The Hateful Eight:
From master filmmaker Quentin Tarantino comes a witty and violent chamber-piece quite unlike anything the director has done before. Set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers (Samuel L. Jackson and Walter Goggins), and as a storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all… Featuring an original score by Ennio Morricone.
The Hateful Eight is out now, and playing in 70mm (as intended) at the Sun Theatre Yarraville.
The Danish Girl:
Based on the book by David Ebershoff, the heart of The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili was born Einar Wegener and, married to fellow painter Gerda, they set up a shared studio in Copenhagen. But Einar has another identity inside – Lili. Encouraged by Gerda, Einar increasingly embraces Lili, and ultimately comes to the realisation that she is indeed a woman. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander captivate in their portrayals of Lili and Gerda in Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) gorgeous Art Nouveux-inspired film.
The Danish Girl is out now
Fellow 90s kids rejoice! Our favourite book series has finally made it to the big screen. Teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) and his friend Champ (Ryan Lee) learns that their beautiful neighbour Hannah’s (Odeya Rush) mysterious dad is in fact R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. As Zach starts learning about the strange family next door, he soon discovers that Stine holds a dangerous secret: the creatures that his stories made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Stine’s creations are unintentionally released from their manuscripts – including Slappy the Dummy, the gnomes, the invisible boy and more – Zach’s life takes a turn for the weird….
Goosebumps is out now