This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing March 5th 2018
With the Oscars out of the way the path as been cleared to start thinking about potential candidates for 2019. Many people will be advocating Lynne Ramsey's and Joaquin Phoenix's You Were Never Really Here, which gets a UK release this week. Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel arrives on these shores, while Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story reveals there is far more than meets the eye about the Hollywood movie star. Gringo draws together a strong cast for an odd looking comedy and Mom and Dad gives us Nicolas Cage as we like to see him best: going batshit crazy. Warwick Thornton's beautifully shot Sweet Country is one not to miss, and Swiss drama/comedy The Divine Order also gets a small release.
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Director: Alexandra Dean
Starring: Nino Amereno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger
The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
Director: Nash Edgerton
Starring: David Owyelowo, Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Thandie Newton, Amanda Seyfried
Gringo is a dark comedy mixed with white-knuckle action and dramatic intrigue, explores the battle of survival for businessman Harold Soyinka when he finds himself crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal.
Mom and Dad
Director: Brian Taylor
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters
A teenage girl and her little brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origins causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.
Director: Eric Caravacav
Starring: Éric Caravaca, Arnaud Cathrine
French actor Éric Caravaca confronts a mystery what happened to his parents' first child, Christine, who died at age three in Algeria before the director was born?
Scott and Sid
Director: Scott Elliott, Sid Sadowskyj
Starring: Richard Mason, Tom Blyth
Scott and Sid become embroiled in an adventure that leads them through doubts, deprivation and demon-black days.
Director: Warwick Thornton
Starring: Sam Neill, Thomas M. Wright, Bryan Brown, Ewan Leslie and Hamilton Morris
Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.
The Divine Order
Director: Petra Volpe
Starring: Marie Leuenberger Max Simonischeck Marta Zoffoli Nicholas Ofczarek Sofia Helin
In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.
Walk Like A Panther
Director: Dan Cadan
Starring: Stephen Graham, Dave Johns, Jill Halfpenny, Sue Johnston, Lindsey Coulson, Julian Sands, J Jason Flemyng, Stephen Tompkinson, Michael Socha, Scroobius Pip
A group of 1980s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra once last time when their beloved local pub is threatened with closure.
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple
On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.
You Were Never Really Here
Director: Lynne Ramsey
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.