“Loving Vincent” is a groundbreaking combination of live action, animation and artistry, in that the scenes were shot with live actors, then each frame of the film (around 65,000 of them) was hand-painted over in oils in faithful replication of the style of the artist Vincent Van Gogh. The result is visually enthralling as we see Vincent’s paintings and particularly the people in them come to life as the artist himself saw them.
Finding its way to DVD and Blu-Ray this week is the dramatic retelling of disgraced champion cyclist and Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong’s story from simple biking enthusiast to global dick through his use of performance enhancing drugs
During a “geeky” (there’s that word again) discussion fuelled drinking session, three down on their luck mates – Pete (Dean Lennox Kelly), Toby (Mark Wootton), and Ray (Chris O’Dowd) – encounter a time-travelling girl from the future (Anna Faris). Through a porthole in the gents and an unravelling plot of alternate dimensions and paradoxical happenings, the trio find themselves confronted with giant post-apocalyptic ants and bar based massacres in an effort to restore their dull, underachieving lives.