A strangely beguiling mixture of character piece and road movie and that never leaves the city, Passenger Side is a warm and surprisingly poignant low-fi gem. A slew of cameos prop up two outstanding lead performances as director Matt Bissonnette announces himself as one to watch.
It’s Friday, and that liver isn’t going to reduce itself! But going down the pub is such a cliché, and angels cry whenever you finish a bottle of something alone in your room. So why not consume alcohol the way it was meant to be consumed? In a living room, with a group of friends if you’re lucky enough to have some of those, watching some film you’ve seen a thousand times before – but never like THIS. This week it’s the original Star Wars trilogy – enjoy!
For those that are tired of lining the pockets of faceless, charmless McCinemas, and perhaps would like to watch a movie with other film-lovers – as opposed to throngs of yammering, popcorn-chucking oiks – then an independent cinema is the option you need to be poking your nose into. The UK has a proud history of these fine establishments, but they’re under threat from the evil corporate monsters that shall not be named. This week we look at the Rich Mix in Shoreditch.
Now quite frankly, this is scary…
Edward Norton continues his string of underwhelming films that threatens to undermine the legacy of perhaps the finest American actor of the 90s. Writer-director Tim Blake Nelson apes the Coens with this tale of quirky criminals, but can’t match the Brothers Grim for inventiveness and assurance.