Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Damson Idris and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s new film, Farming is not going to be an easy one to watch.
It’s the story of a young Nigerian boy, ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future.
Based on writer / director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s actual life, instead of things going as his parents dreamed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang…
A beyond heart breaking story that is at the core, a tale of survival, I intend to watch this. I’ll just make sure I’m not already having a bad day when I do. Knowing that Akinnuoye-Agbaje made it through is what makes me even more determined to dedicate the required time. I can’t wait to find out how he got to the other side of hate.
Jaime Winstone, John Dagleish, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Ann Mitchell, Genevieve Nnaji and Skye Lourie also star.
Based on the novel Lady Susan by Jane Austen and starring Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel and Chloë Sevigny, Love & Friendship tells the story of a lady who takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate, whilst harbouring a cunning secret plan to play matchmaker for her daughter and herself during her stay.
Directed by Whit Stillman, I was drawn to this comedy / drama because of the humour in the trailer. Post viewing though, I’d say that as much as I enjoyed the costumes and Beckinsale’s performance, Love & Friendship isn’t particularly great. The film is amusing in parts – for example some of Beckinsale’s dialogue and some of the awkwardness of the ‘silly man’ character played by Tom Bennett were entertaining. However, overall, the experience just isn’t especially memorable.
There were moments where I found myself being hyper aware of the fact that I was watching actors in costume having fun pretending; especially when Sevigny was on screen. Maybe I just wasn’t expecting to see her in a period piece. Perhaps she was miscast or it’s likely that the film simply wasn’t that enthralling. I do know that the general awkwardness which was most evident in some of the editing didn’t help matters.
I can’t deny the costumes can be quite arresting, so I say watch it if you really must.
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Brosnan, Callum Turner and set in New York City, The Only Living Boy In New York is all about a recent college graduate whose life is upended by his father’s mistress…
I’m curious about the heartbreak that’s sure to find the protagonist. That’s my reason for watching – along with my curiosity about Callum Turner. I’m curious because he looks like someone I used to know in high school and I want to reminisce.
Cynthia Nixon, Debi Mazar and Faith Logan also star.
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel and Chloë Sevigny, today’s trailer comes with what looks like a healthy and handsome dose of British humour – assuming you like that sort of thing…
I’m looking forward to seeing Beckinsale in something different and possibly rather good. My memory of her in Van Helsing (2004), the only movie I have ever wanted to walk out of, still has a strong hold in my brain.