Attack the Block really is your best bet this week. Unless I’m biased and it’s terrible, let me know.
Emilio Estevez directs his dad, Martin Sheen, in a film about a man hiking through France to recover the body of his son. Expect beautiful scenery, a gravelly voice and personal epiphanies.
Take Me Home Tonight
Topher Grace and Anna Faris are twins having a crazy night with “language, sexual content and drug use.” Gotta love a bit of language, sexual content and drug use, though my weekends are normally language, Doctor Who and cider use.
Red Hill (limited release)
Ryan Kwanten (from True Blood) is a police officer struggling to stay alive on his first day of duty. Excitingly involves strong bloody violence, and language.
Love Like Poison (limited release)
A French teenage girl comes home from Catholic boarding school to find her father has left. Cue a sad mother and a young girl struggling between her devotion to God and wanting to jump the bones of a local boy. In French.
A Screaming Man (limited release)
Hard to summarise – pool attendant loses job and country falls to civil war. The man wants his money but he has none, he has a son though… Eh?
Amreeka (limited release)
“A drama centered on an immigrant single mother and her teenage son in small town Illinois.”
Risen (limited release)
Possibly a period boxing film.
After The Apocalypse (limited release)
Documentary visiting modern-day Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan where nuclear weapons were tested during the Soviet era. 1 in 20 children have birth defects and there is a proposal to abort any defective foetuses. Not an easy watch.