Arthouse roundup: Oct 6-12
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PLYMOUTH ARTS CENTRE
Innocent Voices (12A) “War is stupid, and people are stupid,” sang Boy George in the eighties. And he was dead right - at least that’s according to director Luis Mandoki in this look at the shattering effect of war. Ah, that old ‘chestnut’.
Volver (15) Lust in La Mancha with the PRSD’s favourite director Pedro Almodovar. Oh, and don’t forget to pronounce it ‘boll-bear’ or Captn will be forced to snort at your extreme ignorance.
Garfield: A Tale Of Two Kitties (U) Bill Murray turns in yet another Oscar-worthy performance in this harrowing story of a fat animal taking the piss out of shit Brits.
Lady In The Water (PG) Making up is hard to do for the increasingly bonkers M. Night Shaymalan. Pity his poor kids who had to sit through this the first time.
District 13 (15) Routine actioner where a nuclear threat is undermined by some Frenchmen jumping around a bit.
Tideland (15) Grim fare from Terry Gilliam. He says it’s like Alice in Wonderland meets Psycho. Could’ve done with some Frenchmen jumping around a bit.
Little Miss Sunshine (15) No, it’s not the Ann Widdecombe story - it’s actually a pretty funny road movie, in a Daytrippers stylee. For once, the phrase about too many kooks doesn’t apply.
Snow Cake (15) Sigourney Weaver pretends to be autistic in this heartwarming drama. Of course, she’s an excellent driver, Charlie Babbitt.
The Queen (12A) Helen Mirren manages to keep her clothes on, you say? Give the lady a Bafta!
History Boys (15) Teacher encourages lads to ditch full-time education and have lots of gay sex. Daily Mail-reading audience applaud raptuously. How strange.
Kanyini (12A) A man called Bob talks about why indigenous people are struggling in a modern world. Time for some leaping Frenchmen, wethinks.
Brokeback Mountain (15) Two men go up a mountain and fall in love. Just like in Lord Of The Rings.
Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind (15) Jim Carrey erases his memory with a big mind rubber. We felt like doing the same thing after watching Bruce Almighty.
Posted by Thin White Duke
October 6th, 2006