We’re in a strange limbo period for cinema, somewhere in between the glitz and glamour of the awards and the popcorn fun of blockbuster season. My choices for April are very dark indeed. Enjoy!
A French horror film about cannibalism. Enough said really.
The Belko Experiment
What appears to begin as any other 9-5 day for the staff at Belko Corp turns into a vicious game of survival in Greg McLean’s action horror. It is written by James Gunn, the man behind The Guardians of the Galaxy films.
William Oldroyd adapts Nikolai Leskov’s Russian novella with Lady Macbeth, a period drama starring rising star Florence Pugh and veteran Christopher Fairbank.
I caught the movie at Glasgow Film Festival so you can read my review now!
The Sense of an Ending
Based on Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize winning novel, The Sense of an Ending follows retired divorcee Tony who is forced to reflect on his life when he receives a mystery letter related to his past. Jim Broadbent takes the leading role and Ritesh Batra directs.
The critically acclaimed writer and director Chan-wook Park returns with The Handmaiden, an erotic psychological thriller inspired by the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. It was nominated for the coveted Palme d’Or award at Cannes last year.