THE CRASH REEL:
From British director Lucy Walker (Wasteland, Countdown to Zero) comes this documentary about Kevin Pearce, a world-class snowboarder involved in a horrific accident. Internationally acclaimed, The Crash Reel has recently made it onto the Oscars Documentary shortlist.
Another singular documentary, Leviathan is focussed on fishing. But this is not a gentle meditation on the serenity of recreational angling but instead an examination of life on a commercial fishing boat working in the harsh landscape of the North Atlantic. Promises to be a unique sensory experience.
KICK ASS 2:
Sequel to the movie about super-heroes without super powers, this installment promises more of the same comic-book style fun with a welcome appearance by Jim Carrey.
Denzel has one gun, Mark has another gun, together they are… “2 Guns”. Ok, I haven’t seen this but from the trailer you can expect: jive-talk, explosions, double-crosses, explosions, an actress in her pants, and explosions. From the director of The Deep and Contraband.
Smash-hit horror from the director of Saw and Insidious. Another scary-house yarn to give you the heebie-jeebies on those long winter nights. Starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Lili Taylor.
(If the trailer makes you yearn for more music by The Zombies check out the criminally underseen Dear Wendy)
Julie Delpy returns to directing with this family comedy set in the summer of 1979. With Emmanuelle Riva (Amour) and Eric Elmosnino (Gainsbourg).
French with English subs. Cert. 15
Also out this week:
PERCY JACKSON 2:
Posted by Rob Munday