Fast & Furious 6
Director Justin Lin takes the high-speed action franchise to London, with Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson along for the ride
Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams star in Terry Gilliam's inventive but somewhat laboured fantasy fable set in modern-day New York
After NY shock jock Jack Lucas (Bridges) drives a listener to open fire on the patrons of a yuppie bar, his life takes a nosedive, and he's overwhelmed by guilt and depression. Three years later he's rescued from his suicidal slump by Parry (Wiliams), a loopy vagrant whose own world had been ruined when his wife was killed in the same massacre.
Gilliam's myth-rich urban fairytale follows Lucas' quest for the Holy Grail of redemption as he tries to hook up Williams with nervy Lydia Sinclair (Plummer).
As always, Williams turns romance into slush, but Gilliam reigns it in with his mad and magical design.
Bridges carries the film well with his depiction of sapping nihilism transformed by desperate hope, but top marks go to Oscar winning Mercedes Ruehl as his long-suffering girlfriend, and a delirious cameo of whimpering transvestite pizzazz from mustachioed Michael Jeter.
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray find a lot to like about Hirokazu Kore-eda's ninth feature Hirokazu Kore-eda's Like Father Like Son is, like Asghar Farhadi's The Past, a Competition film whose basic
Film4.com editor Catherine Bray gives her thoughts on Asghar Farhadi's The Past My third Competition film seems the most likely Palme d'Or contender so far: Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi's The Past