Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Critical Week: Digging deep
This rather busy week also featured screenings of: Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton in the contrived but watchable rom-com Two Night Stand, Bernard Rose's nutty period biopic-thriller The Devil's Violinist, the inventively head-spinning spacial-rift thriller Coherence, the awkwardly trashy horror comedy Suburban Gothic, the not-very-likeable British black comedy Down Dog, the cleverly artistic horror remake/sequel The Town that Dreaded Sundown, Viggo Mortensen in the Argentine wilderness in the surreal gem Jauja, the gorgeous Oscar-nominated animated epic The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and the pointed, surprising documentary The Overnighters. Whew!
This coming week's screenings include: the sci-fi action Robot Overlords, the acclaimed Ukrainian doc The Tribe, the Cold War doc The Man Who Saved the World, and I'll also get to see Ridley Scott's Blade Runner: The Final Cut on a big screen for the first time. Sunday night is also Bafta night - perhaps the best predictor of what will happen on Oscar night, as the voters overlap heavily. Expect lots of stars on the red carpet, and some surprise winners.