Baggage Claim – Paula Patton leads an all-star cast in this sky-high romantic comedy as a cabin crew member who flies around the world in pursuit of the perfect suitor. Taye Diggs, Djimon Honsou and Jill Scott co-star. The official Facebook page is here and the film will show at most UK cinema screens.
The Fifth Estate – Julian Assange/Wikileaks drama that has had a mixed reception so far. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Assange, Daniel Bruhl is his colleague and Wikileaks co-founder as we follow them as they team up to take on the secrets of the world’s power elite. The official site is here and the film will show at most UK cinemas.
Haewon (Nobody’s Daughter) – this drama tells the story of a University student and her romantic relationship with her lecturer. The Facebook page is here; the film will be showing on a limited release only, so check out your local art house cinemas (the Institute of Contemporary Arts and BFI will have screenings).
Le Week-end – apparently French for ‘The Weekend’! Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent star in director Hanif Kureshi’s (My Beautiful Launderette) bittersweet romance about a middle-aged couple returning to Paris to reignite the passion in their marriage. Bumping into old friend Jeff Goldblum unfortunately does not help. Sounds like a classy affair; the official Embankment Films website is here; the film will be showing across the UK.
Machete Kills – I usually hate Tumblr sites, so confusing and messy and difficult to locate information, like a student’s scrapbook. The Tumblr site for this Robert Rodriguez violence/actioneer (and what other type of film would he make?) is, on the other hand, perfectly set out, with just the right soupcon of flash. Danny Trejo nabs the lead. The film will show across most of the UK.
Not Another Happy Ending – Karen Gillan of Dr Who fame stars as an author who, bouyed up by the success of her last novel, has writer’s block. Her publisher tries to make her miserable to get the creative juices flowing again. Trouble is, the more he tries, the more he falls in love with her. The official website is here; scroll down in the News section here for screening locations.
Romeo & Juliet – a star studded Brit cast, headlined by Douglas Booth, pepper this adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy. It looks as beautiful as Mr Booth himself. The film will be showing right across the UK, so time to brush up your Shakespeare at any multiplex. Official Facebook page is here.
Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington – HBO documentary about the titular photographer’s work across the world’s war fields. The official website is here; the film will show at key cities only.
And on Monday 14 October…
V/H/S/2 – Follow-up to last years V/H/S this brings a further anthology of horror films as two private investigators searching for a missing student uncover a collection of mysterious VHS cassettes. The official website is here; the film will play at key cities only.