Film of the Month – March

March has taken after February and it’s been a quieter month for quality films at the cinema (with a fair few duds), but here’s our favourites and recommendations…

3. Chappie

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Neill Blomkamp’s latest hasn’t been well received for the most part, but I found a lot to enjoy in this flawed but inventive film about a robot with artificial intelligence. Set in a similar dystopia to his debut, ‘District 9’, ‘Chappie’ toys with big ideas and doesn’t always hit the mark, but I found it to be funny, moving and very entertaining.

2. Mommy

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The latest from prolific Canadian youngster Xavier Dolan is an emotional tale of mental illness and the impact it has on those closest, featuring 3 of the finest central performances you’ll see all year. This is powerful, thrilling stuff from a director who is producing films of a maturity well beyond his years.

1. It Follows

A car in the middle of a dark forest.

For a horror film to be number 1 on our monthly list speaks volumes given it’s not the genre I’d generally look out for, but ‘It Follows’ is something special. A terrific premise, a magnificent 80s era soundtrack and a creepy use of its Detroit locations make this a cult classic horror in the making – see it now and get ahead of the curve.

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