Movies This Week – 24-10-18
This week we finally get to see Bo Rap (Bohemian Rhapsody) in the cinema, and sadly it’s a bit average by all accounts! Were we expecting anything more? Otherwise, there’s the freakily immersive Utoya – July 22 and a Katie Taylor documentary simply called Katie. Probably the best of them is the Hate you Give, which isn’t half bad at all despite being a little bit Hollywood.
Our Top Five Films This Week –
3. First Man
2. The Hate U Give
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn – 53% on Rotten Tomatoes
Lulu Danger’s unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.”
Director: Jim Hosking
Writers: Jim Hosking, David Wike
Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch
Bohemian Rhapsody – 57% on Rotten Tomatoes
A chronicle of the years leading up to Queen’s legendary appearance at the Live Aid (1985) concert.
Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Anthony McCarten (screenplay by), Anthony McCarten (story by)
Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Joseph Mazzello
Katie – ?% on Rotten Tomatoes
Director Ross Whitaker.
Katie Taylor, Olympic Gold Medallist and multiple European and World Amateur Championship titleholder, turned professional and attempted to rebuild a faltering career after a disastrous campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Renowned documentarian Ross Whitaker gamely takes on this notoriously private and reserved subject, unravelling the deeply personal reasons that have driven her career choices and revealing a woman of undeniable charisma and warmth who is fuelled by a champion’s grit and determination.
The Hate U Give – 96% On Rotten Tomatoes
Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Writers: Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)
Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby
Utoya – July 22 – 81% on Rotten Tomatoes
A teenage girl struggles to survive and to find her younger sister during the July 2011 terrorist mass murder at a political summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utøya.
Director: Erik Poppe
Writers: Siv Rajendram Eliassen (screenplay), Anna Bache-Wiig (screenplay)
Stars: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Solveig Koløen Birkeland