Sorry Angel leads the new cinema releases March 22nd 2019

Sorry AngelThis time, there are SIX new films out for you to choose from, led by Sorry Angel. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Sorry Angel
    The White Crow
    Minding The Gap
    Five Feet Apart
    Cradle Of Champions

Sorry Angel (aka Plaire, aimer et courir vite)

Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is an older writer from Paris. Arthur (Vincent Lacoste) is a young student in Rennes. They instantly fall in love. But they’ll have to face rejection and sickness to keep it that way.

I’m not sure if a drama like this really needs to run for 132 minutes, according to the length on IMDB, but it does look like an engaging drama so I do want to check this out.

Writer/Director: Christophe Honoré
Also stars: Denis Podalydès, Adèle Wismes, Thomas Gonzalez

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

The White Crow tells the tale of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s (Oleg Ivenko, above) defection to the West.

Personally, ballet is definitely not my bag, but this looks to be looking more at the politics within Russia, and that is certainly a far more interesting aspect in my book.

Director: Ralph Fiennes
Screenplay: David Hare
Book: Julie Kavanagh (“Rudolf Nureyev: The Life“)
Also stars: Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Olivier Rabourdin

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Us is called Us because it’s another jump-scare movie from Jordan Peele, and because the baddies are carbon copies of the principal cast, so yes, they’re fighting themselves.

This time, it’s set at a beach house where a family take a nice relaxing vacation… until it all kicks off.

That’s an interesting idea, but while it looks like it could be alright, I remember what a disappointment Get Out was, and how it ripped off other films.

Yes, Get Out WAS poor. A lot of people say it was great. They are all wrong. Read my review of that and you’ll see why.

Writer/Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop, Lupita Nyong’o, Kara Hayward, Winston Duke

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

Minding The Gap has a premise that states: Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

However, the trailer just makes it look like a documentary about skateboarding. Either way, I’m not into this at all.

Director: Bing Liu
Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

Five Feet Apart shows there’s no low to which Hollywood won’t stoop to make a quick buck, and this time round, it’s about two teenagers (clearly in their 20s) who both have Cystic Fibrosis, but… fall in love, and if they get too close, they’ll make each other more ill. Aww… who cares.

They are Will (Cole Sprouse – aged 26) and Stella (Haley Lu Richardson – aged 23).

Also roped into this junk is Claire Forlani, Parminder Nagra, Moises Arias, Emily Baldoni, Jim Gleason.

Director: Justin Baldoni
Writers: Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

Cradle Of Champions is a new documentary in which three young people battle to change their lives through a three-month odyssey of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves – the biggest and oldest amateur boxing tournament in the world.

Personally, I think boxing is just violent nonsense, so I’ll be giving this a miss.

Director: Bartle Bull
Stars: Brian Adams, Julio Salinas Albino, Teddy Atlas

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!