Also showing: The Devil's Business and The Bird
Sunday 19 August 2012
The Devil's Business (75 mins, 18)
A seasoned hitman and his callow apprentice wait in a dark suburban house for their target to come home, but events take a turn for the supernatural. A spooky hybrid of East End gangster movie and Hammer Horror film, The Devil's Business could hardly look any cheaper or ropier, but there's enough intelligence in the play-like dialogue to make you wish it had been filmed by a better director with a bigger budget.
The Bird (91 mins, 12A)
A taciturn woman (Sandrine Kiberlain) potters around Bordeaux, making more of a connection with the feral pigeon in her flat than with any of her friends and colleagues. The reason for her isolation is moving, when it emerges, but Kiberlain's introverted performance keeps the viewer, as well as the film's other characters, at arm's length. Very French.
Oscars 2015 Mexican filmmaker uses speech to urge 'respect' for immigrants
Oscars 2015 Bringing you all the news from the 87th Academy Awards
TV ReviewThe intrigue deepens as we delve further but don't expect any answers just yet
Razzies 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards 'honours' Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron
Film Hollywood's new leading lady talks about her Ramsay Street days
Oscar voter speaks outfilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 2 Husband and wife die holding hands within hours of each other after 67 years of marriage
- 3 What color is The Dress, white and gold or blue and black? An eyewitness gives a definitive answer
- 4 The remarkable archaeological underwater discovery that could open up a new chapter in the study of European and British prehistory
- 5 Fearne Cotton quits Radio 1 after ten years for 'family and new adventures'
Seinfeld is laughing all the way to the bank: TV show generates $3.1bn in repeat fees since final episode
Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl: First look at Oscar winner as transgender artist
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
From Assassin's Creed to World of Warcraft: Videogames are making a new assault on Hollywood
Justin Kelly interview: On James Franco playing a gay man who renounces his homosexuality
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East