Short Term 12
Set in a children’s home in America and dealing with the daily dramas and small victories this involves Short Term 12 features is “funnier than you might expect with a whole lot of heart” and features a “career defining performance from Brie Larson”. Or so I say anyway. Leave your cynicism at home and go see this.
Dench and Coogan team up to find the son that Dench was forced to give up as a child. “I laughed, I cried, I texted my mum and sister to ensure they go and see it.” And then I wrote a review. If you don’t cry at this one I worry for your soul.
Thor: The Dark World
Blah, blah, blah, Thor. Gush, gush, gush, Loki! Swoon, swoon, swoon, Portman. Surprisingly fun installment in the ever-growing Avengers juggernaut. OMG, I reviewed this one too! At this rate we’re in danger of looking professional. HA!
Third installment in a Bollywood superhero franchise that had completely passed me by. Expect lots of action and drama… but will they sing?
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
Hang on. HANG ON! Connecticut and Georgia are US states separated by over 800 miles! I refuse to watch any film so ambiguous about its setting.
I’ve not seen a lot of writer/director Joe Swanberg’s work but what I have seen I moderately enjoyed. Drinking Buddies looks to be one of his more accessible films and has a cast of people you’ve heard of! I won’t tell you their names. That would be too easy.
“A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.” Well that sounds adorable.
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Re-release (from the BFI obviously) of Werner Herzog’s 1979 remake of the most classic of all vampire films. I hear it’s amazing. Or I read that it is amazing… Probably on the BFI website so who knows if I am to be trusted.
Cutie and the Boxer
Documentary exploring the marriage of acclaimed boxer painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko, as she strive to claim an identity of her own. For the record a boxer painter punches the canvas with paint covered gloves. No joke.