This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing 25th September 2017
With the Emoji Movie still sitting in the current UK box office top five, you know there can only be slim pickings available at the cinema right now. Goodbye Christopher Robin gets a release to tell the tale of the Winnie the Pooh creator and the remake of Flatliners looks to capitalise on the never-ending rehash of retro hits, despite looking spectacularly underwhelming. Reese Witherspoon's cosy little rom-com, Home Again, might prove to be a date-night hit and the Martin Koolhoven directed Brimstone also rides into view. The Exception features the always magnetic Christopher Plummer and a number of documentaries, including Pecking Order and TAWAI: A voice from the forest, also get small releases.
Director: Martin Koolhoven
Starring: Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce
A frontier woman turns fugitive when she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn't commit and is hunted by a vengeful preacher.
Director: Peter Mackie Burns
Starring: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Daphne is the life of the party, but her acerbic humour hides the fact that deep down she is not happy. She is forced to confront the inevitability of a much needed change in her life after she saves a shopkeeper's life when he gets stabbed during a failed robbery attempt.
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Kiefer Sutherland
Five medical students embark on a daring and dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. As their trials become more perilous, each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Director: Simon Curtis
Starring: Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.
Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen
Life for a single mother in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
Director: Damien Power
Starring: Aaron Pedersen, Harriet Dyer, Tiarnie Coupland
A couples' camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards
Director: Michael Roberts
Starring: River Hawkins, Rick Kissack, Manolo Blahnik
An in-depth portrait of master shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and a behind-the-scenes look into the world of the fashion icon.
Director: Slavko Martinov
Starring: Doug Bain, Sarah Bunton, Bob Dawber
Fierce rivalries, club infighting, problematic birds and irregular judging are just some of the challenges faced by a group of zealous Kiwi chicken breeders hell bent on victory at the 2015 National Poultry Show.
TAWAI: A voice from the forest
Directors: Bruce Parry, Mark Ellam
Starring: Bruce Parry, Ingrid Lewis, Jerome Lewis
Explorer Bruce Parry travels the world, living with indigenous peoples, delving deeper then ever on a journey into the heart of our collective human conscience.
Director: David Leveaux
Starring: Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Director: Justin Edgar
Starring: Frederick Schmidt, Ana Ularu, John Hannah
Noir thriller about a criminal seeking redemption by tracking down the daughter of the woman he killed. Along the way he is haunted by his guilt in the guise of the woman's ghost.
The Road To Mandalay
Director: Midi Z
Starring: Kai Ko, Ke-Xi Wu
Two Burmese immigrants fleeing their country's civil war in search of a new life in Thailand.
Director: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy
Starring: Natalya Pavlenkova, Masha Tokareva, Aleksandr Gorchilin
Middle-aged zoo worker Natasha still lives with her mother in a small coastal town. She is stuck and it seems that life has no surprises for her until one day - she grows a tail and turns her life around.