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C O M I N G   S O O N
to the UK & US...
O N   T H E   H O R I Z O N
can’t hardly wait...
4 Dec:
NOMADLAND trailer
MANK trailer
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS
BLACK BEAR
FALLING
JUNGLELAND
COME AWAY
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
LUXOR
COUNTY LINES
HOST
LOST AT CHRISTMAS
MUSCLE
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
AMIN (Fr)
THE AMERICAN BOYS (shorts)
11 Dec:
THE PRINCE (Chl)
THE PROM  trailer
SAFE SPACES
THE STAND IN*
WOLFWALKERS
25 Dec:
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... trailer
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN trailer
1 Jan:
NOMADLAND
PIECES OF A WOMAN trailer
8 Jan:
PIECES OF A WOMAN trailer
15 Jan:
IMPERIAL BLUE
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN trailer
STARDUST trailer
Delayed:
DEERSKIN (Fr)
DREAM HORSE
MARTIN EDEN (It)
TWO OF US (Fr)
WILDFIRE

* seen, reviews coming soon

C O M I N G   U P . . .

coming soon! • ALEX WHEATLE. COCOON. THE WEASEL'S TALE. WANDER DARKLY. PARALLEL. TRIAL BY FIRE. KNUCKLEDUST. DREAMLAND. FUNNY BOY. EDUCATION. LET HIM GO. HOSTS. THERE IS NO EVIL. LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL. ESCAPING FREEDOM. FIRST KISS. BAD TRIP. FIRST COW. WENDY.
LFF. Raindance. FrightFest. Flare.
• BLACK WIDOW. NO TIME TO DIE. WONDER WOMAN 1984.


N O   U K   R E L E A S E   D A T E . . .

in limbo! AFTER CLASS
BAD EDUCATION
BLOOD ON HER NAME
CUT OFF (Ger)
THE DEATH & LIFE OF JOHN F DONOVAN
FAITH BA$ED
GUNS AKIMBO
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Fr)
HOMEWRECKER
INVISIBLE LIFE (Br)
KNIVES AND SKIN
LIMBO
THE LODGE
MATERNA
THE RENTAL
ROSE: A LOVE STORY
SIBERIA (It)
THE SURROGATE
TOMMASO
TREMORS (Gua)


See also:
SHADOWS FILM FEST

NOTE: Cinemas may be open in the US and UK, but distributors
are reluctant to release big movies until they have more capacity.
So the site is covering both theatrical and streaming releases...

LET THEM ALL TALK

dir-scr Steven Soderbergh; with Meryl Streep, Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen, Lucas Hedges, Gemma Chan, Christopher Fitzgerald, Saskia Larsen 20/US
release US/UK 10.Dec.20
Soderbergh's all-star romp (The Laundromat) was a disappointment, but hopes are higher for this comedy about an author who takes a cruise with her friends and family hoping to escape, but is forced to confront her secret past. Streep will no doubt deliver another juicy performance that's hopefully not too hammy. The idea of her sharing the screen with Wiest and Bergen is too good to miss. As is the fact that the script was merely an outline, with all the dialog being improvised by the cast. trailer  

SOUL

dir Pete Docter; with Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Quest Love, Angela Bassett, Daveed Diggs 20/US
release US/UK 25.Dec.20
This was the only big title I missed at the London Film Festival (Disney ignored my requests to attend a screening). So I'll have to wait and hopefully catch it when it's released as a streaming title in December. It looks like another seriously cool Pixar project, with a great voice cast and another superbly interalised story animated by artists who are at the peak of their powers. Really looking forward to it, and hoping for a big-screen option when the time comes. trailer

WONDER WOMAN 1984

dir Patty Jenkins; with Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha 20/US
release US/UK 25.Dec.20

Hopefully Patty Jenkins will have more control over this sequel, after the megahit original was so badly compromised. The trailer certainly looks impressive, especially with Kristen Wiig as a rather fascinating villain. And Gal Gadot looks like she has grown further into her charismatic alter ego as well. As long as the story and characters take primacy over the flashy effects work, this should be good. trailer

