Also showing: Blackthorn, Mozart's Sister, The Gospel of Us and Edge
Sunday 15 April 2012
Blackthorn (102 mins, 15)
Blackthorn imagines that Butch Cassidy wasn't gunned down in his prime, but lived as a rancher for 20 years after he and the Sundance Kid parted company. Sam Shepard plays him as a weather-beaten old-timer who is tempted out of retirement by a Spanish thief, Eduardo Noriega, below. A well-made, if ultimately pointless Western.
Mozart's Sister (120 mins, 12A)
A sort-of prequel to Amadeus, this French period drama proposes that
Mozart's older sister was nearly as gifted as he was, but was sidelined because of her gender. It's plodding stuff, made worse by the stilted performances of the two female leads, both of whom happen to be the director's daughters.
The Gospel of Us (120 mins)
Michael Sheen won rave reviews for the Passion Play he staged on the streets and in the shopping centres of Port Talbot last year but, based on Dave McKean's insufferably obscure screen version, it's hard to see why. The film turns the production into a cacophonous bad-acid trip.
Edge (93 mins)
Carol Morley writes and directs this dreary yet contrived indie drama set in a cliff-top hotel. Three pairs of strangers talk over their various crises in three adjacent rooms.
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
They're back, they're big – and they're still spectacularly boringfilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Gingers face extinction due to climate change, scientists warn
- 3 Brazil vs Germany World Cup 2014: In defence of Mesut Ozil - the Arsenal midfielder works magic in the shadows
- 4 Pornhub pleads with users to stop uploading videos of Brazil 'getting f**ked by Germany' in World Cup match
- 5 Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less
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British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories