Something In The Air
A semi-autobiographical drama from director Olivier Assayas set in 1970s Paris
Before Paul Reubens was pilloried in the press for the relatively minor infraction of jerking off during a porno movie, he was one of the most popular and subversive forces in children's TV thanks to his ground-breaking series Pee-Wee's Playhouse. This delightfully inane big-screen spin-off marked the feature debut of cult film-maker Burton and was the perfect vehicle for his bizarre, scattershot mentality. What little plot there is revolves around Pee-Wee's countrywide search for his missing red bicycle, but it's really just an excuse for some truly off-the-wall humour.
It's surreal, funny, clever and disarming in equal measures.
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray takes in Steven Soderbergh's Behind The Candelabra, Jim Mickle's remake of We Are What We Are, Lucía Puenzo's Nazis-in-hiding adaptation and Mahamat Saleh Haroun's comp
Coming to cinemas, TV, DVD/Blu-ray, video-on-demand and Film4 Channel on July 5th is Ben Wheatley's latest, the Film4-backed A Field In England. And we're excited to unveil not only the new quad poste