Out Now – 22nd November 2013

Blue is Gone with the WInd

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Since the first Hunger Games film I have now read all the books and so understand what the hell was happening. The adventure continues in this second instalment and let me tell you, book-wise at least, it is all downhill from here.

Parkland
Because it’s not just the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who this week we have a drama about the chaotic events that took place in a hospital on the day JFK was shot. Expect no conspiracy stories just human drama and period clothing. Oh, and Zac Efron.

Blue Is the Warmest Colour
If you can look past all the noise, the controversy, and the titillation what you will find is a superb drama about two young women falling in love and falling apart. Yes there is sex but more often there is raw emotion and the kind of acting that enables you to forget that you are sitting in a cinema watching a film. I found it to be an “intensely intimate character study” so stop sniggering and enjoy the film.

The Family
De Niro stars as the head of a Mafia family who are relocated to Normandy as part of the witness protection program. Hilarity ensues as they try to fit into their new French lifestyle and old habits die hard. Ugh. De Niro occasionally puts in fantastic performances these days but I fear this is one of his more frequent roles that are just for the money.

Singh Saab the Great
Hindi action comedy drama. I know literally nothing more than that. Sorry!

Gone with the Wind
The BFI are screening the classic film about war and romance that somehow you still have yet to see despite running a film blog and owning the DVD. Perhaps you should just go and see it at the BFI, you love the Southbank after all. What are you waiting for?

Vendetta
Danny Dyer stars…

Computer Chess
Ambitious, but in my opinion unsuccessful, independent film set during a computer chess tournament in the 1980s. Shot on black and white video the film starts of feeling like an authentic documentary but eventually gets too entangled in surreal elements. Worth a look perhaps.

¡Vivan las Antipodas!
Documentary looking at four antipodes across the world – points that are directly opposite one another on the Earth’s surface. Ever wondered what is happening on the opposite side of the world to you? Now is the time to find out. THis film sounds fascinating. May be hard to find though sadly.

The Flu
A virus is spreading through Seoul and the area is under quarantine. Two people must go inside to find a thing to help make a vaccine.

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
Through plot contrivances a man finds himself engaged to two women – the woman he loves and the woman his father has arranged to be his bride. Nobody can find out what is happening so naturally… hilarity ensues.

Breakfast with Jonny Wilkinson
“This sparky and engaging comedy returns to that golden morning in 2003 when the unthinkable happened and England were victorious.” I don’t know, is this something to do with rugby?