Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer and Sam Reid’s latest movie is about a man whose life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.
Directed by Paul Currie, I’m intrigued by this trailer mainly because of Huisman. Though, I’m certainly not convinced that the end result will be great. Maybe a shorter version of the trailer that wasn’t forced to end precisely at 2:22 minutes would have made me feel better. Who knows. Whilst we’re at it, I’d also like it for this movie to have something thought provoking to say about the patterns that keep repeating in our lives. That way I can be forced to eat my words. I wouldn’t mind that in the slightest.
At first, the young men of The Riot Club don’t appear too dissimilar to any gathering of adult students enjoying the freedoms synonymous with university life. That is until a fateful dinner where things take a dramatically dark and villainous turn.
This is a movie about two first-year Oxford University students and their experience as part of The Riot Club, a secret society of wealthy, elitist, hedonistic and undeniably privileged individuals.
Directed by Lone Scherfig, the film features some of the best of Britain’s young acting talent. Names that include Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Douglas Booth, Max Irons, etc.
Watch it for the story, an insight into the usually inaccessible world of a very small group of highly privileged university students, the cinematography and a reminder of just how punishing naivety can be.
At the centre of Director, Amma Asante’s film is the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.
Brought to England from the West Indies to live with her aristocratic great uncle and his wife, the young Dido over time, learns of the matters of class and rank that rule her new world. A world with laws she simply must not accept, for the sake of her own dignity, happiness and sense of self.
Great performances, particularly from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Sam Reid.
Watch it for the story of an admirably strong young woman, a courageous young man, a beautiful love story and great characters from an interesting and important time in history – 18th century England, when slavery was still a grave and common reality.
As is the case with most historical films I watch, I’m left with a sense of gratitude for the times in which I live and reminded of how things do change; rarely at a satisfactory pace, but change they do.