So what of this weeks crop? Any beauties? Any to scary to look at? Lots filling up the middle? Yes, this week is officially a normal one. No big blockbusters to steal the light from all the others. This week we get a sweet rom com, a disaster movie about a wet and windy day and a film about Scarlett Johansson’s brain getting too big. We also get the first film from the very brave Stuart Murdoch. Sadly, just because he’s a very good song writer… The French one is probably the best of the lot! Note: That is often the case.
Two Days, One Night – The film follows Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Writers: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Stars: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne
What If – Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.
Director: Michael Dowse
Writers: Elan Mastai (screenplay), T.J. Dawe (play), 1 more credit »
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park
God Help the Girl – Set in Glasgow, Scotland, the film is about a girl called Eve who is in the hospital dealing with some emotional problems and starts writing songs as a way of getting better. Songwriting becomes her way forward, leading her to the City where she meets James and Cassie, two musicians each at crossroads of their own. What follows is a story of renaissance over the course of a long, dream-like Summer.
Director: Stuart Murdoch
Writer: Stuart Murdoch (screenplay)
Stars: Emily Browning, Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray
Lucy – A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
Into the Storm – Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.
Director: Steven Quale
Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh