tv The Film Review BBC News August 25, 2017 5:45pm-6:01pm BST
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the cup. now it's time for the film of you. —— film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? a splendidly mixed bag. we have detroit, the new movie by kathryn bigelow. we have logan lucky, which i keep wanting to call lucky logan because it looks like the look words should be round way. and tom cruise is back doing his best in american made. i'm glad you got a logan lucky issue because i had as well.” made. i'm glad you got a logan lucky issue because i had as well. i keep wanting to say lucky logan. detroit, i've seen many rave reviews already? ‘s i'm a big fan of kathryn bigelow
who did the hurt locker and zero. 30. it's set in the detroit riots, it begins with a broad canvas as the film focuses in on a particular event. at the beginning, a speak easyis event. at the beginning, a speak easy is pleaded, rioting breaks out, the state troopers and national guardsmen are sent in, the rioting continues. we follow a character played by a musician who is denied his moment in the spotlight because the riots are building out. he takes refuge in the algiers motel. the police disarmed on the motel where they believe there was a sniper. the police are led by a character called krause played by will poulter. use a summer krause played by will poulter. use a summer by the writer is a character inspired by the recorded deed of a detroit policeman, although he is a fictional character. meanwhile john boyega who is a brilliant actor, is
a security guard who finds himself in the middle of an impossible situation. he's somebody distrusted by both sides and attempts to make peace with both sides. he was a clip withjohn peace with both sides. he was a clip with john boyega. hey fellas, melvin dismukes. i'm with united security, i'm going to the grocery store across the street. i come bearing gifts. oh, thank you. that's a nice voice. hey, all things considered, this is pretty good. thank you. i don't have my usual appliances. got any sugar? don't push it, man. he isa he is a brilliant cinematographer. he's done what they've done before. turning it into a drama from real life. the film narrows down from a
single corridor of the algiers motel within terrifying interrogation ta kes pla ce within terrifying interrogation takes place under the auspices of a cop played by will poulter. the thing i liked about this is that kathryn bigelow is extremely dextrous and the movie seems to move through different genres. it starts off as through different genres. it starts offasa through different genres. it starts off as a social document then moves into something almost a musical at one point, when it is in the hotel it becomes a horror movie. some people have taken issue with this but you remember kathryn bigelow directed near .com great horror movie. i think that is a great strength. it's a brilliant editing job. it's like jostling through a crowd of people, different owners, focusing on one central event. but it's the performances that harriet. john boyega is brilliant, he has a way of telegraphing this strong
emotions through tiniest of faces. will poulter is fantastic. he plays a character with a facade of innocence. it's a typecast that could easily be character to caricature. it's often terrifying and kathryn bigelow is a fantastic film—maker. it's an urgent film, feeling urgent and contemporary. that's definitely on the list. what of logan lucky? neither urgent oi’ what of logan lucky? neither urgent or contemporary. steven soderbergh is back and it's a heist movie. it's described in one moment as 0vesen‘s 7-11. described in one moment as 0vesen‘s 7—11. channing tatum is the mastermind behind a robbery of a nascar racetrack. he will do it with his brother adam driver. it's a
heist caper movie, an impossible job, it can't be done. they have to figure a way to do that with tunnels under the track. and get and explosive expert played by daniel craig. it's written by rebecca blunt who nobody has heard of before, and some people have taken it to be a nom de plume for the director. but they say no, it's someone we've heard before. there is satire, american flag—waving for memorial day, and one person says nascar is like america, you're making us harm america. but the fact is all that satire is very much like nascar, it goes past year and then we're back. i enjoyed it, it's fun, flippant and flimsy. it doesn't really stand up. i have a sense you thought about it deeply since you thought it?|j i have a sense you thought about it deeply since you thought it? i have to say, after i finished smiling my
way through the movie, i'm moved to the next thing pretty swiftly. the fa ct the next thing pretty swiftly. the fact is, it's not easy to make a film that is fun and flippant. there are enough bad movies out there trying to do that. this does it rather well. joe custer tom cruise. the thing that tom cruise does best is flying, wearing aviator shades and smiling ina way wearing aviator shades and smiling in a way that says trust me, i'm tom cruise. this is directed by doug liman and some is true and not true. a smuggler claim to work for the cia. he is recruited by a mysterious shadowy figure played by donald gleeson, who never puts a foot wrong. he says i know you are smuggling cigars, and you need to work for us now. we will give you this airline. here is a clip. cia owns this? no, no. independent aviation consultants.
