From the director of Snowtown, Australian director Justin Kurzel, comes the critically acclaimed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s iconic and cursed Scottish Play starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Macbeth (Fassbender), a Duke of Scotland, receives a prophesy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife (Cotillard), Macbeth murders his king (David Thewlis) to take the throne for himself. Stunningly realised for the screen with beautifully brutality, Kurzel’s film co-stars Jack Reynor, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Harris and Paddy Considine.
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Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes:
Award-winning filmmaker and music-video director Kahlil Joseph follows iconic Canadian band Arcade Fire as they complete their chart-topping 2013 album Reflektor and embark on the North American leg of their new world tour. In 2004, most of the world hadn’t heard of Arcade Fire. This would begin to change with the release of the Montreal-based indie-rock band’s debut album, which went on to earn international rave reviews and top spots on countless best-of lists. Three more albums, a Grammy Award, and just over a decade later, The Reflektor Tapes captures this now-iconic Canadian group on their most recent world tour.
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During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to stay alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crew-mates concurrently plot an impossible rescue mission. Based on a best-selling novel and helmed by master sci-fi director Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien), with a cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover. (The trailer features ‘All Along The Watchtower’ by Jimi Hendrix. What’s not to love?)
The Martian is out now
They were the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits in the 1960s and ’70s. From ‘California Girls’ and to ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin” to ‘Viva Las Vegas’ and ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, the group dubbed The Wrecking Crew played on them all. Produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco, the documentary pays tribute to the musicians that formed the backbone to the golden age of pop music. With songs by Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds, Mamas and Papas, Sonny and Cher, The Beach Boys and dozens of others, the cost of licensing this historic film was estimated to be more than $700,000!
Wrecking Crew is out now exclusive to Cinema Nova