Films screening in the next four weeks are listed below with certificate, star rating, credits, brief review and venue details. See list.co.uk for the most up-to-date screening times. Submit details of special screenings at least 10 days before publication to events@list. co.uk. Film index is compiled by Murray Robertson and Gail Tolley. ✽ Indicates Hitlist entry NEW RELEASES
After Tiller (PG-13) (Martha Shane/Lana Wilson, US, 2013) 85min. Documentary looking at the availability of abortion services for women in America following the 2009 assassination of Dr George Tiller. See review at list.co.uk. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 23 Jan. The Armstrong Lie (15) ●●●●● (Alex Gibney, US, 2013) Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu. 124min. See review, page 57. Selected release from Fri 31 Jan. August: Osage County (15) ●●●●● (John Wells, US, 2013) Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts. 130min. An all-star cast feature in this generations- spanning family drama. See review at list.co.uk. General release from Fri 24 Jan. Bastards (18) ●●●●● (Claire Denis, France/Germany, 2013) Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Michel Sabor. 100min. See review, page 60. Selected release from Fri 14 Feb. Cuban Fury (15) ●●●●● (James Griffiths, UK, 2014) Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd. 98min. A former salsa prodigy attempts a comeback years after his career was ruined. See review, page 60. General release from Fri 14 Feb.
✽Dallas Buyers Club (15) ●●●●● (Jean-Marc Vallée,
US, 2013) Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto. 117min. True story about an electrician who battles the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed HIV-positive in 1986. See review, page 57 and Jared Leto profile, right. General release from Fri 7 Feb.
✽Dark Days (15) ●●●●● (Marc Singer, US, 2000) 94min. A
cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. See review, page 57. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 24–Mon 27 Jan. Grudge Match (12A) ●●●●● (Peter Segal, US, 2013) Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart. 113min. A pair of ageing boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout – 30 years after their last match. See review, page 58. General release from Fri 24 Jan.
✽Her (15) ●●●●● (Spike Jonze, US, 2013) Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams,
Rooney Mara. 126min. A sultry-voiced operating system (voice of Scarlett Johansson) and a lonely writer (Phoenix) develop an unlikely relationship. See review, page 57. General release from Fri 14 Feb. I, Frankenstein (12A) (Stuart Beattie, US/Australia, 2013) Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Aaron Eckhart. 93min. Dr Frankenstein’s monster gets caught up in a centuries-old war between two immortal clans. General release from Wed 29 Jan. Identity Card (Ek Lifeline) (tbc) (Rahat Kazmi, India, 2013) Saurabh Shukla, Vipin Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav. 92min. Hindi drama about a Delhi journalist put in a police cell. Selected release from Fri 31 Jan.
✽Inside Llewyn Davis (15) ●●●●● (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, USA, France, 2013) Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake. 105min. Coen brothers film following a 1960s singer-songwriter navigating New York’s folk scene. See feature, page 30 and review, page 59. General release from Fri 24 Jan. The Invisible Woman (12A) ●●●●● (Ralph Fiennes, UK, 2014) Felicity Jones, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Fairley. 111min. Ralph Fiennes’ directorial return examines the relationship between Charles Dickens and his secret lover. See review, page 59. General release from Fri 7 Feb. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (12A) (Kenneth Branagh, US, 2013) Chris Pine, Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Costner. 105min. Chris Pine takes on the role made famous by Harrison Ford in this
THE ROOM If you’re unfamiliar with The Room, where on Earth have you been? The San Francisco-set romantic thriller – a vanity project by writer/ director/star Tommy Wiseau, aided by friend and co-star Greg Sestero – has achieved cult status as one of the worst films ever made, with midnight screenings taking on Rocky Horror-levels of audience interaction. Surprisingly, both Wiseau and Sestero have embraced this backhanded affection for The Room, to the extent of attending special screenings and introducing the film – which is exactly what they’ll be doing at four events to be held at the Cameo, as part of the cinema’s centenary celebrations. ■ Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, Fri 14 & Sat 15 Feb.
