THE MOVIES IN ENGLISH TO SEE NOW

MOVIES IN ENGLISH – THIS WEEK: 

Highlights of English films showing in Geneva this week.

by Sarah Scaddan

 

  A GRITTY HEIST MOVIE – Widows 

Widows is the story of four women with absolutely nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Directed by Steve McQueen and co-written by bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Widows is a thrilling and gritty heist movie and a story of female empowerment. A rewarding watch.

Showing at Pathé Balexert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE – Spider-man

The creative minds behind The Lego Movie bring fresh vision to the Marvel genre, set in multiple universes; the Spider-Verse. If you’re a Marvel fan you will be excited by this new and unique visual style. This film is heralded as the best animated film of the year.

Showing at Cinérama Empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRISLY AND DARK – The House That Jack Built

  Matt Dillon stars as a failed architect and arch-sociopath who recounts each of his elaborately orchestrated murders, which built his ‘career’ as a serial killer. Filmed to shock and provoke, this isn’t one to watch on a full stomach.

Showing at Cinérama Empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACK IN THE CINEMA FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY – Girl

Lara is a girl born in a boy’s body. She dreams of becoming a ballerina and at 15 years old, is awarded a place at ballet school. Not only does she have to prove herself to her teachers and her peers, she has to fight her own body to succeed. Girl is neither a sentimental or pretentious transgender movie; it is empathetic, warm and beautiful.

Showing at Cinérama Empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRETTY TO LOOK AT – The Nutcracker and the four reals

Disney, pretty to look at, escapist and includes a ballet performance from the fabulous American ballerina Misty Copeland. I have a slight phobia about Keira Knightly and her portrayal of the Sugar Plum Fairy made me feel plain nauseous. You could easily take your children to this and have a nice snooze throughout.

Showing at Pathé Balexert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS IT SUPPOSED TO BE A COMEDY?  – Robin Hood

Another Robin Hood movie. Rob from the rich (again), give to the poor (again) but this time look jolly stylish whilst you are doing it. Tongue in cheek nonsense with some good special effects.

Showing at Pathé Balexert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOU STILL really NEED TO SEE THIS FILM: A Star is Born

A star is born GenevaMore than a remake, this is a new take on this tragic love story. Bradley Cooper plays a seasoned musician who fall in love with a struggling singer (Lady Gaga). A vibrant and compelling romantic tragedy with exceptional performances by Gaga and Cooper. Cooper produced and directed this film which makes me love him even more, if that’s at all possible. Not a film just for the ladies, it is bringing grown men to tears too.

Showing at Pathé Balexert, Cinérama Empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY CHEER – The Grinch

The retelling of Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic. Will the Grinch manage to steal Christmas?? This movie’s heart, and its story, is definitely in the right place.

Showing at Arena Cinemas, Pathé Balexert, Ciné 17,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FANTASTIC BEASTS – The Crimes of Grindelwald

At the end of the first Fantastic Beasts, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by the Magical Congress, with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Low and behold, Grindelwald escaped custody and his next project is to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists Scamander and the adventure begins. I had absolutely no idea what was going on but you can’t deny the shear inventiveness of Rowling’s world.

Showing at Arena Cinemas, Pathé Balexert

 

 

 

 

AIR GUITARS AT THE READY – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

A celebration of Queen and the unique Freddie Mercury, played expertly by Rami Malek (Mr Robot). Bohemian Rhapsody follows the band from conception onwards, and if you love rocking out to Queen hits, this will be a good 2 hours and 14 minutes of your life. It is not a documentary, glossing over some of the elements of Mercury’s identity and life that make him so absolutely fascinating, but great entertainment.

Showing at Arena Cinemas, Pathé Balexert, Ciné 17

 

 

 

 

 

FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS: 

For details and tickets: –

Pathé Balexert https://pathe.ch/en/cinema-geneva.html#/

Ciné 17 http://www.cine17.ch

Cinérama Empire http://www.cinerama-empire.ch

Arena La Praille https://www.arena.ch/fr/geneve

Les Scala  http://www.les-scala.ch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seen any good movies lately?

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