On Any Sunday & Knuckledust: 4 new UAE films opening March 11
What's on at the cinema?
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter. A slightly different one for our movie of the week, this sequel is a 50-year celebration of motorcycle documentary, On Any Sunday. Bear with us! Originally released in 1971, it delved into the humanity behind those people compelled to race on two wheels. Names including the legendary Steve McQueen were featured talking about their passion. Nominated for an Oscar in 1972, the picture brought to the fore the family or fraternity feeling motorbikers experience once they meet others who can’t help but get on their machine and ride. The Next Chapter captures the same magic, though with the biking stars of today including Red Bull’s extreme athletes. IMDB gives it 7.1
Chaos Walking. In the not too distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by “the Noise”, a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets. David Oyelowo also stars in what is an intriguing prospect. IMDb gives it 5.8
Knuckledust. Madness. That’s all we can say about this one. But in these crazy times, it may just work. Secret underground fighting club, Knuckledust, is infiltrated by a police team tasked with shutting it down. Home to the most ludicrous let’s say ‘fringe’ activities where you have just as much chance of leaving in a body bag than a taxi, Hard Eight (Moe Dunford) is the lone survivour after a night of particularly vicious violence. Police must decide whether he is a skilled and lucky warrior who was simply defending himself, or in fact a psychopathic mass murderer. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 67%
The Reckoning. 1665, a year of great plague in England. Instead of burying her husband as a result of the disease, Grace (Charlotte Kirk) has to deal with Joseph committing suicide for which she is accused of being a witch. Placed in the custody of the nation’s most brutal witch-hunter (Sean Pertwee), Grace struggles to remain sane. Faced with her own inner demons, she begins to question whether she is really as ‘non-witchy’ as she claims. IMDb gives it 4.7