CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER
Modern LoveDirected by Lee Toland KriegerStarring Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts, Ari Graynor, Eric Christian Olsen, Will McCormack
In this warm and funny film, director, Lee Toland Krieger, and co-writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack breathe new life into the ailing rom-com by the simple expedient of using the form to grapple with actual contemporary relationship issues.
THE ANGELS’ SHARE
Wannabe Working Class HeroDirected by Ken LoachStarring Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland, Siobhan Reilly
Ken Loach is one of the greats of contemporary British cinema, and the Lotterywest Film Festival is onto a winner by picking up his latest, the cracking little comic drama, The Angels’ Share. Loach’s left-wing politics inform all of his work, but there’s a gentle and good-natured humour prevalent in this film that serves as a reminder that socialism is about the good of the people, not just radical condemnation of business interests.
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Teen SpiritsDirected by Stephen Chbosky Starring Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Dylan McDermott
Solid, relatable coming-of-age films are not easy to come by these days – there’s been very few movies over the past decade or so to match the calibre of classics like Stand By Me or The Breakfast Club. But, Stephen Chbosky may have just broken the mould of vapid, American rich-kid teen films with the remarkable The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.