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  • Begin Again
  • Bright Days Ahead
  • Mood Indigo

Begin Again 4 stars

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Greta comes to Manhattan with her boyfriend Dave Kohl, who has landed a major recording contract. Dave succumbs to his new found celebrity by cheating on Greta and she flees their swanky apartment. Soon after, Greta crosses paths with down-on-his-luck record executive Dan. He boldly tells her, "I want to make records with you," and together they record an album in different locations around the city over the course of the summer.

  • GenreComedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
  • CastKeira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener, James Corden, Mos Def.
  • DirectorJohn Carney.
  • WriterJohn Carney.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration104 mins
  • Official sitewww.beginagainfilm.com
  • Release11/07/2014

Some film-makers spend entire careers striving in vain for one moment of cinematic perfection. Others, like Irish director John Carney, strike gold early and face the daunting prospect of living up to giddy expectation. In 2007, Carney sent audiences and critics into a collective swoon with his micro-budget fourth feature, Once.

Shot for a paltry 160,000 Euros, the modern-day romance between a Dublin busker and a Czech flower girl sparked a real-life relationship between actors Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. The subsequent stage adaptation won eight coveted Tony Awards including Best Musical and continues to play to packed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

Begin Again - which was originally titled Can A Song Save Your Life? but should perhaps have been re-christened Once Again - sees Carney orchestrate another musical collaboration between emotionally damaged misfits.

Shot against the backdrop of New York's iconic landmarks, this hugely entertaining romantic comedy is blessed with strong performances and an infectious soundtrack. Greta (Keira Knightley) comes to Manhattan with her boyfriend Dave Kohl (Adam Levine), who has just landed a major recording contract.

"We don't want anything to stand in your way," a record exec tells Dave, casting a wary glance at Greta.
"I'm just tagging along," she smiles soothingly.
Touring and promotion put a strain on the relationship and Dave succumbs to his new found celebrity by cheating on Greta.

She flees their swanky apartment in tears and crashes at the apartment of old friend Steve (James Corden), who busks for his supper. Soon after, Greta crosses paths with down-on-his-luck record executive Dan (Mark Ruffalo), who has just been fired by his business partner (Mos Def).

Dan is transfixed by Greta and boldly tells her, "I want to make records with you". He comes up with a simple concept - recording an album in different locations around the city - and ropes in various musicians to enrich Greta's sound including good friend Trouble Gum (CeeLo Green).

As the project gathers momentum, Greta reassesses her failed relationship and Dan rebuilds bridges with his teenage daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) and estranged wife (Catherine Keener).

Begin Again dances to the same beat as Once, albeit with a starrier cast including Maroon 5 frontman Levine, who makes a solid acting debut. Knightley and Ruffalo are an attractive pairing, the latter giving parenting a bad name when he takes his daughter to a bar and asks her to pick up his beer tab with her pocket money. "I spent that on condoms," she tells him, enjoying her father's embarrassment.

Corden provides additional comic relief. Musical sequences are full of energy including a blistering guitar solo from Steinfeld on a rooftop rendition of the film's best song, Tell Me If You Wanna Go Home. We don't.

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Friday 19th September 2014

Bright Days Ahead 3 stars

Caroline has recently retired from dentistry and she reluctantly attends her local day centre to participate in various arts and crafts classes that will supposedly fill her time. She is instantly drawn to the computer class taught by Julien, a handsome younger man who has bedded half of the women in town. Caroline falls in lust with the charming lecturer and attempts to hide this admiration from her suspicious husband Philippe.

  • GenreAdaptation, Drama, Romance, World
  • CastPatrick Chesnais, Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte.
  • DirectorMarion Vernoux.
  • WriterFanny Chesnel, Marion Vernoux.
  • CountryFr
  • Duration94 mins
  • Official site
  • Release20/06/2014 (selected cinemas)

Caroline (Fanny Ardant) has recently retired from dentistry and she reluctantly attends her local day centre to participate in various arts and crafts classes that will supposedly fill her time. She is instantly drawn to the computer class taught by Julien (Laurent Lafitte), a handsome younger man who has bedded half of the women in town. Caroline falls in lust with the charming lecturer and attempts to hide this admiration from her suspicious husband Philippe (Patrick Chesnais). It transpires that Julien is one of Caroline's former patients and he booked appointments just to spend time with her. As attraction kindles something far more passionate, Philippe discovers his wife's infidelity and resolves to put an end to the dalliance.

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Sunday 21st September 2014
Monday 22nd September 2014

Mood Indigo 3 stars

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Colin lives in a swanky Parisian apartment with his chef Nicolas. Colin could have any woman he wants and he falls head over heels in love with free spirit Chloe at a party. They share a dance at the party, go on a series of dates and walk down the aisle. Their honeymoon is perfect and the marriage seems destined to last forever until a medical diagnosis reveals that a water lily is growing in one of Chloe's lungs. The only way to keep her alive is to surround Chloe with flowers.

  • GenreAdaptation, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller, World
  • CastGad Elmaleh, Romain Duris, Omar Sy, Audrey Tautou.
  • DirectorMichel Gondry.
  • WriterMichel Gondry, Luc Bossi.
  • CountryFr/Bel
  • Duration94 mins
  • Official site
  • Release01/08/2014 (selected cinemas)

Adapted from Boris Vian's cult novel Froth On A Daydream, writer-director Michel Gondry's visually stunning love story centres on wealthy and handsome Colin (Romain Duris), who lives in a swanky Parisian apartment with his chef Nicolas (Omar Sy). Colin could have any woman he wants and he falls head over heels in love with free spirit Chloe (Audrey Tautou) at a party. They share a dance at the party, go on a series of dates and walk down the aisle. Their honeymoon is perfect and the marriage seems destined to last forever until a medical diagnosis reveals that a water lily is growing in one of Chloe's lungs. The only way to keep her alive is to surround Chloe with flowers so Colin spends every last Euro surrounding his sweetheart with fresh blooms. The cost of the bouquets is astronomical, forcing Colin to seek employment but Chloe's condition deteriorates...

Showtimes (Click time to book tickets)

Wednesday 24th September 2014
Thursday 25th September 2014
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