Films around Cheltenham from 8/1/22

The Roses and The Guildhall by Pamela. I did the other bits (JM).

The Roses

The Roses in Tewkesbury continues to show West Side Story and Spider-Man: No Way Home next week and has The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, reviewed last week, from Friday 14th. Away from the mainstream, starting on Monday 10th there is The Tragedy of Macbeth, directed by Joel Coen, going solo for the first time, without brother Ethan. It is shot in black and white with stylistic echoes of German Expressionism and Film Noir. Denzel Washington plays Macbeth with Francis McDormand as Lady Macbeth. Playing that wife and being directed by your own husband must have been interesting. 

The Guildhall

The Guildhall in Gloucester also continues with a few more screenings of West Side Story, House of Gucci and Blue Bayou. The new film of the week there, starting on Friday 14th, is the Icelandic film Lamb, directed by Valdimar Johannsson and starring Noomi Rapace. It is the story of a couple who find a new-born human/sheep hybrid amongst the flock of sheep on their farm. They decide to raise it as if it were their own child. Something about going against the will of nature suggests that there will not be a happy ending to this tale.

The Cineworlds

Cineworld Cheltenham has The 355. All it can be bothered to tell us is that this is ‘A spy thriller movie with a diverse cast of international female agents.’ Then it lists their names. Must try harder. It also has Licorice Pizza, which looks a bit more interesting. It’s a period piece by Paul Thomas Anderson about teenagers navigating the vagaries of love in the San Fernando Valley in 1973. Hollywood is tending to eat itself, isn’t it?

Cineworld Gloucester doesn’t even have Licorice Pizza.

The Tivoli

The Tivoli has LIcorice Pizza as well, and lots of last week’s stuff.

The Sherborne

The Sherborne has Spielberg’s redundant West Side Story, plus Clifford The Big Red Dog on Saturday. Sigh.

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