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6 Apr 2018 - 10:50 AM  UPDATED 6 Apr 2018 - 10:50 AM

The Lobster

2015
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction
Language: English
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring: Colin Farrell, Lea Seydoux, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Ben Whishaw
What's it about?
Being single is a crime in the dystopian society of the future. Lonely hearts have exactly 45 days to find a mate or be turned into the animal of their choice.

The Lobster review: An achingly dystopian rom-com

Cold Souls

M, 2009
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: [language]
Director: Sophie Barthes
Starring: Lauren Ambrose, Paul Giamatti, David Strathairn, Emily Watson
What's it about?
Balancing on a tightrope between deadpan humor and pathos, and between reality and fantasy, the film presents Paul Giamatti as himself, agonizing over his interpretation of Uncle Vanya. Paralyzed with anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by deep-freezing souls. Giamatti enlists their services, intending to reinstate his soul once he survives the performance. But complications ensue when a mysterious, soul-trafficking 'mule," transporting product to and from Russia, 'borrows" Giamatti's stored soul for an ambitious, but unfortunately talentless, soap-opera actress. Rendered soulless, he is left with no choice but to follow the trail back to bleak St. Petersburg.

Cold Souls Review

After Hours

M
USA 
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom
What's it about?
Paul Hackett's terrible night happens in the SoHo area of downtown Manhattan when he goes to keep a date with Marcy. Nothing in his humdrum life as a word processor has prepared him for his surreal encounters with Marcy; her far-out artist roommate Kiki; cocktail waitress Julie; ice cream vendor Gail; June, who lives in the basement of a nightclub; and Mark who is ripe for his first gay experience. Now, Paul longs only for the safety of his upper-East Side apartment... but will he ever make it home?

Martin Scorsese's 1985 dark comedy After Hours airs 12:00PM midday this Friday, 10th May.

This Must Be the Place

M, 2000
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Starring: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch
What's it about?
Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star. At 50 he still dresses like a goth and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn't on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America.

The Fairy

[classification]
[country], 2011
Genre: Romance
Language: French
Director: Bruno Romy, Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Starring: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
What's it about?
Dom (Dominique Abel) works the night shift in a small hotel near the industrial sea port of Le Havre. One night, a woman arrives with no luggage and no shoes. Her name is Fiona (Fiona Gordon). She tells Dom she is a fairy and grants him three wishes. Fiona makes two wishes come true, then mysteriously disappears. Dom, who by then has fallen in love with Fiona, searches for her everywhere and eventually finds her. In the psychiatric hospital where she has been interned.

The Fairy Review

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

M, 2004
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: [language]
Director: Michel Gondry
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood
What's it about?
Joel (Jim Carrey) and Clementine (Kate Winslet) are in a passionate but volatile relationship, which inevitably does not last. When Clementine visits a clinic to have him rubbed out of her memory, Joel is rejected and decides to take the same course of action. However during the procedure it dawns on him that he is still very much in love with Clementine and so tries to fight the process.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review: Love story told beautifully and backwards

 

Micmacs

M
France, 2009
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: French
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Yolande Moreau, Dany Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié
What's it about?
A man and his friends come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers.

Micmacs Review