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A CURE FOR WELLNESS
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (Can)
SWEET DREAMS (It)
* CERTAIN WOMEN
TRESPASS AGAINST US
* VICEROY'S HOUSE
RULES DON'T APPLY
* THE LOVE WITCH
* GRADUATION (Rom)
* ALL THIS PANIC
THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
THE SALESMAN (Irn)
* WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW?
THE HANDMAIDEN (Kor)
* LADY MACBETH
* THEIR FINEST
THE RED TURTLE (Fr)
A MAN CALLED OVE (Swe)
* THE ODYSSEY (Fr)
C O M I N G U P . . .
A CURE FOR WELLNESS. FIST FIGHT.
COLLIDE. GET OUT.
PERSONAL SHOPPER. LOGAN.
N O U K R E L E A S E D A T E . . .
AFTER THE STORM (Jpn)
SHADOWS FILM FEST
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. 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. 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. 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). 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? 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.
Also on my want-to-see list...
Winter: A KIND OF MURDER
Spring: GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS THE WALL
WILSON THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE THE BOSS BABY
THE CIRCLE THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
Summer: BAYWATCH KING ARTHUR: KEGEND OF THE SWORD
LADY MACBETH WONDER WOMAN SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
No UK release date: GENIUS THE HOLLOW POINT RENEGADES
THE SECRET SCRIPTURE SOLACE SLEEPLESS USS INDIANAPOLIS
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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