Also Released - Film

  • The List
  • 5 June 2008

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (15) 102min ••• The hapless dope smoking duo get into a spot of bother when they try and smuggle a bong onto an aircraft. Mistaken for bomb wielding terrorists they soon find themselves in the infamous military prison. Silly, loud, dumb but fun and actually a fairly shrewd satire on the Bush administration’s hysterical War on Terror. Out now on selected release.

Hope (15) 100min ••• When Francis (Rafal Fudalej), an introverted young man accidentally witnesses an art theft he begins a journey through the unscrupulous side of the art world which may just bring him redemption. An enigmatic, strange and thought-provoking Polish drama written by Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the screenwriter of some of the legendary Krzysztof Kieslowski’s very best films. GFT, Glasgow, Mon 9 & Tue 10 Jun.

The Go Master (12A) 104min ••• Visually stunning biopic of Wu Qingyuan, the greatest 20th century master of the chess-like Asian game entitled go from the director of The Blue Kite and Springtime in a Small Town. Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 6-Sun 8 Jun.

The Devil Came on Horseback (15) 87min ••• Disturbing but admirably even-handed documentary looking at the tragedy in Darfur through the eyes of an unarmed military observer in western Sudan. Showing as part of Refugee Week. GFT, Glasgow on Tue 17 & Wed 18 Jun.

The Happening (15) 90min (unable to review at press time) M Knight Shyamalan’s new twisty thriller. Reviewed next issue. General release from Fri 13 Jun.

The Incredible Hulk (12A) 112min (unable to review at press time) Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s green brute superhero gets another bite at the franchise cherry. Reviewed next issue. General release from Fri 13 Jun.

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