After the sensational release of the Freddie Mercury saga Bohemian Rhapsody, many wondered if this Elton John biopic could match the $900 million success. Actor Taron Egerton not only fulfilled the young and eccentric charisma of Elton, but he also sings his songs and carries the expressive and outlandish stage persona that hid away the fears and insecurity of the shy singer-songwriter.
3. High Flying Bird
After a tense beach day with their friends, the Wilson family return to their vacation home where they face the shadows of their doppelganger in the driveway. Being one of the greatest performances in horror, Us tells the story of a family who are confronted by 'zombified' doubles who threaten to overtake their lives. The climax of this inventive and ambitious horror film by Jordan Peele will send you into a state of haunting paranoia. Watch at your own risk.
5. An Elephant Sitting Still
Running for a whopping four hours, An Elephant Sitting Still is the masterpiece of Chinese art house cinema by the talented director and novelist Hu Bo. Ironically, this award-winning film was the first and last from Bo, who had tragically taken his own life shortly after the release of the film at the age of 29. The film tells the empowering story of the turn of events that occur within a 24-hour period between a group of teenagers, as they get caught in a perpetual loop of tragedies. Bo’s use of dramatic cinematic techniques and camera shots enforces the shedding light of their struggle and endurance through many grappling action scenes.
So there you have it - grab a popcorn or a choc top (we recommend both) and head on down to support your local cinema.