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Courtesy of Stella Artois and Little White Lies
Thursday 27 September, 8.30 for 9.00 with a free Stella Artois for every guest
This is a free preview for Hackney Picturehouse Members. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis from Friday 21 September, 11.30am.
Director: Rian Johnson. Starring: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt. USA 2012. 118 mins.
Ever since BACK TO THE FUTURE we have been waiting for another top-notch time-travel movie, and this is it. In the 2070s, anyone displeasing the Mafia – yes, they are still around and still nasty – is sent back to the 2040s, where an assassin known as a Looper is hired to dispose of them as their younger selves, with suitably minimal consequences. Joseph Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) is one such hitman, but when his next target turns out to be his older self (Willis, having a ball), who then escapes his murderous intent, he is soon fearing for his own life, and that makes two of them fleeing a very angry Mob. BRICK and THE BROTHERS BLOOM proved Rian Johnson a writer/director of considerable wit and imagination, which with LOOPER he elevates, quite literally, to a whole new and very stylish world.