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Twelve films in a month, only two are sequels and one remake.  A surprisingly good month:

It Follows: Superior horror with an original antagonist.  The style and the soundtrack are reminicent of the late 70’s and early 80’s.  Maika Monroe impresses in the lead, a young star on the rise to look out for.It Follows

Predestination: Time travel movie with a low budget but a high concept and the mother of all paradoxes.  Despite the twists and turns of the plot, you will see where it is going.  Ethan Hawke is as excellent  as ever, Sarah Snook is equally as good.Predestination

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: More of the same from the titular hotel.  Not as good as the first one but still good fun thanks to a likeable cast.The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Kill The Messenger: Based on a true story set against the backdrop of America’s war on drugs.  Suitably gritty and low key.Kill The Messenger

X + Y: Coming of age drama about a young man on the autism spectrum.  Elevated by great performances from Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall and Eddie Marsan.X + Y

Still Alice: Devastating story of early onset Alzheimer’s.  Julianne Moore’s Oscar was well deserved.Still Alice

Suite Française: Adaptation of Irene Némirovsky’s novel set in occupied France.  It becomes a different film to what  you expect at the start, it is all the better for this.  Kristin Scott Thomas is fantastic.Suite Française

The Divergent Series Insurgent: The second in the Divergent series.  Improves on the first film.  Naomi Watts is a welcome addition to the cast but this is Shailene Woodley’s movie.The Divergent Series Insurgent

The Gunman: Conspiracy action thriller. Sturdy but thin story with some good action.  Sean Penn and Mark Rylance are good but could do this in their sleep.The Gunman

Run All Night: Ed Harris is good in support and Liam Neeson does what he has been doing for the last few years.  An okay movie with some good scenes, but too long; trimmed down to 90 minutes it could have been so much better.Run All Night

Wild Card: Previously filled as Heat starring Burt Reynolds based on a novel and screenplay by William Goldman.  Jason Statham does what he does, the film offers nothing we haven’t seen before but is enjoyable enough.  As you would expect Stanley Tucci steals the show in his one scene.Film Review-Wild Card

Seventh Son: About as bad as the reviews would have you believe but actually more enjoyable than you would expect.  Julianne Moore looks like she is having fun hamming it up.Seventh Son

It Follows, Predestination, X + Y and Still Alice are the pick of the months movies but which one gets movie of the month and why?  Simply because of the four, it is the one I am most looking forward to seeing again, the movie of the month is:Iit Follows Poster

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