After a huge February of film-going for the Spooool.ie which saw us see 30 films at JDIFF (19 from me according to Letterboxd) and see a lot of non-general release stuff, it’s now back to business as usual as we settle in to the start of a summer of blockbusters, and hopefully a few smaller worthwhile independent films too. As usual the full schedule as I see it is below (any amendments, let us know) and then five picks are below.
3 April 2015
- Furious 7 (2015)
- The Water Diviner (2014)
- While We’re Young (2014)
- I Used To Live Here (2014)
- Altman (2014)
- Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982/2007)
- Something Must Break (2014)
6 April 2015
- The Duff 2015)
10 April 2015
- John Wick (2014)
- Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
- Good Kill (2014)
- Woman in Gold (2014)
- Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
- Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
- Force Majeure (2014)
- The Good Lie (2014)
- Broken Horses (2015)
- Jauja (2014)
- Lost River (2014)
17 April 2015
- Child 44 (2014)
- A Little Chaos (2014)
- Cry of the City (1948)
- The Salvation (2014)
- Glassland (2014)
- Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
- The Decent One (2014)
- The Last Five Years (2014)
- The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
23 April 2015
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
24 April 2015
- Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
- A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
- Gente de Bien (2014)
- The Falling (2014)
- The Good Lie (2014)
These films are all receiving general or limited releases in Ireland this month, no festival or one-off showings are included. Let us know what we’ve missed – firstname.lastname@example.org.
#1 – Furious 7
Why? I loved Fast Five and Furious 6, and am now hoping that the loss of director Justin Lin won’t have slowed this down. Plus, let’s be honest, there’s a real morbid curiosity to see how they handled the real-life death of Paul Walker.
#2 – Cobain: Montage of Heck
Why? This played JDIFF but unfortunately the times didn’t suit yours truly, but thankfully it’s a short wait until it’s release.
Brett Morgen’s documentary has collaborated with the Cobain family and estate and has been given a wealth of video and photographs to play with.
It looks like a touching and affecting doc about one of pop culture’s great icons and arrives on screens 21 years after his untimely death.
#3 – John Wick
Why? Finally! This feels like it’s been on the way for quite a while now.
We discussed this a bit in our latest podcast (see iTunes or Soundcloud) with many calling this a return to form for Keanu Reeves.
Can not wait.
#4 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Why? OK, we all loved the first film. It made all the money in the world. But can Joss Whedon repeat the trick?
The trailers looks a little lifeless and serious. Let’s hope they haven’t forgotten the humour and heart that all the great Marvel films have had over the last fifteen years.
#5 – The Falling
Why? This is Carol Morley’s follow-up to the affecting documentary Dreams of a Life which told the story of a woman whose body lay undiscovered in her bedsit for three years. This is a very different kind of film, a drama telling the story of a girl’s public school in the late 60s which stars Maisie Williams aka Arya Stark from “Game of Thrones”.
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