In cinemas this week: Crimson Peak, The Walk, Legend and Unindian.
Crimson Peak – When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place ﬁlled with secrets that will haunt her forever. Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Pan’s Labyrinth) comes a supernatural mystery starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam. This looks spectacular; hopefully a return to the Gothic masterpieces aforementioned that launched and established Del Toror’s career. Looks like a blend of Nosferatu, Suspiria and a bunch of other creepy, wicked things.
The Walk – The true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan. Veteran director Robert Zemeckis tackles the incredible story documented in the unforgettable Man on Wire, and I believe makes the most of the 3D technology at his disposal. If pushed, I would see it, but I don’t think I can stand Levitt’s ‘exaggerated’ accent.
Legend – From Academy Award-winner Brian Helgeland comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an incredible performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray Twins. Double the Hardy will be fun, but I’m not sure I need another gangster biopic right now.
Weekly Recommendation – It is a star-studded week, but we’re most excited for Crimson Peak.