This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing April 9th 2018
A timely re-release for Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars this week, which gets a 4k makeover for the big screen, appearing at the same time as Indonesian film Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, which as been labelled the first ever 'Satay Western'. Elsewhere, Rampage revives the classic smash-em-up 80s arcade game starring Dwayne Johnson and Blumhouse give us teen horror, Truth or Dare. French language film Custody looks at a child caught between his parents and some weeks after its Netflix launch, The Titan oddly gets a short cinema run. Lastly, German film Western, reveals dormant prejudices deep in the Bulgarian countryside.
A Fistful of Dollars
Director: Sergio Leone
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Wolgang Lukschy, Marianne Koch, Gian Maria Volonte
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
A Gentle Creature
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Starring: Vasilina Makovtseva, Liya Akhedzhakova, Sergey Kolesov
A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.
Alan Hinkes: The First Briton To Climb The World's Highest Mountains
Director: Terry Abraham
Starring: Alan Hinkes
An intimate and entertaining portrait of British mountaineering legend Alan Hinkes OBE, spanning Alan's life and career and created by acclaimed outdoor filmmaker and photographer Terry Abraham.
Director: Xavier Legrand
Starring: Denis Menochet, Lea Drucker, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Aunevex
A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.
Even When I Fall
Directors: Sky Neal, Kate McLarnon
Starring: Circus Kathmandu
Even When I Fall tells the incredible story of Nepal's first circus, set up by survivors of child trafficking.
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
Director: Mouly Surya
Starring: Marsha Timothy, Egi Fedly, Yoga Pratama, Dea Panendra
Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang tries to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.
Director: Shoojit Sircar
Starring: Varun Dhawan, Bandita Sandhu
Dan is living the life of any carefree 21 year old, who works at hotel with fellow intern Shiuli. Life goes on until a sudden turn of events smashes Dan and Shiuli's lives together, into a bond that's unlike any one of their age.
Director: Brad Peyton
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello
A rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms an intelligent and gentle ape into a raging monster. As these newly created monsters tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, primatologist Davis Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote.
Director: Lennart Ruff
Starring: Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Nathalie Emmanuel
A military family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.
Truth or Dare
Director: Jeff Wadlow
Starring: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron
A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.
Director: Valeska Grisebach
Starring: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov
When some German construction workers begin a challenging new job in the Bulgarian countryside, their sense of adventure is awakened, but so, too, are their prejudices.