Film round-up: 07/07/2014 – 13/07/2014


This week’s film releases are rather scarce, but quantity is not a synonym of quality. From dramas to blockbusters, the films hitting the big screens for this second week of July will definitely hold your attention! Read below, and pick your favourite.

Transformers: Age Of Extinction, Michael Bay’s blockbuster series comes back on our screens in 3D for its third sequel. The scenario holds in a nutshell, as the audience should be now very familiar with the films. A boundy hunter from another world is attacking the Autobots, a mechanic and his family joins the team to, once again, try to save the world.

Bastards, to be released on Video On Demand this Friday as well as in cinemas, is a documentary following an illiterate young woman in her fight against the Moroccan justice system. It tackles the difficult subject of raising an illegitimate child in a religious country, and is announced as a gripping, poignant, but also humorous, picture.

Begin Again, directed by Irish John Carney, is a musical relating a chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter who just arrived in Manhattan. The scenario sounds familiar? Carney is renown for directing Once in 2006.

Boyhood signs the return of Before Sunrise and Before Sunset’s director Richard Linklater. The camera is following a young man, Mason, and relates his life from the age of 5 to the age of 18. The film stars Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, and is a full-on 166 minute-long drama.

Goltzius and The Pelican Company is our art-house release this week, made by Peter Greenaway. Set in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century, the film focuses on Hendrik Goltzius, famous for his erotic paintings. The artist is craving to publish illustrated books of sexual tales inspired from the Old Testament. To seduce the Marquis d’Alsace, who is interested in publishing him, Goltzius stages the stories in the monarch court.

Love Me Till Monday focuses on a young woman, who has recently graduated and now works in dead-end office job whilst looking for love. Announced as a romance rather than a drama, the trailer is somewhat eerie, and the film seems to promise more than its very short synopsis.

Mr Morgan’s Last Love stars Clémence Poésy and Michael Caine in a comedy directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. The film focuses on the relationship between a young Parisian woman and a retired widowed American philosophy professor. Poor Michael Caine; even outside of Batman he still has to deal with losing someone close to him.


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