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LONG STORY SHORT (2021)
Starring Rafe Spall, Zahra Newman, Ronny Chieng, Noni Hazlehurst, Dena Kaplan and Josh Lawson. Directed by Josh Lawson.

Serial procrastinator Teddy thinks he has all the time in the world, but after an odd encounter with a stranger, he wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that he's jumped forward a year in his life to his first anniversary. His wife Leanne is now heavily pregnant, with a full year of marriage behind them that he doesn’t remember living. Trapped in a cycle of time jumps, transported another year ahead every few minutes, Teddy is faced with a race against time as his life crumbles around him. With the help of his best friend Sam, Teddy tries to piece together where it all went wrong and, as his life flashes before his eyes, Teddy must learn how to live life in the precious moments to win back the woman he loves, even if it’s just for a second.

REVIEWS Long Story Short - The short story is this movie's mediocre

JUST MERCY (2020)
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, O'Shea Jackson Jr, Rafe Spall, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Drew Scheid, Steve Coulter and Mary Kraft. Directed by Destin Cretton and Destin Daniel Cretton.

A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian, who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political manoeuvrings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.
MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL (2019)
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, Kumail Nanjiani, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois and Jess Radomska. Directed by F. Gary Gray.

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation.

REVIEWS Men in Black: International - Wish we could memory wipe this one

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (2018)
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Jeff Goldblum, James Cromwell and Bd Wong. Directed by Colin Trevorrow and Juan Antonio Bayona.

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

REVIEWS Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - An extinction-level event for the Jurassic franchise

I FEEL PRETTY (2018)
Starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rafe Spall, Emily Ratajkowski, Tom Hopper, Lauren Hutton, Adrian Martinez, Rory Scovel, Chloe Hurst and Caroline Day. Directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein.

A woman suffers a head injury which causes her to develop an extraordinary amount of confidence and believe she's drop-dead gorgeous.

REVIEWS I Feel Pretty - Witty and bright!

X+Y (2015)
Starring Sally Hawkins, Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Eddie Marsan and Jo Yang. Directed by Morgan Matthews.

Teenage maths prodigy Nathan struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie.

In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds comfort in numbers. And when Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys, the pair forge an unusual friendship. Eventually, Nathan’s talents win him a place on the UK National team at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and the team travel to a training camp in Taiwan, under the supervision of squad leader Richard.

In unfamiliar surroundings, Nathan is confronted by a series of unexpected challenges — not least the unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for his Chinese counterpart, the beautiful Zhang Mei, feelings that develop when the young mathematicians return to England for the IMO, held at Trinity College, Cambridge.

REVIEWS X+Y - 1+1 = love?

I GIVE IT A YEAR (2013)
Starring Rose Byrne, Anna Farris, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, Rafe Spall, Jason Flemyng, Stephen Merchant and Olivia Colman. Directed by Dan Mazer.

They always say that the first year of marriage is the hardest. So hard, in fact, that watching newlyweds suffer through things can be pretty fertile grounds for comedy. 'I Give It A Year' is a London-set romantic comedy that charts the trials and tribulations of a young, mismatched couple during their first year of marriage.

REVIEWS I Give It A Year - Rose Byrne at the world premiere

PROMETHEUS (2012)
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Lucy Hutchinson, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall and Kate Dickie. Directed by Ridley Scott.

REVIEWS Prometheus - Approach with an open mind

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