The Cinema Corner – June 30th

Movie of the week – Enter the Dragon

Bruce Lee’s most iconic beat ’em up, 1973’s Enter the Dragon plays tonight at the Lighthouse. Considered one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time, the film set a template for action movies to follow, and has been homaged many times down the years, most famously in Tarantino’s Kill Bill films. With a ridiculously funky Lalo Schifrin score and Lee at his best, this is a perfect Friday night flick.

Roman Holiday

The Lighthouse also continue their Hepburn Forever season with a screening of the Audrey starring Roman Holiday on Saturday. Featuring one of the actress’s most famous roles, the movie is packed with memorable sequences in a tale of a princess and a reporter hooking up in the Italian capital.

Baby Driver

The best of the week’s new releases is Baby Driver. The latest from cult director Edgar Wright is a must see for fans of car chases, as it features some of the best we’ve seen in recent decades, boasting practical stuntwork rather than CG effects. While the script leaves a lot to be desired, Wright’s integration of music into his action scenes is a real delight for both petrolheads and cinephiles.

A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove is a Swedish comic-drama based around the failed attempts of an aging grouch to commit suicide. It’s a rambling slog, filled with unnecessary and uninteresting flashbacks to the central figure’s life, and it’s ultimately nothing we haven’t seen before.

By Eric Hillis of