Two great movies are released across UK cinemas this week.
The first is the hilarious and brilliant Hail, Caesar!, an American comedy written, produced and directed by the incomparable Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars our fabulous TILDA SWINTON alongside an amazing list of other big stars including George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand and Channing Tatum.
The film is a fictional story that follows the real-life head of production at Capitol Pictures Eddie Mannix (Brolin), also known as a “fixer” working in the Hollywood film industry in the 1950s, trying to keep the stars in line and out of the press. He often has to fend off inquiries from Thora and Thessaly Thacker (both played by TILDA), twin sisters and rival gossip columnists. During a shoot of the studio’s major production Hail, Caesar!, an epic set in ancient Rome and starring major star Baird Whitlock (Clooney), Whitlock drinks from a goblet of wine that was drugged by an extra, passes out behind the soundstage and is abducted. A ransom note soon arrives, written by a group calling itself “The Future” demanding $100,000, leading Mannix on a wild journey as he tries to retrieve the star.
Hail, Caesar! is the second Coen brothers film that TILDA has starred in (the first being 2008’s Burn After Reading). Go see it on the big screen! Here’s the trailer:
Also out this week is Austrian arthouse horror thriller Goodnight Mommy, starring HH client SUSANNE WUEST.
An atmospheric, nerve-straining chiller co-directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz, Goodnight Mommy (German title Ich Seh, Ich Seh) tells the story of two 10-year-old identical twins whose mother (played by SUSANNE) returns home grotesquely swathed in bandages after plastic surgery. Confined to an isolated country house, the boys begin to transform their resentment towards their mother into a fatal illusion about her identity.
Goodnight Mommy world premiered to immediate acclaim at Venice Film Festival last year before playing Toronto’s ‘Vanguard’ category for its North American premiere. It gets its UK release this week and is showing in selected cinemas across the UK. Here’s the trailer: