Crimson Peak is a haunting gothic horror story directed by the master of dark fairytales, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth). Starring Australian Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, the story follows the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers. Shot in stunning cinematography with visceral colours, textures and locations, this film is another fine example of Victorian gothic cinema with a modern twist.
Crimson Peak is out now
Written and directed by Oscar winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland, Legend is based on the true story of the rise and fall of the notorious Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie (both played perfectly by Tom Hardy), two gangsters who ruled the London crime scene in the swinging sixties. With their gang in tow, the inseparable Krays imposed a reign of intimidation upon the city but as their empire expanded, power struggles, madness, and dangerous feuds weakened their bond. Told through the eyes of Reggie’s lover Frances (Aussie Emily Browning), this seductive and exhilarating story sees Tom Hardy deliver a masterful dual performance, perfectly capturing the nuances of two legendary brothers.
Legend is out now
welve people have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit (a charismatic Joseph Gordon-Levitt)—has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Centre towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of Forrest Gump and Back to the Future, again uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story which many of you will remember from the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire.
The Walk is out now