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We get sent a lot of film treats here at BRWC, so here’s a place we can share them with you.  They’ll be clips, trailers, images and posters, links and all sorts.  Enjoy.


The star-studded cult fairytale THE PRINCESS BRIDE is 30 this year! To celebrate the anniversary the film will be back in cinemas for one day only – 23rd October – 300 screens nationwide, so that fans can enjoy the tongue-in-cheek swashbuckling love story on the big screen.  Also available the same day the DVD/Blu-ray will be released with plenty of extras and new artwork and original theatrical poster.

This very funny and yet poignant observational documentary, which was an audience favourite at Sundance in January, follows two ‘prep school’ teachers, John and Amanda Leyden, who have become legends teaching Reading, ‘Rithmetic and Rock ‘n’ Roll to young pupils at Headfort, an enchanting 18th Century Hogwarts-like boarding school – the last of its kind in Ireland. The pace at the school is hectic and the mood infectious as this eccentric, chain-smoking, and very droll British couple, who have lived and taught for 46 years at Headfort, work their magic in hilarious fashion on fertile young minds. The film reflects a unique kind of warmth and fondness that existed between tutor and ward in years gone by, a genuine love of all that makes childhood so precious.  But, in School Life, for both the pupils, moving on from the last days of their childhood, and the teachers, facing the end of their careers, leaving is the hardest lesson to learn.

Kaveh Mazaheri’s Iranian film Retouch has enjoyed a successful film festival run, winning at three Oscar qualifying film festivals, including: Tribeca Film Festival (Best Narrative Short), Palm Springs Shortfest (Best Live Action Over 15 Min) and the Krakow Film Festival (Silver Dragon for Best Short Fiction Film).

In the corner of the home, Maryam’s husband does weightlifting. Suddenly, the weight falls on his throat and puts him between life and death. Maryam tries to save him, but she just decides to stop helping and stand and watch her husband’s death…

It’s London (well Croydon to be exact….), 1977 and our teenage hero Henry – known as Enn (Tony Award winner Alex Sharp) – and his two friends John and Vic are in search of a night to remember, uninterested in the Silver Jubilee celebrations that are going on behind the privet hedges and lace-curtained windows of quiet suburbia. Desperate to be taken seriously by local punk matriarch Boadicea and her coterie of followers they hear of a party not far away and decide to gatecrash. On arrival, nothing is quite as they expected: the house seems to be full of teenage students: exotic, foreign, unbelievably gorgeous. Know-it-all ladies’ man Vic identifies them as American – what else could they be? Soon Enn is in way over his head (and heart) with the beautiful, enigmatic Zan (Elle Fanning), an outsider just like him. As Enn becomes her ambassador to a brave new world of punk, partying and music, he learns that Zen has a new world of her own to share (quite literally) and over the course of twenty-four hours the two will go on an adventure that is truly out of this world.

The forthcoming release of Conor McGregor: Notorious, the brand new film that follows one of sport’s most unforgettable journeys – in cinemas from November 1st.  Here is the trailer.

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Nicolas Winding Refn, the visionary Danish director of modern classics Pusher, Drive, and The Neon Demon has created a new ident for MUBI, the subscription video-on-demand service.

The dazzling new ident, with soundtrack by Julian Winding (contributor to The Neon Demon soundtrack) will appear before all upcoming MUBI theatrical and streaming releases and trailers, including Alain Gomis’ acclaimed Félicité and Jian Liu’s controversial Have a Nice Day. Both features will be screening as part of this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

Journey's End | Brand New Artwork featuring Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield and Paul Bettany

Journey’s End | Brand New Artwork featuring Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield and Paul Bettany

JUNGLE; the gripping survival-thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, based on the terrifying true story of three backpackers getting lost in the depths of the Amazon, will be in cinemas and on demand on October 20th.  To mark the release we have a brand new clip (Warning – slightly gross!) here!

Gemma and Will are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight – and the audience’s point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son’s voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul’s offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Gemma, helped by ex-pharmacist Paul, tries to stop her panic attacks with medication. Will, unable to hear to his son in his bedroom back home, antagonizes Paul and suddenly goes home. Gemma is now reliant on Paul who appears to be developing genuine feelings for her welfare. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.

We have a trailer featuring some of the wonderful films showing at The Cambridge Film Festival, which runs from 19th – 26th of October 2017.

Delve behind the scenes of the upcoming chilling thriller The Snowman with the globally best-selling author Jo Nesbø.  Featuring an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsburg, Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Helin The Snowman is brought to you by director Tomas Alfredson.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again.  With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.




That’s your lot for now, more soon enough.

Alton started BRWC as a bit of fun, and has grown into what you see today, and he can only apologise. Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.