This Week’s Releases: The Trailers
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Everyone’s being really, really nasty about Extremely Loud…, which is probably because it looks like just over two hours of utterly unforgivable nonsense. Hugo has definitely already done the spindly kid whose father disappears (read: dies in the Twin Towers, or something) and leaves a mysterious key behind, and we’re sick of Tom Hanks being the automatic choice of every casting agent who needs to find a guy worthy of one of those ‘best dad in the world’ mugs. Also, one of the lines in the film is “Not everything makes sense, Oskar. I don’t know why a man flew a plane into a building!”. Give us strength.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Oh, Nic. Nicky Nicky Nick, why do you torture us so? We’ve done our best to be nice about you (well, perhaps not always), and then just when we’re starting to forget how mental you are you do this to us. Another Ghost Rider film, Nic? Apparently someone said that the first one is “like The Dark Knight” compared to Johnny Blaze’s second outing, so that should be fun…
Position Among the Stars
It’s a Sunday morning and you’re probably hungover, so why on earth don’t you want to watch Position Among the Stars? A gentle and beautifully shot documentary set in Indonesia sounds like just the thing to take the edge off those seven litres of K Cider. We’ve already seen this film, and we liked it a lot.
The Woman in the Fifth
Far and away our film of the week, Pawel Pawlikowski’s gripping psychological romance is a welcome return to form for the long-absent director. Ethan Hawke doing writing, Kristin Scott Thomas doing smoking, a pretty Polish girl and a weird basement full of scary noises? In Paris? Yes please!
Ek Deewana Tha
Sorry, did we not hint strongly enough about how hungover we are? Ek Deewana Tha is about a cinema nut who falls in love with a girl whose family is so traditional that it doesn’t approve of cinema. Or falling in love. BUMMER! It’ll probably be lovely if you like that sort of thing, but we’re not even going to think about it until at least Tuesday.