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Film Picks: Wes Anderson Showcase

The Darjeeling Limited (2007), starring (from left) Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody.
The Darjeeling Limited (2007), starring (from left) Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody.PHOTOS: 20TH CENTURY FOX, DISNEY-PIXAR, BANANAMANA FILMS
PHOTOS: 20TH CENTURY FOX, DISNEY-PIXAR, BANANAMANA FILMS
PHOTOS: 20TH CENTURY FOX, DISNEY-PIXAR, BANANAMANA FILMS

WES ANDERSON SHOWCASE

This weekend is your last chance to catch up on the work of the American film-maker with an immediately recognisable style, now copied everywhere.

Get your fill of Kodachrome colours, vintage cotton and leather and tracking shots when arthouse cinema The Projector showcases Wes Anderson's newest work, Isle Of Dogs (2018), and a handful of others, including The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and The Darjeeling Limited (2007), starring (from far left) Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson and Adrien Brody.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Tomorrow till Tuesday ADMISSION: $13.50 INFO: theprojector.sg

John Lui


BOOK CLUB (NC16)

104 minutes

3.5 stars

Diane (Diane Keaton), Vivian (Jane Fonda), Sharon (Candice Bergen) and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) are four friends who meet monthly to talk about books and have done so for 30 years.

After the erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey is introduced to the group, each awakens to the idea that sexual exploration is not only possible, it might even be recommended.

This take on what happens when a group of older women experience a sexual re-awakening is unexpectedly raunchy, without sacrificing kindness and affection for its main characters.

John Lui


INCREDIBLES 2 (PG)

118 minutes

3.5 stars

The fun thing about The Incredibles (2004) is that it was filled with superheroic derring-do and family drama - and this is still true.

In the sequel, superheroes are still illegal. When industrialist Winston Deavor (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) and his sister Evelyn (Catherine Keener) offer Elastigirl/Helen Parr (Holly Hunter) the opportunity to fight crime and change the law, she takes it up.

That leaves Mr Incredible/Jack Parr (Craig T. Nelson) in charge of their children - moody Violet (Sarah Vowell), hyperactive Dash (Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack, whose superpowers are about to be discovered.

Boon Chan


JIMAMI TOFU FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING

Made by Singapore-based actors and film-makers Jason Chan and Christian Lee, Jimami Tofu (PG, 2017, 121 minutes) tells the story of a Singaporean chef Ryan (Chan) and his romance with the cuisine of Okinawa and two women, Yuki (Mari Yamamoto) and Nami (Rino Nakasone).

This is a special screening organised by the film's producers and organisations promoting the Okinawa region.

It will feature a lucky draw for Jetstar tickets to Okinawa and picnic hampers from the region will be available for purchase at the screening.

WHERE: Eco Lake Movie Lawn, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: June 30, 7pm ADMISSION: Free

John Lui

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 22, 2018, with the headline 'Film Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe