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BRITISH LAUGH LAUGH 59 AD AD FROM LAUGH-OUT-LOUD TO DRY AND UNDERSTATED, HUMOUR IN ALL ITS FORMS WED 4* THU 5† TUE 10 21:05 VUE7 14:30 OLS 18:15 HACKNEY Dir Dave McCary. Prod Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Billy Rosenberg, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Will Allegra, Mark Roberts, Al Di. Scr Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney. With Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill. USA 2017. 97min. UK Distribution Sony Pictures Releasing SAT 7 SUN 8 13:00 ICA 13:00 PCC Dir-Scr Samir Oliveros. Prod Andres Gomez. With Honlenny Huffington, Kiara Howard, Elkin Robinson. Colombia 2017. 76min. Sales LUXBOX Two bickering teenagers are forced to put their differences aside when they accidentally hit a goat while running an errand for their father. Corn (Honlenny Huffington) and Rita (Kiara Howard) are in big trouble. Not only do they have to dispose of a dead goat, they also need to find a quick way of sorting out the damage to their father’s truck. That isn’t easy in a small town like the Port Paradise, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. An entertaining series of mishaps and misunderstandings take place over a 24-hour period as the warring siblings try to cover up their misdeeds, whilst ignoring the sage advice of the town’s elders. Samir Oliveros’ fresh and funny comingof age comedy, shot in Creole patois on the picturesque Caribbean island of Old Providence, delivers engaging performances from its two teenage leads and a fizzy plotline balancing the probable and the improbable to hilarious effect. Maria Delgado An edgy US indie about a kidnap victim who decides to remake the one TV show he obsessed over during his abduction. Brigsby Bear was a homemade children’s TV series featuring a heroic, man-sized teddy who offered unusual advice (‘Curiosity is an unnatural emotion’) to an audience of just one – James. Unexpectedly liberated from the desert bunker owned by his ‘parents’, with his beloved screen icon’s show abruptly ended, emotionally stunted James is adrift in the wider world. But what if he were to reboot ‘Brigsby’ himself? A testament to creativity as survival instinct, Saturday Night Live alumni director Dave McCary and co-writer/lead actor Kyle Mooney navigate their subversive balancing act (imagine Room crossed with Be Kind Rewind) with wit and warmth. It also features Claire Danes, Greg Kinnear and Mark Hamill in a rare non-Star Wars role that most definitely embraces the dark side. Leigh Singer BRIGSBY BEAR BAD LUCKY GOAT * † MON 9 MON 9 SUN 15 18:00 VUE7 18:30 VUE5 20:40 NFT1 Dir Adrian Shergold. Prod Kevin Proctor, Mark Vennis. Scr Tony Pitts. With Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Alun Armstrong. UK 2017. 103min. UK Distribution Entertainment One Maxine Peake gives a formidable performance as an aspiring female comedian standing up to a violent husband and the sexist Northern England club circuit. If you think that modern comedy is still lacking in gender equality, then this tough, streetwise British film shows that it’s also made giant strides since the in-your-face chauvinism of working men’s clubs in decades past. And yet, ill-treatment by men is something our eponymous heroine is grimly used to, from childhood beatings to an abusive husband (scriptwriter Tony Pitts, on terrifying form). More a film about the power of laughter and how to transform pain into humour than a straight-up comedy, Funny Cow is a fitting showcase for Peake. So often dazzling on stage and television, she’s hilarious and heart-breaking here. There’s fine support too from cast-against-type Paddy Considine as her middle-class paramour and a swooning, melancholic soundtrack by Richard Hawley. Leigh Singer FUNNY COW HIS


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