tv The Film Review BBC News May 26, 2017 5:45pm-6:01pm BST
let's kick off other side of hope. let's kick off with the paris of the caribbean, jacks are searching for the trident of poseidon. every single of these films, this is the fifth, has a search request. this time it's for the trident of poseidon. the last time we were with pirates of the caribbean, it was one that anyone felt like an afterthought. the reason we are back is because the movies make a huge amount of money. we have some of the old cast, some new faces. but generally the same old story. yes, there is a curse, a quest, some goings—on. here is a clip. i need to speak with you. hand me your sword. i don't have a sword. what kind of soldier has no weapon? i'm currently wanted for treason. so not the very good kind, then. i'm looking for a pirate. captain jack sparrow? well, today is your lucky day. because ijust happen to be captain jack sparrow.
no, it can't be. i've spent years searching for this? the great jack sparrow is not some drunk in a cell. do you even have a ship? a crew? pa nts ? a great pirate does not require such intricacies. do you know how long i've been waiting for this moment? the audiences love it, sol the audiences love it, so i give them more and more? have you seen them more and more? have you seen the other pirates movies?” them more and more? have you seen the other pirates movies? i think saw the first one, longtime ago. my daughter was all right, but i didn't need more. do think this gag is so fabulous it's going to take five movies? firstly, iwas fabulous it's going to take five movies? firstly, i was never fabulous it's going to take five movies? firstly, iwas never a fabulous it's going to take five movies? firstly, i was never a fan of the first one, the second and third ifound of the first one, the second and third i found increasingly of the first one, the second and third ifound increasingly annoying on the fourth just felt like a postscript. you havejohnny depp doing that same performance that has been getting more and more broad
during the various movies. when he first art doing it, and one said he was like keith richards from the rolling stones. it has become more and more like a pantomime. his accent seems to have gone to the other side of the world. he sounded positively australian in some moments. you also get the classic thing of, we need to relaunch the franchise, let's have intertwining plot, and all the way through your thinking, just give me a narrative that actually makes some sense. the weird thing about the pirates movies is they feel quite so mechanical and soulless. understandably, they come from a ride originally, they are an attempt to take that and put it on the screen. there is a realfeeling is that i suspect even people who are real fans of the pirates of the caribbean series will feel they have seen before and done better. i've never seen before and done better. i've never been a fan of them, but i think even fans will start to think,
for heaven ‘s sake, do we have to do this all over again. actually, it is one of those movies in which you can almost see the accountants totting up almost see the accountants totting up the sums. but in this thing together. it's like an abacus. there is no new wit or invention. a lot of the script sounds like offcuts from carry on movies. you can take lines from this and kerryn columbus and they are the same script writing pattern. it's not the worst of the movies, is not the best of the pirates of the caribbean movies, boringly in the middle, with emphasis on the boring. we get that! something as with seen before is baywatch, a long—running sort of kitsch classic tv series, what 25 yea rs kitsch classic tv series, what 25 years ago? long enough ago that when it was on i didn't have a television. it a sort of post—modern reboot in the manner of 21 jump st. zac efron is a disgraced olympian, a
celebrity to who bring attention to them. his character doesn't believe in teamwork. you know that over the course of the movie, they will find some sort of affectionate bond, and this will be driven by a long and rather creaky crime plot, because it's the beach film, therefore has to have a crime plot. it's not particularly good, but not particularly good, but not particularly bad either. i counted five times during this movie that i laughed, five times more than i thought i would. it's nothing like as consistently funny as other films, but zac efron and dwayne the rockjohnson are quite funny. there isa rockjohnson are quite funny. there is a slightly sharp thing about the fa ct is a slightly sharp thing about the fact there is a lot of camera ogling, but its sack everyone who is being ogled. it is a two—hour movie thatis being ogled. it is a two—hour movie that is at least one hour in five minutes too long. if it was officially five—minute tv special, they might have got away with it. i have seen worse. did at least laugh a few times, which is more than i can say about pirates of the
caribbean. when it is described as post—modern, i'm sure the makers of the film will be flattered. i'm sure that that was how it was pitched in the first place. it's a post—modern redo. now, the other side of hope. this is a sort of comedy about your‘s refugee crisis. this is a sort of comedy about your's refugee crisis. it's aki kaurismaki, an interesting writer—director. you will know his kind of deadpan comedy. it's essentially a story about a young man from syria arrives in finland, bullied on the street by thugs, but embraced by the displaced community who try to show him the ropes. here isa who try to show him the ropes. here is a clip. you get a centre that, that kind of bittersweet comedy. what i like about this is that on the one hand it is very sensitive and humane, and it is very sensitive and humane, and it feels real. it feels like a story
