Time travel with our new film editor

Something unthinkable is happening. For the first time since Tom Baker’s afro, I might be getting into Doctor Who. That’s what happens during the early autumn lull – when the studios are all spent up and the best the cinema can offer is The Maze Runner, a sub-Hunger Games-cum-Lord Of The Flies mash-up (on general release Friday) and yet another Liam Neeson actioner (see above) – you end up watching inane family entertainment and start believing that it’s actually quite good. I’m confused.

Also on general release is Purge: Anarchy, a horror sequel that is so clichéd it manages to make last year’s derivative original look relatively fresh. If you’re looking for something more light-hearted, skip the formulaic comedy sequel Think Like a Man Too and try the coolly received Million Dollar Arm – if only for the reason that it stars the excellent Jon Hamm of Mad Men. Hamm plays the part of a real-life sports agent who recruited cricketers from India for Major League Baseball.

Over at Cinemateket this Sunday, their bi-monthly series of Danish films with English subtitles presents R, a hard-hitting prison-set drama from 2010. The film starts at 14:15 and an extra 40kr will get you coffee and a pastry.

Elsewhere, Huset kicks off their monthly Club Voodoo series of classic horror with a mummy-themed evening this Thursday (18th) at 19:30. There’s a documentary on the topic and Karl Freund’s The Mummy (1932) with Boris Karloff. Also at Huset, on Saturday (20th), there’s the Big Lebowski Drink-Along where for 100kr you’ll get the Coens’ classic served with ten White Russians by Vikings on roller-skates.

In terms of new cinema, my advice is to get yourself a tardis and check out next month’s documentary offering – 20,000 Days On Earth featuring Nick Cave, or hop forward to November and see Matthew McConaughey in Chris Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar

For those of us who can’t manipulate time, I’d recommend seeing a film that does just that. Boyhood is still out on release (see our six-star review) and well worth anyone’s time.