This year, the Best Picture category has a decent mix of the usual Oscar bait and elevated genre flicks. Here are the picks of the nominated movies and performances showing this month in Brno.
At the movies
The problem for me as a critic is that the film is just so sincere and wonderfully crafted that it makes me feel like a grouch for actually being critical of it.
Clash of the Titans is a swords and sandals epic, full of Ray Harryhausen’s stop motion monsters to enjoy.
Sean Penn’s performance is either the film’s greatest asset or biggest flaw, depending on how you respond to it. Showing on Oct 15 as part of Kino Scala’s Paolo Sorrentino retrospective.
The director makes it very easy for us to identify with the criminals and root for their cause. It helps when you’ve got Tatum and Driver playing to their strengths. And then there’s Daniel Craig having an absolute blast.
I’ve probably seen The Big Lebowski eighteen times, and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen at the summer cinema this year – at Městské divadlo on Friday, July 28 at 9.30 pm.
Revisiting two artists that I took an instant dislike to during my early years as a film buff – Audrey Hepburn and cult Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki. Both films are showing at The Distillery this month.
Despite its bungled conclusion, Get Out is still a hugely enjoyable film with some really interesting things to say about racism and how modern people deal with it.
Jack Nicholson will turn 80 this month, and to celebrate Kino Scala is screening a few of his classic films including The Shining that marked a turning point in his career.
The Trainspotting sequel won’t be regarded as another era-defining moment in British cinema. But it’s extremely enjoyable, with some big laughs and very touching moments. And the music absolutely rocks.