BEST FILMS TO SEE THIS SUMMER
by Sarah Scaddan
When it’s too hot to function normally, force yourself to one of Geneva’s many indoor cinemas to take full advantage of the strong air conditioning and enjoy one of the ‘must see’ films this summer.
MUST SEE CHILDREN’S FILMS
The perfect conclusion – Toy Story 4
When new toy Forky joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Inventive, funny, witty, and heartfelt; fantastic family entertainment. Showing now.
The Lion King
After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Visually beautiful, but hasn’t the energy of the original. Worth taking your children though. Showing now.
MUST-SEE CHILDREN’S MOVIE FOR ADULTS (AND CHILDREN)
The main character is “Aladdin,” a street urchin who wins the heart of a princess, Jasmine, with more than a bit of help from a friendly genie in typical magical Disney fashion. The hyperactive Genie – Robin Williams’s voice – steals the show.
You’ll leave with a warm smile on your face. Don’t miss it.
MUST SEE SICK HORROR MOVIE
Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that become increasingly disturbing. Truly terrifying and totally unhinged. Showing from 31 July.
MUST SEE SING A LONG MUSICAL
Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This story is set to Elton John’s hit songs and performed by Taron Egerton. Overflowing with wit, energy, charm, candour and shameless exuberance. One to see and enjoy.
MUST SEE COMEDY/DRAMA
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognise anymore. Outrageous, brash filmmaking that only Tarantino is capable of pulling off. Showing from 14 August.
MUST SEE FEEL GOOD FILM
A struggling musician wakes up after a freak accident in an alternate timeline, in which The Beatles never existed. It’s hard not to enjoy a film that basically plays you The Beatles’ songs for two hours.
MUST SEE BIOPIC
Nureyev The White Crow
Ralph Fiennes plays Rudolf Nureyev in the story of Nureyev’s defection to the West. Stylish with some beautiful dance moments.