iac. yeah. you run the company but after hours can you work for us. takes pictures? the work is covert. cove rt. so anyone finds out about it, family, friends, even lucy. it's lucy, right? yeah that's right. that'll be a problem. all this is legal? if you're doing it for the good guys, yeah. just don't get caught. i'm backing, already. but there's a lovely moment of threat there when donal gleeson says it's lucy isn't it? suddenly see the harder edge. what then happens is, he starts off allegedly working for the cia filming the communist insurgents, then gets mixed up with pablo escobar, flying cocaine to the us, then has to run drug. the whole
thing has a chaotic momentum. meanwhile, money is piling up everywhere. they don't have anywhere to put it any more. it reminded me ofa to put it any more. it reminded me of a lot of films, things like air america, or dogs, catch me if you can. the latter has much more scrutiny. it has a pace but none of the depth of goodfellas. if you think of things like the murray and think, was aboard? no. it was fun while it was on screen. it's a movie that seems to be based around an understanding of, there is a think that tom cruise does. you can like oi’ that tom cruise does. you can like or dislike tom cruise, but there is a thing he does which is he can do that... that big slightly crazy smile and you buy into it. again, i thought it was enjoyable fun. detroit is a movie with lots substance and so much going to it,
and in the case of american made and logan lucky, not lucky logan, they won't stick in the mind like detroit will. one that will start in the mind is the one you will pick as the best one. dunkirk, have you seen it? i haven't, and it's high on my list. you need to see it in imax if possible. it is an overwhelming experience, it's christopher nolan. he is such a great champion of film. i saw this in imax 70 millimetre. the interesting thing is, it's very complex. it is three times doctors, one week, one day, one hour. all intertwined. if you have been a fan of nolan since memento, you know he's interested in travelling time. but it's a straightforward story. it's the story of dunkirk. as a piece of cinema, it's terrific. i've seen it twice now and both times, the end of the screening, everyone has been silent. people have
literally been like that. that's a testa m e nt to literally been like that. that's a testament to how powerful it is. seared on the biggest screen possible. a brief word about your dvd pick? lady macbeth. florence pugh is brilliant in this adaptation of the story. the script is by alistair burt —— alistair burt. she refuses to be vilified by society. fantastic sound design, really powerful. that sounds like something only a film critic would say but believe me, it's the film you watch with your ears and it's a fine piece of work. good stuff. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online at bbc.co.uk/mark kermode. and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week though. thanks for watching. goodbye. hello. a fairly quiet weekend of
whether at home but across the other side of the atlantic, a leg where the story is developing. this has developed into hurricane harvey, a major hurricane heading towards texas. it will bring strong winds, a storm surge with big seas to the coast. of greatest concern is the rainfall, sunspots could see 35 inches, around 900 millimetres of rain. that brings the risk of catastrophic flooding. there was some rain in places at home today, that was the scene in the scottish highlands. for many more, it was dry. with some sunshine. a lovely day there in derbyshire. as we go on through the weekend, it will be mainly fine and dry with warm sunshine and just a few showers at times. particularly in the north. showers continue this evening across
northern ireland, things will then try out. certainly some showery rain across scotland and north east england as well. further south, largely dry with clear spells, a fog patch at with temperature is 12—16d. saturday looks decent in many places, some good spells of sunshine for patchy cloud here and there. some showers, likely across northern england and scotland. heavy and thundery for a time. the western scotla nd thundery for a time. the western scotland and certainly northern ireland, a drier day from the last couple of days and some sunshine in belfast, temperatures could get up to 90 degrees. the odd shower across northern england, into wales on the south that there will be spelt of sunshine, 20—21d. across east anglia i sunshine, 20—21d. across east anglia , 24-25d. a sunshine, 20—21d. across east anglia , 2a—25d. a repeat performance for many on sunday. largely dry, not as many on sunday. largely dry, not as many showers on east of scotland, some damp weather on northwest
scotla nd some damp weather on northwest scotland but generally a fine looking day and parameters from 18 degrees in glasgow to 2a in london. a split in fortunes on monday as is with the cloud and rain pushing in northern ireland and north of scotland, some quite heavy with blustery wind, and temperatures in the teens. further 70s, sunshine, blustery wind, and temperatures in the teens. further70s, sunshine, up to 27 degrees. that's all for me from now. tonight at six: a damning report accuses royal bank of scotland of the systematic abuse of its business customers. a leaked report shows that hundreds of the banks' business customers complained they were mistreated, one man tells us he considered suicide. it was like the gestapo walking in, the aggression, the divisiveness, the whole way in which they'd talked. rbs, the biggest lender to companies in the uk, denies the allegations. we'll be asking what more can be done to protect customers?