Black Fish – clearly Killer Whales are in fashion in the movies, follow Rust and Bone (2012), this documentary looks at the whale Tilikum who killed several people while in captivity, hearing examples of shocking abuse of these animals of Tilikum’s own unique personality. The official site is here; with screening details here.
Days of Grace – Mexican crime thriller set during three football world cups, this performed well at Latin America film festivals and was nominated for the Golden Camera at Cannes in 2011. IMDb has more info here; the film will show at key cities only.
Dial M For Murder – Hitchcock’s tricksy and not entirely satisfying adaptation of Frederick Knott’s play has Ray Milland trying to kill his wife Grace Kelly. When she survives, he has to think on his feet for a brilliant plan B. Showing at key cities only, the official Park Circus site is here.
Frances Ha – Noah Baumbach’s comedy drama follows Greta Gerwig as a useless dancer who throws herself headlong into her dreams, when its patently obvious they won’t pan out. The official website is here; the film will have a wide distribution so you should be able to catch it in most cinemas.
And on Wednesday 31 July…
The Heat – comedy that teams Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCartney as, respectively, an uptight and a foul mouthed FBI agents who team up to bust a drug lord. The official website is here; the film will be showing at most UK cinemas.
The Smurfs 2 (3D) – sequel to the part-animated/part live action film; the evil Garmagel creates two imposter Smurfs n the hope that they will secure him details of the all powerful Smurf essence. The Smurfs are none the less on to him. The film we be showing nationwide; the official website is here.