In Cinemas 7 September 2012
This week’s new releases include Lawless, Anna Karenina, Dredd 3D and Tabu.
The latest film from director John Hillcoat is a moonshine-swilling romp through backwater Virginia during the prohibition area. The A-list cast would grace any picture: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska and Jason Clarke all star in this tale about real life characters the Bondurant brothers.
Joe Wright returns to period drama with this Tom Stoppard adaptation of the classic Tolstoy novel. Keira Knightley stars having previously been Oscar-nominated for another Wright film, Pride & Prejudice.
Steel-chinned Karl Urban stars as the titular angel of justice in this franchise reboot, the first Dredd film since Sylvester Stallone’s outing in 1995.
Something a little different to other fare out this week, Miguel Gomes’ arthouse delight wowed audiences at the Berlin Film Festival before seeing similar success at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this August.
Berberian Sound Studio
British director Peter Strickland follows his Romanian set revenge drama, Katalin Varga, with this Italian giallo inspired deconstruction of the horror genre. Toby Jones plays Gilderoy, a sound engineer who’s sent to Italy to work on a gruesome horror film about witchcraft and the persecution of women. However, when art begins to imitate life he finds the horrors he witnesses on screen begin to manifest themselves within his own nightmares. Building a profoundly unsettling atmosphere akin to the work of David Lynch, this Dario Argento inspired narrative is far more of a psychological examination of fear than its generic façade would have you believe.
Len Wiseman’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s classic Sci-Fi is set to be one of the biggest summer blockbusters of this year. With a production budget in excess of $200 million and an A-list cast, expect an action-heavy adventure. Colin Farrell takes over where Schwarzenegger left off as Douglas Quaid and Kate Beckinsale is in to play the role previously occupied by Sharon Stone.
Having caused a sensation at several film festivals around the world, Bart Layton’s remarkable documentary is now set to intrigue and beguile cinema audiences.