Actor Sam Elliott has been a film actor for decades. An early role was as the card shark in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. He got to say the iconic line “The Dude abides” in “The Big Kowalski” and was Cher’s biker boyfriend in “Mask”.
Celine Sciamma (director of Tomboy and Girlhood) adapts this Gilles Paris novel to create a beautifully poised and textured little stop-motion animation about an orphaned French child called Courgette.
This is the story of Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald’s global fast food empire. Except, as it turns out, he wasn’t the real founder at all.
Parks and Recreation, or Parks & Rec as it’s lovingly known by both its hardcore fanbase and those who would prefer to save literally, one second, is one of the greatest sitcoms to grace television screens in the last twenty years, easy. Documented not by how it bulldozed audience viewing figures, or netted its stars one mil per episode (ahem, Friends), but by its consistent resilience not only by being “on the bubble” for six seasons – wherein a show doesn’t really warrant renewing, due to dwindling audience figures, yet US television network NBC believed in it anyway – but by permeating itself in the zeitgeist where you least expected it to.
Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, US, 2015, 105 mins Cast: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Katherine C. HughesAnother of this year’s breakouts from Sundance, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ book of the same name ticks all the right boxes an indie smash should. The screenplay itself was provided by Andrews, and this sense of authenticity pervades Me and Earl;...