List by film critic Jason Day of the nominees in the top five categories at the 2017 Academy Awards, my preferred winners.
A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 11 November 2016. The big release is American Pastoral directed by and starring Ewan McGregor. Use the Film List website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
Actor Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of the Philip Roth novel. He also snags the lead role as a man who gives up everything to find daughter Dakota Fanning, who goes missing after she commits a terrorist act. Critical plaudits are already trickling in (McGregor has been nominated for Best Picture at the Hamburg and San Sebastian Film Festivals) and the trailer shows a slick production. Check the official website for more and screening locations.
A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 28 October 2016. The big release is The Light Between Oceans starring Michael Fassbender. Use the Film List website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
The Light Between Oceans
Childless couple Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander discover a baby adrift on the sea in a row boat and raise her as their own daughter. Years later, the child’s real mother (Rachel Weisz) appears to reclaim her. A beautiful looking, Australian drama from writer/director Derek Cianofrance, form the novel by M.L. Stedman with a first rate cast. See Film List for your nearest cinema; the official Entertainment One Australia webpage has the trailer. Released on Tuesday 1 November.
A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 7 October 2016. The big release is War On Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgard. Use the Film List website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
War On Everyone
Lots of splendid social media has been clogging up the broadband cables over the past week or so for this favourably reviewed comedy starring Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena as two crooked cops who blackmail and frame every poor, unfortunate criminal who happens across them. That is, until they try it on someone who may (or may not be) much, much bigger than they are. Check out the official website for more info including the trailer. It will have a wide release, but the website will help you book tickets for your nearest cinema.
A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 2 September 2016. The big release is the remake of The Magnificent Seven starring Denzel Washington. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
Handsome looking and smart-sounding remake of the classic 1960 John Sturges western, about a gang of renegade men who hole up in a small town to help a widow whose husband was murdered by an industrialist (Peter Sarsgaard) terrorising her community. Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington head the strong male cast, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) directs. Check the official Sony Pictures webpage and Facebook page for the trailer and more about the film. The film will be showing all over the UK.
A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 2 September 2016. The big releases are Ben Hur and Sausage Party. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.
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Released across the UK on Wednesday 7 September in 3D, this big-screen remake of William Wyler’s multi-Oscar winning 1959 epic and Fred Niblo’s equally esteemed 1926 silent version, has a high-class pedigree to live up to.
The making of the first two films has cemented their places in Hollywood lore, so will director Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter), tackle them head on, or kneel in their presence? Was it wise to splash $100 million on a Roman-era epic when the genre has long been out of fashion?
Jack Huston, in the title role, has what seems an insurmountable task in taking on Charlton Heston and Ramon Novarro, as does Toby Kebbel in the old Stephen Boyd/Francis X. Bushman role of Messala. It will be showing in almost all UK cinemas. See the official Paramount website for more.