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ALL COMMENTS BY RICH CLINE

C O M I N G   S O O N
to the UK...
O N   T H E   H O R I Z O N
can’t hardly wait...
30 Jun
BABY DRIVER trailer
ALL EYEZ ON ME
ALONE IN BERLIN
A MAN CALLED OVE (Swe)
RISK

7 Jul
* THE LAST WORD trailer
* TOMMY'S HONOUR
14 Jul
* DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE
JULIUS CAESAR
21 Jul
CITY OF GHOSTS
* SCRIBE
* AGAINST THE LAW
28 Jul
THE BIG SICK

4 Aug
THE GHOUL
11 Aug
* A GHOST STORY
TOM OF FINLAND (Fin)
18 Aug
* FINAL PORTRAIT
* THE ODYSSEY (Fr)
THE UNTAMED (Mex)
26 Aug
* BUSHWICK

Sep-Oct
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY
PATTI CAKE$
* STRATTON
UNA
CENTRE OF MY WORLD (Ger)
DAPHNE
HEARTSTONE (Ice)

C O M I N G   U P . . .

coming soon! • DESPICABLE ME 3. THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD. HOTEL SALVATION. THE HOUSE. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. CARS 3. MOON DOGS.
• OKJA. THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV. YOU TAKE THIS MAN. YOU CAN'T ESCAPE LITHUANIA. REAL BOY. AQUARIUS. THE WAILING. EL GANZO. LOEV.
* SLF: BITCH. . CROWN HEIGHTS. THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES. MARJORIE PRIME. WALKING OUT. FLARE: BODY ELECTRIC. AFTER LOUIE. DEAR DAD. LAST MEN STANDING. 1:54. OUT OF IRAQ. PRIDE? SEAT IN SHADOW. SIGNATURE MOVE. TWO SOFT THINGS, TWO HARD THINGS. THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN. LFF: PORTO. THE REHEARSAL. VFF: THE LAST THINGS. ON THE MILKY ROAD. PLANETARIUM. SUMMERTIME. TOMMASO. A WOMAN'S LIFE.
• THE BEGUILED. DUNKIRK. MAUDIE. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.


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

in limbo! THE BAD BATCH
BEATRIZ AT DINNER
THE CRASH trailer
HELL TOWN
ICARUS
KING COBRA
THE LAST LAUGH
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO (Syr)
MILES
MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
OTHER PEOPLE
RETAKE
RIO I LOVE YOU (Br)
STAYING VERTICAL (Fr)
VOYAGE OF TIME
THE WOMAN WHO LEFT (Ph)

* films I've seen, reviews en route


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SHADOWS FILM FEST

OKJA

dir Bong Joon Ho; with Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, An Seo Hyun, Paul Dano, Byun Heebong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Woo Shik Choi, Giancarlo Esposito; Netflix 17/Kor
release UK/US 28.Jun.17
Terrific Korean filmmaker Bong returns to the monster-movie genre (see The Host) with this story of a young girl and her best pal, a gigantic creature at threat due to some multinational corporate greed. With another eclectic international cast (see Snowpiercer), Bong looks set to explore some very cool themes along with an involving plot and some big action too. The only disappointment is that it's a Netflix movie, so we can't enjoy it on a big screen with a rattled audience. trailer

DESPICABLE ME 3

dir Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin; with Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Steve Coogan, Russell Brand, Jenny Slate, Miranda Cosgrove, Trey Parker, Andy Nyman; Universal 17/US
release UK/US 30.Jun.17
Actually the fourth film in this series (don't forget the prequel Minions), this series thrives on its far above-average vocal cast and a willingness to get properly deranged while never forgetting the emotional undercurrents. This time Carell gets to pull double duty, as both the hero Gru and Dru, the twin brother he never knew he had. Admit it, you're smiling just thinking about it. Intriguingly, Universal started display ads around London for this film some two months before its release, clearly reminding fans that it's coming amid all the other blockbusters opening beforehand. trailer

