This Week's Cinema Releases
Week Commencing 28th August 2017
With news that this years worldwide summer box office takings are set to be the worst for a decade, the end of August doesn’t look like it is going to pull anything out of the hat to save the day. Patti Cake$ is the week’s biggest release, followed by the adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s novel, The Limehouse Golem. A few British releases are also being rolled out, most notably the highly regarded God’s Own Country and horror-comedy Eat Locals, which premièred at London’s FrightFest over the weekend. Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn’s Una looks likely to fly completely under the radar, and judging by the trailer, Stratton has done well to avoid an immediate DVD release.
Back To Burgundy
Director: Cédric Klapisch
Stars: Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil
Jean left his hometown ten years ago. When his father falls ill, he comes back and reunites with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie. As seasons go by around their vineyard, they'll have to trust each other again.
Director: Jason Flemyng
Stars: Nick Moran, Freema Agyeman, Mackenzie Crook, Dexter Fletcher
The film revolves around unwitting Essex boy Sebastian, whose promise of a night of passion with ravishing cougar Vanessa quickly turns into a fight for survival after she introduces him to some of her friends – a coven of hungry vampires – at a remote farmhouse.
God's Own Country
Director: Francis Lee
Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones
A wonderfully performed and impressively unsentimental story of love and longing in the Yorkshire Pennines. The debut feature of Yorkshire born actor and director Francis Lee is rightly being acclaimed as one of the best British films of the year.
Director: Philip John
Stars: Jack Parry-Jones, Christy O'Donnell, Tara Lee
Michael lives with his step brother and music genius Thor in Shetland, a small island far north of Scotland. Thrust together by their parents’ marriage they barely talk – but when Thor ruins Michael’s chances of going to university with his girlfriend Suzy they embark on a chaotic road trip that will push their tenuous relationship to the brink. En route they encounter Caitlín a wild, Irish free spirit who dreams of being a singer. The boys fall in love with her as they adventure towards Glasgow.
Director: Geremy Jasper
Stars: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, McCaul Lombardi
Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit the road to achieve stardom as a rapper. With help from her best friend, a mysterious musician and her loving grandmother, Patti leads the charge against an army of haters, unpaid bills and the broken dreams that are holding her back.
Director: Simon West
Stars: Dominic Cooper, Gemma Chan, Tom Felton
A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Director: R.S. Prasanna
Stars: Bhumi Pednekar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Manuj Sharma
In this remake of Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013), a couple fall in love but then the groom discovers that he suffers from erectile dysfunction.
Director: Emer Reynolds
It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.
The Limehouse Golem
Director: Juan Carlos Medina
Stars: Bill Nighy, Eddie Marsan, Olivia Cooke
Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in the blood of his victims. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare, a seasoned detective who has a sneaking suspicion that he's being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, Kildare must rely on help from a witness to stop the murders and bring the maniac to justice.
Director: Benedict Andrews
Stars: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Tara Fitzgerald
A young woman's (Rooney Mara) confrontation with a man (Ben Mendelsohn) from her past threatens to derail his new life and her stability.