Labia Movies Selection
Labia Movies 19 February – 25 February 2021 – a selection to tempt you to visit The Labia Theatre and Terrace.
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Here’s the Labia Movies line up for 9 February – 25 February 2021
ADOPT A DADDY BOOK
France 2019, 99 mins, 13LN, French with English subtitles.
Directed: Xavier de Choudens.
Starring: Franck Gastambide. Melisa Sȍzen, Patrick Chesnais.
The French feel-good comedy tackles illegal immigration in a sympathetic manner. A primary school teacher persuades authorities that he is the father of an undocumented child, and in so doing prevents the child and its mother from being deported. Encouraged by his success, he continues to assist more children, even if it means adopting them all.
Humorous and heartwarming. Cinopsis.
I AM WOMAN – THE HELEN REDDY STORY BOOK
Australia 2019, 117 mins, 16DLPV
Directed: Unjoo Moon.
Starring: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald, Evan Peters.
The Song that launched a Revolution.
The inspirational true story of singer, Helen Reddy, who wrote and sang the hit I am Woman that became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s. The film is a story of fearless ambition and passion, of a woman who smashed through the patriarchal norms of her time, to become the international superstar she always dreamed of becoming. The singing sensation enjoyed 9 number one U.S. single hits, and sold 25 million albums.
We truly hear this woman roar. Cobham-Hervey’s performance is breathtaking. Arizona Republic. Empowering and entertaining. The Hollywood Reporter. Riveting and unique. Indiewire. A sure-fire crowd pleaser. That Shelf (Australia).
USA 2021, 107 mins, 13LVD
Starring: Kate Hudson, Maddie Ziegler, Leslie Odom Jr., Hector Elizondo.
A unique cinematic experience with 10 new Sia songs.
Nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards (Best Film/Best Actress).
This musical drama directed by singer-songwriter, Sia, and co-written by children’s book author, Dallas Clayton, explores the tenuous bonds that hold us together, and imagines a world where those bonds can be strengthened in times of great challenge. Zu, a free spirit estranged from her family, a newly sober drug dealer, finds herself the sole guardian of her teenaged, autistic half-sister, Music. Zu struggles with this new responsibility, but learns that life’s obstacles are made easier with a little help from a friend and neighbour.
An exceptional film with heart. Variety. Amazing … beautiful movie, heartwarming masterpiece. A must see! 10/10 User Reviews
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN BOOK
UK/USA 2020, 113 mins, 16DLS SV V
Directed: Emerald Fennell.
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie.
Revenge never looked so promising.
Nominated for Golden Globes for : Best Motion Picture– Drama / Best Screenplay / Best Actress – Drama / Best Director.
Every now and then, a film comes along, that ignites a conversation, holds up a mirror and jolts us awake. This is one such film. Critically acclaimed, this black comedy thriller, follows a young woman traumatised by a tragic event in her past, who takes revenge against men who have wronged her.
A boldly provocative, timely thriller – a career highlight for Carey Mulligan. 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Always entertaining and will linger for a long, long time. The Film Stage. Carey Mulligan stuns. AZ Central. Clever and unexpected. Screen Daily. Riotously funny. Playlist. One of the year’s best films. Birth Movies Death. A game changing masterpiece. We Live Entertainment.
SPAIN 2016, 100 mins, 16SN, Spanish with English subtitles.
Directed: Pedro Almodovar.
Starring: Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Rossy de Palma.
Winner Top 5 Foreign Films – National Board of Review.
Nominated for the Golden Palm at Cannes
Based on three short stories by Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, this Spanish entry for the Oscars, like most Almodovar films, centres on women. In a chance encounter “a woman faces the painful mystery of her long alienation from her daughter. But this is only the germ of a drama that grows steadily richer, more resonant and complex as the filmmaker elaborates it.”(rogerebert.com).
