This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing November 20th 2017
Emma Stone's and Steve Carell's Battle of the Sexes comes out swinging this week, retelling the story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. George Clooney returns to the director's chair in Suburbicon, although reviews on the other side of the pond have not been too favourable so far. Daddy's Home 2 hopes to follow up on the success of the first film, while the always unapologetic Sion Sono sees the release of his latest, Antiporno. Park Circus offer up a double bill of Fritz Lang's classic, The Big Heat, and Nicholas Ray's, In a Lonely Place. Jane, a documentary being spoken of as a serious Oscar contender, comes to UK cinemas, and Cate Blanchett takes on 13 different characters in Manifesto.
Director: Sion Sono
Starring: Ami Tomite, Mariko Tsutsui, Asami
Japan's oldest major movie studio asks a batch of venerable filmmakers to revive its high-brow soft-core Roman Porno series.
Battle Of The Sexes
Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman
The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.
Director: Eliza Hittman
Starring: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge
A Brooklyn teenager spends his days experimenting with drugs and looking online for older men to meet with.
Director: Mercedes Grower
Starring: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Kelly Campbell, Seb Cardinal
Brakes is an improv-based dark comedy set in London.
Daddy's Home 2
Director: Sean Anders
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow
Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.
Director: James Kermack
Starring: Tom Bateman, Gethin Anthony, Joe Dixon
Everyone loves Joe Ridley, except Joe. Dark, crushing depression envelops him and a childhood trauma haunts him. Elly loves him but he is pushing her away. Can he save himself before he loses everything?
In a Lonely Place
Director: Nicholas Ray
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbour clears him. But she begins to have doubts...
Intimissimi on Ice with Andrea Bocelli
Director: Daminao Michieletto
Starring: Andrea Bocelli, Stephane Lambiel, Evgeny Plsuhenko, Shizuka Michieletto
Andrea Bocelli returns to cinemas to star in this feature-length special event ice show where opera, pop music, figure skating and fashion combine.
Director: Brett Morgen
Starring: Jane Goodall
Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.
Lost in Paris
Directors: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Starring: Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Emmanuelle Riva
Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing.
Director: Julian Rosefeldt
Starring: Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues.
Marie Curie: The Courage Of Knowledge
Director: Marie Noelle
Starring: Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles Berling
Follows the famous physicist and chemist Marie Curie and her struggle for recognition in the male-dominated science community in early 20th century France.
Director: James Carver
Starring: David Bark-Jones, Michael Billington, Elizabeth Bowe
Ben is a control-freak, charmer, abuser and warped product of the digital age. He films everything. Jess is fresh out of rehab. Their worlds are dominated by each other but Jess now needs some space and time apart and is invited by her friends to their house in the woods for the weekend. People arrive and the party kicks off, but not everyone attending has been invited.
Director: George Clooney
Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe
A home invasion rattles a quiet family town.
The Big Heat
Director: Fritz Lang
Starring: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Lee Marvin
Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.
Director: Timothy Reckart
Starring: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Aidy Bryant, Ving Rhames, Christopher Plummer, Kelly Clarkson, Kris Kristofferson, Marish Carey, Oprah Winfrey
A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.