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Special event: Branagh in Belfast

David Roy
BELFAST City Council and Film Hub NI have devised a free one-day mini-film festival featuring some of Kenneth Branagh's key movies – including Dunkirk and his excellent 1991 directorial effort, Dead Again – to mark the occasion of the Belfast-born actor being given the freedom of the the city on Tuesday January 30.

Essential documentary: From Belfast to Dachau

David Roy
MOVIE House at Dublin Road in Belfast will be screening the locally made 2005 BBC documentary From Belfast to Dachau next week in recognition of Holocaust Memorial Day.

DVD of the week: Bad Day For The Cut

David Roy
START your year off the right way by bringing a copy of the excellent 'Tyrone farmer revenge thriller' Bad Day For The Cut into your home to share with friends and loved ones.

New on Download, DVD and Blu-ray

:: Britannia (10 episodes, streaming from January 18 exclusively on NOW TV, Drama/Romance/Action) AS GAME Of Thrones approaches its blood-soaked end game and the fate of the Seven Kingdoms is (hopefully) resolved, Sky and Amazon Prime throw their combined creative muscle behind this lavish fantasy drama penned by Spectre scribe Jez Butterworth, which draws battle lines between three proud tribes in AD 43.

Frances McDormand deserves an Oscar for Martin McDonagh's superb Three Billboards

David Roy
THREE Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri arrives in cinemas this week atop a wave of Golden Globes success, with the always excellent Frances McDormand collecting best actress, the equally always excellent Sam Rockwell taking home best supporting actor, writer-director Martin McDonagh claiming best screenplay and the movie itself being named best drama film.

New movies: Insidious: The Last Key and A Woman's Life

IN 2010, James Wan, director of the opening instalment of the Saw franchise, helmed the spooky horror Insidious, which introduced audiences to parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), who has devoted her life to investigating supernatural disturbances and vanquishing unspeakable evil that threaten the lives of innocent families.

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