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Race

  • 2008
  • India
  • 153 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Abbas-Mustan
  • Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, Sameera Reddy

Bollywood movie about two brothers who live life on the edge of the South African horse racing circuit.

Radfahrer

  • 2008
  • Germany
  • 28 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Marc Thümmler

Short film about the GDR photographer Harald Hauswald and the STASI's surveillance of his life.

Rambo

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
  • Written by: Sylvester Stallone
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Reynaldo Gallegos, Jake La Botz, Tim Kang, Paul Schulze, Maung Maung Khin

Failing to repeat the success of resurrecting the 'Rocky' franchise, this fourth instalment in the 'Rambo' series is predictably disappointing. Our man is living in isolation on the border of Burma when his peace is disturbed by a group of Christian Missionaries and the charms of a beautiful woman (Benz). With no real…

Ramchand Pakistani

  • 2008
  • Pakistan
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mehreen Jabbar
  • Written by: Javed Jabbar
  • Cast: Nandita Das, Rashid Farooqi, Syed Fazel Hussain, Maria Wasti, Noman Ijaz

The story of a young Pakistani Hindu and his father who accidentally cross the border into India at a time of extreme tension between the neighbouring countries.

The Reader

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • US/Germany
  • 123 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Stephen Daldry
  • Written by: David Hare
  • Cast: Kate Winslet, David Kross, Ralph Fiennes

In a West German town at the end of the 1950s, 15-year-old Michael (Kross) starts a passionate affair with Hanna (Winslet), a tram conductor more than twice his age. But after a few months, Hanna suddenly disappears, and it's almost a decade before Michael sees her again. By this time he is a law student - and she is…

[REC]

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • Spain
  • 85 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
  • Written by: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, Manu Díez
  • Cast: Jonathan Mellor, Óscar Sánchez Zafra, Ariel Casas, Alejandro Casaseca, Pablo Rosso, Pep Molina, Andrea Ros, Ális Batllori, Pau Poch, Juli Fábregas, Nico Baixas, Javier Botet, Carlos Olalla, Manuela Velasco

Handheld zombie movie in which a troop of firemen, with a TV presenter in tow, are called out to an unusual emergency. This all-out zombie fest, shot from the hip, is cementing Spain's position as a hotbed of horror talent.

Redbelt

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Mamet
  • Written by: David Mamet
  • Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Alice Braga, Rodrigo Santoro, Joe Mantegna, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Randy Couture

Mamet goes Bruce Lee on our ass with a martial arts movie with a moral code. Mike Terry's (Ejiofor) jujitsu academy is ailing and his honourable intentions are getting in the way of making a profit. Cue trouble in the form of an action-star (Tim Allen) and a trite story of overcoming cynicism.

Reel Zombies

  • 2008
  • Canada
  • 89 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David J Francis, Mike Masters
  • Written by: Mike Masters
  • Cast: Lloyd Kaufman, Andrew Fruman, Jordan Richards

Satirical post-apocalyptic mockumentary about a group of independent zombie filmmakers who are trying to complete their living dead trilogy using real zombies.

Religulous

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Larry Charles
  • Written by: Bill Maher
  • Cast: Bill Maher

The 'Borat' director aims his cannon at faith with stand-up and agnostic Maher on a mission to assuage his religious doubt that takes in an international congregation of the perverse and profane. The result is a fast, funny, furious and thought-provoking journey, even if it does seem to run out of steam.

René

  • 2008
  • Czech Republic
  • 83 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Helena Trestikova

Powerful documentary that follows a repeat offender as he is shipped in and out of prison for a period of twenty years.

Renfrewshire Shorts

  • 2008
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Various
  • Cast: Various

Multi-media event showcasing Renfrewshire's creative talen, featuring graphic novels and an animation by a group of young carer's called 'Bob's B'Day'. 'Part of The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival'.

Repo! The Genetic Opera

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
  • Cast: Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Nivek Ogre, Terrance Zdunich

Bousman of 'Saw' franchise fame presents a bloody goth-rock opera about organ repossession.

