The hot (and the not so hot) flicks hitting cinema screens this Friday. For more, come inside…
Documentary maker Doug Block takes a stroll down memory lane as he revisits some of the couples whose weddings he has filmed, to help support himself, over the past two decades. Showing at these key cities only, the official website is here.
Good reviews so far for this account of a painting of a mixed-race girl in eighteenth century England charting her rise through aristocratic society as the abolitionist movement gathers pace. The ravishing Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in the title role, with Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson and Emily Watson providing the icy, social status obsessed support. The film will be showing just about everywhere and the official Facebook page is here. More information, however, can be found on the Wikipedia page here.
Director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, 1997) makes satisfying, thought-provoking movies. This, perhaps his starriest effort and budgeted at $15 million is headlined by Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth it is based on a true story concerning three teenagers known as the West Memphis Three, who were convicted for killing three young boys and subsequently sentenced to life in prison. It has received mixed reviews thus far. The official Facebook page is here, but there is more detailed information on Wikipedia here.
The Man Whose Mind Exploded
Decidedly odd documentary from Toby Amies as he follows a man who suffered severe brain trauma leaving him unable to create memories. The film will be showing at key locations only only but there are screening details here; the official website is here.
From the producer of Paranormal Activity (2007) this latest ‘things that go bump in the night’ flick stars former Dr Who assistant Karen Gillan as a young woman who is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and misfortune her family has suffered. The film will be playing all over and the official website is here.
Of Horses and Men
Benedikt Erlingsson’s dark comic drama looks at the the people in a remote Icelandic community and their emotional relationships with their prized horses. The official Axiom films website is here and includes UK screening locations.
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
Typically barmy sounding offering from that wizard of odd from France Jean Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, 1991) based on the book by Reif Larsen. The film concerns a child genius who sets off to Washington D.C. to collect a prize from the Smithsonian Institute. The Wikipedia page tells you more here and the film should play at most UK cinemas.
And on Thursday 19 June…
The Fault In Our Stars
Cute sounding teen, romantic comedy about a girl who is dependent on an oxygen cylinder and a boy who has a false leg. The film will be playing nationwide and the official Tumblr site is here.