Out Now – 1st February 2013

King's Speech on Hudson

After successfully landing a crash-bound plane Denzel Washington’s pilot is discovered to have been flying while intoxicated and turns from hero to pariah. Oscar nomination count: 2

Hyde Park on Hudson
Bill Murray stars as Franklin D. Roosevelt in a film that features too little Murray and far too much Laura Linney. Far, far too much.

Bullet to the Head
“After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.” Starring Sylvester Stallone. Obviously.

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (limited release)
Aerial acrobatics from the world’s most famous circus with some kind of romantic narrative tying things together.

Bullhead (limited release)
Dutch thriller about a young cattle farmer who falls in with the wrong sort and whose life spirals out of control. I’m sure there’s a joke to be made about getting involved with sheep here but I can’t quite find it.

The Punk Syndrome (limited release)
Documentary about “Finland’s most kick-ass punk rock band”. Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät are a band with a difference; each member is mentally handicapped. And now some sort of joke about a current band being mentally handicapped. Are Rizzle Kicks current?

Do Elephants Pray? (limited release)
Probably not.

Chained (limited release)
David Lynch’s daughter directs a horror about a boy brought up by a serial killer. Will he follow in his adopted father’s footsteps?

Antiviral (limited release)
David Cronenberg’s son directs a horror about a dystopian future in which diseases passed through a celebrity’s body are the new hot commodity. With a bit too much body horror without anyone to relate to I did not enjoy this film.

A Place in the Sun (limited re-release)
BFI re-release of the 1951 romantic drama in which a poor boy falls in love with two women. Oscar win count: 6