Diary Of A Teenage Girl:
Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley, who recently played the young Princess Margaret in A Royal Night Out) is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s (funny girl Kristen Wiig) boyfriend, Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgård of True Blood fame). What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment. In her feature film directorial debut, writer/director Marielle Heller unlocks this diary with a richly comedic and deeply personal vision based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s novel of the same name.
Diary Of A Teenage Girl is out now
Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of London Road reunites the award winning team. With an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy, the film documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events, and is based on their real interviews. London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.
London Road is out now
M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) teaming up with producer Jason Blum (Insidious series) returns to his roots for this terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a holiday. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. Featuring Kathryn Hahn (American Playhouse) and Peter McRobbie (Lincoln), and starring Australian teen talents Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge, this is another creepy-fest, fairytale-esque offering from this generation’s master of suspense.
The Visit is out now
From director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Incendies) comes an explosive crime thriller about the war on drugs. In Spanish, SICARIO means ‘hitman’. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, FBI agent Kate Macy (Emily Blunt) is on the search for a vicious drug lord. Drawn in by a CIA official (Josh Brolin) and with a government assassin on hand (Benicio Del Toro), Kate finds herself an instrumental part of a plot to bring down their dangerous target by any means necessary, forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.
Sicario is out now