Oh my shit, it’s April! And it’s brought along not only Fools’ Days, sweet spring showers and the prospect of some chinless wonder marrying a Sloane, but also a batch of fresh and steaming new films – some promising, others less so. Stick around as we sift through this month’s cinematic offerings week by week and separate the fresh fish (FRESH FISH, Glen Coco!) from the distinctly murky tuna salad…
I don’t know about you, but we’re hoping for really crummy weather this summer. Rain, sleet, fog and whatever else God’s got in his “let’s piss them right off” bag; it’s the only way that we won’t feel guilty about spending the entire time at the cinema. A lot of heavy hitters are coming our way in summer 2011, so give up on your tan (lets be honest, you’ve been a lost cause from the start) and throw away any sunny specs that aren’t 3D compatible – it’s cinema summer checklist time.
With Emily Watson in the lead role, Oranges and Sunshine tells the true story of hundreds of thousands of children who were deported to Australia by the British government, and the struggle of one woman to reclaim their identity. Managing to move rather than manipulate, this emotional powerhouse of a drama is undoubtedly the best film I’ve seen in years.
YOU HEARD THE TITLE. YES. IT’S ALL TRUE.