Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Pocket Film Guide | April 2015

Spring hasn't really arrived here yet and it doesn't look like the rain is going to disappear anytime soon; so what better way to spend a rainy day than popping to the pictures. Here are some of the films I'm looking forward to this month.

Woman In Gold

Released: April 10th
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds

This is a true story about a woman who's aunt was one of Gustav Klimt's subjects. The painting was stolen by the nazis and put in a public museum but now she wants her painting back so she can be with her aunt once more. It's a truly heartwarming story about determination and justice. The film looks really interesting and I'd really like to see the chemistry between Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. It also brings up the question of whether a famous piece of art should be available to the public or returned to its rightful owner.


Released: Out Now
Starring: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate         Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter

If you liked Disney's original version of this movie, you will love this. They haven't changed the story but have managed to make it interesting to watch as an adult. It's full of cheesy princess moments but that just makes it better. All the parts were cast perfectly; Cate Blanchett is a wonderfully terrifying evil stepmother, Lily James is perfect for Cinderella and Richard Madden as Prince Charming? Nothing could be better. Plus the costumes and sets are to die for.

Good Kill

Released: April 10th
Starring: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood

This film is about a pilot who remotely controls drones and the moral complexities that the job entails. The film looks really interesting, part character study and part Top Gun style combat thriller. This film will be much more thought provoking than the other two but hopefully an enjoyable watch.

For a more in depth review, Check out Empires, which certainly got me interested.

Worth A Watch

The Help

Released: Out On DVD Amazon £3.00
Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain

This film is about a young girl and a group of black maids that anonymously write a book revealing to the world all the terrible ways that the maids are mistreated. I love this film. It's both heartwarming and heart breaking. A truly inspiring story about making yourself heard that also gives you a true-to-reality depiction of what it was like to be black in the 1960s.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you seen any good films lately? Or are there any good films you would recommend?

Love Sorcha

1 comment:

  1. i really liked the help and i'm dying to see cinderella!

    danielle | avec danielle