Cinema Roundup July 17th

Movie of the week - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Movie of the week – Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

On Saturday night the Lighthouse cinema celebrates the 25th anniversary of TV’s greatest show, Twin Peaks, with a screening of the spinoff movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, along with a Peaks themed table quiz and pre screening party (costumes encouraged). Though it’s a companion to the TV series, FWWM is very much a big screen experience, full of David Lynch’s trademarks of weirdness, ecstasy and horror.

Ant-Man

It’s a grim old week for new releases. The big one is Ant-Man, the latest piece of mediocrity from the Marvel stable. Featuring a hero who can shrink to the size of an ant, you would expect this to be a visual treat, but, like most Marvel movies, it’s shot in a bland style better suited for TV. Small scale indeed.

The Wonders

The Wonders

Cannes winner The Wonders is a rather plodding look at the life of a bumbling beekeeping family in rural Italy who enter a TV contest in an attempt to raise the funds necessary to keep their business afloat. The setting is stunning but the drama is dull.

The President

The President

Inspired by the events of the Arab Spring, The President is a preachy drama about the overthrowing of a dictator, ramming its rather obvious “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss” message down our throats at the expense of genuine insight.

The Gallows

The Gallows

Worst of the lot is The Gallows, yet another found footage fiasco featuring a bunch of unlikable teens trapped in their school after hours. If you like watching blurry, night vision shots of running feet, knock yourself out with this one.

By Eric Hillis

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