Horns is an edgy supernatural thriller in which Daniel Radcliffe shows his ability to expand beyond the confines of Harry Potter and the franchise that brought him to fame.
Radcliffe plays the tortured antihero Ig Perrish who is wrongly accused of brutally murdering his childhood sweetheart in a crime that rocked the sleepy Washington logging town that they both called home.
In a moment of desperation and frustration, Ig turns his back on God and wakes the next morning to find two bony protrusions breaking the skin on his forehead. As his supernatural abilities grow, Ig finds people confessing their darkest secrets and desires to him and sets out to find the killer of his girlfriend.
Despite the at times heavy-handed use of Garden of Eden symbolism (you’ll know it when you see it), Horns is darkly comedic and director Alexandre Aja deserves a pat on the back for tackling a topic that stretches beyond the humdrum of the usual Hollywood snooze-fests.
Review by Matt Blackwell
The Riot Club
The Riot Club explores the debauched exploits of Oxford University’s Riot Club, a fictionalised version of the Bullingdon Club. Based on her own brilliantly funny play, Posh, writer Laura Wade goes one better in this film version by adding an additional female presence (Holliday Grainger), who sees the club members at their worst. For fans of dishy young British male actors, it’s a film that doesn’t disappoint, with leading roles played by Max Irons and Douglas Booth.
Christopher Nolan, the man who brought you the rebooted Batman films and Inception, presents his latest grand vision epic.
Set in what is assumed the be the near future (although the date is not specified), humanity is struggling as food supplies come to an end. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a scientist, proposes a mission that will send widowed engineer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) through a wormhole in search of another habitable planet. Visually stunning sequences in space, but some of the more emotional aspects of the film could have been handled with slightly more sensitivity.
Preview: Dumb and Dumber To
Twenty years after imbeciles Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) first hit the screen, they’re back for round two. This time, the dim-witted duo are taking to the road in search of Harry’s long-lost daughter. Needless to say, you can expect the kind of nostalgia inducing idiotic humour that made the first film popular.
Bharti Bhatia (Rekha) is the model of a dedicated Indian wife, entirely devoting her life to the smallest needs of her husband and family. Under appreciated by those around her, Bharti’s life is transformed when a photographer circulates pictures of the housewife around ad agencies and the mother and wife is snapped up, becoming the face of several household brands.