Dan Carrier’s movies news: True Romance; All Is True; Alita: Battle Angel
08 February, 2019 — By Dan Carrier
Kenneth Branagh in All Is True
IT is one of your columnist’s favourite films ever – and now the amazing True Romance, by Tony Scott, hits the big screen at one of our favourite cinemas, The Prince Charles, off Leicester Square. The Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater love story/gangster flick/drug heist yarn about the accidental pinching of a drug overlord’s suitcase of cocaine is on Sunday February 17, and how grand is it to see the 1993 hit out here again? Great performances by Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Dennis Hopper, James Gandolfini and Christopher Walken make every scene a joy – as does a script by Quentin Tarantino, a film that must be his best work.
• Kenneth Branagh heads back to the Elizabethan days this week with Judi Dench in tow for All Is True, a story telling of William Shakespeare’s rickety old age, going back to Stratford as the footlights of The Globe have dimmed, and reacquainting himself with a wife and family he has neglected while chasing lyrical fame and fortune. Written by Ben Elton, directed by Branagh, and with an appearance by Ian McKellen, it’s a Brit flick luvvie love-in.
• James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez have got together to make the sci-fi film Alita: Battle Angel, adapted from a cyber punk Manga comic by Yukito Kishiro. Set in the future in a grim urban world called Iron City, it tells the story of freaky-looking cyborg Alita, who is befriended by a scientist (Christoph Waltz). The city is ruled by an all-seeing evil baddie whose domination, of course, Alita and chums have to challenge…