There’s some good cinema viewing on offer this week…


Top of the list to see this week is the brilliant INSIDE OUT. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. I’ve seen this and rate it ****1/2. I’ll post my review shortly. In the meantime, I agree with Variety’s Peter Debruge who observes that, ‘In execution, Pixar’s 15th feature proves to be the greatest idea the toon studio has ever had: a stunningly original concept that will not only delight and entertain the company’s massive worldwide audience, but also promises to forever change the way people think about the way people think, delivering creative fireworks grounded by a wonderfully relatable family story.’ Make sure you see it in 3D and with your school-age kids.


The long-awaited (at least for me) documentary called GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF has finally arrived on our screens. An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology. New York Magazine (Vulture)’s Bilge Ebiri thinks
‘Gibney’s a bit like a kid in an exposé-candy store here, and you can sense him trying to cram as much as he can into the film. Good for him: Going Clear is jaw-dropping. You wouldn’t really want it any other way.’ I’ll post my review shortly.

Finally, a Chinese family drama, THE NIGHTINGALE, the story of an old man and his grand-daughter, who walk together through China with a bird in a cage. Apparently it has a good story and beautiful scenes of rural/village China.

That’s it for this week. See you at the movies!

*NOTE* Movie summaries are adaptations of movie summary on IMDB. Opinions are mine unless credited.