In Cairo Cinemas: What to Expect from This Week’s New Films
There are just two films out this week in Cairo cinemas; but what this week’s new spate of releases lacks in quantity, is more than made up for in quality – we hope. This week, two of the most talked-about directors in Hollywood (for very, very different reasons) have served up a couple of rather interesting flicks.
What’s it About? McAvoy plays a sufferer of dissociative identity disorder who has 23 different personalities living inside of him. As they manifest themselves to three young women that he has captured and imprisoned, they soon realize that a mysterious 24th is itching to come out, too.
Why it Might Be Good: If you watch that Top Ten Movies filler on MBC2, then you’ll know that, for the last couple of weeks, Split, has been sitting pretty on top of the list. But maybe ‘pretty’ is the wrong word – there’s nothing pretty about this creepy psychological horror. The basis of the film is straightforward, but makes for an engaging, complex plot, and McAvoy is a stellar actor.
Why it Might Be Bad: Quite often, these kinds of gimmicks fall flat in terms of plot being built around it. In addition, everything that M. Night Shyamalan touches these days seems to fall to pieces. After The Sixth Sense, the filmmaker has struggled and an unknown supporting cast might also end up being a bit of a downfall.
What’s it About? Martin Scorsese’s sweeping historical drama tells of two 17th century Jesuit priests who travel from Portugal to Japan in search of their missing mentor, while spreading Catholicism along the way.
Why it Might Be Good: Because it’s Scorsese, guys! Silence is said to be a work of passion for the director and has apparently been 26 years in the making. It has, thus far, been received well, winning a nomination for this year’s Oscars for Best Cinematography and boasts an excellent cast that includes s Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.
Why it Might Be Bad: As deity-like as Scorsese is, his lesser works have come when he’s stepped away of the more intimate portrayals of his legendary characters and towards big, sweeping films like this – if you’re looking for a quintessential Scorsese sizzler this is not it.
These are just two of the many films you can catch in Cairo cinemas right now; check out the reviews and showing times of animation films, Ozzy and Monster Trucks, as well as Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and xXx: Return of Zander Cage amongt others with the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide.