Film: A round up of recent movies




I am feeling a little bit excited about the release of my favourite film of the year! From Monday May 8th Lola will be available on digital platforms and you should seek it out!

Andrew Legge’s directorial debut has had a very limited release in cinemas so it’s great that it is now becoming more widely available. Lola is a science fiction masterpiece. Set in war torn London in 1942 it concerns two sisters, scientists, who invent a machine that enables them to pick up T V and radio broadcasts from the future. Armed with information about the future they set about using it to help Britain win the war. But something goes wrong, horribly wrong, which has devastating effects for the whole world. For me this is a must see. It’s a thrilling film, shot in black and white and in a square format, the film pulls you into the drama and won’t let go. Do seek it out.

On a much larger scale the new Marvel film is currently dominating screens. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Three is an exciting, thrilling, funny, and surprisingly emotional film that really delivers. Great action, a story that makes sense (in a comic book kind of way) and a soundtrack to die for. This will thrill both young and old.

Missing is a thriller shot entirely through the lens of lap top cameras, mobile phone cameras, and even video doorbells. A young girl’s Mum goes missing while on holiday and as the story develops things become very sinister. A gripping film that had me on the edge of my seat.

Also, we have a nice, cosy, comfy British movie with British acting royalty at its heart. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is a little bit predictable but both Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton are always worth watching. One man takes it upon himself to walk the length of England in aid of a friend. As I say, it’s comfy and cosy and will go down well with a cup of tea and a digestive.

Pamfir is a film which is very topical. Set in rural Ukraine against the backdrop of the Russian invasion. A hard bitten former solider must save his family from bankruptcy by turning to crime. Worth checking out – this is a terrific thriller!

Back in the 70’s one novel took America by storm. A coming-of-age novel about a young girl coming to terms with adolescence and learning to cope with the changes young girls go through. Are you there God? It’s me Margaret has finally been made into a film. The film should please its target audience, that being teenagers.

Also, look out for Love Again, Eight Mountains, Polite Society and Beau is Afraid. There really is something for everyone whatever your taste this month. And did I mention? Lola is superb! Enjoy your cinema trips and movie viewings.

Main Photo Credit: GR Stocks via Unsplash

Andy Godfrey

Andy Godfrey is a speaker with Outreach UK and has been in full-time Christian work for many years. He is a founding member of the Mark Kermode Appreciation Society and has a collection of nearly 3,000 movies. He’s also an ardent Bristol City fan.

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