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50 Dead Men Walking

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • UK/Canada
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kari Skogland
  • Written by: Kari Skogland
  • Cast: Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Rose McGowan, Kevin Zegers

Loosely based on the life of Martin McGartland, the film follows Northern Irish Catholic wheeler-dealer Martin (Sturgess) turns undercover informer at the height of The Troubles in 1980s west Belfast: it's cloak and dagger time Irish style. Canadian screenwriter and director Skogland's adaptation is breezily paced and…

Figuring Landscapes 1

  • 2008
  • UK/Australia
  • 60 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Various

A collection of shorts that link together the political and cultural history of the UK and Australia and the close relationship that continues between them.

Figuring Landscapes 2

  • 2008
  • UK/Australia
  • 60 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Various

Second part of a collection of shorts that link together the political and cultural history of the UK and Australia and the close relationship that continues between them.

Figuring Landscapes 3

  • 2008
  • UK/Australia
  • 60 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Various

A collection of shorts that link together the political and cultural history of the UK and Australia and the close relationship that continues between them.

Figuring Landscapes 4

  • 2008
  • UK/Australia
  • 60 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Various

A collection of shorts that link together the political and cultural history of the UK and Australia and the close relationship that continues between them.

Figuring Landscapes 5

  • 2008
  • UK/Australia
  • 60 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Various

A collection of shorts that link together the political and cultural history of the UK and Australia and the close relationship that continues between them.

Film: South

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

A screening of interesting and entertaining short films featuring young people and older people from arts projects throughout Lanarkshire. 'Part of The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 09'.

A Film With Me In It

  • 2008
  • UK
  • 83 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ian Fitzgibbon
  • Written by: Mark Doherty
  • Cast: Dylan Moran, Mark Doherty, Keith Allen

A dark comedy about a wannabe actor who finds himself caught up in a horrible accident after which life starts imitating art in a most disturbing way.

Fireflies in the Garden

  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dennis Lee
  • Written by: Dennis Lee
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Julia Roberts, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hayden Panettiere, Ioan Gruffudd, Cayden Boyd

Novelist Michael Waechter's (Reynolds) autobiographical account of his childhood is about to put the boot into his mum (Roberts), his frustrated academic dad (Dafoe) and his sister (Watson). Throw in Michael's sexy ex-wife, and the discovery of his mother's secret lover and you've got an all star soap opera, but one which…

Fireproof

  • 2008
  • US
  • 122 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Alex Kendrick
  • Cast: Kirk Cameron, Erin Bethea, Ken Bevel

A fireman's marriage is falling apart. Staring divorce in the face, his father suggests a 40 day 'love dare' to save his relationship.

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (Le Premier Jour du Reste de ta Vie)

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • France
  • 114 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rémi Bezançon
  • Written by: Rémi Bezançon
  • Cast: Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman, Déborah François, Marc-André Grondin

Bezancon's second feature explores the highs and lows of middle-class suburban family life. Split into five chapters, each of which offers the perspective of a different member of the 'ordinary' Duval clan, the film picks out five significant days in the characters' lives. Ultimately, it presents a sentimental vision of…

First Sunday

  • 1 star
  • 2008
  • US
  • 97 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David E Talbert
  • Written by: David E Talbert
  • Cast: Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Devine, Michael Beach, Keith David, Regina Hall, Retta, Malinda Williams, Chi McBride, Clifton Powell, Nicholas Turturro, Olivia Cole, CJ Sanders, Rickey Smiley, Arjay Smith

Durrell (Cube) and fellow urban crime loser LeeJohn (Morgan) rob a church but of course things don't go to plan and they turn detective to win the hearts and minds of the congregation. Pathetic comedy fuelled by spiritual conversion and blatant stereotyping, 'First Sunday' adds up to a bad day for Ice Cube, and an even…

Five Days Without Nora

  • 2008
  • Mexico
  • 92 min
  • Directed by: Mariana Chenillo
  • Cast: Fernando Luján, Enrique Arreola, Ari Brickman

A woman who committed suicide hatched a plan for her funeral to be a magnificent feast and bring together all the members of an estranged family. But her ex-husband finds a photo under her bed which causes him to re-examine their relationship, and rediscover his love for her.

