Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 176: Sat Jun 25

 No1: Western (Bill & Turner Ross, 2015): ICA Cinema, 6.15pm 



Guardian review:
A rhythmic, deeply compassionate portrait of two neighbouring towns on opposite sides of the US-Mexico border, Western immerses viewers in the day-to-day lives of residents and lawmakers alike, so that by the time gangland violence begins to encroach upon their existence, our understanding of the threat posed is informed by our understanding of the people most affected, rather than the other way around. While fiction films such as Sicario offer glossy, morally indifferent depictions of life at the border, Western zeroes in on the delicate patterns of life in any small town, to underline the absurdity of the steel and paperwork that divides these two communities. 
Charlie Lyne

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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No2: Baskin (Evrenol, 2015): Hackney Picturehouse, 11pm


This Turkish horror film screens in the East End Film Festival which runs from June 23rd to July 3rd at various London venues. You can find full details of all the films being shown here.

East End Film Festival introduction:
A squad of unsuspecting cops plunge through a trapdoor – to a Hell created from their nightmares and darkest secrets – when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. A rare foray into genre cinema from Turkey, laced with unbearable tension, blood-soaked torture scenes and ominous symbolism. Featuring a cast of terrifically convincing actors, this debut from Can Evrenol is a trip into your own worst nightmare.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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