Watch just one of these films this weekend for your weekly dose of culture
Posted on October 07 2016
Any one of these films will enrich your Friday night in, so just sit back and prepare to be the centre of attention when Monday morning small talk comes around.
I know, I know you've probably seen it already after all it did get three Oscars. Either way, Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons are incredible in this fast paced film about an aspiring jazz drummer (Teller) and his fiercely intense teacher (Simmons). Watch the trailer here.
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (2013)
Micheal Cera steps away from his usual nice guy role to play the self- absorbed Jamie, a young man travelling through Chile on a quest to find the elusive "Magical Cactus" or ayahuasca hallucinogen. On his travels in reluctantly invites a young lady (Crystal Fairy) to join his search and soon regrets his decision, delightful chaos ensues. Watch the trailer here.
Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Written by the brilliant Jesse Andrews, Me, Earl and Dying Girl follows Greg Gains (Thomas Mann) through his last year of high school. Greg is forced by his mother into going to see a girl in his class who has been diagnosed with cancer, an unlikely but beautiful friendship blossoms. Effortlessly stylish direction from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon flicks between reality and Greg and Earl's (RJ Cyler) comic homemade movies. Watch the trailer here.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Yes, so it's in Shakespearean English but just trust us, if you haven't already, get over that and watch it. If you're still not convinced you can watch the trailer here.
What could be more British than the Kray Twins (cue screams from East-End pensioners everywhere). Though they may have ruled with an iron fist, complete with knuckle dusters, this brilliant take on their tale brings out the best in Tom Hardy. Hardy who plays both twins, creates a romanticised version of Reggie who you can't help but sympathise with. Whilst also portraying Ronnie as the unhinged psychopath we are all so familiar with. Watch the trailer here.