Angelina Jolie stars as the ‘bad’ fairy from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, now given the chance to tell her own story anew. Queen Angelina rules this film while Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley and Sam Riley bask in her glow.
Belle is based on the real life story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy admiral and a slave called Maria Belle, raised by her aristocratic great uncle Lord Mansfield, best known as the Lord Chief Justice who ruled slavery illegal in England. Belle negotiates coming of age as an aristocratic woman of colour in Georgian England as another of her uncle’s important anti-slavery cases playing out in the background.
In a post-apocalyptic world based on the YA novels by Veronica Roth, the world has taken the Hogwarts Sorting Hat as a model for society. Beatrice/Tris doesn’t fit in her native Hufflepuff and is therefore a dangerous mix of character traits. She joins Gryffindor and gets caught in a battle with the dangerous Ravenclaws.
It’s the 10th anniversary of this high school classic. Lindsay Lohan at the peak of her powers, assisted by the excellent Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Tina Fey. Today, we wear pink.
The most Wes Anderson-y movie starring Ralph Fiennes as the delicious Monsieur Gustave, concierge extraordinaire and old school ringmaster of the Grand Budapest Hotel. When his wealthy old amour dies, Gustave is accused of her murder and must fight to clear his name and reclaim his hotel.
It’s finally here! Marvel takes us into the world of the now-defrosted Captain Steve Rogers as he watches the country and the institutions he trusts crumble around him. Chris Evans as our titular hero shares the screen with an excellent supporting cast lead by Scarlett Johanssen, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson and Sebastian Stan.
Darren Aronofsky tries to explore his interest in life, death and creation while also bringing back the Biblical epic. Russell Crowe plays the unlikeable title character with assists from Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and some cool rock monster fallen angels.