- 1h 43min
- Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
- Cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Carol Kane, Selena Gomez, Tom Waits
Jarmusch’s homage to the zombie movie makes the humans criminally dumb and apathetic and the zombies thirsty for coffee, wi-fi and candy. Swinton works her usual magic as a Scottish samurai mortician, Sevigny excels as a dangerously empathetic cop and if it’s insufficiently scathing about the penal system, the silly humour carries it along.
Fri 20 Sep
- 1h 53min
- Directed by: Pedro Almodovar
- Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Retired director Salvador (Banderas) reflects on his life while one of his older movies is being restored. This is Almodóvar on subdued, melancholic form, and while the film’s standoffish tone prevents us from feeling fully involved, the director’s sense of cinema remains undiminished.
Thu 26 Sep
- UK / US
- 2h 1min
- Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
- Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard
This Elton John biopic, exec-produced by its subject, could have been a vanity project, but it’s a fun and cute fantasy musical; Egerton as John as exuberant and sympathetic, and the framing device is sensible. Hardly revelatory, but Fletcher does a good job and sprinkles some inventiveness. Classic songbook helps.
Thu 19 Sep
- Hungary / France
- 2h 22min
- Directed by: László Nemes
- Cast: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, Evelin Dobos
Írisz Leiter (Jakab) arrives in Budapest in 1913, seeking work at her parents’ old hat shop, but the new owner is none too pleased about it. Atmospheric mystery from Son of Saul director Nemes, gorgeously shot and sometimes disorienting, but the highly watchable Jakab and a good script make it fascinating, thrilling and intoxicating.
Thu 19 Sep
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