At The Movies for Wednesday 5 August 2020
AT THE MOVIES #806 BRING ON THE B MOVIES
Simon Morris remembers the old, low-budget B movies fondly, and wonders if the current cinema fare can learn from them.
Where’d you go Bernadette is based on a best-selling self-improvement novel. It stars Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) and Lawrence Fishburne (The Matrix), and it’s directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood).
Unhinged stars Russell Crowe as an angry man with a bad case of road rage. Look out Caren Pistorius (Mortal engines)!
And Swedish feelgood movie Britt-Marie was here sees middle-aged Pernilla August (The Phantom Menace) abandon her safe life and go to a country village to run the local youth club. From the people who brought us A man called Ove.