9 September 2015
A Most Wanted Man
Based on John le Carré’s book: Günther. Bachmann (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) investigates when a brutally tortured Chechen-Russian man arrives in Hamburg, seeking asylum and his notoriously evil father’s massive fortune. Compelling to the final scene.
UK, 2014, Anton Corbijin. Crime/drama/thriller, 122 mins (15)
Kolya and young wife Lilya find out that their family home on the Barents Sea coast is to be purchased by the local mayor in pursuit of his own building development plans. ‘An outstanding tale of the epic and everyday.’ – Mark Kermode..
Russia, 2014, Andrei Zvyagintsev. Drama, 140 mins (15).
A long-married couple’s relationship is put under severe stress by the discovery of the body of the husband’s long lost first love just days before their 45th anniversary party. Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling excel in this moving, absorbing drama.
UK, 2015, Andrew Haigh. Drama/romance, 95 mins (15).
A young drummer enrols at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realise a student’s full potential. Superb performances by Miles Teller and J. K. Simmons.
USA, 2014. Damien Chazelle. Drama/music, 107 mins (15).
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives abruptly changed by Jihadists. A formidable and angry, yet timely, compassionate, even witty film about life under Jihadist rule.Stunningly filmed.
France/Mauritania, 2014. A. Sissako. Drama, 97 mins (12A).
Set in 1974, a life-affirming, feisty and amusing chronicle of a cramped corner of Lancastrian social history. The lives and horizons of two working class friends are opened up by their mutual discovery of the dance music of urban black America.
UK 2014, Elaine ;