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  The Courier [read more]
  Crisis talks
  THE COURIER is a true-life spy thriller, the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI6 and a CIA operative (Rachel Brosnahan), he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch in new 'Use Me' clip from THE COURIER - just click the link above.

IN UK CINEMAS 13th August 2021.
  Graeme Clark [28 Jul 2021 at 23:38]
     
  The Suicide Squad [read more]
  Starry-eyed surprise
  Early commuters & passers-by appear stunned and slightly bewildered this morning at the mysterious appearance of a 15-meter tall, monstrous looking pink & blue starfish - 'Starro' - that seemingly crash-landed into Leicester Square overnight...

British actor Peter Capaldi (BBC's Doctor Who, World War Z) - who stars in THE SUICIDE SQUAD alongside Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and John Cena as genius scientist 'Thinker', was bravely photographed with the imposing creature Starro in London’s Leicester Square earlier today in celebration of the film's UK release this coming Friday.

THE SUICIDE SQUAD comes from writer / director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) and features an all-star cast including Margot Robbie (Birds of Prey, Bombshell), Idris Elba (The Wire, Avengers: Infinity War) John Cena (12 Rounds, Bumblebee), Joel Kinnaman, (Suicide Squad), Jai Courtney (the Divergent franchise), Peter Capaldi (World War Z, Doctor Who), David Dastmalchian (upcoming Dune, AntMan and the Wasp), Daniela Melchior (Parque Mayer), Michael Rooker (the Guardians of the Galaxy films), Alice Braga (Elysium), Pete Davidson (The King of Staten Island, TV's Saturday Night Live), Joaquín Cosio (Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse, TV's Narcos: Mexico), Juan Diego Botto (The Europeans), Storm Reid (The Invisible Man, A Wrinkle in Time. Euphoria), Nathan Fillion (Guardians of the Galaxy, TV's The Rookie), Steve Agee (Brightburn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Sean Gunn (the Guardians of the Galaxy films, the Avengers films), Mayling Ng (Wonder Woman), Flula Borg (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Jennifer Holland (Brightburn, upcoming HBO Max series Peacemaker) and Tinashe Kajese (TV's Valor, The Inspectors), with Sylvester Stallone (the Rocky, Rambo and Expendables franchises), and Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Suicide Squad).

THE SUICIDE SQUAD releases in UK cinemas Friday 30th July. Watch the rude trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [28 Jul 2021 at 12:24]
     
  Children's Film Foundation Bumper Box Volume 3 [read more]
  Relive your childhood - or try someone else's
  In urgent need of an escapist afternoon of no-nonsense nostalgic fun? Look no further! You've hit the motherlode with this deluxe duvet-ready binge-watch assortment of mini-masterpieces from the Children's Film Foundation - Britain's best-loved makers of quality children's cinema for kids young and old, from the baggy trousered 1950s to the elastane-clad 1980s.

Whatever kind of retrovision sugar-kick you're craving, you'll find a sweet spot here, lavishly ladled into CFF Bumper Box Vol 3, a 3-DVD set released on 23 August 2021, serving up nine lovingly crafted full-fat vintage film delicacies with a side order of awesome extras. So go tell your 'smart home' to put a sock in it, fetch some tins of Panda Pops and take time out for a riotous old-school gogglebox bonanza!

As always the films feature a plethora of familiar faces, including George Cole, Melvyn Hayes, John Moulder-Brown, Ronnie Barker, Sheila Reid, Brenda Fricker and the one and only Phil Collins!

Disc 1
Catch some rays in Gibraltar with George 'Minder' Cole while you consider The Clue of the Missing Ape, head off hop-picking alongside Melvyn 'Summer Holiday' Hayes for an Adventure in the Hopfields and make an absolute ass of yourself in the idyllic Irish countryside astride Tim Driscoll's Donkey!

Disc 2
Ride on the footplate there and back again with Ronnie 'Porridge' Barker and Jon 'Dr Who' Pertwee in Runaway Railway, remember there's no jacket required for tousle-haired junior cattleman Phil 'Sussudio' Collins as he herds Calamity the Cow, and get shaken, not stirred, as Judy 'Keeping Up Appearances' Cornwell stars in Swinging Sixties junior spy caper Cry Wolf!

Disc 3
Copy, copy, good buddy! Watch out for smokeys, bears and bandits as you join the convoy British-style in Big Wheels and Sailor, run from the rozzers with David 'Blake's Seven' Jackson as he blags a Breakout and go caving in Ye Olde England: it’s Exploits at West Poley, starring Brenda 'My Left Foot' Fricker!
  Graeme Clark [28 Jul 2021 at 12:18]
     
  Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021 [read more]
  Dive into film
  The 74th Edinburgh International Film Festival takes place at the heart of Edinburgh's festival season, between 18 and 25 August, and presents a fantastic programme of feature and short films celebrating the long-awaited return to cinema.

This special programme of in-person and digital screenings includes 31 new features and 73 shorts - with 18 marking their world and 3 international premieres at the Festival - and with 50% of the new features in the EIFF 2021 programme from a female director or co-director.

