Shocking as it may seem England wasn’t always the multi-racial immigrant-loving country it is today. In fact we once actually participated in a slave economy. It’s all very embarrassing and is about time we faced up to this reality in our arts and culture. One step in the right direction is Belle which handles the issue of race in the only way we know how; through a period romantic drama filled with bonnets and corsets.
A surprisingly good American horror about a mirror that gets inside its owners’ heads to bring about their demise. With Karen Gillan in a lead role this should do well in the UK with the Doctor Who fans and luckily enough the film is actually quite good. Hurray!!!
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
Directed by l’homme français who made the delightful Amelie amongst other cinematic morsels is back with the story of a young cartographer who runs away from home. It looks quite charming and is in English so stop your xenophobic moaning.
The story of the West Memphis Three, young teens accused of murdering three boys in a satanic ritual, has been well documented in both the Paradise Lost trilogy and the excellent West Of Memphis. This is the first film to try to dramatise the case and I am interested to see what they make of what is a truly horrific true story.
The Hooligan Factory
British comedy spoofing the not-that-big-anymore football genre. I don’t enjoy Football hooligan films so the chances of me wanting to watch a film that apes them is marginal. And no, Danny Dyer isn’t in it though weirdly did a promo video.
Of Horses and Men
Icelandic drama about people and their relationships with horses. Or as IMDb likes to put it, “A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses’ perception.” All I know is that the main image seems to involve horses mating, not necessarily my cup of tea but I guess it is horses for courses (WAHEY!).
A wedding videographer tracks down the couples he has seen wed over two wedding to see how they got on. Who cares about these 112 weddings though when we have two very exciting weddings coming up this year; Kat of this very site has only two weeks left as a spinster and my own sister gets married this autumn. I could cry from pride. I advise them both to avoid this film just in case it puts marriage in a bad light.
A Perfect Plan
A family curse means that a woman’s first marriage is doomed to end in (Kat and sister please look away now, the next word is “happiness” I swear) divorce so she decides to marry a random stranger before wedding her beloved boyfriend in this French comedy. I bet you €50 she falls in love with her temporary husband.
Knocked for Six
An Australian cricket comedy.
Not again! Don’t worry everyone, your husband won’t leave you and I really hope you won’t go driving your car into a wall.