about a character you can believe in. it also has that aki kaurismaki sense of the world. it's laugh out loud funny in some places, when you don't expect it to be. the central character then meet up with a finnish businessmen who decides he will buy a failing restaurant, which he attempts to make work by doing various things. at one point he decides to make it a sushi restau ra nt, decides to make it a sushi restaurant, and he doesn't have sushiso restaurant, and he doesn't have sushi so they make salted herring instead. there are these absurd moments, but it's a story about dispossessed people and the way in which strange friendships can be forged. it has beautiful use of music. at one point you get buskers in the street and the blues band in a bar who seem to offer a kind of greek chorus commentary. there's a lovely moment in which somebody start playing a tune which takes a run away to lost, distant lands. it's beautifully put together, visually crisp and clear in that kind of hyper real style. it's very,
very difficult to get that balance between tragedy and comedy, between smiles and tears. but it genuinely manages to do both those things. the funny moments are funny, and the tragic moments are profoundly moving. it's very humane and touching. i think anybody could get on with it. it's really, really good film. what is best out of the moment? i will say this for the last week, it won't be in cinemas for too much longer. it's the levelling. i wa nt much longer. it's the levelling. i want people to see it on big screen if they can. it's a story about young woman who goes back to a family farm where she has unresolved issues. fantastic performances, beautifully shot, wonderful soundscape, wonderful sound design. you need to sit on the big screen because so much of what's going on is going in the sound, the sound of the wind, the rain, the farm itself. and you do lose that on the big screen. i think this is a major
talent, she was described as a rising star of tomorrow ten years ago by screen international. it's taken her that long ago by screen international. it's ta ken her that long to ago by screen international. it's taken her that long to make this feature film. it's a great piece of work, the levelling. and best dvd? jackie. when i reviewed this the first time round, took me to make get to grips with it. one of the things i love about it is the score, which is brilliant. a lot of lot of attention of the central performance. when i first saw it, i thought it felt strangely stilted, maybe a bit over theatrical. second time round, realised it's a film about a woman in a position whereby she has to perform certain roles. and that awkwardness is very deliberate. the theatricality is on purpose. it's a multilayered film. it's not immediately accessible, but it really does, the more you watch at the more we find in it. which is another reason why if you saw it in
the cinema and went crazy about it, it's worth watching again at home. it stands up on the small screen. 0k, it stands up on the small screen. ok, mark. thank you so much. you can find all of our previous programmes on the iplayer. and also more online. that's thoughtlessly, thank you for watching, goodbye. some unusually high uv levels across the country today, because we had some depleted levels of ozone. you'd expect the uv levels to be high today, but they have been higher than expected. it's no surprise that i tell you it's been hot out there.
hotter than yesterday, when the top temperature was 28 celsius. we have picked that today. as you saw, many other places have seen temperatures into the mid to high 20s. the exception being around some coasts in the south and east. with that onshore breeze. it has been quite pleasant. russ. but there's very little cloud around still. however, change is afoot. some thundery rain coming across the western side of more than ireland, bringing the risk for county surman and tyrone ‘s downpours. as we go through the night, thunderstorms make their way across wales in the south—west of england. an impressive night tonight was sleeping, very humid —— and oppressive. we are gradually getting rid of some of the heat and humidity tomorrow, with the passage of these showers. some thundery showers heading eastwards. some wet weather from northern ireland and western scotland, and then following behind,
we could again see the heat building. western areas will feel fresher, with low cloud around. the potential is in the east to the heated to build again. that will trigger in the afternoon, particularly across the north wales and into northern england and southern scotland, some really intense downpours, possibly with some severe intense downpours, possibly with some severe thunderstorms with large hail, gusty wind and potentially flash flooding. they rumble into the evening before subsiding. we so have the rain with us across the north west of scotland and northern ireland. it will be quite as uncomfortable for sleeping tomorrow night. again, the humidity is still with us, particularly in england and where is. it'll be a fresher day from northern ireland and scotland, cloudier, still some showery rain in the north and east. gradual improvement. we were still see temperatures and high teens and low 20s, but that will encourage the development of some thunderstorms to development of some thunderstorms to develop and also likely to bring up a plume of moist airfrom france. that will then trigger some rather
intense showers, thundery rain which are likely to head northwards into bank holiday monday, meandering slowly around. it could be quite what in some areas. not a wash—out in the north and west, but brighter, drier and fresher. don't make this the last forecast you see if you have plans of the bank holiday weekend. police say they've "got hold of a large part" of the terror network surrounding the manchester bomber. as more premises are raided, the uk's top counter—terror officer says there have been "significant arrests and finds". we've got to understand everything around the dead terrorist, the network and how they manufactured the explosive device. enormous progress being made but we still have some loose ends to work on. and after a review of security at more than 1000 events across the country this bank holiday weekend, people are being urged to go out and enjoy themselves.
also tonight: jeremy corbyn says uk foreign policy would change under labour to one that "reduces the threat" to the country. we must be brave enough to admit that the war on terror is not working. we need a smarter way to reduce the threat from countries that nurture terrorists and generate terrorism.