At Cinemas: A violent one, and now a good year for film

Elsewhere, show some sisterly love for Emanuelle

 

The monster headliner this week is about as big as they get: Jurassic World, which promises a genetically enhanced beastie bigger than a T-Rex. So why all the apathy? Well, Jurassic Park 3 (2001) wasn’t up to much, and with Spielberg’s credit appearing further down the list, it’s hard to judge whether one should be stampeding all the way to the multiplexes or saving pennies for the next summer tentpole – see our review to find out which we recommend.

Also on release is A Most Violent Year, and the reviews following the UK premiere promise something special. Set in New York in 1981 – historically pegged as the city’s worst year for violent crime on record – an immigrant family struggle to build a future, navigating their business in a city fraught with danger and corruption. Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star.

The Man who Saved the World is a documentary that retraces the actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer who, towards the end of the Cold War, prevented the start of a worldwide nuclear war. Note the film contains both Russian and English with Danish subs and has limited distribution – showing only at Gloria, CinemaxX and Dagmar.

Over at Cinemateket (dfi.dk/Filmhuset), there’s a party going on – this week the late German legend Rainer Werner Fassbinder would have turned 70, and to celebrate there is a small retrospective of films selected by his friend, the Danish director and film historian Christian Braad Thomsen. Christian’s new film forms the centrepiece – a documentary portrait entitled Fassbinder: At Elske Uden at Kræve (To Love Without Demands).

Cinemateket’s ongoing series Still Moving features classic cinema put in context by film historians Peter Schepelern and Peter Skovfoged Laursen – and this Saturday at 16:00 you can see A Woman Under The Influence, which is one of John Cassavetes’ best and features a stunning performance from Gena Rowlands.

Finally, if you prefer your women under another kind of influence altogether, then drop by Huset (huset-kbh.dk) on Saturday at 19:00 for their LUST-O-RAMA event, which features a saucy live performance and a screening of soft-core classic Sister Emanuelle.





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