Basically, the weekend is around the corner and there are some great movies to see. Watch the trailers below if you would like. Enjoy!
“Academy Award nominated director Atom Egoyan crafts a gripping revenge thriller in which the darkest chapter of the 20th century collides with a contemporary mission of revenge. Oscar winner Christopher Plummer gives an incredible lead performance as the frail but unstoppable Zev, an Auschwitz survivor now struggling with memory loss. Following the death of his beloved wife, he receives a mysterious letter detailing a shocking plan. Zev’s best friend Max (Oscar winner Martin Landau) has tracked down the sadistic guard responsible for their families’ deaths, and the two must now embark on a cross-continental road trip to bring justice to the man who destroyed their lives.”
Film Opens Friday, 11 March 2016
2. Hello My Name is Doris
“Sally Field makes a triumphant return with her leading performance in SXSW Film Festival standout HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS. Doris is an unassuming office worker living in her childhood home despite the recent death of her mother. But when she finds inspiration in the ideas of a self-help guru, the arrival of a handsome new co-worker (Max Greenfield, New Girl) heralds a new obsession. Written and directed by Michael Showalter (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, THE BAXTER), this charming comedy effortlessly moves between laughs and real feeling to paint a touching portrait of a dreamer.”
Film Opens, Thursday, 10 March 2016
“1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers.”
Film Opens, Friday, 11 March 2016
4. Sweet Bean
“SWEET BEAN is a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When seventy-six-year-old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady’s ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. With Tokue’s new home cooked sweet bean paste recipe, Sentaro’s business begins to flourish, but Tokue is afflicted with an illness that, once revealed, drives her into isolation once again.”
Film opened Friday, 26 February 2016
“Set against the backdrop of the Louvre Museum’s history and artworks, master director Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK) applies his uniquely personal vision onto staged re-enactments and archives for FRANCOFONIA, a fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich and their compulsory collaboration at the Louvre Museum under the Nazi Occupation. These two remarkable men – enemies then collaborators – share an alliance which would become the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. In its exploration of the Louvre Museum as a living example of civilization, FRANCOFONIA is a stunning and urgently relevant meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and history.”
Film opened Friday, 4 March 2016
Do you have any movie recommendations? I would love to hear from you.