This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing December 4th 2017
It's clear the decks time ahead of the Star Wars film next week with the shelf life of these releases likely to be short and sweet. The Disaster Artist is the film on everyone's lips at the moment which gets a nationwide release on the 6th. Gyllenhaal's Stronger will need to be just that before the Galactic Empire storm in, while the surprisingly smart horror/thriller Better Watch Out will also need to take note of its title. With over 100 films to his name Takashi Miike is as bloody as ever in Blade of the Immortal, while the strange but enchanting Brigsby Bear waddles into view. Powell and Pressburger's delightful A Matter of Life and Death gets a 4k facelift for the big screen, and Menashe gives us a rare look inside the orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn.
A Matter of Life and Death
Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Starring: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote
A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.
Better Watch Out
Director: Chris Peckover
Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ex Oxenbould
On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.
Blade of the Immortal
Director: Takashi Miike
Starring: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi
Cursed with immortality, a highly skilled samurai in feudal Japan promises to help a young woman avenge the death of her parents. Their mission leads them into a bloody battle with a ruthless warrior and his band of master swordsmen.
Director: Dave McCary
Starring: Kyle Mooney, Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Andy Samberg
The show "Brigsby Bear Adventures" is a children's television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope. When the series abruptly ends, Pope's life changes forever as he sets out to finish the storyline himself. To do that, he must learn how to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about.
Director: Mrighdeep Lamba
Starring: Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal
Mayhem continues in the sequel to 2013's Fukrey.
Director: Al Weiwei
Starring: Al Weiwei
Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.
Les Hommes Du Feu
Director: Pierre Jolivet
Starring: Roschdy Zem, Emilie Dequenne, Michael Abiteboul
Bénédicte Meursault, a female firefighter, has just been transferred to a small fire brigade in the South of France.While rescuing the victims of a terrible car crash, she does not find one of the injured who is ends up stuck in a coma because of her.
Lu Over The Wall
Director: Masaaki Yuasa
Starring: Kanon Tani, Shôta Shimoda, Shin'ichi Shinohara
The story centres on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid.
Director: Joshua Z Weinstein
Starring: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz
Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Director: Oren Moverman
Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall
Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.
The Disaster Artist
Director: James Franco
Starring: Dave Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Jacki Weaver
When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.