This Week's UK Cinema Releases

Week Commencing January 8th 2018

Into the second full release week of the year and as usual the films are slow but steady out of the gate, with some of the potential award nominees getting their UK début. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri go head-to-head this week, fresh off the back of Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand both picking up awards at last night's Golden Globes. Insidious: The Last Key returns for the fourth film in the series, while A Woman's Life and Tempestad each offer something from France and Mexico. Lastly, Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars looks back on the legendary guitarists life and career.



A Woman's Life



Director: Stephane Brize
Starring: Judith Chelma, Jean-pierre Darroussin, Yolande Moreau

A fragmented account of the life of Jeanne as she sets out on the path of adult life and gradually experiences the harsh realities of a woman's life in the 19th-century.





Darkest Hour



Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.





Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars



Director: Lili Fini Zanuck
Starring: Eric Clapton

A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.





Insidious: The Last Key



Director: Adam Robitel
Starring: Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson

Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet - in her own family home.





Mukkabaaz (The Brawler)



Director: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Rajesh Tailang, Shreedhar Dubey, Zoya Hussain

A lower caste boxer struggles to make his mark on the boxing world.





Tempestad



Director: Tatiana Huezo

The emotional journeys of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico and of the love, dignity and resistance that allowed them to survive.





Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri



Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Samara Weaving, Caleb Landry Jones

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

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