NO TIME TO DIE

dir Cary Fukunaga; with Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen 20/UK
release UK/US Apr.21
Making a Bond movie seems to get more complicated year by year, and this one certainly went through some messy gyrations, including a false start with Danny Boyle. But Cary Fukunaga is a terrific filmmaker who should be able to bring something fresh to the franchise, and it will be interesting to see Craig reconnecting with figures from his previous 007 adventures. It's not only about the action - the story needs to be clever and engaging, and the characters just a little bonkers. trailer

BLACK WIDOW

dir Cate Shortland; with Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour, Ray Winstone, William Hurt, O-T Fagbenle, Robert Downey Jr 20/US
release US/UK May.21
Marvel finally gives Johansson the spin-off she deserved way back when she first played this character a decade ago. Of course, after the events of Endgame, it's unclear how this movie will fit into the over-arching Avengers story - a prequel? flashback? alternate reality? game changer? Whatever, the presence of powerhouse costars like Pugh and Weisz bodes very well indeed. As does the quirky hiring of Aussie director Shortland, gifted at making wrenching indie dramas. Bring it on. trailer

THE FRENCH DISPATCH

dir Wes Anderson; with Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Elisabeth Moss, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz, Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeffrey Wright, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban 20/US
release US/UK delayed
Wes Anderson assembles his starriest cast yet, which is saying something, for this collection of stories from a fictional magazine in a fictional French town. Anderson is terrific at weaving story strands together in a way that's entertaining, moving and often hilarious. And these actors are bound to have a lot of fun with the quirky characters he creates. And Anderson is great at making sure the audience has fun watching them. trailer

A QUIET PLACE PART II

dir John Krasinski; with Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou, Lauren-Ashley Cristiano, Wayne Duvall, Okieriete Onaodowan 20/US
release US/UK delayed
The first film was 2018's best break-out surprise, and it didn't scream out for a sequel, so let's hope Krasinski has found somewhere inventive to send these characters. Blunt, Jupe and Simmonds are so good that the idea of watching them do pretty much anything makes this a muse-see, and the trailer hints at some intriguing big twists, plus added Murphy and Hounsou. It's hard to imagine that this will be better than the original, but we can hope. trailer

ANTLERS

dir Scott Cooper; with Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan, Cody Davis 20/US
release US/UK delayed
This looks like an intriguing shift in direction for writer-director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), dipping into creepy horror alongside producer Guillermo del Toro. The low-key cast adds even more interest, avoiding starry leads for actors who are much easier to identify with as things turn seriously creepy in a rural Oregon community. And of course del Toro's visual effects experience clearly comes in handy when the monsters appear. trailer  
Also on my want-to-see list...

Winter: DREAMLAND trailer   THE LIFE AHEAD trailer  
DUNE trailer   FREE GUY trailer   PETER RABBIT 2: THE RUNAWAY trailer  
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME trailer   AMERICAN DREAM trailer  
CHAOS WALKING trailer   RESPECT trailer  
Spring: GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE trailer   SPIRAL trailer  
Summer: JUNGLE CRUISE trailer  
MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU trailer   TOP GUN: MAVERICK trailer  
Autumn: THE BATMAN trailer   HALLOWEEN KILLS trailer  
Release TBC: THE GREEN KNIGHT trailer   SONGBIRD trailer  
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW trailer   ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE trailer  

Release dates: British film release schedules are much more fluid than American ones, so please be patient as I try to
keep up with UK distributors. I'm working to keep this list up-to-date as they keep trying to outfox me. I'm sure it's personal.
Embargoes: Britain's Film Distributors Association asks us to hold reviews until the week of release, and some distributors are even more restrictive. Normally, once the film is shown to a paying audience, either on release or at a festival, the full review can appear on the site.
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