Flame and Citron

  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • Denmark/Czech Republic/Germany
  • 130 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ole Christian Madsen
  • Written by: Ole Christian Madsen, Lars K Andersen
  • Cast: Thure Lindhardt, Mads Mikkelsen, Jesper Christensen, Peter Mygind, Stine Stengade

Staid and overly self-conscious film that aims to demystify two of Denmark's big war heroes - Flammen (Lindhardt) and Citronen (Mikkelsen). A big hit in Denmark, where the two fighters belonging to the Holder Danske WWII resistance group are legends, the film will have less significance to an international audience or to…

Flash of Genius

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Abraham
  • Written by: Philip Railsback
  • Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, Alan Alda

Moving account of much sinned against inventor Bob Kearns' attempts to be recognised for his most famous invention - a device that allows windscreen wipers to be time spaced. Taking its place next a slim canon of films about the evils of the Big Three US automobile manufacturers, 'Flash of Genius' is a decent…

Flashbacks of a Fool

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 113 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Baillie Walsh
  • Written by: Baillie Walsh
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, Claire Forlani, Felicity Jones, Eve, Emilia Fox, Jodhi May, Miriam Karlin

Set in present-day California and an English seaside resort circa 1972, Joe Scott (Craig between Bond outings), is a washed up Hollywood star who recalls a traumatic teenage experience that leads to professional success and personal self-destruction. Good supporting performances and rather pedestrian flashbacks make for…

Flawless

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Radford
  • Written by: Edward Anderson
  • Cast: Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Joss Ackland, Jonathan Aris, Simon Day, Josef d'Bache-Kane, Lambert Wilson

It's London in 1960 and Laura Quinn (Moore) is beginning to realise that her hard won managerial post for the South African owned London Diamond Company may not be as secure as she thought. When company cleaner Howard Hobbs (Caine) approaches her with a get rich quick scheme her shock and disbelief quickly turns to…

Flow: For Love of Water

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 93 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Irena Salina

From Africa, where plumbers are forced to reconnect water pipes illegally, to India, where big dams are putting the world's resource in the hands of a few companies, this documentary casts an eye towards politics, pollution and corporate abuse.

Fly Me to the Moon

  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 84 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ben Stassen
  • Written by: Domonic Paris, (screenplay), Gina Gallo, Domonic Paris, (story)
  • Cast: Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Robert Patrick, Kelly Ripa, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Begley Jr, Buzz Aldrin

A 3D film describing mankind's first trip to the moon is a lively sounding prospect, and moments in Stassen's animation provide a genuine wow-factor, but such moments of poetry are fleeting and the majority of this film insanely focuses on the uninteresting plight of three houseflies who stowaway onboard.

Flying Lessons (Lezioni di volo)

  • 2008
  • Italy
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Francesca Archibugi
  • Written by: Francesca Archibugi , Doriana Leondeff
  • Cast: Givanna Mezzogiorno, Andrea Miglio Risi

Two 18-year-old lads from different sides of the tracks leave for India, having just dramatically failed their school finals.

Food Inc.

  • 4 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Kenner
  • Cast: Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan

Dismantling some cherished myths about its agrarian way of life, Kenner's persuasive Oscar-nominated documentary seeks to lift the veil surrounding the food industry in America. The broad thesis is that agriculture in America has undergone a radical transformation in recent decades – a handful of multinational…

Fool's Gold

  • 2 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andy Tennant
  • Written by: Andy Tennant, John Claflin, Daniel Zelman
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson, Alexis Dziena, Ewen Bremner, Ray Winstone, and, Donald Sutherland

Witless, plodding rom-com romp that reunites 'How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days' pretty pair McConaughey and Hudson as estranged husband and wife-cum-treasure hunters on the trail of a legendary treasure ship, assisted by Sutherland's dapper billionaire and pursued by Hart's ruthless rapper-gangster. All that glitters is not…

Football Under Cover

  • 2008
  • Germany/Iran
  • 86 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Assmann, Ayat Najafi
  • Written by: Corinna Assmann, David Assmann, Marlene Assmann, Valerie Assmann, Ayat Najafi

The Berlin amateur ladies football team travels to Tehran to play the first female match in the history of Iran. After a year of battling bureaucracy, the Iranian Women's International Team finally play the German team before a crowd of hundreds of cheering women.

The Forbidden Kingdom

  • 3 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rob Minkoff
  • Cast: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Li Bingbing, Collin Chou, Liu Yifei, Michael Angarano

Chop-socky superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li share the screen for the first time in this East-meets-West martial arts adventure in which a kung fu obsessed American teen makes a discovery that sends him on a quest to China to free the imprisoned Monkey King. Think 'Karate Kid' crossed with 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden…