This Week's UK Cinema Releases

Week Commencing July 9th 2018

After a 14 year gap the Parr family are back in Incredibles 2 which recently smashed the opening weekend box office record for an animated film. The Secret of Marrowbone is a Gothic horror film from the writer of The Orphanage and Dwayne Johnson goes all John McClane in Skyscraper. Paul Schrader returns with First Reformed and Frederick Wiseman's documentary Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library also gets a small release. Debra Haywood's acclaimed debut Pin Cushion hits some screens as does Carla Simon's Summer 1993. There's also a chance to catch a 4k version of Hitchcock's Vertigo which is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Ex-Libris: The New York Public Library

Director: Frederick Wiseman
Starring: Richard Dawkins, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith

A look within the walls of the New York Public Library.

First Reformed

Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles

A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.

Incredibles 2

Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.


Director: Marcel Gisler
Starring: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec

Two young football players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love.

Path of Blood

Director: Jonathan Hacker

Exposing the dark side of the human soul, this documentary reveals Al Qaeda as you've never seen it before by using a treasure trove of Al Qaeda home-movie footage captured by the security services.

Pin Cushion

Director: Debora Haywood
Starring: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa

A mother hopes that a move to a new town will provide a better life for both herself and her awkward daughter.

Racer and the Jailbird

Director: Michaël R. Roskam
Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke

Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.


Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber, Byron Mann, Hannah Quinlivan, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Chin Han

A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.


Director: Shaad Ali
Starring: Diljit Dosanjh, Tapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi

The story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after facing a near death experience through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport.

Summer 1993

Director: Carla Simon
Starring: Laia Artigas, Bruna Cusi, David Verdaguer

After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

The Butterfly Tree

Director: Priscilla Cameron
Starring: Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould, Sophie Lowe

Evelyn, a burlesque queen, bewitches single dad Al and his teenage son, Fin. As they compete for her affections, old wounds are reopened over the death of Fin's mother.

The Secret of Marrowbone

Director: Sergio G. Sanchez
Starring: George MacKay, Charlie Heaton, Anya Taylor Joy, Mia Goth, Kyle Soller, Matthew Stagg

A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Vertigo (60th Anniversary)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes

A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

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