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What’s Worth Watching – April 2015


After a huge February of film-going for the 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)

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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 –

#1 – Furious 7

April 3rd

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.

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#2 – Cobain: Montage of Heck

April 10th

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.

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#3 – John Wick

April 10th

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.

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#4 – Avengers: Age of Ultron

April 23rd

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.

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#5 – The Falling

April 24th

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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