New films out in the UK this weekend

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A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 20 November 2015. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest you will show these films.

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NB: a list of the new film’s out Friday 1 Jan 2016 are here.

There are plenty of reviews on this blog – use the options on the left side of the screen to look around and tell us what you think!

The DressmakerThe Dressmaker poster

A starry cast (Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis) assemble for director Jocelyn Moorhouse’s adaptation of the novel by Rosalie Ham. Winslet stars as Tilly, the dressmaker of the title, who returns home to 1950’s Australia to reconcile with her mother (Davis). She falls in love with Teddy (Hemsworth) and, using her skills, styles the women of the town and gets revenge on people who had previously done her wrong.

It looks completely and utterly lovely…like a sartorial Chocolate (2000).

Showing all over the UK, check out the official website for the trailer and more.

GuerosGueros poster

Mexican drama about a young boy who is too much for his single mother to care for. So she sends him to live with his older brother in Mexico City. On a limited run only, check out the official New Wave Films webpage for where, the trailer and details about the cast and crew.

Love (3D)

Director Gaspar Noe’s romance has snaffled headlines due to the explicit nature of the sex Love posterscenes, all in glorious, eye-popping 3D. Read the Guardian piece linked above for the full lowdown but, 3D patrons, be prepared to duck when the leading man reaches his ‘joyful moment’! See the official Curzon cinema webpage for more, showing at key cities only.

Momentum

Cat burglar Olga Kurylenko teams up with former partner in crime James Purefoy for a diamond Momentum posterheist. But it was always about more than diamonds as a brutal murder pits her against a master assassin. Showing at key cities only, so use Find Any Film to locate your nearest cinema. See IMDb for more.

My Nazi LegacyMy Nazi Legacy poster

This documentary from director David Evans looks at the impact of Nazism on future generations. A human-rights lawyer conducts conversations with two men whose fathers were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII – Nazi Governors and consultants to Adolf Hitler himself. Showing at key cities only, see Find Any Film for your nearest cinema.

The Perfect GuyThe Perfect Guy poster

Sanaa Lathan meets a man (Michael Ealy) who seems to be the perfect guy of the title. But he quickly shows a violent side so she ends of the relationship. Ealy is not happy with that in this Fatal Attraction (1987) with the gender roles reversed. See the official Sony Pictures webpage for more. On a limited run only.

The Russian WoodpeckerThe Russian Woodpecker poster

A man who, as a child, was affected by the radioactive fallout after the Chernobyl Disaster returns to the site nearly 30 years later to try to find answers – and to decide whether to risk his life by revealing them, amid growing clouds of Ukraine’s emerging revolution and war. Use Find Any Film if you’re interested in seeing this as it will be on a limited run only. See the official website for more information.

Star Men

In this American documentary, four astronomers celebrate 50 years of work and friendship on a return road trip in southwestern USA, recapturing youthful adventures and recounting each other’s influences on the most exciting period in astronomy’s history. See the official website for the trailer and other good stuff. Showing at key cities only; Find Any Film will tell you which ones.

McQueen: The Man and Les MansMcQueen The Man Les Mans poster

Another documentary is released this week and, if you’re a fan of motor racing and Hollywood legends, this might be right up your pit stop. This is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who seemingly lost so much he held dear in the pursuit of his dream, nevertheless followed it to the end. See the official Facebook page for more. Showing at Key cities only – click on the poster image (right) to see where is nearest to you.

True RomanceTrue Romance poster

There is a scene in this film, between Christopher Walken (as a Sicilian mafia hitman) and Dennis Hopper (as errant young lad Christian Slater’s otherwise absent father) in which they discuss the ethnic history of the people of Sicily. It’s a masterpiece of screen dialogue (from writer Quentin Tarantino. Tony Scott directed), with barely concealed menace, but also respect between the two men. Park Circus are giving this a welcome re-showing at key cities around the UK.

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