Also showing: Free Men, Tales of the Night, Personal Best and Barbaric Genius
Sunday 27 May 2012
Free Men (99 mins, 12A)
A black-marketeer (Tahar Rahim) discovers that Paris's Algerian Muslims are aiding the French Resistance. It's an amazing true story, but Free Men doesn't have the flair, or the budget, to do it justice.
Tales of the Night (84 mins, PG
Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress), a French animator who specialises in silhouettes, returns with a lovely portmanteau of six international fairy tales.
Personal Best (85 mins, 12A)
Documentary about three British sprinters who are training to compete in this summer's Olympics. For a film about running, it doesn't move very quickly.
Barbaric Genius (72 mins)
A profile of John Healy, a homeless alcoholic who became a literary sensation with his autobiography, The Grass Arena, only to vanish soon afterwards. It's touching, but leaves too many questions unanswered.
Books And it is whizzpopping!
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Video of Irish 'professional boxer' fighting Istanbul neighbourhood goes viral in Turkey
- 2 Novel Scarlett Johansson tried to ban, Grégoire Delacourt’s The First Thing You See, to be published in UK
- 3 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say
- 4 Russia 'accidentally reveals' number of its soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine
- 5 Carol Vorderman reveals she is 'covered in burns' after she fell off her treadmill while running naked
Game of Thrones season 6: Jon Snow theorists believe the Stark may have a twin sister
Friends fan comes up with horribly dark alternative ending to sitcom
Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
Dismaland: The artists doing cooler things than Banksy at his 'bemusement park'
Novel Scarlett Johansson tried to ban, Grégoire Delacourt’s The First Thing You See, to be published in UK
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs