[Polytechnique title screen]
Pre-Hollywood fame Denis Villeneuve delivers a moving interpretation of the 1989 ‘Montreal Massacre’, in which a misogynistic student sets out to kill as many feminists as he can.
In black and white, and shifting between the perspectives of two victims/witnesses, as well as looking over the shoulder of the perpetrator (but never really going inside his head), Villeneuve creates a thoughtful, moving piece of work, comparable to Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, if not the unrelenting brutalism of Alan Clarke’s original of that name.
[Shaun The Sheep Movie title screen]
Shaun The Sheep Movie
He’s Shaun the sheep, he’s Shaun the sheep; he even mucks about with those who cannot bleat. Keep it in mind he’s one of a kind – oh, life’s a treat with Shaun the Sheep.
[The Temp title screen]
Misfiring early 90s noir mangled into more of a SCARY BAD WOMAN IS SCARING ME yuppie horror thing, but still quite watchable, with Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle and Faye Dunaway.
[Triple 9 title screen]
On paper, a great prospect: John Hillcoat (Ghosts… Of The Civil Dead, The Road, The Proposition) directing Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K Williams, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Anthony Mackie, Clifton Collins Jnr, Gal Godot, Woody Harrelson etc, with an unrecognisable Kate Winslet as a Russian mob boss, a byzantine plot about crooked cops and heists and double crosses… But sadly on the day it didn’t pan out. Not bad, just not… Great.
[Dope title screen]
Upbeat, uplifting, fun modern take on the high school losers movie, with Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons as a trio of geeky kids who get caught up in shenanigans. WITH HILARIOUS CONSEQUENCES. Made me want to see more by director Rick Famuyiwa.
[The Godfather title screen]
MIND THE ORANGES, MARLON!