Friday 26 June 2015

5 for Friday (June 26): Trailers, new releases and box office

This week's five most intriguing films...

1. Slow West
Michael Fassbender stars as a mysterious traveler, called Silas, in first-time director John A Maclean's stylish and atmospheric western. 

2. Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
Alex Gibney's excoriating take down of the sinister "religion" founded by sci-fi writer L Ron Hubbard. Originally shown on HBO in the States, it gets a cinema release here. Tom Cruise fans should probably stay at home.  

3. The Overnight
Superior sex comedy featuring a terrific cast - Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) and the great Jason Schwartzman (who I last saw in the bizarrely misanthropic Listen Up Philip).

4. Hippocrates
Dark comedy set in an ailing French hospital about the travails of an ambitious young intern (Vincent Lacoste) and his immigrant co-worker (Reda Kateb). Director Thomas Lilti was a practising MD before turning his hand to filmmaking so knows a thing or two about his subject.

5. Everyone's Going to Die
The ghost of Lost in Translation looms large in this whimsical British film about a young German, Melanie (Nora Tschirner), going nowhere fast in a dour seaside town. Her blossoming friendship with a much older man, Ray (Rob Knighton), starts to give her life meaning. Thing is, Ray has a big secret...

Also out this week...
Blood Cells (from Tuesday)
Concrete Clouds
Everyone's Going To Die
Faberge: A life Of It's Own (from Monday)
Hustlers Convention
Knock, Knock
She's Funny That Way 
Station To Station
That Sugar Film
The Third Man (reissue)
The Wrecking Crew

UK box office top 10

1. Jurassic World
2. Take That Live
3. Spy
4. Mr Holmes
5. Entourage
6. San Andreas
7. The Longest Ride
8. Insidious Chapter 3
9. The Empire Strikes Back
10. Mad Max: Fury Road 

US box office top 10
1. Jurassic World
2. Inside Out
3. Spy
4. San Andreas
5. Dope
6. Insidious: Chapter 3
7. Pitch Perfect 2
8. Mad Max: Fury Road
9. Avengers: Age of Ultron
10. Tomorrowland: A World Beyond

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