NEW RELEASES: 28th MAY

THE ARTIST:

Winner of every award in the world, including the Nobel Peace Prize, The Artists tells the (silent) story of a silent movie star whose popularity wanes after the introduction of sound. The film runs a little slow, a little long and isn’t as punchy as it could be, but there’s enough smart comedy and romance to make it worth watching. Plus it’s worth seeing what the fuss is all about – after all, you don’t want to be the only one on the planet who hasn’t seen it – unless that alone is enough reason for you to want to avoid it, in which case, good for you. Starring Jean Dujardin (OSS 117), Berenice Bejo (Knight’s Tale) and John Goodman (Big Lebowski). Directed by Michael Hazanavicius (OSS117). Cert. PG

Trailer: http://youtu.be/OK7pfLlsUQM

GREY’S ANATOMY SEASON 7:

More hospital drama/romance/comedy from Seattle Grace. Cert 15.

Obnoxious Trailer: http://youtu.be/T2o_is_clzM

JOURNEY 2:

Sequel to Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. Looks intense. Big lizards and bald men. Is that a giant pile of eggs they’re clambering over? Who knows what might happen. Anything. Clearly, I have no idea… Cert. PG

Trailer: http://youtu.be/pWweFS50C8g

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE:

The Olsen sister makes her debut in this moody psychological thriller about a young woman whose past threatens to overpower her present reality. Cert. 15

Trailer: http://youtu.be/0_k3wCsOgqk

KLITSCHKO:

Documentary about the famous boxing brothers. Cert. E German and Russian with English subs.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/K6w8I_KrtGo

TREME SEASON 2:

Second season of the successful US HBO series set in post-hurricane Katrina New Orleans. Great music, great cast, great spirit. Starring Steve Zahn (Reality Bites), Melissa Leo (Frozen River), Clarke Peters (The Wire) and Wendell Pierce (The Wire). Cert. 15

Trailer: http://youtu.be/uDfevhkre8Y

CARANCHO:

An Argentine thriller, starring Ricardo Darin (Secret in Their Eyes, XXY). When an ambulance-chasing lawyer meets and falls for a young, idealistic doctor their unlikely romance is threatened to be overshadowed by his dodgy past. Directed by Pablo Trapero (Familia Rodante, Born and Bred). Spanish with English subs. Cert. 15

Trailer: http://youtu.be/uiwzmX-8rvE

MICHAEL:

A great, muted, observational thriller by director Markus Schleinzer (protege of Michael Haneke). A boring office worker with an otherwise dull life, is keeping a young boy locked up in his house. Austrian with English subs. Cert 18

Trailer: http://youtu.be/sXe35bV8Owg

NEVERLAND:

Family film, made by SkyMovies, about the origins of Peter Pan (the DVD cover looks a lot more friendly). Starring Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Bob Hoskins (Mermaids), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Anna Friel (Brookside) and the disembodied voice of Kiera Knightly (just the way we like it). Directed by Nick Willing (Photographing Fairies). Cert. PG

Trailer: http://youtu.be/BhJk8IsXpG0

THIS IS WHAT LOVE IN ACTION LOOKS LIKE:

Documentary about a fundamentalist Christian organisation, perversely called Love In Action, whose aim is to turn gay people straight. Gay teens get shipped off to stay – just like at a Nazi summer camp – and be brainwashed into believing that their sexuality is an illness of which they can be cured. One more thing that makes me glad to be a heathen… Cert. E

Trailer: http://youtu.be/ur-nUamaeHI

TINY FURNITURE:

Actor-writer-director, Lena Dunham, acts, writes and directs this comedy about 22 year-old Aura who returns home after graduating from University. A film about that period in your life where you just don’t know who you are or what you’re doing (oh, how it lingers)… Cert. 15

Trailer: http://youtu.be/PF_jWPJwKIE

CHRONICLE:

A group of teenage friends discover they have mysterious powers that allows then to move objects with their minds, but also to destroy them. From harmless pranks things quickly take a darker turn, leading to an explosive ending. Cert. 15

Trailer: http://youtu.be/nGcwSDNFcsU

LIKE CRAZY:

Drama about first love. British student (girl) falls for American classmate (boy). A forced separation threatens to pull their fragile world apart. Cert.12

Trailer: http://youtu.be/r-ZV-bwZmBw

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