Female-led heist comedy 'Ocean's 8' leads this week's new releases

20 Jun 2018

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Ocean's 8
Ocean's 8

Ocean's 8 sees Danny Ocean's sister Debbie lead a criminal gang as they prepare an audacious heist in this all-female spin-off of the Ocean's trilogy. Once released from prison, she and her partner-in-crime Lou recruit a team of seven skilled thieves who are tired of their regular lives, and convince them to partake in a daring, seemingly impossible deed: to steal a $150 million necklace from a waitress at New York's prestigious Met Gala.

Also released in cinemas this week

Boom for Real; Freak Show

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat is an archive-led documentary exploring the art scene of 1970s New York and how the culture helped shape Basquiat into the artist he became; Freak Show is a comedic coming-of-age film in which a flamboyant gay teenager moves to the conservative Deep South, and decides to run for Homecoming Queen as a stand against his prejudiced, bullying classmates.

New to order on DVD

Phantom Thread

Reportedly Daniel Day-Lewis' final screen performance, Phantom Thread follows high-end dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock as he and his sister Cyril attempt to maintain their high standards at the centre of the fashion and design industry after his new lover, Alma, disrupts their ordered way of living.

Also new to order this week

The Wound

The Wound is a South African drama which tells the story of a gay man named Kwanda who returns to his father's rural home village to undergo an initiation ceremony involving a ritual circumcision as part of a longstanding tradition.

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