The ALLNIGHTER (featuring Skyfall) [Spring 2013]
Can you go AllNight?
RUNNING ORDER (subject to change)
1. Skyfall (143 mins)
Three months have passed since MI6 lost a hard drive containing the identity of every secret agent stationed around the globe. Agent 007 died in pursuit of this hard drive, but that inconvenience doesn’t stop him when Queen and country come under threat. Riddled with bullet wounds and a crippling alcohol dependency, Bond (Craig) returns from the dead to bring down Britain’s most dangerous enemy, former MI6 spy Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem). An outstanding celebration of all things British and all things Bond, Skyfall is a spectacular infusion of stunning cinematography and expert scripting that pays sensational tribute to the 50th anniversary of Britain’s favourite spy.
2. American Beauty (122 mins)
The Academy Award winning American Beauty (the second film directed by Sam Mendes in this term’s AllNighter) straddles the line between dark comedy and satire of suburban American life. Lester Burnham, played to sardonic perfection by Kevin Spacey, is a man who suffers a mid-life crisis when he becomes besotted with a teenage cheerleader who just happens to be best friends with his daughter, Jane (Thora Birch). The resulting run-ins with his boss, his unfaithful, status-obsessed wife Carolyn (Annette Bening) and his bigoted neighbour Frank Fitts (Chris Cooper) create a film that is often humorous, sometimes devastating but always brilliantly written. A classic watch for a classic AllNighter.
3. Seven Psychopaths (110 mins)
All Marty (Colin Farrell) wants to do is finish his screenplay and see Seven Psychopaths made into a film, but he needs help - he's run out of inspiration. Trying to aid the creative juices, his peculiar friends Billy and Hans (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) decide to steal a Shih Tzu, but without realising that its owner Charlie (Woody Harrelson) is one of Los Angeles' most feared gangsters and not a man to be messed with, especially when it comes to his beloved dog. Thrust into the depths of LA's criminal underworld, Marty finds himself presented with plenty ideas for his plotline - but first he has to survive in order to tell the tale!
4. The Mystery Film (???? mins)
Locked in the vaults of WSC, not to be unveiled until halfway through the night, the Mystery Film is the biggest secret on campus. Will it be action? Comedy? Erotic thriller? There's only one way to find out.
5. ParaNorman (93 mins)
Norman Babcock lives with an unusual gift: the ability to see the deceased, but nobody else in the small town of Blithe Hollow believes him. When an ancient witches curse cast centuries ago forces the dead to start rising, though, Norman’s abilities suddenly become relevant, and he and his unlikely and equally eccentric new friends are forced into saving Blithe Hollow before it’s consumed by the curse for good. From Laika Entertainment, the company behind the stunning Coraline, ParaNorman is similarly a rare movie that appeals to everyone and proves stop-motion animation is still brilliant in the modern CGI age.
6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (127 mins)
Action, adventure, comedy, curses, artefacts, booby traps, chase scenes and Nazis – who doesn’t love an Indiana Jones film? The Last Crusade sees everyone’s favourite archaeology-lecturer-cum-treasure-hunter embark on a mission to track down his estranged father (Sean Connery), who has mysteriously disappeared. Reunited, the father-son team compete with those pesky Nazis to track down a treasure fabled to hold the power of eternal life: the Holy Grail. Written by George Lucas, directed by Steven Spielburg and starring that fine figure of a man, Harrison Ford, this classic is guaranteed to entertain. Watch out for some excellent special effects at the finale.
Screenings of this film:
|2012/2013 Spring Term – (35mm)|