Guns Akimbo (Guns Akimbo)
A simple video game developer, Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) lives in a world where the brutal game Skizm is gaining popularity. Various psychos participate in it, and the goal is to kill other participants. It is broadcast on the Internet in real time. And then one day strangers break into the house of Miles, screw two pistols to their hands and force them to participate in the show. And so that he has an additional incentive, they abduct his girlfriend. Now, Miles will have to fight the ruthless Skizm champion named Knicks. True, first you need to wear pants, which is not so simple to do with pistols instead of hands.
"Akimbo Guns" is just the second full-length work of New Zealand director Jason Lei Howden. In 2015, a very original picture was released about a heavy metal group that released demons. The black comedy with an admixture of horrors was rated mostly positively. Akimbo Cannons will have less horror, but more action, enthusiasm and black humor, and great Daniel Radcliffe.
“True History of the Kelly Gang”
The movie is based on real events. Towards the end of the 19th century, all Australian police were trembling at the mere mention of the name Ned Kelly. He is one of the most controversial characters in world criminal history. He lived only 26 years, but managed to commit a huge number of impudent robberies during this time and help many poor people tortured by harsh Victorian laws. Some historians consider him a real Robin Hood and a hero, while others consider him a cold-blooded murderer. Peter Carey in 2001 wrote the novel "The True Story of Kelly's Gang", which made the film.
The directorial chair of “The True Story of Kelly's Gang” went to Justin Kurzel, who shot Macbeth and Snow City. The main role was played by George Mackay, known for the recent "1917". Also in the film you can see Russell Crowe, Nicholas Holt, Essy Davis and Charlie Hunnam. In 2004, Gregor Jordan had already filmed the story of Ned Kelly in the movie “Ned Kelly”, where Heath Ledger played the role of the legendary criminal. Can the novelty tell this story better?
The Dangerous Role of Gene Seberg
Another tape based on real events. Actress Gene Seeberg is an icon of the French New Wave. After another shoot, she returns to Los Angeles to her husband, who was a famous writer. There is no end to offers of new roles. One evening, Seeberg meets Hakim Jamal, who is the leader of the Black Panthers, advocating for the rights of blacks. The actress begins to invest in the education of African-American children. She has an affair with Jamal, which makes her the target of special services. The FBI turns a superstar's life into hell.
Kristen Stewart played Gene Seeberg in this film. She got a difficult role. Stuart will show his heroine's path from success to paranoia and despair. On screen, she will be assisted by Vince Vaughn, Anthony Mackie, Zazi Bitts and Jack O'Connell. Benedict Andrews (Benedict Andrews), director of the picture, is known primarily for the film adaptation of Tennessee Williams play "Tram" Desire "." So the drama of the picture should be on the level.
Just Mercy (Just Mercy)
What do you think is based on the film “Just have mercy”? That's right, on real events. A gifted black lawyer, Brian Stevenson, has dedicated his life to the struggle for African American rights. He defended in court people from the most vulnerable sectors of the population who were unable to afford a qualified and interested lawyer in a successful outcome. The film was based on trials of Herbert Richardson and Walter McMillan, which influenced the US justice system.
The film “Just have mercy” has a no less strong cast than previous paintings from the list. Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Bree Larson, MTV Movie Awards winner Michael B. Jordan and other talented performers. The film was directed by Destin Cretton. Interestingly, in the previous two films of the director, Bree Larson also starred. Both of them were met positively.
“Come to Daddy” (Come to Daddy)
Another picture (no, not based on real events), saturated with black humor. Elijah Wood has been experimenting with roles for almost 20 years and has been trying to get rid of her association with the hobbit Frodo from The Lord of the Rings. This time, he along with Stephen McHattie (Stephen McHattie) participated in a comedy thriller with horror elements. The film is the debut of Ant Timpson (screenwriter of the ABC of Death and producer of Turbo Boy) as a director.
An infantile and sensitive guy named Norval receives a letter from his father, with whom he did not communicate for about 30 years. Father lives in a wooden house in a forest by the sea. He likes to drink and, despite the invitation, is not in a hurry to establish relations with his son. When Norval was ready to pack up and leave, an unforeseen event occurs. He learns about the dark past of his father and inherits his demons.
"My dog is an idiot" (Mon chien Stupide)
For those who missed the good old smart French comedies, Ivan Attal’s “My Dog Idiot” tape is released in Russian cinemas. This is the third film in which he shoots himself and his common-law wife Charlotte Gainsbourg, the most famous Russian viewer in two parts of Nymphomania. The first two (“My wife is an actress” and “They got married and they had many children”) were very emotional and funny.
The writer Henri wrote a bestseller 25 years ago, which received all possible literary prizes, and married a stunning woman. However, now he seems to be going through all the crises at once. Relationships do not go well, there is no inspiration, four children only interfere, and so on. But one day he finds a dog with whom he immediately finds understanding. He gives her the nickname Idiot and settles in his house.
The British tragicomedy "Greed" with Steve Coogan and Isla Fisher in the lead roles also deserves a place on today's list. The film was directed by Michael Winterbottom, winner of several awards at the Berlin Film Festival, director of 9 Songs, and producer of Snow Cake.
The cynical, harsh, greedy owner of the world's most fashionable clothing brands, Richard made his fortune with cheap labor and adventurous manipulations. The billionaire disguises himself as a fighter against capitalism, although he himself is its main representative. He decides to celebrate his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos, inviting the whole world elite there. The hero of the day also made sure that none of the guests were bored.
“Yaga. Dark Forest Nightmare "
This week, several interesting Russian projects will also be shown in cinemas. The first of these is the horror film Yaga. Nightmare of the Dark Forest ”from Svyatoslav Podgayevsky, director of The Bride, Mermaid and Queen of Spades. A young family moves to a new apartment on the outskirts of the city. They hire a nanny for the newborn daughter. However, Yegor, the eldest son, suspects that something is wrong here. Nobody believes him, but one day the nanny disappears with the baby.
Sergei Chernikov’s film “Winter,” shot several years ago, reached cinemas. Alexander Petrov, now a rather popular Russian actor, appears here in an unusual role for himself. He plays a villain. Father and son are attacked by juvenile delinquents. The first dies from severe injuries. The son is getting better. For criminals, he is an unnecessary witness. However, it is not yet known who will eventually lead the hunt. The main role in the film was played by Igor Petrenko.
"On the moon"
The plot of the film "On the Moon" recalls the story from the recent "Serf", however shown in a more dramatic manner. The son of a senior official is known for his antics on the verge of crime. But one day he crosses the line, knocking down a pedestrian. Father, not wanting to give his son to the police, sends Gleb far north to his old friend. Here, at the edge of the world, a young man will have to rethink his attitude to life. It is worth noting that Ivan Arkhangelsky and Alexander Baluev do an excellent job with their roles.