A list of new UK film releases, as of Friday 16 January 2015.
Use the Find Any Film website to locate the cinema nearest to you showing these films.
Bradley Coopers turns in (if the trailer is anything to go by) a terrific performance in director Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of the bestseller by Chris Kyle, based on Kyle’s own tour of duty in Iraq. Even Sienna Miller appears to impress as his wife. The official website is here use Find Any Film to locate the cinema showing it nearest to you.
The Marx Brothers classic 1933 nonsense comedy gets a dusting off in selected cinemas from Universal films. There is an official Facebook page, but Wikipedia will give you more detail about the film, including how it came by that name.
This French drama might snare some attention on a salacious level as it stars Julie Gayet, previously the ‘other woman’ in President Francois Holland’s life. Shame, as after watching the trailer, she gives a very sweet turn as a widow who asks Stephane Guillon to write a eulogy for her dead husband. They fall for each other, but then the husband returns, very much alive but with amnesia. Far-fetched, but the performances look great. Official webpage is here, it will be showing at key cities only.
Point and Shoot
Matthew van Dyke was a sheltered 26 year old American who went on a ‘crash course in manhood’ by visiting every Arab country. When the Libyan revolution broke out, he joined forces to help topple Colonel Gaddafi. This documentary will be shown at key cities only and the official website with trailer is here.
Testament Of Youth
Based on nurse turned writer and pacifist Vera Brittain’s WWI memoir, this drama is wall-to-wall with ‘Britties’ (Fit British guys) including Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harrington, Jonathan Bailey, Colin Morgan and Taron Egerton. The BBC Film webpage has more detail and it will be playing across most UK cinemas.
Miles Teller plays a musician who hungers to become one of the best jazz drummers of all time. J.K. Simmons is the demanding maestro who can help him in this drama from director Damien Chazelle. The official website has the lowdown, the film will be playing across a wide selection of UK cinemas, so use Find Any Film for the one closest to you.
Reese Witherspoon plays a former drug addict who confronts a whole packs of demons after her mother (Laura Dern) dies, by going on a mighty, thousand miles plus trek across the Pacific Crest Trail on her own. The official Fox Searchlight’s website has more info and again it will be playing across a wide selection of UK cinemas.