We’re approaching the end of Oscar season, and there’s a few new releases, but strangely they’re the ones that didn’t get too many nominations. How does that work? Does anyone care to explain?
Regardless of that fact, there’s one this week that I’ve been looking forward to for many months. The new Coen Brothers movie ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘ sees some new faces in the Coen’s stable, as it stars Garrett Hedland and Carey Mulligan. The critics pretty much loved it, but there’s a few dissenting voices among the pack.
The other big release of the week is August: Osage County and it stars most of Hollywood! It’s one of those ensemble casts that includes… Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Meryl Streep and Sam Shepard, to list them in alphabetical order! The only review that really matters is here. By the sound of things, it’s worth going for Meryl alone!
Teenage is a documentary on the evolution of ‘teenagers’. It charts when the word came into existence and what it came to mean, and was directed by Matt Wolf. Our lovely review is here. The introduction of one young German teenager who was a member of the Hitler Youth sounds fascinating. It’s not all America! Bradford Cox does the soundtrack, which is another reason to head along.
Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit “appears to be just another New York executive to his friends and loved ones, but his enlistment into the CIA secretly goes back years. He was brought in as a brainy Ph.D. who crunches global data – but when Ryan ferrets out a meticulously planned scheme to collapse the U.S. economy…” Yawn. Ok, it’s another one of those movies. Not for me, but could be for some. I guess it must be for some, or it wouldn’t have been made in the first place, right?
Oh man,oh man, oh man. Why De Niro, oh why, oh why? Grudge Match has “A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout.”