David Bowie Is:
This guide-like documentary takes audiences around the groundbreaking David Bowie Is exhibition that was held in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibition featured a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive and included special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker. This film gives a fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes in Bowie’s esteemed career, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album artwork, set designs and diary entries on tour. The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the exhibition and is directed by BAFTA winning director Hamish Hamilton.
David Bowie Is is out tomorrow at cinema Nova and Palace Dendy Brighton on Friday.
My Old Lady:
When Mathias (Kevin Kline; The Big Chill) inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father, he doesn’t anticipate inheriting an old woman as well. His apartment is a viager – an ancient French real estate system with complex rules about its resale. Feisty Mathilde (Maggie Smith; everything), who has lived there with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott-Thomas; Four Weddings and a Funeral) for years, can by contract collect payments from Mathias until her death, and the pair have no intention of budging. However, as the trio begin to find common ground, Mathilde unveils a complex web of secrets that unites them in the most unexpected ways. With a smart and funny script from celebrated writer/director Israel Horovitz, My Old Lady is a charming and sophisticated drama with superb performances from its three veteran leads.
My Old Lady is now now at cinema Nova and Palace cinemas.
From director Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead) and writer Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) comes The Drop, a gritty American thriller starring Tom Hardy (Locke) and James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) in his final movie role. Lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) works under the heavy hand of his cousin Marv (Gandolfini), a fading figurehead in the local community. Marv’s bar is a hub for criminal activity, operating an undercover ‘money drop’ between local gangsters. After a robbery goes awry, however, Bob finds himself stuck in the middle of an escalating situation. The seedy investigation takes him deeper and deeper into his neighbourhood, his past, friends, families and foes, and the stunning consequences of their lifelong actions. This film showcases another star turn for Hardy and another memorable performance by the late great Gandolfini, cementing this film as one of the better crime dramas this year.
The Drop is out now.
Based on the hugely successful romantic novel by the same author of PS. I Love You, this film follows two inseparable childhood friends, Rosie (Lily Collins; The Blind Side) and Alex (Sam Claflin; Snow White and the Huntsman). They take a leap of faith when they decide to go to America together to attend University, but fate has other plans for them. Rosie soon discovers that she is pregnant after a one-night stand with the most popular boy in school and that the child will be her life from now on. Over the next twelve years, Rosie and Alex’s lives change dramatically but the undeniable connection remains and somehow they keep ending up by each other’s sides. At the back of Rosie’s mind is always the question, what if fortune had taken another turn and they were meant to be more than just good friends? Love, Rosie is a modern comedy-of-errors that poses the ultimate question: Do we really only get one shot at true love?
Love, Rosie is out now at Hoyts and Palace Dendy Brighton.