D: Jamie Thraves (Treacle Jr.).
S: Aidan Gillen, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Amy De Bhrún, Sophia Del Pizzo, Charlotte Gascoyne.
Funny, meta, bizarre. At 74 minutes still feels very padded. Not as amusing as TREACLE JR.
LAST FLAG FLYING ★★½☆☆
D: Richard Linklater (Everybody Wants Some!!, Boyhood, Before Midnight, Bernie, Me and Orson Welles, A Scanner Darkly, Fast Food Nation, Bad News Bears, Before Sunset, School of Rock, Waking Life, The Newton Boys, Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused, Slacker).
S: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell.
My first Richard Linklater disappointment. Political bite dampened by mawkishness and drab characters.
ON CHESIL BEACH ★★★★☆
D: Dominic Cooke.
S: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough.
A heartbreaking, Proustian love story. Memories within memories. Lump-in-the-threat stuff.
THE HUNGRY ★★★★☆
D: Bornila Chatterjee
S: Naseeruddin Shah, Tisca Chopra, Antonio Aakeel, Neeraj Kabi, Sayani Gupta, Arjun Gupta, Suraj Sharma.
'Titus Andronicus' updated to modern India. Brutal, compelling drama. Lushly shot.
THE SONG OF SCORPIONS ★☆☆☆☆
D: Anup Singh.
S: Golshifteh Farahani, Irrfan Khan, Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora, Kritika Pande.
What a disaster. Takes a violent male gaze and tries to make some sort of love story.