An inspirational event that captured the world’s attention, the 2010 Copiapo mining accident in Chile – in which 33 miners were trapped underground for 69 days – seemed tailor-made for a stirring Hollywood adaptation. But arriving in the wake of more cinematically accomplished survival stories like The Martian, In the Heart of the Sea and The Revenant, the miners of The 33 seem to have had an easy time of it.
With a host of underwhelming options hitting screens this week, I attempt to get through Suffragette, the Eli Roth double-header of The Green Inferno and Knock Knock, as well as Me And Earl And The Dying Girl in my allotted time.
A second chance to see Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first new film in 20 years on the big screen must not be missed. Such a wonderfully surreal and eccentric piece of work from one of the industry’s true originals. I wrote more about the film here when I saw it last year.
NO, directed by Pablo Larrain and starring Gael Garcia Bernal, tells the true story of how an advertising executive helped develop an innovative campaign that helped bring an end to General Pinochet’s military rule in Chile.