The Ides of March
George Clooney directs and stars alongside Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Evan Rachel Wood in this American political thriller which takes us into the backroom machine of a presidential campaign. Clooney plays Governor Mike Morris, a hopeful for the Democratic nomination in the Presidential primary. Gosling is his idealistic press spokesman, whose idealism and loyalty come under threat, and whose relationship with young intern Molly (Wood) sets off a devastating sequence of events.The Ides of March Website
The Ides of March is in cinemas from 28 October.
Shame reunites artist-turned-filmmaker Steve McQueen with actor Michael Fassbender, who played IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in the director’s debut feature, Hunger. In Shame, Fassbender is Brandon, a successful New York executive with a carefully ordered lifestyle and a secret and insatiable sex addiction, both of which are disrupted by the unexpected arrival on the scene of his wayward sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan).See Steve McQueen interviewed on the Culture Show next week
Shame will be released in the UK in January.
After working for many years as a casting director with Michael Haneke, Austrian director Markus Schleinzer’s debut feature Michael presents the chilling tale of a paedophile who is keeping a young boy captive in the cellar of his home.Michael as reviewed in Variety
The debut feature from Bafta-winning director Tinge Krishnan puts a spin on traditional British social realism. Eddie Marsan plays Frank, a former soldier suffering disturbing flashbacks of his service in Northern Ireland. His bond with a streetwise, homeless young black girl, Lynette (Candese Reid) is disrupted by the arrival of her possessive and manipulative boyfriend, Danny (Tom Sturridge) who proceeds to take advantage of Frank’s friendship and generosity and threatens to cause irreparable damage. Meanwhile, a successful businesswoman (Romola Garai) faces her own battle with drugs and a struggles with a messy private life, but how is she connected to the other protagonists?Junkhearts trailer on the Guardian website
Junkhearts is released on 4 November.
We Need to Talk About Kevin
With her first feature in almost ten years, Scottish director Lynne Ramsay brings Lionel Shriver’s Orange Prize-winning novel We Need To Talk About Kevin to the big screen. The film stars Ezra Miller as the teenage boy who commits an atrocious and notorious crime and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton as the mother who has always struggled to form a bond with her son.We Need to Talk About Kevin as reviewed in the Telegraph
We Need To Talk About Kevin is released nationwide on 21 October.
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