Few things in this world are as dependable as chocolate, taxes or the sexy films of Almodovar. Time Out, NY. Almodovar returns to the female-centric tales from Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown to All About My Mother. Indiewire. Profoundly moving. The Playlist. Visually rapturous. The Wrap. Almodovar’s best film in a decade. Sumptuous and heartbreaking. The Guardian. 83% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes
UK/Canada 2020, 107 mins, 16DLNSV
Directed: Sean Durkin.
Starring: Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Oona Roche.
Winner of 3 Major Awards at the Deauville Film Festival.
Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.
An effective pairing of period setting and timeless themes … outstanding performances. 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. So compelling it can be difficult to tear your eyes from the screen. The Playlist. Lingers long after the final credits. The Hollywood Reporter. An unforgettable cinematic experience. The Michael Medved Show. One of the Best Films of the year. Cinema Blend.
USA 2020, 106 mins, PG
Directed: Pete Doctor.
An animated musical comedy with the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Angela Bassett.
Everybody has a soul. Joe is about to find his.
Nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film / Best Original Score.
Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life has not gone quite the way he expected. His true passion is jazz – and he’s good at it. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have soul. The film, produced by Pixar Animation Studios for distribution by Walt Disney Pictures, received widespread critical acclaim, and holds a 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
A joy to behold. Deadline Hollywood. Sublime with a great soundtrack. The Hollywood Reporter. Visually glorious, frequently very funny and genuinely profound. Screen Daily. Deep, witty and fast on its jazz-loving feet, it doesn’t miss a beat. Total Film. It’s a deeply sweet, happy, gentle film. The Guardian. Hits all the high notes. User Review, IMDB. Technical wizardry and intelligent dialogue. NY Post.
USA 2019, 101 mins, 16LNSV
Directed: Miles Jons-Peyrafitte.
Starring: Margot Robbie, Finn Cole, Garrett Hedlund.
With a nod to classics like Days of Heaven and Bonnie and Clyde, this stunning romantic thriller, with strong performances, is set during the Great American Depression. A young bounty hunter discovers a wounded fugitive bank robber, and is torn between claiming the bounty for her capture and his growing attraction to the seductive criminal.
Margot Robbie at her radiant best. Variety Thrilling and captivating. Fox TV. Dazzling visuals. Hollywood Reporter. Hugely entertaining. Associated Press. A class act. The List.
SA 2019, 120 mins, 13PS (in Afrikaans with English subtitles)
Directed: Rene van Rooyen (Mooirivier)
Starring: Elani Dekker, Stiaan Smith.
South Africa’s official entry to the Oscars for Best International Film.
Based on the novel by Dalene Matthee, Toorbos explores the uprooting of a young forest woman and her community during the time of the last forest inhabitants of South Africa’s Knysna forest of the 1930s. This magical realist period drama, follows the free-spirited Karolien as she is coaxed into marriage to a townsman, and is forced to experience what it will take to stay true to herself.
Translates beautifully to the screen in one of the most mature and quietly powerful films to come out of South Africa. Engrossing. 8/10 Spling. The healing power of the forest. Definitely one of the top South African movies I’ve seen. 9/10 User Review, IMDB. Enchanting, enthralling, enigmatic. 5/5 Channel 24.
THE LITTLE THINGS
USA 2021, 128 mins, 13LVN
Directed: John Lee Hancock.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto (Golden Globe 2021 nominee).
STARTS FRIDAY 26 FEB: BOOKING OPENS SOON.
The neo-noir crime thriller follows Deputy Sheriff Joe ‘Deke’ Deacon who joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who’s terrorising L.A. As they track the culprit, Baxter is aware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Dekes’ past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.
A haunting, bone-chilling atmospheric thriller that sports terrific performances from its three leads. Engaging and enjoyable. Dave Lee Down Under. Solidly competent film. Its Better in the Dark. Denzil Washington is fun and exciting to watch. Lagniappe. They really don’t make them like this anymore. Little White Lies. Well worth watching and I will not be surprised if Leto receives another Oscar nomination. The Australian. Exceptionally well-cast. Rotten Tomatoes.
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