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So what has arrived in our cinemas this week? What new gems have been delivered to our doors? Well, not that much in truth, but there’s a few worth a look if you’re in the mood.
The Fifth Estate is possibly the big release of the week, with the story of Julian Assange and Wikileaks hitting the big screen. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch (I still love that name) and was directed by Bill Condon who last directed a couple of the Twilight movies. The Cirtics didn’t get overly excited about it, as average reviews abound.
Next up is a documentary about a snow boarder called Crash Reel. It tells the tale of one of the best snowboarders in the world, Kevin Pearce who was badly injured while snowboarding, and battles to get back on the board, while those around him try to get him to accept his limitations. The reviews are pretty much all positive, and all of them say you don’t really need to like snowboarding to enjoy this.
Le Week End is a story of a couple going back to Paris after many years to try and sort out their marriage and recapture lost love. It has an impressive cast with Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum and the critics liked it, so might be worth a shot.
Nobody’s daughter Haweon is a movie by Korean new wave film maker Hong Sang-soo. There’s only a few reviews around, but they all seem positive! It could well be the best new release this week, but I can’t imagine too many reading this will actually see it. I guess that’s the way of the world, Korean new wave movies are not the biggest draw.