- 16 Aug 18
See the trailers for the movies Hot Press film critic Roe McDermott passed her judgement on in the latest issue below.
BlacKkKlansman - out August 24
The big film of the fortnight is undoubtedly BlacKkKlansman, director Spike Lee's return to form. John David Washington (son of Denzel) stars as Ron Stallworth a black rookie cop in Colorado who infiltrated the KKK with the help of his white colleague Flip Zimmerman. As well as being able to see McDermott's review in the latest Hot Press, you can read about the bizarre true story which inspired the movie here.
The Children Act - out August 24
The second film adaptation of Ian McEwan this year after On Chesil Beach, Emma Thompson stars as a family court judge who in her personal life must deal with a husband (Stanley Tucci) who declares his intention to have an affair, while in her professional life a 17-year old boy (Dunkirk's Fionn Whitehead) with leukemia whose Jehovah's Witness parents refuse a life saving blood transfusion.
The Darkest Minds - out now
Based on a novel from Alexandra Bracken, a mysterious illness wipes out half the child population and imbues the rest with superheroes. These mutants are rounded up by government. However, a girl with mind control escapes, teaming with a ragtag group of kids searching for a safe zone.
Unfriended: Dark Web - out now
Matthias steals a laptop from a cafe. However, as he chats with friends over Skype, he starts discovering the disturbing videos, chatrooms and torture-for-hire schemes hidden on the computer's hardrive. When the owner tracks Matthias down and threatens him and his friends, they must all stay online and watch as their lives are destroyed.
The Equalizer 2 - out now
If you have a problem, the mysterious and elusive Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) will deliver the vigilante justice you seek. This time, however, McCall's past cuts especially close to home when thugs kill Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo) - his best friend and former colleague. Out for revenge, McCall must take on a crew of highly trained assassins who'll stop at nothing to destroy him.
To see what Roe McDermott thought of the films, pick up a copy of Hot Press’s current Electric Special.