Dan Carrier’s movies news: Vision Of Paradise; The Third Murder; Unrestricted View Film Festival
23 March, 2018 — By Dan Carrier
The Third Murder
NEWS reaches Review that to help celebrate the 82nd birthday of reggae legend Lee “Scratch” Perry, you can buy two tickets for the price of one for his gig at Koko, Camden High Street, on Monday night. The party features not just a live gig but also a screening of his film, Vision Of Paradise. It is part of the Sound Screen Music and Film Festival and to bag your tickets go to www.ticketweb.uk/event/lee-scratch-perry-film-koko-tickets/8095225?pl=KOKO
• The Third Murder, out this week, is a Japanese drama that takes the viewer into a courtroom and questions how justice is served. Top-ranking attorney Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) is asked to defend a robbery suspect whose victim has died – and with his defendant Misumi (Kôji Yakusho) having already done time for murder, and admitting his guilt, it seems this could be an open-and-shut case. He faces the death penalty if convicted – but as Shigemori delves into the evidence and hears from both the victim’s family and his client’s case, doubts begin to form in his mind – and he faces a battle to learn the truth. Think a modern, Japanese 12 Angry Men and you’ll know the vibe.
• The Unrestricted View Film Festival programme for 2018 has been announced – and a packed schedule of the best in new independent film. Taking place at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, above the Alwyne Castle at Highbury Corner, and also taking in the Screen on the Green and the Vintage Mobile Cinema, it has an array of films by new producers, writers and directors.