Thursday, 11 August 2011
This looks rather interesting, aside from the cool artwork on the poster
Notre Jour viendra - "Our Day Will Come" is the first feature from Romain Gavras - basically about a troubled teen and an even more troubled shrink (Vincent Cassell) and ginger hair! They set off together on a violent road trip where Ireland is the destination and where redheads should be welcome. On dvd August 22nd.
Brendan Gleeson on form as he drinks, shags and snorts his way through the film whilst trying to be a police sergeant in a small town. Following a murder with international trafficking links he must team up with an American FBI agent (Don Cheadle) and work together.
Kill List the second feature from Ben Wheatley is being heaped with praise and to be fair from the trailer it does look like it has some serious potential. I've got to be honest I thought his debut film Down Terrace was awful, but this one does look like it could be an interesting and dark tale.
Also there's a new Todd Solondz film on the way.Dark Horse the film is about Abe, a 30-something male living with his parents, reluctantly working for his father while pursuing his hobby of collecting toys. To lose his "dark horse" status in the family, he's also trying to spark a relationship with Miranda, who recently moved back home after a failed literary/academic career. Miranda agrees to marry Abe out of desperation, and things go awry from there.
Nicholas Winding Refn follows up Bronson with Drive - starring Ryan Gosling as a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night.
On dvd now Super - an interesting tale of mental health, on face value it looks like a kids comic book film. It wasn't, it was full of ultraviolence too. Frank (Rainn Wilson) loses the plot when his wife leaves for a drug dealer. He assumes the role of The Crimson Bolt and goes and smacks the shit out of criminals, from dealers to queue jumpers with a monkey wrench.
As mentioned a few weeks back, Gary Oldman heads an impressive ensemble in a film version of John Le Carre's novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - previously on screen as a rather good TV series with Sir Alec Guinness.
We Need to Talk About Kevin. Acclaimed director Lynn Ramsey's (Ratcatcher) adaptation of the best selling book about a mother recounting the events leading up to and following her son's massacre of students and teachers at his high school. YHN