Out this week & coming soon, all of the film and tv releases that get the fopp stamp of approval in one handy place.
Check out all of our favourites below.
Unconventional family drama from writer-director Matt Ross. Viggo Mortensen stars as Ben, a father raising his six children Bodevan (George MacKay), Kielyr (Samantha Isler), Vespyr (Annalise Basso), Rellian (Nicholas Hamilton), Zaja (Shree Crooks) and Nai (Charlie Shotwell) in the isolated forests of the Pacific Northwest. As a result of their rural location the children have been sheltered from popular culture supplemented with Ben’s rigorous homeschooling which imparts to them a left-leaning education in which Noam Chomsky’s birthday is celebrated as if it’s Christmas.
When a tragic event propels the family unit into reality, they find themselves much at odds with their fellow citizens and Ben’s parenting methods are scrutinised. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (Mortensen) and a BAFTA for Best Leading Actor (Mortensen).
Comedy written and directed by Todd Solondz which follows a loveable Dachshund as it travels around the country, changing the lives of a number of very different owners along the way. After setting off on a road trip with veterinary assistant Dawn Wiener (Greta Gerwig), the dog then encounters young cancer survivor Remi (Keaton Nigel Cooke), failing film professor Dave Schmerz (Danny DeVito) and troubled grandmother Nana (Ellen Burstyn).
Heaven Knows What
Directed by celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie(Lenny Cooke, Daddy Longlegs), Heaven Knows What blends fiction, formalism and raw véritéas. The film follows a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes, in a tour-de-force performance) living on the streets of New York and her highly charged relationship with her boyfriend, Ilya (Caleb Landry-Jones X-Men: First Class, Antiviral).
Sherlock: Series 4
The eagerly anticipated fourth series, begins with the nation’s favourite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife, Mary, prepare for their biggest ever challenge – becoming parents for the first time.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in the hit drama written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Magnificent Seven
Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story. With the sleepy town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).
As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.
also out this week
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia
Doctor Who: Return Of Doctor Mysterio
Eisenstein In Guanajuato
Ghosts Of Mars
The Girl With All The Gifts
Mr Robot: Season 2
Southside With You
Z Nation: Season 3