Woman In Gold:
Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. 60 years after she fled Vienna during World War II, Jewish woman Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) tries to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting The Lady in Gold. Together with inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy (Ryan Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. It’s Philomena meets Saving Mr Banks.
Woman in Gold is out now
The Hard Problem:
Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Hilary (Olivia Vinall), a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike (Damien Molony), her boss Leo (Jonathan Coy) and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry (Anthony Calf).
The Hard Problem is out this weekend at Cinema Nova and Palace Dendy Brighton
One of the most buzzed about films at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Argentinean director Damián Szifrón’s third feature Wild Tales is a blackly comic anthology film, with six short films looped together under an arcing themed banner of “vengeance”. A plane filled with passengers have a connection to the same musician, a roadside diner waitress discovers that a late-night customer is the man who ruined her life, a road rage fantasy roars into life, a man takes revenge on Buenos Aires’ parking regulations, a wealthy man attempts to convince his groundsman to take the rap for a crime he didn’t commit, and a bride discovers her new husband is cheating on her. Each story is hilarious and though-provoking.
Wild Tales is out now
Spy is the outrageous new comedy from director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat). With his regular leading lady Melissa McCarthy at the helm, and a stellar supporting cast including Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart and Jason Statham, it’s bound to be fun ride! McCarthy stars as CIA analyst Susan Cooper, who has spent her entire career as a desk jockey working hand-in-hand with dashing agent Bradley Fine (Law). Using high-tech equipment, Susan is the guardian angel who helps Bradley avoid danger. However, when Bradley is assassinated by Bulgarian arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Byrne), Susan wrangles her way into her first undercover assignment to help capture Boyanov and avenge Bradley…
Spy is out now