Also showing: Into the Abyss, Tiny Furniture, Bonsai, Corpo Celeste, Switch and Babycall
Sunday 01 April 2012
Into the Abyss (107 mins, 12A)
Werner Herzog's documentary tells the story of a triple murder in Texas in 2001, and includes interviews with the man who was executed for it in 2010, as well as his accomplice, his accomplice's family and his victims' family. Some of Herzog's lines of questioning are typically eccentric, others seem exploitative, but the film remains an eloquent open-ended meditation on crime and punishment.
Tiny Furniture (98 mins, 15)
This semi-autobiographical film by 25-year-old writer-director Lena Dunham is stylistically assured as well as sporadically funny about the foibles of a subset of rich, pretentious young New Yorkers who go to parties and say things like: "He's kind of a big deal on YouTube." Unfortunately, the one she plays is the most insufferable of the bunch.
Bonsai (95 mins, 15)
A hip but melancholy Peruvian love story about the coming together, and apart, of two literature students.
Corpo Celeste (100 mins, U)
Alice Rohrwacher's debut film is a subtle, closely observed coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl in southern Italy being prepared for her Confirmation ceremony, as well as a mildly sacrilegious account of the day-to-day workings and influence of the local Catholic church. A bit like a neorealist Father Ted.
Switch (99 mins, 15)
Eric Cantona's performance as the investigating policeman is the most convincing and interesting element of an otherwise far-fetched and sub-standard mistaken-identity thriller.
Babycall (100 mins, 15)
This Norwegian film is one of those tricksy psychological thrillers in which the protagonist has trouble distinguishing her waking life from her nightmares. Some viewers will feel cheated, but Noomi Rapace's performance as a mentally fragile victim of domestic abuse is compelling and scary.
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