Film

Films to watch this weekend at the cinema or streaming

Whether you want to brave Suicide Squad, get arty at the BFI or just stream from the sofa, the choice is yours

Films to watch this weekend at the cinema or streaming

Suicide Squad

New cinema Whoa, it’s a film glorifying the bad guys! Who’s a regular movie-goer even meant to root for anymore?! But relax, they’ve all been equipped with sympathetic hero fodder: a treasure chest of smarmy, not-that-funny wise-cracks. Phew!

City of God

City Of God

Netflix A grim story that underlines those “sniff the water and you’ll instantly die three times” headlines about Brazil’s current plight. It’s probably the nation’s best film, taking you on an emotional journey into the poverty-driven gang warfare on the outskirts of Rio.

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Only God Forgives

MUBI This is what you’d think Stranger Things was like if you only watched its title sequence. But while most of that show’s about kids with no teeth hiding a creepy girl under a table, OGF is more sinister. Everything throbs a soft red like there’s an alarm going off silently. Eerie as you like, mate.

The life and films of ken loach

The Life And Films Of Ken Loach

BBC iPlayer The best part of this retrospective is when you see the 1990s McDonald’s ad Ken directed. You can taste his rage when that lovely slow-building naturalistic dialogue gets shattered by a cutaway to the Golden Arches. Not even a lone kestrel gliding past. Terrible, really.

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Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

BFI, Sat Says it all in the title: a loud, frantic movie from Spanish master Pedro Almodovar. The experience of watching it in the cinema is, at times, like sitting in a Hen-Do Simulator. Endure that to get to the joy of the genuinely great black-comedy bits.

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Sid And Nancy

30th anniversary re-release Sid Vicious’ life, suitably presented as a collage of carnage. Full of crazy moments that would be amazing to see popping up on Instagram Stories. Although the current wave of “OMG new feature… Not sure about it tho :-/” posts sure is entertaining!


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