A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, and a hilarious reminder that there’s no limit to what you can achieve when you have no idea what you’re doing. Often tagged ‘the Citizen Kane of bad movies’, The Room, starring, written and directed by Wiseau, opened in just one LA cinema in 2003 to derisory reviews. However, as an unfathomably bad film, it has since achieved cult status. Based on the book written by The Room co-star Greg Sestero, The Disaster Artist tells the story of the two aspiring Hollywood actors Wiseau (James Franco) and Sestero (Dave Franco), and how Wiseau’s failure to get work compelled him to create his own incomprehensibly plotted movie. While this is a film about the importance of having faith in oneself as an artist, it’s primarily a ludicrous comedy with several priceless comic cameos.
The best known and most loved of Agatha Christie’s books returns to the big screen with a lavish setting, an all-star complement of passengers/suspects and a few new twists and turns to keep the audience guessing. Sir Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as the magnificently moustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, whose luxurious train ride turns into a chilling murder-mystery. Thirteen strangers become suspects when the locomotive is snowbound and a passenger is murdered. It’s up to Poirot to solve the unsolvable before the killer strikes again. One of the big questions for this whodunnit is who’sinnit, and the answer is practically everyone: the irresistible passenger list includes Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Dame Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi and Michelle Pfeiffer.