Out Now – 16th May 2014

The Two faces of Godzilla

If you want to be entertained by a good old-fashioned monster movie then you can’t do much better than the latest iteration of Godzilla.It’s a whole lot of fun and Godzilla itself is ridiculously big. I bloody loved it! And did I mention the beast is BIG? Here the word big is rampaging through my text like Godzilla through the world.

In Secret
Sharing Elizabeth Olsen with Godzilla and not a lot else this period drama is focussed on a young woman trapped in a marriage. The “sexually repressed beautiful young woman” then embarks on an affair with one of her husband’s friends. The illicit relationship must be kept… In Secret.

The Two Faces of January
Sharing Oscar Isaac with In Secret this thriller allows you the rare opportunity of having a triple bill cinema experience in which you can play a form of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Bonus points for going home and watching A History of Violence with Viggo Mortensen (who is in The Two Faces of January) and William Hurt, Love with William Hurt and Sean Penn, and Mystic River with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon. BOOM!

After suffering a concussion a wife and mother decides to pack it all in and become an escort for female-only clients. This is the art house version of that synopsis so expect less crude jokes and gratuitous nudity than if it had been turned into a romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz. Less exploitation more exploration.

Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey
“A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.” You know Journey, they sang a cover of that song from Glee or something? #justkidding #dohashtagsevenworkinthemiddleofapostonthissite #hashtaghumouristhebest #meta tag

Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist
Documentary exploring the life and death of renowned cyclist and drug addict Marco Pantani. “This is the story of the tragic battles fought by the most important Italian cyclist of his generation; man verses mountain, athlete verses addiction, Marco Pantani verses himself.”

An Autumn Afternoon
BFI re-release of the 1960s Japanese drama about an aging widower arranging a marriage for his daughter. My interest is piqued.

Touchy Feely
Writer and director of the underexposed Your Sister’s Sister Lynn Shelton is back with a film about a massage therapist who develops an aversion to human contact. With a cast including Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, and Allison Janney this might be worth hunting out during its limited release.

A Touch of Sin
The answer to the question, “how much sin would you like with your tea?” Or rather “Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.”