The majority of Festival screenings take place at the Festival's home, Filmhouse, with the Opening Gala and Special Preview at Festival Theatre and special screenings at partner venues across Scotland, along with introductions, Q&As, in person events and more screenings being available through a dedicated, accessible streaming platform Filmhouse at Home. Click the link above to watch the launch trailer.

Reflecting the diversity of stories and storytellers from across the world, EIFF's 2021 programme includes two hugely anticipated musicals: hot from Cannes where it won the Best Director award, the UK premiere of Leos Carax's Annette starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, co-written by pop legends Sparks and a Special Preview screening of Everybody's Talking About Jamie at Festival Theatre with a starry cast including Sharon Horgan and Richard E. Grant, and newcomer Max Harwood in the title role.
  Graeme Clark [28 Jul 2021 at 12:12]
     
  Masquerade [read more]
  Bella Bella Bella ooh tell me more tell me more
  The tense and twisty home invasion thriller MASQUERADE, written and directed by Shane Dax Taylor (Isolation, Bloodworth, Close Range) premieres on digital, on demand and in select US cinemas nationwide on July 30, 2021 from Shout! Studios. In the dark tale of truth and consequences Bella Thorne (Midnight Sun, Assassination Nation, Netflix's The Babysitter franchise) leads a stellar cast of Alyvia Alyn Lind (Netflix's Daybreak, Overboard), Skyler Samuels (The Gifted, American Horror Story) with Mircea Monroe (Book Club, Fifty Shades of Black) and Austin Nichols (The Walking Dead, Bates Motel).

Eleven-year-old Casey (Lind) is home alone - until a group of intruders, led by Rose (Thorne), break in. They plan to steal her family's priceless collection of artwork, but their reckless ambition is outmatched only by Rose's opportunism. Casey must struggle to survive as the stakes grow ever higher and the invaders prove themselves willing to stop at nothing to get what they want.

A Production of Racer Entertainment, and A Shane Dax Taylor Film, MASQUERADE is produced by Steven Schneider (Glass, Insidious: The Lost Key), Shane Dax Taylor, and Kenneth Burke (Black Cadillac, Bloodworth). See a clip at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [28 Jul 2021 at 12:07]
     
  The Alpinist [read more]
  A mountain to climb
  The thrilling, emotionally-charged climbing documentary, THE ALPINIST, will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 24th September 2021.

An intimate portrait of Marc-André Leclerc, a visionary solo climber driven by a simple love of the mountains, THE ALPINIST is produced by Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films (THE DAWN WALL) and was an official selection of 2020 Telluride and SXSW Film Festivals.

Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old Canadian makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention. With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Leclerc's approach is the essence of solo adventure. Nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let a film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. Veteran filmmaker, Peter Mortimer (THE DAWN WALL) sets out to make a film about Leclerc but struggles to keep up with his elusive subject. Then, Leclerc embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing. Watch the trailer at the link above.
  Graeme Clark [27 Jul 2021 at 23:53]
     
  The Criterion Collection in October
  The good life (with these discs)
  The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are delighted to confirm the titles to be released on Blu-ray in October 2021.

The biggest hit from FEDERICO FELLINI, the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, LA DOLCE VITA is released on 18 October.

Followed on 25 October by the groundbreaking feature debut by writer-director GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD, LOVE & BASKETBALL, a film which captures the intoxicating passions, heartbreaking setbacks, and sky-high ambitions that mark a young woman's journey to the top of her game and to lasting love.

Also on 25 October sees THE DAMNED, the most savagely subversive film by the iconoclastic auteur LUCHINO VISCONTI. Heightened performances and Visconti's luridly expressionistic use of Technicolor conjure a garish world of decaying opulence in which one family’s downfall comes to stand for the moral rot of a nation.
  Graeme Clark [27 Jul 2021 at 15:21]
     
  The Last Job on DVD and digital [read more]
  Aren't the action heroes looking older these days?
  Screen icon Richard Dreyfuss takes on The Last Job in a brand new, all-action thriller, that stars Modern Family's Mira Sorvino as his daughter. This rip-roaring gangster movie hits the UK on DVD and digital this August from 101 Films.

Mob boss Ben Myers (Dreyfuss - Jaws, Stand By Me) has left his life of crime and violence behind him. Following a cancer diagnosis, he's hung up his hand-gun and vowed to spend time with his family before it’s too late. But sometimes it's not that easy to leave...

When he returns home to discover his life savings have been stolen, he's not going to take it lying down. Avoiding the legal route and choosing not to involve his police detective daughter (Mira Sorvino - Mighty Aphrodite), Ben's mobster mentality kicks in and he takes matters into his own hands... the thieves are going to pay, whatever the cost.

Hell-bent on revenge, his hunt for the perpetrators becomes increasingly more brutal, Ben doesn't care who gets caught in the crossfire. As the body count rises, Ben is forced to confront his past and question what he's become.

Will he find redemption and make peace with The Last Job? Click the link to see the trailer.
  Graeme Clark [27 Jul 2021 at 15:17]
     

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