Film: Also Showing
Sunday 09 November 2008
Pride and Glory (124 mins, 15)
This gloomy cop thriller stars Edward Norton as an NYPD detective investigating the murder of four police officers by a drug dealer. He quickly uncovers a trail of corruption in the ranks which may lead as far as his brother, Noah Emmerich, their father, Jon Voight, and their brother-in-law, Colin Farrell.
The screenplay keeps harping on about moral grey areas, but the theme isn't borne out by the story. Within minutes, we're shown the good guy and the bad guy, and from then on their roles are so unwavering that they might as well have been kitted out with a halo and devil's horns.
The Warlords (127 mins, 15)
Another grim, rain-sodden epic of betrayal and brotherhood, 'The Warlords' stars Jet Li (whose suit of armour unfortunately makes him look like a penguin) alongside Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro, as three bandits who become army generals in 19th-century China. Anyone who relishes mass impalings and dismemberings will get their money's worth, but the point of it all gets lost in a fug of slow-motion drizzle, mud, blood and gunsmoke.
Let's Talk About the Rain (99 mins, 12A)
Agnès Jaoui ('Le Goût des Autres') directs and stars in this self-indulgent bourgeois comedy as a feminist author running for office in the South of France who's interviewed for a documentary by Jean-Perre Bacri and Jamel Bebbouze.
Scar 3D (90 mins, 18)
This sub-Saw 3D torture porn is amateurish in its writing, acting, editing, music and every other aspect you can think of. It doesn't even do anything with its 3D effects. I can't remember the last time I was so bored by a film.
Hänsel und Gretel (135 mins)
The Glyndebourne production of Humperdinck's opera, filmed from the stalls, with no attempt to make it more cinematic. NB
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- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
- 4 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
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