New Releases: 17th June

NO:

NO-posterMuch anticipated Oscar-nominated new feature from Pablo Larrain, the Chilean director of Post Mortem and Tony Manero starring Gael Garcia Bernal as an ad-man who comes up with a campaign to defeat Pinochet’s 1988 referendum. The success of the famous ‘No’ campaign was driven by Chile’s artistic community whose creative style and elan was new to Chilean politics and totally bewildered opponents. Spanish with English subs. Cert. 15

Interview w/ Gael Garcia Bernal Re No

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HITCHCOCK:

New-Hitchcock-Poster-DetailThe second of this year’s films about the stout chap with the cigar, not to be confused with Winston Churchill (but did anyone ever see them in the same room at the same time…?) focusing on his relationship with his wife during the filming of Psycho. Directed by Sacha Gervasi (director of music documentary, Anvil) and starring Anthony Hopkins as the big guy and Helen Mirren as his wife. Also starring Scarlet Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel and Toni Collette. Cert. 12

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TO THE WONDER:

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Terrence Malick’s latest. After ‘Tree of Life’ (which won at Cannes, but was largely derided in the UK) will anyone care to watch it? I will. Despite Ben Affleck. I mean, it has Javier Bardem so how bad can it be (trying really hard not to remember Skyfall..)? ‘To The Wonder’ is a really naff title, though… Way too ‘Malick’ and a bit Fried Green Tomatoes, too. He may just as well call it ‘Touching God’, which seems to be what he’s attempting in that way that artists had during the Romanticism when the Sublime was all the rage. And what’s so wrong with that? Somehow, the romantic sublime became self-indulgent (well, it always was) and pretentious (the 20th Century grounded the sublime in the dirt and earth of human endeavour for obvious reasons. But, surely, there’s still something valid in the desire to shoot your heart (and your questions and doubts) out into space…? Not aiming at God, just aiming at.. space.

May work. May not.

Cert. 15

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THE FALL:

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Well-received British TV psychological thriller series, starring Gillian Anderson (X-Files, Bleak House), focusing on the lives of two hunters – one a serial killer, the other the detective charged with searching him out… Cert. 15

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WARM BODIES:

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Really enjoying itself with all the ‘he’s dead hot’ and ‘he loved her for her brains’ jokes, this teen-horror-romance is the first of this week’s films to style itself on the Twilight saga’s unearthly-romeo+juliet-style love story. Cert. 12

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*ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:*

MAMA:

mama-movie-posterHorror starring Jessica Chastain (Take Shelter, Tree of Life). 2 young girls were left alone for 5 years in the woods…. or were they???????????????????? Yes they were. Or were they?????????????????? Freaky. Cert. 15

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BEAUTIFUL CREATURES:

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Teen romance with a Twilight (?) twist. Or more likely, just a teen romance with a fantasy twist that has therefore got caught up in inevitable comparisons.. Anyway. Witchcraft is the name of this game, so cast aside those doubts (get it? ‘Cast’ aside.. eh eh) and get stuck in for some swoonsome, ethereal post-pubescent affections. Cert. 12

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PARKS AND RECREATION SEASON 2:

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Season 2 of the super funny US show.

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by Dixie Turner

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