Some of the very best, most interesting films of the last twelve months. All in one week!
Sometimes good opportunities pass us by. So here's your chance to catch some of the greatest films of the last year, all brought together in our Oscar Winners week.
Sunday 16th May: Crazy Heart
"Jeff Bridges is outstanding as a washed-up country singer desperate to achieve personal and professional redemption" - The Guardian
Tuesday 18th May: The Cove
“In a hidden cove near the Japanese town of Taiji, thousands of dolphins are killed every year for meat. This goes on unbeknown to many Japanese, but not to the owners of marine theme parks around the world, who come to pick the best specimens before the rest are slaughtered. In describing this, his movie delivers a rattling good yarn without stinting on reportage. Psihoyos and his gang eventually got the footage they were after. The use made of it in the film is restrained and harrowing.” ***** - The Times.
Saturday 22nd May: The Hurt Locker
" Director Kathryn Bigelow makes an explosive return with a war film that’s poetry, not politics" - ***** The Times
Sunday 23rd May: Precious
"Like a diamond -- clear, bright, but oh so hard. To simply call it harrowing or unsparing doesn’t quite cut it; “Precious” is also courageous and uncompromising, a shaken cocktail of debasement and elation, despair and hope. Everyone involved deserves credit for creating a movie so dangerous, problematic and ultimately elevating" - Variety
Tuesday 25th May: Samson and Delilah
"Like no Australian film I’ve seen. Timeless and also utterly contemporary, it will leave hearts bruised, but aching with joy." ***** - The Telegraph