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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
BORG VS MCENROE
ON BODY AND SOUL (Hun)
IN BETWEEN (Isr)
* ON THE ROAD
* OUR SOULS AT NIGHT (vod)
SEAT IN SHADOW (dvd)
* THE GLASS CASTLE
* LOVING VINCENT
* THE PARTY
* THE RITUAL
* L'AMANT DOUBLE (Fr)
* I AM NOT A WITCH
* THE DEATH OF STALIN
* BODY ELECTRIC (dvd)
* CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
* FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
* GOOD TIME
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
THE LEISURE SEEKER
LEAN ON PETE
THE SHAPE OF WATER
C O M I N G U P . . .
LOVELESS. THE PRINCE OF NOTHINGWOOD. BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL. INGRID GOES WEST. HOME AGAIN. EARTH: ONE AMAZING DAY. BRIGSBY BEAR.
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. FLATLINERS. THE UNSEEN. DOUBLE DATE.
N O U K R E L E A S E D A T E . . .
SHADOWS FILM FEST
dir Denis Villeneuve; with Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Hiam Abbass; Sony-Warner 17/UK|
release UK/US 6.Oct.17
It's been 35 years since Ridley Scott's groundbreaking sci-fi thriller Blade Runner, so expectations are mixed for this sequel. But Villeneuve is a seriously talented filmmaker who invests everything he works on with artistry and intellegence. The cast is intriguing to say the least. And the trailer is eye-poppingly cool. Trying to keep hopes under control for this one might be tricky. dir Hany Abu-Assad; with Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Dermot Mulroney, Beau Bridges, Waleed Zuaiter, Lucia Walters, Lee Majdoub; Fox 17/US
release US/UK 6.Oct.17
This looks like a seriously gruelling survival drama, channelling The Revenant for encounters with wildlife in a snowy wilderness, plus an added romantic entanglement. Elba and Winslet make an intriguing duo, and very unusual casting for this kind of a movie, which combines dramatic acting chops with intense action. And then there's director Abu-Assad, who seems incapable of making a vacuous blockbuster. Definitely worth looking forward to. dir Thomas Alfredson; with Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer, Chloe Sevigny, JK Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg, James D'Arcy, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Anne Reid; Universal 17/UK
release UK 13.Oct.17, US 20.Oct.17
Based on the Jo Nesbo novel, this film looks frankly terrifying from the trailer, so let's hope the movie lives up to the hype. That cast is an intriguing mix, and the setting looks seriously eye-catching. It's also great to see Alfredson back in a snowy Scandinavian landscape again. Nesbo's novels are known for their messy characters and twisty plots, so the story is bound to be good. But the trailer looks very serious, so the question is whether it also includes the author's sense of humour. dir Todd Haynes; with Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Oakes Fegley, Jaden Michael, Michelle Williams, Tom Noonan, Morgan Turner, James Urbaniak; Amazon 17/US
release US 20.Oct.17, UK tbc
Haynes reteams with Moore to hopefully recreate some of that Far From Heaven magic in this intriguing dual-timeline story that looks like it evokes styles and tones from two pivotal moments in Hollywood history, 1927 and 1977. Reviews from Cannes were mixed, but nothing Haynes does can be dismissed without deeper examination. He's an expert at both recreating and subverting familiar filmmaking styles while finding darker currents of resonance for his characters. There's no UK release date yet, but it's playing at London Film Festival in October. dir Taika Waititi; with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson; Marvel 17/US
release UK 27.Oct.17, US 3.Nov.17
Marvel's decision to hire Waititi to direct this third Thor adventure is a stroke of genius, because he brings a fresh blast of real-life comedy to everything he does. So let's hope the bloated blockbuster tentpole machine doesn't run him over! The trailers have been promising, showing plenty of sibling action between Hemsworth and Hiddleston, plus what looks like a proper role for Ruffalo's Hulk and an intriguing glimpse of Cumberbatch's Strange. Blanchett's villain is bound to be a lot of fun, although she seems overly digital in the brief shots we've seen so far. dir Kenneth Branagh; with Johnny Depp, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Olivia Colman, Derek Jacobi; Fox 17/UK
release UK 3.Nov.17, US 10.Nov.17
In re-adapting the classic Agatha Christie novel, Kenneth Branagh has two enormous challenges. First, everyone knows the clever final twist. And even more difficult was equaling the star power of the 1974 film (Lauren Bacall! Ingrid Bergman! John Gielgud! Sean Connery! Vanessa Redgrave!). Well, the casting is indeed terrific, and perhaps screenwriter Michael Green will tamper with whodunit this time. It certainly looks like a lot of fun. dir Paul King; scr Simon Farnaby, Paul King; with Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ben Miller; StudioCanal 17/UK
release UK 10.Nov.17, US 12.Jan.18
Reassembling pretty much the entire cast and crew from the hit 2014 original movie, this sequel looks like it will be just as charming. It also looks like it has a larger effects budget, but thankfully the same gentle sense of absurdity that so won audiences over the first time round. And adding Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson to the cast is never a bad idea. dir Zack Snyder; scr Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon; with Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Billy Crudup, Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg, JK Simmons; Warner 17/US
release US/UK 17.Nov.17
After the triumph of Wonder Woman, which finally broke a DC/Warners losing streak, there are a few questions about this Avengers-style team-up. Will it go for more of a Marvelish jolly tone or retail that bleak DC grimness? Will it tip too heavily toward Wonder Woman simply because she's the only one who had a hit with audiences and critics? Will Snyder finally abandon those achingly dull smash-em-up finales? The teaming of Terrio and Whedon as writers definitely adds some interest here. And we haven't given up on DC yet.
Also on my want-to-see list...
Autumn: THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE
BATTLE OF THE SEXES ONLY THE BRAVE
Winter/Spring: BRIGHT THE DISASTER ARTIST
JUST GETTING STARTED THE LAST JEDI STRONGER
WONDER COCO THE CURRENT WAR
EARLY MAN BLACK PANTHER A WRINKLE IN TIME
READY PLAYER ONE RED SPARROW
No UK release date: THE HOLLOW POINT HOSTILES
A KIND OF MURDER REBEL IN THE RYE TRIPLE THREAT
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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