Fast & Furious 6
Director Justin Lin takes the high-speed action franchise to London, with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson along for the ride
British gangster classic starring Michael Caine as the eminently quotable, ultimately tough Jack Carter
Hard to believe that a major studio felt the need to remake this British gangster classic, which ranks up there with the likes of The Long Good Friday as one of the finest home grown films of the past 30 years.
Michael Caine is the gangster who goes to Newcastle for his brother's funeral and begins to suspect his death was no accident; cue edgy thrills and violence as he exacts revenge on the folks he believes responsible.
Caine, as in the majority of his signature roles, is superbly armed with a set of eminently quotable one-liners ("You're a big man, but you're out of shape" tops the bill this time), and as emotionally detached and violently ruthless as Point Blank's similarly vengeful Lee Marvin, while writer-director Mike Hodges paints a gritty, bleak picture of the gangster underworld.
Soap fans will be equally intrigued to see 'Coronation Street's' Alf Roberts (aka Bryan Moseley) being tossed off a roof.
It's a big movie and it's still in great shape.
The relentless rain means that it's increasingly hard to distinguish the ocean from the Croisette here at Cannes, but on the screen at least everything is buoyant. Three Film4 productions - Clio Barna
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray catches up with George MacKay, star of Kevin Macdonald's highly anticipated How I Live Now, and Paul Wright's For Those In Peril, which premiered in Critics Week at Can