Out Now – 21st February 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive
The fantastic pairing of Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton is incredibly tempting, particularly when vampiric antics are thrown into the mix. Reviews are strong but I imagine this will fare better at the art house cinemas rather than the multiplex. One I missed at the London Film Festival last year.

A New York Winter’s Tale
“A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.” I have my doubts about how their romance will play out in the long run; relationships with the dead are very different to those with the living.

Stalingrad
A Russian War movie in which Germany are the bad guys owing to the film being set back when Germany actually were the bad guys. Sadly I don’t think this film will distract too much from all the nonsense going on in Sochi.

Stranger by the Lake
Two men fall in love and indulge in some unsimulated sex by the lake. One is a dangerous man! The film describes itself as “an erotic mix of the comic and the tragic” which means it has something for everyone. And by something I mean a lot of naked men.

A World Not Ours
“An intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon.”

Nymphomaniac
Not to be outdone by the unsimulated sex in Stranger by the Lake Lars von Trier’s new sex-epic two-parter enters UK cinemas on Saturday for back to back screenings. I’m not sure if it will be back later in the year but if you want to see Shia LaBeouf pretending to have sex while his genital region is digitally replaced with that of an adult performer then Saturday is your best bet.