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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...
24 Feb
PATRIOTS DAY trailer
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (Can)
* BITTER HARVEST
SWEET DREAMS (It)

3 Mar
* CERTAIN WOMEN
TRESPASS AGAINST US
* VICEROY'S HOUSE
10 Mar
DANCER
ELLE (Fr)
RULES DON'T APPLY trailer
* THE LOVE WITCH
17 Mar
* GRADUATION (Rom)
* JAWBONE
24 Mar
* ALL THIS PANIC
THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
31 Mar
FREE FIRE
THE SALESMAN (Irn)
* SPACESHIP

Apr-Jun
NERUDA (Chl)
* WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW?
THE HANDMAIDEN (Kor)
* LADY MACBETH
* THEIR FINEST
* MINDHORN
FRANTZ (Fr)
THE RED TURTLE (Fr)
A MAN CALLED OVE (Swe)
* THE ODYSSEY (Fr)

C O M I N G   U P . . .

coming soon! • A CURE FOR WELLNESS. FIST FIGHT. COLLIDE. GET OUT. PERSONAL SHOPPER. LOGAN.
• FAIR HAVEN. THE WAILING. TOUCHED WITH FIRE. KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE. EL GANZO. LOEV.
* LFF: PORTO. THE REHEARSAL. VFF: THE LAST THINGS. ON THE MILKY ROAD. PLANETARIUM. SUMMERTIME. TOMMASO. A WOMAN'S LIFE. SLF: TALLULAH. FLARE: HENRY GAMBLE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. KA BODYSCAPES.
• THE AGE OF SHADOWS. THE CHAMBER. THE LOST CITY OF Z.


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

in limbo! AFTER THE STORM (Jpn)
THE BAD BATCH
BLOOD OF MY BLOOD (It)
COUPLE IN A HOLE
THE CRASH trailer
THE GHOUL
HEAL THE LIVING (Fr)
HELL TOWN
THE JOURNEY
KING COBRA
THE LAST LAUGH
MALA MALA
MISS SLOANE
MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
OTHER PEOPLE
RETAKE
RIO I LOVE YOU (Br)
STAYING VERTICAL (Fr)
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
UNA
THE UNTAMED (Mex)
VOYAGE OF TIME
THE WOMAN WHO LEFT (Ph)

* films I've seen, reviews en route


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SHADOWS FILM FEST

THE LAST WORD

dir Mark Pellington; with Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Everett Scott, Steven Culp; 17/US
release US 3.Mar.17, UK tbc
It's the rather kooky casting (MacLaine! Seyfried! Heche!) that makes this look rather unmissable. Otherwise, the story about a woman writing her own obituary isn't terribly enticing. But Pellington is a smart director, and this eclectic set of actors are bound to generate some sparks. Frankly, putting Shirley MacLaine in a lead role is enough to guarantee that there will be something amazing going on. Alas, there's no UK release date yet. trailer

KONG: SKULL ISLAND

dir Jordan Vogt-Roberts; with Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Toby Kebbell, Samuel L Jackson, John Goodman, John C Reilly, Thomas Mann, Corey Hawkins, Jing Tian, Jason Mitchell; Warner 17/Aus
release US/UK 10.Mar.17
Vogt-Roberts, director of the excellent Kings of Summer, isn't the obvious choice for a massive studio tentpole like this, but he certainly piques the interest. As does that amazing eclectic cast. The trailers are impressive, even if they look rather a lot like you'd expect yet another King Kong movie to look like in today's effects landscape. The scale of it may seem a bit ridiculous but, if they play it right, it could be very cool indeed. trailer

GET OUT

dir-scr Jordan Peele; with Keith Stanfield, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Daniel Kaluuya, Erika Alexander, Betty Gabriel, Caleb Landry Jones; Universal 17/US
release US 24.Feb.17, UK 17.Mar.17
This may look like yet another cheesy Blumhouse horror movie, but the people involved say otherwise. Written and directed by Peele, the film can't really help but have a generous dose of wit, while the eclectic cast offers above-average acting chops. And then there's the racial component, as it follows a young black guy terrorised while he's visiting his white girlfriend's family. Very promising indeed. trailer

A CURE FOR WELLNESS

dir Gore Verbinski; scr Justin Haythe; with Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie, Carl Lumbly, Susanne Wuest, Adrian Schiller, Lisa Banes; Regency 17/Ger
release US 17.Feb.17, UK 24.Mar.17

On paper, a story about a young executive sent to Switzerland to find his boss in a wellness centre doesn't sound terribly thrilling. But the trailer is a proper mind-bender, packed with wacky effects, striking visuals and what looks like it might be a genuinely intriguing story. DeHaan and Isaacs are always deeply watchable, and the Script is by the guy who wrote Revolutionary Road (as well as, ahem, the Johnny Depped remake of The Lone Ranger). trailer

GHOST IN THE SHELL

dir Rupert Sanders; with Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Pilou Asbaek, Michael Wincott, Rila Fukushima, Peter Ferdinando; Paramount 17/US
release US/UK 31.Mar.17
Plenty of controversy surrounds this American remake of the Japanese manga, mainly centring on its casting. But the trailer looks whizzy enough to catch the attention of the moviegoing public, including some rather cool-looking effects and strong performances. The bigger question is director Sanders, whose only previous experience is directing Snow White and the Huntsman. Can he win over the critics? trailer

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

dir James Gunn; with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Sylvester Stallone, Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Debicki, Glenn Close, Nathan Fillion; 17/US
release UK 28.Apr.17, US 5.May.17
The gang from the surprise 2014 hit heads back to cinemas what looks like another raucous, irreverent space adventure accompanied by a retro-mixtape soundtrack. The original was a triumph simply because it broke all the rules about both sci-fi and superhero movies, so this sequel has a steep hill to climb: can it put yet another spin on the genre and surprise audiences again? Even though it can't possibly feel as fresh and new, it's bound to be fun. trailer
Also on my want-to-see list...

Winter: A KIND OF MURDER trailer
Spring: GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS trailer THE WALL trailer
WILSON trailer THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE trailer THE BOSS BABY trailer
THE CIRCLE trailer THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS trailer
Summer: BAYWATCH trailer KING ARTHUR: KEGEND OF THE SWORD trailer
LADY MACBETH trailer WONDER WOMAN trailer SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING trailer
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS trailer WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES trailer
No UK release date: GENIUS trailer THE HOLLOW POINT trailer RENEGADES trailer
THE SECRET SCRIPTURE trailer SOLACE trailer SLEEPLESS trailer USS INDIANAPOLIS 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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