list.co.uk/ﬁ lm 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 by using our ‘Add an Event’ service at list.co.uk Film index is compiled by Murray Robertson. ✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG) ●●●●● (Miguel Arteta, US, 2014) Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould. 81min. After an especially bad day, eleven-year-old Alexander (Oxenbould) wishes that the rest of his family would have one: the next day, they do. Loosely based on a 1972 kid’s book, this highly entertaining and pleasingly edgy family comedy features witty performances from all. Release from Fri 24 Oct, General release. The Babadook (15) ●●●●● (Jennifer Kent, Australia, 2014) Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall- Knight. 93min. See review, page 65. Release from Tue 21 Oct.
✽ Fury (15) ●●●●● (David Ayer, US/ UK, 2014) Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf,
Logan Lerman. 134min. See review, page 66. Release from Wed 22 Oct, incl Showcase Cinema Glasgow; Showcase Cinema Paisley. Horns (15) (Alexandre Aja, US/Canada, 2013) Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Heather Graham. 123min. Horns begin to sprout from a man’s head after his girlfriend is mysteriously murdered. Based on the novel by Joe Hill. Release from Fri 31 Oct, incl Showcase Cinema Glasgow; Showcase Cinema Paisley. Interstellar (tbc) (Christopher Nolan, US/UK, 2014) Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway. 169min. Star-studded epic sci-fi adventure from The Dark Knight director Nolan. Release from Fri 7 Nov. The Judge (15) ●●●●● (David Dobkin, US, 2014) Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga. 142min. See review, page 64. Release from Fri 24 Oct. The Last Angel of History (tbc) (John Akomfrah, UK/Germany, 1996) George Clinton, Kodwo Eshun, Edward George. 45min. Cinematic essay examining the relationships between Pan-African culture, music, science fiction, intergalactic travel and computer technology. Featuring interviews with luminaries such as Sun Ra, George Clinton, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Samuel R. Delaney. Release from Fri 31 Oct. Love, Rosie (15) ●●●●● (Christian Ditter, US, 2014) Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Tamsin Egerton. 102min. See review, page 65. Release from Wed 22 Oct.
✽ Mr. Turner (12A) ●●●●● (Mike Leigh, UK, 2014) Timothy Spall,
Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson. 150min. See review, page 64. Release from Fri 31 Oct. Nightcrawler (15) ●●●●● (Dan Gilroy, US, 2014) Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton. 117min. See review, page 66. Release from Fri 31 Oct, incl Cineworld Fountainpark, Edinburgh; Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow. Open Windows (tbc) (Nacho Vigalondo, France/Spain/US, 2014) Sasha Grey, Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell. 100min. A man (Wood) refused a contest date with a starlet decides to cyberstalk her with coaching from a man named Chord, but soon realises he’s merely a pawn in Chord’s game. Release from Fri 17 Oct. Ragamuffin (tbc) (David Schultz, US, 2014) Michael Koch, Mel Fair, David Schultz. 180min. Drama based on the
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NT LIVE: FRANKENSTEIN National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein is returning to cinemas across the UK this Hallowe’en. Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, the live theatre simulcast was a critically acclaimed smash when it originally ran in 2011. Labelled as one of the most successful reincarnations of Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale, join audiences and watch in awe and terror as the grotesque monster returns to seek revenge on his creator. (Claire Flynn) ■ Selected release from Thu 30 Oct. See film.list.co.uk for full listings.
