A new season of cinema has dawned and the guys over at the FDA and Movie Preview Network have brought the array of new films hitting the cinemas this May and beyond. As always I’m excited to share it with you – animations, documentaries, drama, action and comedy for the Bank Holiday.

 Here are three films that I have to see:

The Wind Rises – 

Hayao Miyazaki is everything Walt Disney should have been and more. His  Co-founded studio’s output of films have an impressive catalogue of capable, strong, smart and funny female leads that would give Frozen a run for its money. This being the Japanese animator, writer and director’s supposedly last film before he hands over the reigns to new and younger animators in Studio Ghibli, means it’s a must see for anyone who loves animation in all it’s 2D, seemingly basic form and a well constructed spirited story.

Advanced Style – 


‘Age is no barrier to being stylish’ reports a journo in the Guardian – so true. If you recognise the name, it’ll be because this film is an extension of the popular style blog of the same name. Curated by Ari Seth Cohen, a New York street style photographer of some of the city’s most stunning and sartorially blessed women I have ever seen in my life. Ever. It’s already been turned into a coffee table book, but now this documentary means we’ll get the full effect of each silver-haired beauties personality in motion, looking at how and why the put the things they put together the way they do. Can’t frigging wait. 

Next Goal Wins  – 

A documentary following the worst international football team in the world. Having seen Medora, the story of a flailing high school basketball team in Indiana, at the Raindance film festival last year, I’m absolutely excited to see how this British produced film tells the story of what it truly means to be apart of the beautiful game.


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