New Releases 28/11/11

TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON: 3rd instalment of the fancy space-bots saga. Starring Shia LaBeouf (Transformers 1, Transformers 2). Directed by Michael Bay (Pearl Harbor, Armageddon). Cert 12.

HORRID HENRY THE MOVIE: Children’s book series comes to the big screen. Starring Anjelica Huston (The Witches, Grifters, Addams Family) and Richard E. Grant (Withnail & I). Cert U.

T.T CLOSER TO THE EDGE: Thrilling documentary about the world’s most dangerous and exciting motorcycle race: the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. By first-time director Richard De Aragues. Cert 15

MILDRED PIERCE: Much anticipated HBO mini-series by Todd Haynes. A re-telling of the classic novel which originally made it onto celluloid in 1945 starring the ever-frightening Joan Crawford, screen goddess of alleged coat-hanger fame. This time round it stars the allegedly more child-friendly Kate Winslet (Titanic), Guy Pearce (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen). Directed by Todd Haynes (I’m Not There, Far From Heaven). Cert 15

SARAH’S KEY: Drama about a modern-day journalist who begins to investigate the infamous Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup that occurred during the second world war. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Niels Arestrup (A Prophet). Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Pretty Things). Cert 12 – part-subtitled.

GUILTY OF ROMANCE: Japanese thriller about the consequences that follow the discovery of a gruesome murder. By Shion Sono, director of Cold Fish. Cert. 18 – subtitled.

HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA: Documentary narrated by Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams) following the indigenous people of the Siberian Taiga. By first-time director Dmitry Vasyukov. Cert. E

LA PISCINE: French psychological thriller and cult classic made in 1969 starring super-cool Alain Delon (Un Flic) and Romy Schneider (Ludwig). Directed by Jacques Deray (Borsalino). Cert. 12 – subtitled.

POETRY: Korean Drama about an elderly lady struggling to bring up her teenage grandson. Winner of the Best Screenplay at Cannes 2010. Directed by Chang-dong Lee (Oasis). Cert. 12 – subtitled.

HUGH HEFNER: PLAYBOY, ACTIVIST AND REBEL: Documentary about the Playboy founder and the various opposing factors he’s faced over the years. Directed by Brigitte Berman. Cert. E

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