Matt Damon makes an early bid for Oscar glory in Promised Land, a gentle yet compelling drama about a small farming town facing an economic and industrial meltdown. While the financial difficulties faced by its characters will resonate with a lot of people, it feels a little out of date and we never get a sense of why this particular story is being told now.
This free screening of Larry Clark’s new film, Marfa Girl at The Book Club in Shoreditch is especially exclusive as it is the only public screening of the film in the UK . Although this is a one-off public screening, you can also watch the small-town Texan film online.
Rod Lurie’s remake of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial thriller follows the original virtually beat-for-beat – except where it matters. As a stand alone film it’s OK, but held up to the original it feels almost entirely pointless. Half a star goes to James Marsden’s lovely curly hair.
We may have inserted those quotation marks for funsies.