June 22nd, 2019

Slartibartfast

Doctor Sleep, Wild Rose, A Faithful Man, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Sorry We Missed You

Doctor Sleep     HD720p 106MB
A first trailer for the sequel to ... Shining. Again based on a book by Stephen King, but clearly trying to profit from Kubrick's seminal film. It continues the story of Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor), 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel. Now an adult, he meets a young girl with similar powers as his and tries to protect her from a cult known as The True Knot who prey on children with powers to remain immortal. Rebecca Ferguson and Jacob Tremblay are also part of the cast.

Wild Rose     Tlr1 HD720p 82MB    Tlr2 HD720p 80MB
Musical drama about a rebellious country singer (Jessie Buckley) who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville. Fresh out of prison, she precariously juggles her menial job, two children, and committed mother (Julie Walters), as she pursues her bold ambition of a one-way ticket to musical stardom. With the support of her boss (Sophie Okonedo), she embarks on a life-changing journey that challenges her sense of self and helps her discover her true voice.
Reviews praise Buckley's performance. Now in limited release in the US. Two trailer versions to choose from.

A Faithful Man - L'homme fidèle     HD720p 82MB
Sort of rom-com from France, that looks very ... French, in which, nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel, who also directed) gets back together with his recently widowed old flame Marianne (Laetitia Casta). It seems to be a beautiful new beginning, but soon the hapless Abel finds himself embroiled in all sorts of drama: the come-ons of a wily jeune femme (Lily-Rose Depp), the machinations of Marianne’s morbid young son, and some unsavory questions about what exactly happened to his girlfriend’s first husband.

The Peanut Butter Falcon     HD720p 107MB
Drama with comedic elements that tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
Despite the fact that it is co-starring LaBeouf, and the musical overlay in the trailer tries to drown out everything, festival reviews indicate that it is worth a look.

Sorry We Missed You     HD1080p 55MB
Trailer from the UK for the latest social drama directed by Ken Loach (My Name Is Joe, I, Daniel Blake, Ae Fond Kiss...). An exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.