Cobain: Montage of Heck:
Experience the life, art and mind of Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully-authorised portrait of the generation-defining rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest confidantes, including his wife Courtney Love. Following Kurt from his earliest years through to the height of his fame, the film is a visceral and detailed cinematic insight into an artist at odds with his surroundings. The film also includes an exclusive interview for cinema audiences, Brett Morgen discusses his unprecedented access to Cobain’s family and past.
Cobain: Montage of Heck is out now
Clouds Of Sils Maria:
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche; Chocolat) is asked to perform a play that made her famous 20 ago. Back then she played Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide, but now she is being asked play Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart; Twilight) to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloe Grace Moretz; Kick-Ass) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself. Great performances from the three female leads.
Clouds of Sils Maria is out now
From acclaimed writer/director Alex Garland (screenwriter of 28 Days Later and Never Let Me Go) comes Ex Machina, a chilling vision of the not-too-distant future of artificial intelligence. Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson; Frank) is a young coder at the world’s largest internet company. He wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac; Inside Llewyn Davis). But when Caleb arrives, he discovers he is required to participate in a strange experiment: testing the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl (Alicia Vikander; A Royal Affair). An intense psychological thriller, Ex Machina explores the nature of consciousness, emotion, sexuality, truth and lies.
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Pitch Perfect 2:
Directed by first-timer Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2 follows the further adventures of the Barden Bellas – a group of competitive a cappella singers from Barden University. After the Bellas disgrace themselves on national television, they must race to rediscover their spark before the world titles – though Beca (Anna Kendrick; Into The Woods), their star performer, is more concerned with advancing her post-college career as a music producer. The sequel stars an ensemble cast led by Anna Kendrick, Australia’s Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, and True Grit‘s Hailee Steinfeld. It won over critics the first time with its unpretentious commentary on modern-day fame and fortune, but can it do it again?
Pitch Perfect 2 is out now