Resident Evil: Degeneration

  • 2008
  • Japan
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Makoto Kamiya
  • Cast: Paul Mercier, Alyson Court, Laura Bailey

Animated spin-off from the surprisingly popular action/horror franchise.

The Return March to Tibet

  • 2008
  • India
  • 42 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Legdup Tsering/Tenzin Palkyi

Emotional account of the 2008 March of 101 Tibetan exiles, together with a number of international supporters, from Dharamsala to Tibet. This screening will be followed short film 'Jigdrel: Leaving Fear Behind'.

Return of the War Room

  • 2008
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chris Hegedus/DA Pennebaker

Revisiting the people and themes of their 1993 documentary 'The War Room', Hegedus and Pennebaker's take another behind-the-scenes prowl with the hard-charging campaign staff.

Revanche

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • Germany
  • 121 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Götz Spielmann
  • Written by: Götz Spielmann
  • Cast: Johannes Krisch, Irina Potapenko, Ursula Strauss, Hanno Pöschl

A brooding contemporary fable exploring how a traumatic event impacts emotionally on human lives, relying on examining the characters rather than on plot twists. Impressively acted, Revanche is an absorbing, sympathetic and appropriately open-ended work.

Reverend Death

  • 2008
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Ronson

Award-winning journalist Jon Ronson investigates the pursuits of West Virginian Unitarian Reverend George Excoo. The Reverend and his business minded assistant help non-terminally ill people to commit suicide, claiming to have so far helped over 100. Disturbing stuff.

Revolutionary Road

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • US/UK
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Michael Shannon, Richard Easton, Jay O Sanders, Kathryn Hahn, Kathy Bates

It's 1955 in suburban Connecticut and Frank (DiCaprio) and April (Winslet) are dissatisfied with their white picket fence lives. In a bid to reinvigorate their love and quench their bohemian longings they propose a move to Paris, but as their departure date approaches, their best-laid plans begin to unravel. Ambitious…

Rez Bomb

  • 2008
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steven Lewis Simpson
  • Cast: Tamara Feldman, Trent Ford, Chris Robinson

The story of two young lovers, native American Harmony and her white boyfriend Scott, who live in one of the USA's poorest places, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The two get into trouble with a loan shark (the clue's in the name -Jaws) and have to confront their pasts and their families' opposition to their love in order…

Right Place, Wrong Time

  • 2008
  • Directed by: Michael Allen Carter, Red Carter
  • Cast: Aubrey Caldwell, Michael Allen Carter, Red Carter

A business owner drives people out of his life with his no nonsense attitude. Just when he thinks he's lost everything, he discovers he still has plenty worth fighting for.

Righteous Kill

  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jon Avnet
  • Written by: Russell Gewirtz
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Donnie Wahlberg, John Leguizamo, Curtis Jackson, Carla Gugino, Brian Dennehy

New York police detective partners Rooster (Pacino) and Turk (De Niro) duke it out over a series of cop killings while staring admiringly at each other as if they're celebrating a diamond-wedding anniversary. When they met in Michael Mann's 'Heat' the anticipation was enormous but 13 years and a loss of kudos later, not…

Rivals

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • France
  • 107 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jacques Maillot
  • Cast: Francois Cluzet, Guillaume Canet, Marie Denarnaud

Based on the autobiographical book by Michel and Bruno Papet 'Deux Frères - Flic & Truand', 'Rivals' is the story of two brothers in late 1970s Lyon, one a cop, the other a criminal. When Gabriel (Cluzet) is released from jail after a ten year stretch, the former pimp is still adored by his ailing father, much to the…

Roadside Romeo

  • 2008
  • India
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jugal Hansraj
  • Written by: Jugal Hansraj
  • Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Jaaved Jaffrey

First-ever animated Bollywood co-production with Disney, featuring a cast of singing, dancing CGI dogs.

Rock On!!

  • 2008
  • India
  • 144 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Abhishek Kapoor
  • Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny, Prachi Desai, Shahana Goswami, Koel Purie, Nicolette Bird

Bollywood rock movie about the intrepid members of a nineties Indian grunge band called Magik.