Fast & Furious 6
Director Justin Lin takes the high-speed action franchise to London, with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson along for the ride
Classy piece of navel-gazing, with excellent bourgeois credentials - Bancroft as a fading ballet star, not so nippy on her toes as she once was, MacLaine as the former friend who hung up her shoes to marry Skerrit, and now has a daughter of her own (Browne), itching to take to the stage. Baryshnikov even appears, but he's just a diversion in a film that is mainly about two Hollywood heavyweights slagging each other off, making up and weeping. Its sophistications are superficial, to say the least, but it wowed the Academy in 1977 - they nominated it for 10 Oscars.
It didn't win any.
Catherine Bray switches off her inner monologue and finds The Coen Brothers Competition entry, Inside Llewyn Davis, to be one of the most absorbing films of the festival [caption id="attachment_2374"
Suffused in a blue-grey wintry light and flecked with brown, beige and burgundy, Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis plays out in a low-key melancholy mood broken only when simmering frustration