This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing November 6th 2017
The first Paddington film proved to be a lovingly made re-imagining of our favourite bear, and this weeks release of the imaginatively titled Paddington 2 hopes to win people's hearts all over again. Sean Baker's The Florida Project looks set to be an Oscar sleeper while Professor Marston and The Wonder Women hopes to build on the success of the Warner Bros smash by telling the story behind the superhero's creator. British independent thriller Kaleidoscope sees Toby Jones directed by his brother Rupert, and Predator gets the 4k treatment to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Renowned documentarian Alex Gibney continues to churn them out with No Stone Unturned, and finally, modest sci-fi Marjorie Prime asks us to reflect on age, memory and time.
A Caribbean Dream
Director: Shakirah Bourne
Starring: Adrian Green, Susannah Harker, Sam Gillett
This beautiful re-imagining of Shakespeare's magical fairy tale "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is set modern day, under a full moon and during a Caribbean Festival.
Director: Alain Gomis
Starring: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka
Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.
Director: Rupert Jones
Starring: Toby Jones, Anne Reid, Sinead Matthews, Deborah Findlay
A psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother.
Director: Michael Almereyda
Starring: Jon Hamm, Tim Robbins, Geena Davis, Lois Smith
A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a man to come face-to-face with the younger version of his late father-in-law.
No Stone Unturned
Director: Alex Gibney
The unsolved murders of six men in a bar in Northern Ireland in 1994 are examined.
Only The Brave
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly, Andie MacDowell
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
Director: Paul King
Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Imelda Staunton, Peter Capaldi
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Professor Marston and The Wonder Women
Director: Angela Robinson
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote
The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, the polyamorous relationship between his wife and his mistress, the creation of his beloved comic book character Wonder Woman, and the controversy the comic generated.
Predator (30th Anniversary)
Director: John McTiernan
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Bill Duke
A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.
The Florida Project
Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.
The Man With The Iron Heart
Director: Cédric Jimenez
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Jack O'Connell, Stephen Graham
Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader.
Director: B. Unnikrishnan
Starring: Mohanlal, Vishal, Manju Warrier
A killer who teases the entire police department with his flawless crimes, gets chased by a retired stylish cop whose past influence the killer's future with the cat and mouse game getting out of hand.