From director Asif Kapadia and the BAFTA-winning team behind the acclaimed documentary Senna comes the story of Amy Winehouse, five-time Grammy Award winner and arguably this millennium’s greatest British female singer-songwriter. The documentary tells, in the megastar’s own uncensored words and actions, of a young Londoner’s coming of age in the public eye – a level of celebrity she could never truly come to terms with. The filmmakers were granted interviews with family members, close friends and colleagues, as well as access to never-before-seen archival footage. An intimate portrait of incredible talent who did far too young. Our review HERE.
Amy is out now
When John Connor (Jason Clarke; Zero Dark Thirty), leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese (Australian action-man Jai Courtney; A Good Day to Die Hard) back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke; Game of Thrones), from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian (Arnold ‘I’ll be back’ Schwarzenegger) by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission: reset the future.
Terminator Genisys is out now
Man and Superman:
Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating NT Live reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann (Indira Varma). But she takes it in her stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame him. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven vs. hell, ensues.
Man and Superman is out now at Palace Cinemas and Cinema Nova
Awake: The Life Of Yogananda:
An enlightening documentary about Hindu mystic Paramahansa Yogananda who brought yoga and meditation to the West in 1920. Yogananda was the author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which became the go-to book for seekers and yoga enthusiasts from George Harrison to Steve Jobs. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience. Filmed over 3 years in over 30 countries, this film is ultimately the story of mankind itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.
Awake: The Life Of Yogananda is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova