FILM: UNMISSABLE FILMS THIS WEEK 18/04/2016

At SNOG we believe true mastery in the arts should be celebrated. Cinema is no exception.

Here's our list of some of the most exciting films you need to see this week.

The Brand New Testament

What?

A satirical religious black comedy. Imagine a modern equivalent of the Life of Brian and you’re almost there. Directed by Jaco Van Dormael (The Eight Day, Mr Nobody).

Who?

Benoit Poelvoorde stars a manipulative shut-in God. With Pili Groyne playing his rebellious teenage daughter Ea.

Why should I care?

Unlike a lot of comedies with the religious angle (looking at you The Invention of Lying) this is actually funny. The idea of God as an angst ridden old man, acting like a sadistic child, is bizarre yet amusing. The bleakness of the comedy is overruled by the heart-warming actions of Ea.

This is a strangely feel good film.

When’s it out?

The Brand New Testament is out now.

The Jungle Book (FILM OF THE WEEK) -

What?

A live action remake of the Disney classic. Made by the legendary director, John Favreau (Jumanji, Zathura).

Who?

Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johannsen lead an all-star animal cast, alongside newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

Why should I care?

The Jungle Book is a timeless story of innocence and adventure, appealing to all ages. Favreau’s decision to use hyper realistic CGI on the animal kingdom, adapts it stunningly for a new generation. Also, Bill Murray singing the Bear Necessities isn’t to be missed!

When’s it out?

The Jungle Book is out now. Forget about your worries and your strife, by catching it ASAP.

Miles Ahead

What?

A biopic of the most iconic jazz musician ever, Miles Davis. Both starring, and directed by, Don Cheadle (Boogie Nights, the Iron Man series).

Who?

Don Cheadle stars as Miles Davis with Ewan McGregor as Dave Brill, a reporter hired to write a feature on him.

Why should I care?

Cheadle is an undoubtedly great actor, and this is his first venture behind the camera.

The end product is a thoroughly unconventional, uncompromising yet seriously entertaining retelling of a legend. It’s a film almost as cool as the man himself.

When’s it out?

Miles Ahead is released April 22nd.

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