Films released this Friday, 13 February 2015

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A list of the new films being released to UK cinemas this Friday, 13 February 2015.

For details of what cinemas are screening them, use the Find Any Film website.

Coherence.COH_TheatricalPoster

From writer-director James Ward Byrkit, comes this indie sic-fi thriller about eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events, on the night of an astronomical anomaly. No big names, but the official website has the details here. Showing on a limited run only.

Dancing In Jaffa

Strictly Come Dancing takes on international religious strife, as ballroom dancing champ Pierre Dulaine teaches a group of Israeli and Palestinian children in Israel to dance with each other, confronting their enemy and, hopefully, producing real change. Showing at key cities only, the official website will tell you more, with a gallery and trailer.

Down Dog

Heartbeat’s Jason Durr stars as a high-flying sex addict who tries to reconnect with his teenage son by helping him get the girl of his dreams. Written by Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly) the film will be playing at key cities only.

Fifty Shades Of Grey50 Shades Of Grey poster

Finally! It hits the big screen! S&M has never looked more slick and lovely (at least, going by the trailer) as gauche journalist Dakota Johnson (Mel Griffith and Don Johnson’s little girl) enters into a kinky relationship with mysterious billionaire Jamie Dornan. Artist Sam Taylor-Wood (whose only other film credits are Nowhere Boy and nabbing a much younger man, Aaron Johnson, as her second hubby) was an interesting choice to direct, so it remains to be seen what she makes out of E.L. James’ mammoth bestseller, derided by the critics as ‘Mummy Porn’. Needless to say, I have my ticket booked!

Love Is All

This documentary looks at romance and courtship through the twentieth century, using clips from famous movies to help illuminate us. The official website is here and details of the key cities it is being screened at are here.

The Philadelphia Story

A deserved dusting off for director George Cukor’s sparkling screwball romantic comedy, starring Katherine Hepburn as a woman who has just divorced her irresponsible millionaire husband (Cary Grant) and is about to wed a dull and dependable fellow. On the eve of her nuptials, Grant turns up with a couple of reporters (James Stewart and Ruth Hussey), who sniff a scoop as Grant wants his ex back. The official BFI webpage lists the screening locations.

Snow In ParadiseSnow In Paradise poster

Crowd funded British drama about Dave, a petty criminal who thrives on drugs and violence in London’s East End. When his actions kill his best friend Tariq he’s propelled into unknown feelings of shame and remorse. Islam offers him a way out but his old life of crime comes back to test his new belief. The official Facebook page is here, it will be showing at key cities only.

Two Night Stand

Miles (Whiplash) Teller arranges an online sex meet with Analeigh Tipton, but a blizzard forces them to spend another night together, in Max Nichols’ comedy drama. The official website is here, it will be playing at selected cinemas only.

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