Friday, February 10, 2012

New and Upcoming Releases from the IFI Film Shop

From Errol Morris' TABLOID to Ryan Gosling  in DRIVE - New and Upcoming Releases from the IFI Film Shop.


Tabloid: Errol Morris’ previous films have included such ground-breaking works as The Thin Blue Line, A Brief History of Time and The Fog Of War and his latest is no less illuminating. Tabloid tells the story of Joyce McKinney, a former Miss Wyoming, who was accused of kidnaping and raping Kirk Anderson, an American Mormon missionary; the case became a major tabloid story and triggered a battle between The Daily Mirror and The Daily Express in Britain. 

The Theo Angelopoulis Collection, Volume III: The cinematic world was stunned by the sudden death of Greek master-filmmaker Theo Angelopoulis on the set of his film The Other Sea. Angelopoulis had been working since 1965, and many of his greatest works had been recently reissued; the third Volume of his work (including Ulysses' Gaze and Eternity and a Day, amongst others) will be on sale from the end of February.

Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist

The Conformist: Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1970 masterpiece has been unavailable for years, but that’s all set to change at the end of next month. The story of a weak-willed bureaucrat who is persuaded to murder his old mentor by the Facist secret police, it has been routinely described as one of the most sumptuous films ever made.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: The success of Let The Right One In allowed director Tomas Alfredson to assemble one of the most impressive casts seen in recent years; Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Ciaran Hinds, Mark Strong... All of them are on top-form in this Cold War thriller whose period detail is such that one can almost smell the tobacco smoke coming off the screen.

Tyrannosaur: Paddy Considine’s blistering study of violent anger and redemption is framed around an unusual love-triangle; Joe Mullan’s portrayal of an alcoholic widower is strong as always, but Olivia Colman’s seemingly fragile Christian shop-worker steals the show. Recommended.

Jane Eyre: Yet another adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel is given the big-screen treatment, with Australian Mia Wasikowaska in the title role and the ubiquitous Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga heightens the gothic elements of the tale, injecting it with vigour and a close eye for emotional detail.

We Need To Talk About Kevin:  Lynn Ramsay made her name with the critically-acclaimed Ratcatcher and darkly-quirky Movern Callar, but it took another nine years before she made her third feature. Based on Lionel Shriver’s novel about a mother coming to terms with the aftermath of a school massacre committed by her son, this chilling drama stars Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly and an impressive Ezra Miller as the titular teenage killer.

Drive: Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn made his name with the Pusher Trilogy, a violent, high-octane series that delved deep into the ugly heart of the Copenhagen underworld. Drive mines a similar vein; a stylish, low-key adaptation of a pulp crime novel by James Sallis, it stars a blank-faced Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt-driver who moonlights as a getaway driver.


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