Published On: Tue, Oct 2nd, 2012

Five films to see this week

Every Tuesday, LSMedia will bring you five suggestions for films you should watch that week.

Killing Them Softly- Adapted from George V. Higgins’ best-selling novel, this thriller sees Brad Pitt takes on the role of hit man Jackie Cogan. After a robbery at a mafia poker game, he is given the task of ensuring justice is seen to. However, the plan goes off track with the involvement of his old friend Mickey and a whole host of other criminals. If you love action-packed movies, you can catch this at Liverpool ONE Odeon throughout this week, or check it out at FACT. Read our review here.

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 –This feature documentary has been released to mark the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film. It focuses on the movie moguls who made Bond the film legend that he is today. A look behind the scenes reveals the gripping dramas that occur off screen. If can’t wait until the end of the month for your latest James Bond fix, this one is for you. Watch this at Liverpool ONE Odeon from Friday.

 

Time Topographies: Liverpool – Inspired by Liverpool, this film depicts the story of three immigrants living and working in the city. The screenplay is constructed out of oral stories and set against a backdrop of city images. This special presentation features a live performance, and forms part of the Liverpool Biennial. You can catch this on Tuesday 9th October at 7pm at FACT.

 

Now is Good – In an emotional drama, teenager Tessa is diagnosed with leukaemia and is given only a few months to live. She compiles a list of things to do and experience, determined to live every remaining day to the full. This is a good choice if you fancy catching an inspiring uplifting movie for Orange Wednesdays. Catch this at Liverpool ONE Odeon on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.

 

The Quiet American – You don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to watch a gripping film this week. This elegant adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic novel concerns a complex love triangle cynical journalist, his Vietnamese mistress and a young American aid worker set. Set in the 1950s, colonial tensions in French Indochina are rife and the impending doom of the Vietnam War hangs in the air. You can watch this on Sunday 7th October, 11pm on B.B.C 2, or catch up during the week on iPlayer.

Don’t forget to come back on Tuesday for next week’s suggestions!

Images from IMDb.

 

About the Author

- Simal is studying for an MA in Renaissance and 18th Century Literature. She loves how cultured Liverpool is and intends to take full advantage of it in her final year in the city. Originally from Shakespeare’s County, she enjoys having her head in a good book or watching an engaging play.