It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. In congress, Senator Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) accuses the government of betraying the Communist Party and is swiftly impeached by President González Videla (Alfredo Castro). Police Prefect Oscar Peluchonneau (Gael García Bernal) is assigned to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to flee the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril (Mercedes Morán), but they are forced into hiding.
Inspired by the dramatic events of his new life as a fugitive, Neruda writes his epic collection of poems, Canto General. Meanwhile, in Europe, the legend of the poet hounded by the policeman grows, and artists led by Pablo Picasso clamor for Neruda's freedom. Neruda, however, sees this struggle with his nemesis Peluchonneau as an opportunity to reinvent himself. He plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse more dangerous, more intimate. In this story of a persecuted poet and his implacable adversary, Neruda recognises his own heroic possibilities: a chance to become both a symbol for liberty and a literary legend.
Available on DVD, Blu-ray, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Curzon Home Cinema & BFI Player 10th July. The trailer is at the link above.
[27 Jun 2017 at 00:15]
Free Fire on Blu-ray, DVD and digital
FREE FIRE is an explosive love letter to the action genre and features an outstanding ensemble cast including Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti and Babou Ceesay. Set in a derelict warehouse, it's a thrilling arms deal gone wrong. Produced by Andy Starke, written by Amy Jump and Ben Wheatley. The film is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen (Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley) and a gang led by Vernon (Sharlto Copley) and Ord (Armie Hammer) who are selling them a stash of guns. But when shots are fired in the handover, a heart stopping game of survival ensues.
Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE will be available to download from July 31st, and on DVD & Blu-Ray from August 7th.
Following a long tradition of cocky teenage boys with too much time on their hands, Brady, Sam and Mosley like to amuse themselves by making prank calls. However, their cellular diversions are intensified by the extreme nature of the pranks they put their unsuspecting victims through, and the delight and encouragement they receive when they post videos of their hijinks online for maximum humiliation. Having pushed the wrong person too far, they find themselves on the other side of a call, and an evening intended for normal high school revelry turns increasingly bloody as their unknown assailant ramps up a prank of his own.
Written by Joe Johnson | Directed by Damien Macé and Alexis Wajsbrot | Starring Gregg Sulkin (Pretty Little Liars, Faking It, Anti-Social), Garrett Clayton (King Cobra, Teen Beach Movie), Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Retribution, Love Actually) and Bella Dayne (Humans, Plebs). The trailer is at the link above.
The psych-out nightmare feature directorial debut from Steve, the filmmaking alter-ego of Steve Ellison, better known as acclaimed musician Flying Lotus, KUSO takes those brave enough to tag along on a wild ride.
Broadcasting through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, KUSO depicts the aftermath of Los Angeles's worst earthquake nightmare. Viewers travel between screens and aftershocks into the twisted lives of the survived, experiencing a hallucination that feels like David Cronenberg meeting Ren & Stimpy.
The Summer's here and girls just want to have fun! At last, Peccadillo is releasing a second volume of Girls On Film short film compilations. Before Dawn brings together eleven films from UK and international short filmmakers offering dreams, romance desires and temptation.
There's vengeful dolls from Germany, Algerian teenage rebels, tennis court tantrums from Iceland and romantic swimmer from Australia. It's an eclectic mix of drama, documentary, animation and horror, and look out for Rebecca Henderson (Appropriate Behaviour, Miss America) in Jeremy Hersh's Actresses where a young fan comes face to face with her idol.
UK talent comes from Silly Girl, by Hope Dickson Leach, director of the recently released feature The Levelling and co-written by Game of Thrones' Ellie Kendrick; Rob Savage's chilling Dawn of The Deaf featuring Emily Bevan (TV's Doc Marten, Grantchester); and Max Disgrace's erotically charged Crystal Clear.
Girls On Film 2: Before Dawn is released on DVD on 24 July by Peccadillo Pictures.
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.
BATTLE OF THE SEXES is released in UK cinemas October 20th 2017. Try the trailer above.
[22 Jun 2017 at 23:49]
The Time of Their Lives on Blu-ray, DVD and digital
Join Golden Globe® winner Dame Joan Collins, Academy Award® nominee Pauline Collins and Italian heartthrob Franco Nero on a road trip like no other, when Roger Goldby’s feel-good comedy THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES releases on Blu-ray and DVD from 31 July 2017 and on Digital Download from 17 July 2017; pre-order now from Amazon.
Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover's funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Ile-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a dwindling marriage.
Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road in a race to get to Île-de-Ré, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another - and have the time of their lives.
[22 Jun 2017 at 23:46]
In a total state
Lucy emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find that her neighbourhood is under attack by black-clad military soldiers. She crosses paths with an ex-Marine corpsman, Stupe, who reluctantly helps her fight for survival through a civil war, as Texas attempts to secede from the United States of America.
It's Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista versus an entire Texas battalion in New York City in this all-out action thriller from the makers of Cooties and Stake Land.
IN SELECT CINEMAS 25TH AUGUST 2017.
ON DIGITAL DOWNLOAD 28TH AUGUST 2017.
ON DVD & BLU-RAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2017.