Check out the films released in the UK later this week
Week Commencing 4th September 2017
With the Venice Film Fesitval, TIFF and the London Film Festival all coming one after the other this time of year, it’s a bit of a downtime at the cinema, with only one or two big hitters sneaking their way through. IT stands out as the main release of the week, which has produced a pretty creepy marketing campaign so far. Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River drags us out into the wilderness for a Jeremy Renner led thriller, while a beautiful 4k restoration of Luis Buñuel’s Belle De Jour briefly comes into cinemas to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary. Goon finally gets its sequel some years after the original and notable documentary releases of the week include the powerful The Work, a tribute to Labour stalwart, Dennis Skinner, while Insyriated is a one location drama set in the heart of the conflict.
Belle De Jour
Director: Luis Buñuel
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli
Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy (Catherine Deneuve) cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre (Jean Sorel). When her lovestruck friend Henri (Michel Piccoli) mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais (Genevieve Page), Séverine begins to work there during the day under the name Belle de Jour. But when one of her clients (Pierre Clémenti) grows possessive, she must try to go back to her normal life.
Dennis Skinner: Nature Of The Beast
Director: Daniel Draper
A portrait of the committed socialist, trade unionist and Labour politician Dennis Skinner. ‘Nature of The Beast’ traces his rise as a political icon and examines his hinterland.
Director: Hélène Angel
Starring: Sara Forestier, Vincent Elbaz, Albert Cousi
Elementary is a French drama in which a dedicated primary school teacher finds her ideals tested by the arrival of a challenging boy in her class.
Goon: Last Of The Enforcers
Director: Jay Baruchel
Starring: Seann William Scott, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber
A lockout has reunited old team-mates and brought a crew of new players to the bench for the Halifax Highlanders. Sidelined after one too many hits and now married with a baby on the way, Doug “The Thug” Glatt hangs up his skates and settles into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug’s nemesis, Anders Cain, is made captain of the Highlanders and new ownership threatens to tear his team apart, Doug is compelled back into action.
Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
Starring: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis
In Damascus, a mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home.
Director: Andy Muschietti
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighbourhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise, an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
The Drummer And The Keeper
Director: Nick Kelly
Starring: Niamh Algar, Peter Coonan, Phelim Drew
Recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the drummer of a rock band strikes up an unusual friendship with an institutionalized teen who is suffering from Asperger’s syndrome.
Director: Tomas Leach
Starring: Amanda Fry, Paulina Longenbaugh
An eccentric millionaire hides $3 million of gold somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, luring thousands out on a wild treasure hunt in search of riches and redemption.
Director: Dan Bush
Starring: James Franco, Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood
Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank to save their brother. The heist begins smoothly, but mayhem ensues when the defiant bank manager sends them to a basement-level vault where something truly evil dwells.
Directors: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.
Director: Taylor Sheridan
Starring: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Elizabeth Olsen
Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while trying to solve the mystery of the teen’s death.
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