Movies For The Weekend
Bill Cunningham New York
This is a gem of a documentary, because the subject is so wonderful. The original street fashion photographer, The New York Times’ Bill Cunningham zips through New York on his bike snapping fashionable nobodies, and even if you’re not into fashion Bill is such a bright star that you’ll be drawn to his personality. They just don’t make them like him anymore. A must.
This is the all-star film to beat them all, despite the plot being a little over-the-top (and Jude Law’s ridiculous Australian accent, complete with “oh crickey!”) The fast-paced story, about a deadly virus that spreads around the world with whiplash speed, is very watchable. Just pack your antibacterial hand gel.
I Don’t Know How She Does It
This is one for lovers of Sarah Jessica Parker, who is always watchable. There’s a little of her own life in this, as she plays a thoroughly modern woman who juggles a high-powered job, marriage and family. Lots of great supporting actors including Pierce Brosnan and Kelsey Grammar.
Don’t write this one off as a boys’ flick. Two brothers – Tom Hardy and the fabulous Joel Edgerton – fight it out under the eye of their alcoholic former boxer father, Nick Nolte. Brilliant acting and the tension grips you till the end.
We love Hugh Jackman, even in the year 2020 when this Rocky-meets-robots film takes place. It’s a well-made action flickr, especially if you leave your expectations at the door.
What movies have you seen lately?