5 films which should be on your radar this Easter
It can often be tricky to find a film which really tickles one’s pickle this time of year. Cinema so often falls into a slump around Easter time, call it post-Oscar blues or a preoccupation with chocolate. But popping down to the pictures can be the ideal method of whiling away an afternoon, so Muddy intern Chloe Kent has sifted through the cinematic offerings to bring you only the very best springtime viewing has to offer. After all, you deserve only the best when the rugrats have been off all week and the thought of two hours of quiet is simply nirvana.
A Wrinkle In Time (out 23 March)
Kids saving the world is a tried and tested way to make bank at the box office, and A Wrinkle In Time looks set to be no exception. If you’ve got little ones to look after for the day but want to catch something you’ll enjoy too, then why not give this one a go? If they lapped up films like Jumanji, they’re bound to work up an appetite for this.
Blockers (out 30 March)
When three parents find out their daughters have made a #sexpact to all lose their virginities on prom night, maternal instinct takes over. The trio vow to [ahem] block the girls, to catastrophic, awkward, and extremely funny results. This one’s decidedly not for the kids – unless you have a teenager who’s completely numb to embarrassment.
Isle of Dogs (out 30 March)
Feeling a bit more indie? Quentin Tarantino’s quirky ukulele playing cousin Wes Anderson is back at it again after a four year hiatus. This time, he brings us a stop-motion foray through a near-future Japan where a feared epidemic of “dog flu” sees all the canines in the city Megasaki exiled to the coastal hellhole of Trash Island. It looks set to be filled with all the charming wimsy of your typical Anderson affair, and the animation looks fabulous too.
Love, Simon (out 6 April)
At long last, a major studio film about a gay teen coming out and falling in love. This long-overdue coming of age story sees Simon Spier fall for an anonymous classmate. The two strike up an e-romance Simon plucks up the courage to come out to his friends and family. It looks so, so cute, and is bound to make you more than a little weepy.
Thoroughbreds (out 6 April)
Described as American Psycho meets Heathers, Thoroughbreds sees two dysfunctional teens conspire to kill one of their arrogant stepfathers. It’s another macabre effort from rising star Anya Taylor-Joy, which looks dark, delightful, and oh-so glam.