Films around Cheltonistan, from 9/7/22

The Roses

To Infinity and beyond, or as least as far as Tewkesbury, comes Lightyear, directed by Angus MacLane, the so-called definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear. Also showing is Between Two Worlds, directed by Emmanuel Carrère and starring, as seems mandatory for most French films released here, Juliette Binoche. She plays a writer who goes undercover as a cleaner on a cross-channel ferry, to do research on low-paid work. Unsurprisingly, the real workers become suspicious of her cover story and frictions develop. (PW)

I saw it at CIFF and was bored for quite a long time, due to the excessive auto-fictional naval-gazing of the characters, who couldn’t change a duvet cover without discussing the role of bedlinen in French society. But after a while it soured nicely and became funny, thought-provoking and ultimately quite revealing about… French society. And it’s not every day you see one of Europe’s cultural aristocrats in Marigolds scrubbing a toilet pan (pictured above, looking ferry foughtful). Olivia Colman, what’s keeping you? (JM)

The Guildhall

Elvis and Swan Song carry on, and are joined by Good Luck to You Leo Grande, and at the very end of the week Jurassic World: Dominion.

The Guildhall will then close from July 17th until mid- September, for development works in the building. (PW)

The Sherborne

Elvis and Lightyear. Why? (JM)

The Cineworlds

Well, that was easy. Nothing new at all, with Thor at the top of the pile of predictability. It reminds me of that old joke about the sado-masochistic couple:

‘I’m Thor‘.

Tho am I.’


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