Acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook presents his American debut; a fairytale with a gothic twist. The story of a teenage girl’s sexual awakening could not be more beautifully shot or stylishly presented. Part horror, part psychological thriller and part coming-of-age drama, Stoker is full of surprises.
Coriolanus is out! It hasn’t been nominated for any Oscars (because it was released too late, but let’s not split hairs)! Ralph Fiennes is on the warpath (probably)! And just think what a man who takes Auschwitz in his stride would do to you if you bumped into him and mispronounced his name? READ THIS CHEAT SHEET QUICKLY, BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
If you thought that feathered mariachi bands, chameleons facing Hamlet-esque existential crises, and Pirates of the Caribbean were, in and of themselves, essentially ridiculous, farcical concepts, you’d be absolutely right. Now throw these entirely unrelated absurdities together to create one great, big, superlative mash-up of ridiculousness, and you get Rango.
And for some equally and befittingly bizarre reason, it works.
God, life is rubbish isn’t it? It’s cold, you’re unattractive, that umbrella you nicked has been nicked off you (how dare they) and you’re really really unattractive.At least we can count on Disney – unstoppable global terror that it is – to provide us with some respite. But even big dog Disney needs inspiration. And a lot of the time, inspiration comes from existing tales, from history, from myths, from life itself. And it turns out the Disney version might be spruced up a bit…
From the writers of Sexy Beast comes 44 Inch Chest, a new Brit gangster flick starring Ray Winstone, Ian McShane and John Hurt. It’s the story of Col, a cuckolded mob who gathers his friends together to take revenge on his wife’s French lover. But with the loss of his wife imminent, Col starts to reassess his life, suddenly unsure of the abject masculinity he’s surrounded himself with all his life.