Friday, 19 August 2022

The winners are...

NO fewer than four Oscar-honoured movies can be viewed at Henley’s Regal Cinema this week.

Steve McQueen’s best picture winner 12 Years A Slave is in the line-up at the Picturehouse venue, along with Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity 3D and Her, all of which received awards at Sunday’s ceremony. See our panel below for synopses and cast details.

The Regal is also showing the latest, and much-anticipated production from idiosyncratic writer-director Wes Anderson.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (certificate 15) is described has having all the luminosity of Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and the frenetic wit of The Royal Tenenbaums and then some. Set in the inter-war years, the film centres on the eponymous hotel, its savvy concierge Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) and his new lobby boy Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), who progresses from naive apprentice to Gustave’s trusted accomplice.

The guile of both is tested when one of Gustave’s most favoured guests (a heavily camouflaged Tilda Swinton) bequeaths him a priceless painting, thereby arousing the suspicions of Edward Norton’s detective Henckels.

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