April 26, 2022

Rosie Recommends: Standouts in May

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

There are many well argued opinions that The Grand Budapest Hotel is not Wes Anderson’s greatest film to date, but they are wrong. Whilst I always feel calmed by the deadpan dialogue and signature symmetry in all his work, The Grand Budapest Hotel is by far his most tender and sincere. The relationship between Zero and Mr Gustav is sweet and delicate, and despite their eccentricities they feel more real than any of his other characters. Ralph Fiennes’ blend of comedy and pathos makes it his best performance. I am sure there is a deleted scene revealing an under-hotel pink Flamingo Bar frequented by Jeff Goldblum.

Playing in Miami Beach 15th May 8.30 pm.

The Grand Budapest Hotel - movie scene 2

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

This is a film that truly gets funnier with every watch. The first time I saw it I thought it was quite funny but nothing particularly special. I have found myself watching it once or twice a year since and every time a new line tickles me. Currently, it is “at first I did not know that it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad handwritten book”. It is a masterpiece. We promise there will be no colonial women on the wings of our plane in LA Nights!

Playing in LA Nights 25th May 8.00 pm.

bridesmaids movie scene 1

The Batman

The Batman

Given that Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy still feels relatively recent, I was unsure of the need for this latest incarnation of the caped crusader. As it turned out, I found it utterly compelling in a way that built on Nolan and Bale’s legacy, rather than eclipsed it. However, it did evade perfection with its selfish runtime.

Whether you missed it last month, or simply want to watch it again on the big screen, I’d argue that a cinema with comfy bean bag chairs and a bar in the screen is the perfect place to settle in for nearly three hours of R-bats.

Playing in Miami Beach 10th May.

The Batman movie scene 2

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Last year, cinephiles waited in bated breath to see if the most hotly anticipated blockbusters would be able to tempt audiences back to the cinema after 2 years of on and off closure. Many thought that the latest Bond film, No Time To Die, would be the saviour of cinema. As it turned out, we needed a real hero: Spider-man. Spider-man: No Way Home was the first pandemic-era film to surpass $1 billion at the box office. See the film that saved cinema back on the big screen.

Playing in LA Nights 19th May and Miami Beach 2nd June.

spider-man no way home movie scene

Summer of Soul

Summer of Soul

Perhaps the biggest loss of this year’s Oscars ceremony was that a *certain event* meant that Questlove’s acceptance speech for best documentary was not aired due to “technical difficulties”…This film truly has it all. Whilst being incredibly political in its unveiling of a disturbing and deliberate attempt to erase a pivotal moment of black history and American civil rights, it also has a joyous, electric energy pulsating through the sound of this forgotten concert. We are thrilled to be presenting it on the big screen where it belongs.

Playing in LA Nights 1st and 8th May.

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