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[REC] 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • Spain
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • 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

Swapping a TV reporter and some firemen for a SWAT team and a medical officer, this zombie-horror sequel picks up minutes after the original and continues to unfold through a hand-held video camera. Just as chaotic, with more shocks and a higher body count.

The Reckoning

  • 2009
  • US
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pamela Yates

Documentary about the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which lays emphasis on the importance of justice and accountability as a crucial aspect of reaching reconciliation within communities ravaged by conflict.

Red Bull X-Fighters

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 110Screened
  • E

Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour finale (motocross riding) screened live from Battersea Power Station.

Red Cliff

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 150 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Woo
  • Cast: Chen Chang, Yong Ho, Jun Hu

Woo's first Chinese film in almost 20 years is a triumphant return to his roots. Drawing on both the martial arts adventures with which he began his career and the Hong Kong bullet ballets he achieved international recognition with. 'Red Cliff' is an epic war film with an all star cast set in China's ancient past that…

The Red Machine

  • 2009
  • USA
  • 84 min
  • Directed by: Stephanie Argy, Alec Boehm
  • Cast: Lee Perkins, Donal Thoms-Cappello, Meg Brogan

Japanese spies. Safe-cracking felons. Dapper 1930s slacks. It's like Roger Corman never went away. Eddie Doyle is a depression-era cat burglar, 'employed' by an unsmiling Lieutenant Coburn in a covert war between Japanese spies and the US Government. But has Eddie cracked his last safe? Minimalism is the key to this…

Red Nights

  • 2009
  • Hong Kong/France/Belgium
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: Julien Carbon/Laurent Courtiaud
  • Cast: Frédérique Bel, Carrie Ng, Carole Brana

A story of a woman's obsession with finding an ancient poison, set in Hong Kong but stylistically taking its cues from the Italian giallo movement.

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 101 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Julian Jarrold
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, Sean Bean

Part one of Tony Grisoni's adaptation of David Peace's gritty books depicting the Leeds of the 1970s. Police corruption, child abductions and compromised journalistic integrity all feature in this dark and brooding drama.

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 94 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, Paddy Considine

Tony Grisoni's adaptation of David Peace's gritty books centred around the search for the 'Yorkshire Ripper' in the 1970s and 80s. This second part of the trilogy deals with a Manchester police officer's return to a Yorkshire town where he has plenty of enemies.

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Anand Tucker
  • Cast: David Morrissey, Warren Clarke, Mark Addy

The third and final instalment of Tony Grisoni's tripartite adaptation of David Peace's books about the search for the 'Yorkshire Ripper' in the 1970s and 80s. Tucker's film centres on the unravelling of the web of deceit woven around the West Yorkshire murders over the past years.

Red River

  • 2009
  • China
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Jiarui Zhang
  • Cast: Nick Cheung, Danny Lee, Loletta Lee

Set in a village on the Sino-Vietnamese border, the film depicts the lives of the villagers a few years after the Vietnam war. A mentally handicapped Vietnamese refugee, A Tao, moves to China to live and work for her aunt. Working in the massage parlour, she takes a liking to ex-theatre director, A Shan, who resembles her…

Red Velvet

  • 2009
  • US
  • 87 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Bruce Dickson
  • Written by: Anthony Burns, Joe Moe
  • Cast: Henry Thomas, Kelli Garner, Natalia Baron, Eric Jungmann, Forrest J Ackerman

When misanthropic Aaron encounters his neighbour Linda in a launderette, she asks him to tell her a story to pass the time. The tale of misery and bloodshed that he conjures from his imagination, however, is a far cry from 'Jackanory'.

RedBull X-Fighters

  • 2009
  • UK
  • E

Extreme sports live from London.

The Referees (Les arbitres)

  • 2009
  • Belgium
  • 80 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yves Hinant/Eric Cardot
  • Cast: Howard Webb, Manuel Mejuto Gonzalez, Roberto Rosetti

A look at the – often dangerous – world of refereeing during the Euro 2008 championship.

Refresh

  • 2009
  • Directed by: Stephen Frears
  • Written by: Christopher Hampton
  • Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates

The Scottish premier of Level 1's new ski movie looking back at the massive leaps progressive skiing has made in the last ten years.

The Refuge (Le Refuge)

  • 2009
  • France
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: François Ozon
  • Written by: Mathieu Hippeau, François Ozon
  • Cast: Isabelle Carré, Louis-Ronan Choisy

Elegant, unfussy direction elevates this tale of a drug addict who, after an overdosing session in which her boyfriend dies, discovers she's pregnant and runs away to a country refuge. Followed there by her dead lover's gay brother, she develops a new understanding and a new friendship.

Regrets

  • 2009
  • France
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cédric Kahn

Forty-something Mathieu returns home to tend to his comatose mother, but soon runs into his first love, Maya.

Reporter

  • 2009
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eric Daniel Metzgar

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times Nicholas Kristof heads into the Congo to uncover stories from ravaged villages and displacement camps.

Resurrecting the Street Walker

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 80 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Özgür Uyanık
  • Written by: Özgür Uyanık
  • Cast: James Powell, Tom Shaw, Lorna Beckett, Gregory Duke

An obsessive office worker loses control when he happens across film reels of an incomplete horror film from the 1980s and tirelessly works to uncover its mysterious origins.

Ricky

  • 2009
  • France
  • 90 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: François Ozon
  • Cast: Alexandra Lamy, Sergi López, Mélusine Mayance

A baby develops wings, forcing its parents to cope with the challenges that arise.

Ride, Rise, Roar

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Hillman Curtis
  • Cast: David Byrne

David Byrne concert film shot over the course of several shows on his 2008/09 tour, featuring classics from Talking Heads, solo material, and his recent collaboration with Brian Eno.

The Road

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hillcoat
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce

In this largely faithful adaptation, Hillcoat and cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe have successfully recreated the barren, grey, burnt out landscape described in Cormac McCarthy's text. Mortensen is admirable as the man journeying with his son (Smit-Mcphee) and it's bleak in a way that Hollywood rarely dares to be.

Road, Movie

  • 2009
  • India
  • 95 min
  • Directed by: Dev Benegal
  • Cast: Abhay Deol, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Earning comparisons with Cinema Paradiso, Dev Benegal’s warm-hearted Road, Movie is an immensely likeable charmer set in the barren desert landscapes of an unfamiliar India. Happy to escape a future working in his father’s business, Vishnu grabs the chance to drive his uncle’s 1940s Chevy truck across country to a desert…

Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year

  • 2009
  • India
  • 154 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Shimit Amin
  • Written by: Jaideep Sahni
  • Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Shazahn Padamsee, Gauhar Khan, Prem Chopra, Manish Choudhary

A recent university graduate tries to make his career and fortune despite not getting top marks in his exams and marketing is his passion.

Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead

  • 1 star
  • 2009
  • US
  • 84 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Ryan Denmark
  • Cast: Hannah Kauffmann, Jason Witter, Mark Chavez

Hark! What light from yonder window breaks? 'Tis Juliet and her leg-chewin' zombie boyfriend! Zounds! Bloodier than old Will's best ruff after an undercooked meat feast, this serves its rhyming couplets on a comic love-bed of gut-munch goo. And if you thought Baz Luhrmann's version was radical, wait till you see Juliet…