The Imitation Game
Newly-engaged, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician recruited by MI6 to join Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. Directed by Morten Tyldum, this true account is a fascinating and gripping watch and also stars Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong and Charles Dance.
The late, great James Gandolfini stars in this gritty, crime drama which looks at organised crimes use of local bars in New York City as money-laundering “drops”. Gandolfini’s character Marv, a once feared and respected mob boss, who is now at the mercy of a much more ruthless gang who use his bar as a “drop”. Tom Hardy co-stars as Marv’s cousin, Bob and Noomi Rapace.
The award-winning writer/director of “Crash” brings an all-star cast to the silver screen in this compelling drama about modern relationships. Liam Neeson plays Pulitzer-prize winning novelist, Michael who is spending the week in Paris with his lover, Anna (played by Olivia Wilde) having left his wife, Elaine (Kim Basinger). Shady businessman, Scott (Adrien Brody) meets Roma woman, Monika whose daughter was kidnapped while former soap star, Julia (played by Mila Kunis) is locked in a bitter custody battle with ex-husband, Rick (James Franco). A provocative and engrossing drama where the stories interlock in very surprising ways.
David Bowie Is @ The GFT, Tuesday 18th November 2014, 6pm
A ground-breaking documentary about The Thin White Duke, created by The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, is given an airing at The Glasgow Film Theatre this week. Dubbed “stylish and outrageous” by The Times, this stunning documentary is a treat for fans of the flamboyant and always interesting, David Bowie and features an unprecedented collection of memorabilia from The David Bowie Archive.
Already destined to be one of the biggest films of 2015, the silver screen version of E.L James’ novel phenomenon is scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day. The original trailer was unveiled a few months ago giving little away, but the latest trailer, revealed earlier this week, gives fans of the erotic franchise a tempting taste of what to expect from the movie version starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele.
Another movie trailer causing a buzz this week (for very different reasons) is the forthcoming silver screen offering of Johnny Depp. “Mortdecai” co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor as sees Depp play Charles Mortdecai, an art dealer and British rogue let loose in America in the search for a stolen painting.