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

dir Jon Watts; with Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, Angourie Rice; Sony 17/UK
release US/UK 7.Jul.17
This is the third Spider-Man franchise within a decade, so burnout is a big risk here. And there's also the problem that it looks like the film is being invaded by the Avengers (and lots of digital effects nonsense). But there's one reason to hold out hope: Tom Holland. This young actor is adept at comedy, drama and physicality - he already stole the last Avengers movie from the veterans, so it should be thoroughly entertaining to see him in his own adventure. As long as the Marvel machine doesn't seem to be consuming him. trailer

THE BEGUILED

dir-scr Sofia Coppola; with Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence, Addison Riecke, Emma Howard; Universal 17/US
release US 23.Jun.17, UK 14.Jul.17
I'm a huge fan of Coppola's distinctly loose approach to filmmaking, and am intrigued to see her take on a new genre with this Western-era drama. It's set in a girl's school, where the cloistered students have their first encounter with a man. This is just the kind of setting in which Coppola can bring out some startling emotion, and the intriguing cast of fine actors helps. That said, she's a love-or-hate kind of filmmaker, and she takes such huge risks that almost anything can happen. trailer

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

dir Matt Reeves; with Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Ty Olsson, Terry Notary, Sara Canning, Gabriel Chavarria; Sony 17/US
release US/UK 14.Jul.17
This series has done something that has eluded almost every other "live-action" animated production: creating digital characters who look and feel shockingly realistic. Serkis' Caesar has been one of the most compelling characters in movies over the past two films, so seeing where his story goes is seriously enticing. On the other hand, the trailers are focus on the epic action (it does have the word "war" in the title), shifting away from the more intense personal drama. Which isn't quite as interesting. Hopefully the film itself gets the balance right. trailer

DUNKIRK

dir-scr Christopher Nolan; with Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D'Arcy, Kevin Guthrie, Elliott Tittensor; Warner 17/UK
release UK/US 21.Jul.17

Nolan takes on World War II in this epic about the pivotal boat-lift. It's unclear why this story needs this kind of cinematic treatment (it was adeptly incorporated into recent films like Atonement and Their Finest). But Nolan's approach seems to be on a cast-of-thousands scale, shooting in Imax no doubt with his trademark visual flourishes. The cast is a proper powerhouse, from Nolan regulars like Hardy and Murphy to Oscar-feted veterans Branagh and Rylance. Plus the acting debut of Harry Styles to bring in a whole new generation of fans. trailer

THE DARK TOWER

dir Nikolaj Arcel; with Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Dennis Haysbert, Jackie Earle Haley, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Nicholas Hamilton; 17/US
release US 4.Aug.17, UK 18.Aug.17
Stephen King's long-running epic novel series finally makes its way to the big screen, with the eclectic Scandinaviam director Arcel at the helm. The casting is also rather intriguing, teaming up heavy hitters Elba and McConaughey with reliable supporting players like Haysbert, Haley and Kranz. In other words, almost anything is possible here. With its dense mythology, the big question is whether the saga will play to audiences who haven't read the books. trailer

THE CIRCLE

dir James Ponsoldt; with Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, Ellar Coltrane, Nate Corddry; 17/US
release US 28.Apr.17, UK tbc
Based on Dave Eggers' novel (he cowrote the script with director Ponsoldt), this looks like a fiendishly intriguing psychological thriller about a young woman who stumbles into some sort of secret cult-like society. It appears to have overtones of Scientology, like PT Anderson's The Master, but perhaps with a more straightforwardly crowd-pleasing sci-fi approach. The cast is particularly strong, easily enough to make this a must-see. The UK distributor hasn't announced a release date yet. trailer
Also on my want-to-see list...
Summer: THE HOUSE trailer ROUGH NIGHT trailer
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS trailer ATOMIC BLONDE trailer THE EMOJI MOVIE trailer
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING trailer THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD trailer LOGAN LUCKY trailer
SEVEN SISTERS trailer VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS trailer
Autumn: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE trailer VICTORIA & ABDUL trailer
WIND RIVER trailer BLADE RUNNER 2049 trailer THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US trailer
BATTLE OF THE SEXES trailer JUSTICE LEAGUE trailer
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS trailer PADDINGTON 2 trailer
Winter: WONDER trailer COCO trailer EARLY MAN trailer BLACK PANTHER trailer
No UK release date: GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS trailer THE HOLLOW POINT trailer
A KIND OF MURDER trailer THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI 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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