life of influential Christian music star Rich Mullins who rejected fame and fortune to live on a Navajo reservation. Release from Tue 21 Oct, incl Cineworld Fountainpark, Edinburgh; Cineworld Renfrew Street, Glasgow. Say When ●●●●● (15) (Lynn Shelton, US, 2014) Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell. 99min. See review, page 65. Release from Fri 7 Nov. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (12A) ●●●●● (Jonathan Liebesman, US, 2014) Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard. 101min. See review, page 65. Release from Fri 17 Oct, General release. The Last Man On The Moon (tbc) (Mark Craig, UK, 2014) Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Charles Duke. 99min. Eugene Cernan, the last man to visit the moon, looks back at what he loved and lost during his eight years in Houston. Release from Tue 4 Nov. The Possibilities Are Endless (12A) ●●●●● (James Hall/Edward Lovelace, UK, 2014) 83min. See review, page 66 and interview, page 30. Release from Fri 7 Nov. The Skeleton Twins (12A) ●●●●● (Craig Johnson, US, 2014) Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook. 91min. See review, page 64. Release from Fri 7 Nov. This is Where I Leave You (15) ●●●●● (Shawn Levy, US, 2014) Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda. 103min. See review, page 66. Release from Fri 24 Oct. United We Fall (15) (Gary Sinyor, UK, 2014) Jack Donnelly, Amy Beth Hayes, Anouska Mond. 89min. Mockumentary about five ex-Manchester United players who embody all the negative associations of modern football; arrogance, racism, homophobia and excessive wealth. Release from Fri 17 Oct.
STILL SHOWING ’71 (15) ●●●●● (Yann Demange, UK, 2014) Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris. 99min. Belfast, 1971: O’Connell
is marvellous as a luckless soldier but the complex power-play between the IRA, loyalist paramilitaries and the British Army make for more than just a thriller. Selected release. Annabelle (15) ●●●●● (John R Leonetti, US, 2014) Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard. 98min. This spin-off from 2013’s The Conjuring over-relies on the doll’s supposedly terrifying presence, but it’s better than it deserves to be, with some frightening set-pieces. General release. The Best of Me (12A) (Michael Hoffman, US, 2014) James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato. 117min. Expect a rehash of the The Notebook/Dear John/A Walk To Remember with plenty of emotional manipulation. General release. The Boxtrolls (PG) ●●●●● (Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi, US, 2014) Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning. 97min. Adventurous, intense and sometimes disturbing animated movie, with plenty to keep adults occupied; whether kids will respond is another question. General release. Dolphin Tale 2 (U) ●●●●● (Charles Martin Smith, US, 2014) Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble. 107min. An overqualified cast are wasted in this colourless true-life story, set firmly in the cinematic tradition of tiresome animal-related do-gooding. General release. Dracula Untold (15) ●●●●● (Gary Shore, US, 2014) Luke Evans, Charles Dance, Sarah Gadon. 92min. There’s good work from Evans and Gadon and a show-stopping performance from Dance (under layers of prosthetics), but overall it’s po-faced and humourless. General release. Frozen Sing-a-long (PG) (Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee, US, 2013) Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff. 102min. Sing ‘Let It Go’ at the top of your lungs without getting into fisticuffs. Selected release.
Q&A PETER STRICKLAND AND NICK FENTON
In 2008, Björk embarked upon her eighth album, Biophilia, which turned into a massive multi-disci- plinary multimedia project includ- ing an otherworldly live show. The final concert of her 70-date world tour took place at Alexandra Palace on 7 September 2013 and was filmed by Peter Strickland and Nick Fenton. The pair discuss their thoughts on bringing the whole experience to the big screen
How much contact did you have with Björk and what advice did she give you?
PS: In my mind we were clearly there to serve Björk’s vision. Ini- tially in the treatment, I was talking about using quite a lot of 70s foot- age and I think she was cautious of going down a retro path. She didn’t want to have a romantic view of nature. She wanted some- thing modern and clinical. It was a question of a lot of discussion prior to the concert. Did you look at any filmed live shows for inspiration?
NF: It’s very difficult to aspire to do what’s already been done before and that inevitably ends in failure. With someone like Björk, my am- bition was to do something that’s true to what her work represents.
Björk commissioned people to make instruments for this project: which was your favourite? PS: The Sharpsichord. Henry Dagg made this incredible thing which they couldn’t transport outside of the UK but it has this incredible sound to it and it is a beautiful piece of machinery. I love those shots where the camera goes deep inside the instrument: they’re anatomical. (Katherine McLaughlin) ■ Björk: Biophilia Live is screening at Glasgow Film Theatre, Fri 24–Mon 27 Oct; Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Tue 11 Nov.
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