Kif, we have a conundrum. In the latest of their restoration series the famous house of horror Hammer have unleashed one of their bonafide classics, The Devil Rides Out. Starring the legendary Christopher Lee in an all-too rare heroic role, it's a tale of black magic, giant spiders, and dudes that are half-man, half-goat. However, they've courted controversy by releasing a special edition of the film on Blu-ray - with the all-too common cheesy added CG effects. Will Christopher Lee survive the latest attack on cinema by revisionist ones and zeroes?
Based on a true story, and adapted from the hit Australian stage musical of the same name, The Sapphires is an infectiously joyous film about friendship and raw musical talent triumphing over racial prejudice. It showcases not just the singing abilities of the four women, The Sapphires, but also Chris O’Dowd in a virtuoso characterisation that holds the whole thing together. He is Dave, who is the boozy, funny compere of a talent show in a pub in the Australian outback, until he gets the sack for championing three talented singing Aborigine sisters who outshine by far all the white entrants, and so appoints himself their mentor and manager.
My Brother the Devil is a stunning first feature directed by Sally El Hosaini, who won the Best British newcomer award for it at the BFI London Film Festival. One of its leads, young Fady Elsayed, nominated too.
When Roosevelt’s distant cousin died aged 100, her diaries and letters revealed their secret relationship and this is the story of those years told through her eyes. Flattered by Roosevelt’s attention to her when he is at his country residence, Hyde Park, when he claims to need her company to help him relax, Daisy (Laura Linney) is drawn into an ongoing sexual relationship with the charismatic, charming and playful President.
Following a string of successes in the form of Pride and Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), The Soloist (2009) and Hanna (2011), as well as his recent adventurous adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, Joe Wright remains hot directorial property. His next project is understandably the subject of keen interest from filmy types like you and I, and naturally rumours abound.
Fresh from teaming up with a super-soldier, a billionaire genius/philanthropist, an assassin, an archer and an enormous green rage-monster to save New York (action shorthand for all civilisation) from the malevolent schemes of his brother, Thor is due a solo sequel.
We have a few more images of RoboCop to share, but this time we also get our first look at Joel Kinnaman astride his new ride.
You know when you make a pie and you trim off the extra pastry from round the edges and you gather those bits together and you make jam tarts?
This jam tart is from Miranda July.