We selected four movies that fit this month’s theme, ‘disconnected’. Play the trailers, read our reviews and then download the movies straight to your iPad. But don’t watch them until after you’ve finished reading our magazine!
Side By Side
A documentary about a documentary about filmmaking. I can’t decide what was better: going behind-the-scenes (color-correcting is amazing) or seeing Keanu Reeves and film legend Scorsese act alongside each other. Tribeca Film goes into the minute details that even a seasoned PA might miss. Film buffs, this is all you — but even if you saw Bridesmaids (and loved it, come on) don’t be shy.
The Ambassador by Mads Brugger is one of the darkest comics I’ve seen since our last issue. Sundance winner Brugger manages to make the wittiest comments in the darkest of places: Africa, to be exact. Most film directors see a snarky and dangerous humor behind Mads Brugger, but we say he’s one of the most pornographic directors of the 21st century. Do yourself a favor and cast your vote. Have whiskey at the ready.
Luke Wright leaves the Russian mafia for the dicey streets of New York. It’s Saw II meets Bourne Identity’s when Statham meets a lone girl being pursued by men who want to take her and something extremely precious to her well-being. Step away from Wikipedia’s plot summaries and see if they take it.
If you haven’t seen Titanic, either your parents believed in abstinence or you were part of one of those groups of thought that doesn’t believe the sinking actually happened. Or maybe you live in Africa, à la Mean Girls.
The documentary premiered on April 8th and 9th on National Geographic, but don’t dismiss it as one of those movies that summarizes the film. James Cameron goes into minute details even we missed in Titanic: The Movie and almost beyond measurable limits to show you images of the wreck as it happened. Go virtually inside the ship and explore those cavernous places that haven’t been walked for 100 years. Rose Dawson would be proud.