Film round-up: 26/01/2015 – 01/02/2015

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From Kingsman, the adaption of an acclaimed comic book series to Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of an Australian master criminal in Son of a Gun to inflatable robots in Disney’s Big Hero 6, January 2015 is set for a spectacular finale – be sure not to miss the fireworks!

Kingsman: The Secret Service sees Harry Hart (Colin Firth), an esteemed agent of a top secret spy organisation take a gamble on a promising but none-the-less misguided street kid, offering him the chance to change his prospects and make a statutory hero of himself.

Rerelease of the multiple award winning 1988 Biographical Drama Au Revoir Les Enfants, set in the autumn of 1944 follows the story of Jean Bonnet, a Jewish boy concealed from the Nazis in a Catholic boarding school.

Big-Hero-6-Movie-Reviews1Walt Disney Motion Pictures presents a new generation of Heroes in Big  Hero 6 (3D). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo, child prodigy Hiro Hamada and his plus-sized inflatable robot find themselves in the midst of the frenzy and determine to resolve the mystery in heroic style.

I Am Yours is a subtitled Norwegian drama written and directed by filmmaker Iram Haq. Mina, a single mother trying to support her six-year-old son Felix with her acting career, doesn’t have much luck in love. But on meeting Jesper, a Swedish film maker, Mina’s steam of unreliable companions is brought to a hopeful conclusion. (Rated 18).

Inherent Vice, a comedy drama starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Set in the psychedelic 60s and 70s of Los Angeles when an elaborate kidnapping plot sees detective Larry Sportello investigating the disappearance of billionaire Micky Wolfman who seems to have fallen prey to none other than Larry’s own ex.

No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers is a documentary film about the Welsh rock band, Manic Street Preachers. The film follows the last ten years of the band’s history, allowing director Elizabeth Marcus ‘unprecedented access,’ with backstage footage, exclusive interviews and a look at their rehearsals.

Pelo MaloPelo Malo, or Bad Hair, is a Venezualan film that follows a nine-year-old boy who wants to tackle his natural tight curls before his school’s year book photo. His desire to straighten his natural hair, even resorting to scooping mayonnaise into it, sparks homophobic panic in his mother who cannot understand why he is so concerned with his hair.

Starring Ewan McGregor as Australia’s most notorious criminal is Son of a Gun. After a prison bust, JR joins Brendan Lynch’s (McGregor) gang that is plotting a $4,500,000 gold heist. Complications arise as more people become involved in the plot, leading to JR and Lynch finding themselves in a fight to the death.

Tales of the Grim Sleeper is a documentary by Nick Bloomfield, delving into the case of a notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper. The killer terrorised South Central Los Angeles over a 25 year period, and in particular targeting female sex workers. The documentary features interviews from those who knew him, and follows the unfurling of the court case that even lead to suspicions over police involvement in the crimes.

From the director of Billy Elliot, Trash centres on three young boys in Brazil. The boys, Raphael, Gardo and Rato, spend their time picking through rubbish heaps in hope of finding useful waste, until the discovery of a wallet results in them being on the run from the police. The film unfolds as the boys leave their hometown to piece together the story of the wallet’s owner.

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