LA GRANDE BELLEZZA:
AKA The Great Beauty. Much anticipated new film from Paolo Sorrentino (This Must Be the Place, Consequences of Love) about a writer who at 65 takes stock of his lavish lifestyle. For me this is bloated, indulgent and boring but it seems I’m in the minority.
Italian with English subs Cert. 15
Latest film from Gus Van Sant, a director who veers wildly between experimental and mainstream. This drama takes on the hot-button topic of fracking for natural gas in small town America with a script penned by Damon and co-star Krasinski.
THE FROZEN GROUND:
Who looks weirder on this poster Cage or Cusack? After some rare critical plaudits for his turn in The Paperboy John Cusack decides to play another psycho, this time real life serial killer Robert Hansen. Nic Cage is the Alaskan state trooper in hot pursuit (lets hope he gets to do some shouting). Cert. 15
WINTER OF DISCONTENT:
This drama explores the 2011 Egyptian revolution through the linked stories of a computer programmer, a TV anchor woman and a state security officer.
Arabic with English subs Cert. 15
Drama about the relationship between a Vienna museum guard and an enigmatic visitor that also contemplates the ways artworks reflect and shape the world.
German with English subs Cert. 12
KELLY AND VICTOR:
Bold British drama about a passionate love affair and its consequences.
LEBANESE ROCKET SOCIETY:
Intriguing looking documentary about the period in the 1960s when Lebanon took on the big boys in the Space race.
Also out this week
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