A highlight of last year, Clio Barnard’s brilliant follow-up to The Arbor transposes Oscar Wilde’s short story to modern day Bradford. Fantastic performances from the two young leads along with a lyrical approach full of heart makes this vital viewing.
Still trying to flog Formula One to the yanks Ron Howard (Splash) directs this biopic following the rivalry between racing drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. All looks pretty cheesey from the trailer but the word has been good with Daniel Bruhl (Goodbye Lenin) and cameraman Anthony Dod Mantle (127 Hours, Antichrist) there to add some class to proceedings.
SUNSHINE ON LEITH:
Just when you feared they’d never be a musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers your prayers are answered. Former child actor Dexter Fletcher follows Wild Bill with this story of a pair of ex-soldiers learning to embrace life on the civvy streets of Edinburgh after serving in Afghanistan. A quality cast includes Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks and Jason Flemyng.
Dull title, Halle Berry, disappeared at the cinema – on the face of it this is trash. But it’s directed by Brad Anderson who made the scariest film you’ve never seen (Session 9) and The Machinist so I’d expect this thriller to be a cut above (it’s also been endorsed by distinguished critic John Patterson).
Drama that looks at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.
German with English subs. Cert. 12
CUTIE AND THE BOXER:
Oscar-nominated doc explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko.
Also out this week
MORTAL INSTRUMENT: CITY OF BONES:
SHERLOCK SEASON 3:
Posted by Rob Munday