Lots of new releases this week and a few good ones in there also! Surprisingly, Upgrade is getting some love from the critics! Really didn’t see that coming. The best of them is Cold War, which is a stylish love story. C’est La Vie and Searching are not dazzling but worth seeing none the less.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
3. C’est La Vie!
2. The Eyes of Orson Welles
1. Cold War
C’est la Vie! – 78% on Rotten Tomatoes
A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.
Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
Writers: Olivier Nakache (screenplay), Éric Toledano (screenplay)
Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche
Cold War – 100% on Rotten Tomatoes
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski (story), Pawel Pawlikowski (screenplay)
Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc
I, Dolours – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
‘I, Dolours’ presents one woman’s story of life and death in the IRA.
Director: Maurice Sweeney
Writers: Ed Moloney, Maurice Sweeney
Stars: Lauren Beale, Gail Brady, Lauren Carr
Searching – 93% on Rotten Tomatoes
After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Writers: Aneesh Chaganty, Sev Ohanian
Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee
Upgrade – 86% on Rotten Tomatoes
Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when Grey, a self-identified technophobe, has his world turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant called Stem.
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writer: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen
Yardie – 42% on Rotten Tomatoes
Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood,…
Director: Idris Elba
Writers: Victor Headley (novel), Brock Norman Brock
Stars: Stephen Graham, Aml Ameen, Mark Rhino Smith