I’ve been terrible at going to the cinema these past couple of weeks because i’ve been sidetracked by a few things. I’m VERY sorry that I’ve been less committed than usual. I hold my hands up.
But i’m back on it now and desperate to know what else there is to look forward to on the big screen. It’s tempting not to go to the cinema as much in the summer. After all, we need to make the most of the glorious summer evenings and going to sit inside doesn’t always spring to mind as the first option. (For that, I still urge you to go and check out outdoor screen events – have a look at the Film Events section of my website!)
But here is a list of films I think you should look out for when you DO go.
The Beguiled – July 14th
At a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
Dunkirk – July 21st
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
6 Days – August 4th
In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of.
Maudie – August 4th
An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
A Ghost Story – August 11th
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Everything, Everything – August 18th
A teenager who’s spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.
Logan Lucky – August 25th
Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
The Square – August 25th
The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times – about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
I am also excited for a film called Rough Night starring Scarlett Johansson but I think films such as these are sadly a dying breed. Plus I think the casting of it is a BIT strange….
I hope you have lovely Mondays. Various new bits coming to the website this week.