This Week's UK Cinema Releases

Week Commencing October 23rd 2017

A couple of Oscar hopefuls being released this week; Andy Serkis' directorial debut, Breathe, and Luca Guadagnino's acclaimed, Call Me By Your Name, both coming into view. Thor: Ragnarok is the one of the last few blockbusters of the year and its release tomorrow will guarantee pretty impressive opening numbers due to its six day lead time. The Grace Jones documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami, gives us a different insight into the indomitable icon and The Spierig Brothers resurrect the Saw franchise with Jigsaw, making it the eight film and counting. The documentary, Deliver Us (Liberami), is also worth a watch, looking at the real life exorcisms that still occur today.





Base



Director: Richard Parry
Starring: Julie Dray, Alexander Polli, Carlos Pedro Briceño

JC is a B.A.S.E. jumper, a global playboy who lives his life quite literally on the edge, pursuing man's greatest dream - to fly. When a jump goes wrong, that dream is violently shattered.





Breathe



Director: Andy Serkis
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.





Call Me by Your Name




Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

In 1983, the son of an American professor is enamoured by the graduate student who comes to study and live with his family in their northern Italian home. Together, they share an unforgettable summer full of music, food, and romance that will forever change them.





Deliver Us (Liberami)



Director: Federica Di Giacomo

Documentary about the practice of exorcism and people's issues of everyday life: the contrasts between ancient traditions and modern habits.





Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami



Director: Sophie Fiennes
Starring: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask.





Jigsaw



Directors: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Starring: Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie

Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one suspect: John Kramer, the man known as Jigsaw, who has been dead for ten years.





The Merciless



Director: Sung-hyun Byun
Starring: Andreas Fronk, Jun-ho Heo, Si-wan Im

Jae-ho has established his own rules and put all of his fellow inmates under his control in a penitentiary facility. After he meets a newly imprisoned inmate, Hyeon-soo who won't give in to anyone under any circumstances, Jae-ho pursues his new ambition to become the boss of his organized crime group once he is released from the prison.





Thor: Ragnarok



Director: Taika Waititi Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

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