Tom Clancy-inspired spy thriller reboot. General release from Fri 24 Jan. Jai Ho (tbc) (Sohail Khan, India, 2014) Salman Khan, Tabu, Sana Khan. Bollywood action remake of 2006 film Stalin. Selected release from Fri 24 Jan. Journal de France (15) (Raymond Depardon/Claudine Nougaret, France, 2012) 100min. Documentary featuring footage captured by filmmaker Raymond Depardon, including tanks in Prague, deaths on the streets of Venezuela and famine in Biafra. Selected release from Fri 31 Jan. Kiss the Water (PG) ●●●●● (Eric Steel, US/UK, 2013) 80min. Documentary on the life and work of Megan Boyd, legendary Scots maker of salmon flies. See review, page 58. Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 28–Thu 30 Jan. Labor Day (12A) ●●●●● (Jason Reitman, US, 2013) Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith. 111min. Depressed single mum Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options diminish. See review, page 59. General release from Fri 7 Feb. The Lego Movie (U) (Phil Lord/ Christopher Miller, US/Australia, 2014) Voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks. An ordinary Lego figure is recruited for a job more suited to the extraordinary MasterBuilder when his identity is mistaken. General release from Fri 14 Feb. Lone Survivor (15) ●●●●● (Peter Berg, US, 2013) Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch. 121min. See review, page 60. General release from Fri 31 Jan. Love Is in the Air (Amour & turbulences) (tbc) (Alexandre Castagnetti, France, 2013) Ludivine Sagnier, Nicolas Bedos, Jonathan Cohen. 96min. A lawyer is forced to reconnect with his ex when they’re seated next to each other on a flight home from France to New York. See review at list.co.uk. Selected release from Fri 14 Feb. The Monuments Men (12A) (George Clooney, US/Germany, 2014) George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon. 118min. In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them. General release from Fri 14 Feb. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (tbc) (Rob Minkoff, US, 2014) Voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert. Mr. Peabody, a genius dog who appeared in the 1950s/60s TV series Rocky and Bullwinkle, springs into action when his time machine is stolen. Selected release from Fri 7 Feb. The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman (tbc) ●●●●● (Fredrik Bond, Romania/US, 2013) Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen. 108min. While travelling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart belongs to her violent, charismatic ex. See review, page 58. Selected release from Fri 14 Feb.
✽The Night of the Hunter (12) ●●●●● (Charles Laughton, US, 1955) Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. 93min. Mitchum is unforgettable in this atmospheric tale (sadly Laughton’s only film as director) in which he plays a psychotic priest chasing two children for the money stolen by their father. See review, page 58. On selected release now. Out of the Furnace (15) ●●●●● (Scott Cooper, US/UK, 2013) Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana. 116min. When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn’t follow through fast enough, his older brother Russell takes matters into his own hands to find justice. See review, page 59. General release from Wed 29 Jan. The Patrol (15) (Tom Petch, UK/ Morocco, 2013) Owain Arthur,
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JARED LETO Born 1971, Louisiana, US Background After giving up his painting studies in Philadelphia, Leto moved to New York to study acting, and then to Los Angeles to pursue a music career, with acting on the side. He is now equally successful as the co-founder and lead singer of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars and as a character actor in the films Fight Club, American Psycho and Requiem for a Dream. What’s he up to now? He has taken his first role in almost six years as transgender AIDS patient Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, for which he is being Oscar-tipped. On what attracted him to Rayon ‘Her heart, her humour, her grace, and the kindness and compassion that she has. I hope if I was ever faced with the challenges or the circumstances that she was, that I would act accordingly.’ On co-star Matthew McConaughey ‘I never met Matthew until the movie was over. It’s kind of a joke but it’s also true. I spoke to people only through the character and I think it was really beneficial to do that.’ On going method ‘There are no rules, there is no method: you do what works for you and what enables you to deliver the best performance possible. But what’s great about it for me is that I really had the opportunity to work when I wasn’t in front of the camera. And the way people start treating you is fantastic because you learn so much. There would be an AD who reaches for your hand when you’re walking down the stairs or a carpenter who asks you out on a date.’ On his audition ‘I had a meeting on Skype. We said “hello” and I reached out and put some lipstick on and his jaw dropped. And then I undid my coat and I had a little pink sweater underneath and I proceeded to flirt with him for the next 20 minutes. Then I woke up the next morning with the part.’ Interesting fact He grew up in a hippie community. (Rob Carnevale) ■ Dallas Buyers Club is on general release from Fri 7 Feb. See review, page 57.
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