Welcome to Cloud Atlas, a mind-blowing piece of work from the Wachowski siblings and German director Tom Tykwer. It has a star-studded cast — Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent and many others — and oodles of plotlines, special effects and scenes of OTW mayhem.
Welcome to The Last Stand, the first Arnold Schwarzenegger movie in the post-Governator era. He plays “da sheriff” of a small town in Arizona where a Mexican drug cartel boss is heading, post-haste. Guess who is there to stop him?
On the DVD shelves: welcome to Lawless, Australian director John Hillcoat’s second film adapted from a screenplay by Nick Cave. It’s a prohibition-era drama set in rural America, starring a bevvy of A-list talent including Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce and Mia Wasikowska.
And welcome to Searching for Sugarman, director Malik Bendjelloul’s Oscar-nominated documentary about legendary folk singer Rodriguez. Never heard of him? Perhaps it’s time you should.
That’s a lot of welcoming. These four films are discussed and debated by us: critics Luke Buckmaster and Rich Haridy. Our verdict? You’ll have to listen to find out.