Haymarket Cineworld, London, 29/03/11
Following last week’s showing of Don’t Look Now, Time Out chose to show Terry Gilliam’s Brazil preceded by an interview with the film’s star, Jonathon Pryce, who provided amusing and fascinating insight into director Terry Gilliam and co-star Robert De Niro’s methods. Visually, Brazil provides so many delights, it’s a feast for the eyes. There’s always something happening somewhere to make you laugh, wonder or marvel. Its comedic moments are plenty and whilst some action sequences outstay their welcome slightly, Brazil remains a British film up with there with the very best.
Haymarket Cineworld, London, 22/03/11
Time Out began a season of great British films preceded by interviews with various people from the industry with a showing of Don’t Look Now. I’d seen the film before, although not for a while, and the chance to see it on the big screen was one not to be missed. David Morrissey introduced it, placing it well in context and giving a few decent pointers of things to look out for. As a film, its power is immense. The way it frightens is awesome and the opening scene is simply stunning. It shares that great depth of colour and its grainy feel with other great 70s horror flicks like The Omen and The Exorcist. Sutherland and Christie are excellent and whilst the story is a little bit on the hammy side, the acting, tension and creepiness of it all is awesome.