The Five-Year Engagement
Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie and Rhys Ifans are all worth a trip to the cinema on their own so having all five in one film very nearly makes this a must-see. I only say very-nearly because I am useless at actually going and seeing films I want to see. For plot, see title.
Horror film set in the ruins of the Chernobyl disaster as an extreme tour guide stumbles across hordes of mutants. Lovely. I wonder how this is going to go down in the Ukraine…
Lay the Favorite
Wacky summer comedy with slightly dodgy sounding name!
Think Like a Man (limited release)
Sexual politics comedy! Women, eh? Men, eh? Couples, eh?
Where Do We Go Now? (limited release)
Broad religious comedy in which a group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. Hang on, this one might be a drama.
Victim (limited release)
A young man tries to break out of a cycle of violence. My advice? Stop killing people you loon.
Planet of Snail (limited release)
Full synopsis because it confused my brain: “Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth, nobody understood his language and he was desperate. Then an angel walked into his life. Soon-Ho knows how it is to be lonely and soon becomes an inseparable part of his life. Young-Chan also discovers an amazing world under his fingers as he learned to read books with braille. Hopes began to grow and he dreams of writing a book. However, Soon-Ho cannot always be there for him because of her own problem of spine disability. The couple now should learn to survive alone. While Soon-Ho uneasily spends her first day waiting for his return, Young-Chan goes out for the biggest adventure of his life.”
The Last Projectionist (limited release)
Documentary charting the history of independent cinemas and the changing world of projection. All centred around the UK’s oldest working cinema, in Birmingham no less.
Silent Souls (limited release)
A man and his “companion” (suspicious) take the body of his wife to cremate it. Can’t help thinking it would have saved a lot of effort to cremate her and then transport her. What inefficiency.
The Rise & Fall of a White Collar Hooligan (limited)
It’s gritty, it’s British and it involves football. I’m out.
Cloclo (limited release)
Biopic of Claude François who surprisingly enough is French.