FILMS OUT THIS WEEK

Bilbo is back this week in The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, there are more small adventurers in Penguins Of Madagascar, and a submarine treasure hunt goes awry this week in Black Sea. The story of martial arts legend Ip Man is told in The Grandmaster - see our interview with director Wong Kar Wai - wamily life provides laughs in Me, Myself And Mum, and a hapless man tries to win back his ex in Hello Carter. We return to the Schabbach of Heimat in Home From Home - Chronicle Of A Vision, a council worker takes on a challenging task in Still Life, a the story of an Israeli spy in Hamas is told in The Green Prince. The ups and downs of life in a cable car feature in Manakamana and there's a re-release for The Polar Express.

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Father Christmas is on the run in Get Santa Link

New York City is captured in microcosm in A Most Violent Year Link

The results are in from this year's Criticwire poll Link

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NEW DVD HIGHLIGHTS

Packshot of Mood Indigo on DVD Mood Indigo DVD Review
This dreamlike story of two pairs of lovers, a cook and a kitchen mouse is an adaptation of the cult novel by French writer Boris Vian.
Packshot of Patema Inverted on Blu-Ray Patema Inverted Blu-Ray Review
A subterranean princess' world is literally turned upside down.

FESTIVALS

We're still bringing you reviews from the French Film Festival in the UK. Plus read about the FIPRESCI prize winner at Gijon Film Festival, Party Girl.

News

Changing reality, part 1 Atom Egoyan on The Captive, fairy tales and the desolation of Niagara.

Inside Big Eyes Tim Burton, Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski open up.

A dance of death, part 1 Paolo Virzì is in New York as Human Capital becomes Italy's Oscar hope.

Boyhood wins again Linklater film tops Criticwire end of year poll.

Mark Adams appointed EIFF artistic director Screen International chief critic to take up position in March.

OFCS Awards winners revealed The Grand Budapest Hotel takes Best Picture.

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