Certain Women is new on DVD
6th July, 2017
New to order on DVD this week is Certain Women, a poetic indie drama which follows the intersecting lives of four women in Montana, USA. Played by Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone and Laura Dern, the film examines the moments both large and small that make up the lives of these four strong, independent women.
Also released this week is the striking Logan, which marks Hugh Jackman's swansong as a very different kind of Wolverine; Pablo Larrain's Neruda, an interesting "false" biopic of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who went on the run as a fugitive in 1948; World War I romance Frantz, which sees a young widow crossing paths with a man who knew her husband; and poetic drama Certain Women, which follows the intersecting lives of four women in Montana, USA.
Whichever you order, be sure to leave us your reviews!
Certain Women 12A (14+)
This quietly humorous, understated drama examines the intersecting lives of four women living in small town Montana, in the Northwestern United States. They include a lawyer attempting to defuse a sensitive hostage situation, a wife and mother trying to break ground on building her dream family home, a native-American local horse rancher, and a recently graduated lawyer doing supply teaching on the side. Gradually we learn more about these women’s lives as their stories are subtly brought together, their everyday, relatable concerns taking place against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Our young reporter Joe got to chat to director Reichardt to discuss the importance of strong female characters, her interest in the politics of day-to-day life, and what inspires her to create films about people on the fringes of society. Watch his interview below.
Logan 15 (16+)
It’s the year 2029, and no new mutants have been born in recent generations. Logan’s powers have depleted, and he is eking out a living as a limo driver near the Mexican border, with an ailing Professor X to take care of. Suffering from pain when he needs to use his Wolverine abilities, and no longer as quick to heal as he once was, Logan is forced into an uncomfortable position when a young girl who appears to be a new generation of mutant is brought to his care. Logan finds himself taking to the road with the girl in his protection, chased by forces keen to take possession of the girl for unethical ends.
Neruda 15 (16+)
As a staunch critic of President Gabriel González Videla and his administration in 1948, Chilean poet and Communist Senator Pablo Neruda uses his speech at the National Congress to denounce them. Consequently – despite his respected status – Neruda is threatened with arrest and must live as a fugitive. However, he decides to play games with the authorities, continuing to live his lavish life and making public appearances to spite those in pursuit, most notably the state’s chief police investigator Óscar Peluchonneau. The film is a playful, meta take on the biopic as well as a formally daring deconstruction of storytelling itself, using Neruda’s life as the starting point.
Frantz 12 (11+)
Anna is a young German woman, mourning the loss of her fiancé Frantz in World War One, who is surprised one day to discover a French man visiting his grave. Initially suspicious of newcomer Adrien, who would have been fighting on the enemy side, the two begin to bond over their shared affection for the departed Frantz. Even Frantz’s parents, who have taken Anna in, begin to warm towards the charismatic stranger. However, as Anna’s connection with Adrien deepens, a buried secret about the nature of his relationship with Frantz starts to simmer beneath the surface.Return to all posts
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