This week has a few gems! Hard to complain about this one. The Wind Rises is the new film from Studio Ghibli and then there’s Frank, where Michael Fassbender hides his dazzling mug for 90 minutes and shocks the world. See the details below.
The Wind Rises – A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writers: Hayao Miyazaki (comic), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay)
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt
Frank – Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Director: Lenny Abrahamson (as Leonard Abrahamson)
Writers: Jon Ronson (screenplay), Peter Straughan (screenplay)
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Before the Winter Chill – Lucie presumes that her husband Paul – an older neurosurgeon – has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.
Director: Philippe Claudel
Writer: Philippe Claudel (screenplay)
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leïla Bekhti
Next Goal Wins – The power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.
Directors: Mike Brett, Steve Jamison
Stars: Thomas Rongen, Jaiyah Saelua, Nicky Salapu
Sabotage – Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.
Director: David Ayer
Writers: Skip Woods, David Ayer
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard