Want to know what’s coming to a cinema near you this February? Look no further…
FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY
Den of Thieves (Christian Gudegast)
Gerard Butler and “50 Cent” star in this ‘gritty’ drama about corrupt L.A.P.D. cops and seemingly impossible heists. Bring popcorn.
Journey’s End (Saul Dibb)
The culmination of the four-year commemoration of the First World War’s centenary, Simon Reade has scripted this film adaptation of R.C.Sherriff’s 1928 play. Asa Butterfield plays Raleigh, an entrenched infantryman during the four day lead up to Operation Michael in 1918.
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas-Anderson)
A film of firsts and lasts, Phantom Thread marks the first project to be filmed outside of the United States and, allegedly, the last on-screen appearance of three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis.
Roman J. Israel, Esq (Dan Gilroy)
This legal drama as received mixed reviews from critics, but all have praise for Denzel Washington’s leading performance.
Winchester (Michael and Peter Spierig)
Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren) is convinced she’s been cursed. Her husband and child having suddenly died, she sets about building of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.
FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Fifty Shades Freed (James Foley)
Popular with fans, not so much with critics. The erotic climax is coming…ahem.
Tad The Lost Explorer and The Secret of King Midas (Enrique Gato)
A sequel to Gato’s Spanish animation comedy Tad: The Lost Explorer of 2012.
The 15:17 to Paris (Clint Eastwood)
Another biographical thriller from Clint Eastwood, remarkably the real protagonists of the incident, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, play themselves.
The Mercy (James Marsh)
The Theory of Everything director, James Marsh, turns from science to sailing in this biopic of the disastrous attempt by amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968. Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz star.
TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY
Black Panther (Ryan Coogler)
The last MCU film as we know them (before Infinity War rocks the boat), Black Panther sees Chadwick Boseman make his solo superhero debut.
WEDNESDAY 14 FEBRUARY
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)
Sally Hawkins plays a mute custodian at a high-security government laboratory in Baltimore, 1962, who falls in love with a mysterious water creature in Del Toro’s latest acclaimed film.
FRIDAY 16 FEBRUARY
Who’s Your Daddy? (Lawrence Sher)
Named Father Figures in America, Owen Wilson and Ed Helms play two brothers in search of their real dad
Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
Gerwig’s solo directorial debut has been applauded the world over and it’s finally reaching the UK on 16 February. A coming of age story, Lady Bird explores the turbulent relationship of a high-school senior (Saoirse Ronan) and her mother (Laurie Metcalf).
TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY
I, Tonya (Craig Gillespie)
Known professionally as Tonya Harding, Tonya Maxine Prince was on the top of her game as a figure skater in the early 1990s. In 1991 she won silver at the World Championships but three years later she would be banned for life. This is her story.
FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY
Dark River (Clio Barnard)
Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Sean Bean co-stars.
Finding Your Feet (Richard Loncraine)
Starring a splendid line up of British greats (Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and Joanna Lumley), Finding Your Feet follows Lady Sandra Abbot (Staunton) after she divorces her cheating husband to set up with her older sister Bif (Imrie).