New films out in the UK on Friday 29 July 2016 – Read our list to plan what movies you will see


A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 29 July 2016. The big release is Finding Dory. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

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Finding Dory

For fans of Disney/Pixar animations, you will be spoiled this weekend with the 3D release of the (13 years late) sequel to mega-hit Finding Nemo (2003). This film sees Dory (voiced memorably by Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin’s pal during his progeny-seeking journey, try to find her own family. Not easy when one is afflicted by crippling short-term memory loss. This will be released across almost all UK cinema screens; see the official website for the trailer and screening times near to you.

Author: The JT LeRoy StoryAuthor- The JT LeRoy Story poster

Documentary looking at the work of writer Laura Albert. She plunges us into a glittery world of rock shows, fashion events, and the Cannes red carpet where her avatar JT LeRoy becomes a mysterious sensation. For Albert, channeling her brilliant fiction through another identity was the only possible path to self-expression. See the official Dogwoof webpage for more detail, including screenings (key cities only).

Barry LyndonBarry Lyndon poster

I would vote for this as my favourite Stanley Kubrick film. What with the gorgeous camerawork and technical precision he employs (working with NASA developed lenses so his camera could pick up as much natural light as possible, as no artificial lighting was used), stunning costuming, sets and hairstyling and the dreamy, luxuriantly slow-pace to the proceedings and Kubrick’s masterly telling of this most grand of Georgian character studies, I find little to fault.

Not even Ryan O’Neill’s empty titular turn, perfectly reflecting Barry’s barren soul as the Irish adventurer pursues Marisa Berenson’s sad-eyed and gloriously coiffured M’Lady, marrying her and emotionally torturing her to near-bankruptcy. Berenson’s almost motionless, paralysed performance also reflects the brittle, cleverly hollow ornament Kubrick created.

Showing via the BFI at key UK cities.

The CommuneThe Commune film poster

In this comedy/drama from director Thomas Vinterberg a couple (Ulrich Thomsen and Trine Dyrholm) decide to establish a commune in 1970’s Denmark. The film follows them as the group expands and relationships change, testing everyone. See the official website for the trailer and screening locations (key cities only).

The IntentThe Intent poster

UK urban gangster thriller, which follows young boy ‘Gunz’ who follows his father into a life of crime when he joins a local ‘crew’. The gang are infiltrated by an undercover police officer, but does he have the ‘intent’ remain a criminal or abide by his oath to the force? See the official site for more details including cinema screenings (its on a limited run only).

TradersTraders poster

Harry Fox seems to have it all but when his company goes bust it looks like he will lose everything. A solution is offered by Vernon who has masterminded a diabolical, all-or-nothing trading scheme. Vernon believes this trading is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to get rich quick. Can Harry resist the lure of such a high risk gamble? On a limited run only, see the official website for where you can watch it.


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