the atrocious history – all the way up to the Pope.
Beautiful Creatures (12A)
(Richard LaGravenese, 2013, US) Emmy Rossum, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson. 124 mins.
Aiming for that Twilight-shaped gap, a supernatural romantic saga hinging on the fate of Rossum's witchy loner, who could turn good or bad on her 16th birthday.
This Is 40 (15)
(Judd Apatow, 2012, US) Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel. 133 mins.
Recruiting his real-life wife and daughters, Apatow tackles looming middle age with a mix of comical honesty and self-indulgence.
For Ellen (15)
(So Yong Kim, 2012, US) Paul Dano, Shaylena Mandigo, Jon Heder. 93 mins.
Alienated indie musician alert. Dano mopes an awful lot, trying to reconnect with his daughter.
Run For Your Wife (12A) (Ray Cooney, John Luton, 2012, UK) Danny Dyer, Denise Van Outen, Sarah Harding. 94 mins.
AKA, Gor Blimey I've Got Two Wives! Broader than the Thames estuary, a stage-derived bigamy farce that feels 50 years behind the times.
Reign Of Assassins (15)
(Chao-Bin Su , 2010, Chi) Michelle Yeoh, Jung Woo-sung, Wang Xueqi. 103 mins.
Crouching Tiger meets Mr & Mrs Smith in a period tale of assassin rivalry, with more than just balletic combat to offer.
Sammy's Great Escape (U)
(Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen, 2012, Bel) Pat Carroll, Carlos McCullers. 93 mins.
Euro-animation sequel in which two turtles are abducted to a Dubai aquarium.
Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino (U)
(David Horn, 2012, US) 96 mins.
Mediterranean love songs with extra cheese at the tenor's outdoor soiree.
Madame De… (U)
(Max Ophüls, 1953, Fra/Ita) Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux. 105 mins.
The sale of a pair of earrings sets in motion an elegantly tragic 19th-century tale.
Murder 3 (15)
(Vishesh Bhatt, 2013, Ind) Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sara Loren. 124 mins.
Bollywood romantic thriller centring on a shifty fashion photographer.
Out on Friday
Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World
A lonely Londoner becomes mentally ill (pictured). Out from Mon
A runaway Nazi teenager forges an alliance with a Jewish refugee.
To The Wonder
The relatively rapid return of Terrence Malick, with a rapturous love story.
Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis' take on David Mitchell's complex episodic novel.
Jessica Chastain takes in two wild children, with horrific consequences.
Song For Marion
Gemma Arterton leads a feelgood amateur choir story.
Gangs Of Wasseypur Part 1
First half of Anurag Kashyap's five-hour gangster saga.
Noir-ish Australian thriller.
An English country break devolves into zombie horror.
Fire In The Blood
Doc about Big Pharma's denial of Aids drugs to Africa.
The Road: A Story Of Life And Death
Doc on immigrant experiences in north London.
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