Bristol’s week in film: August 14-20 2020

Looking for silver linings? Well, the absence of blockbusters means that smaller films are getting more attention than they might otherwise receive. This week’s trio of new releases includes the feature debuts of two promising female directors. Claire Oakley’s psychological thriller Make Up could be the creepiest film set in Cornwall since Rebecca (which was, of course, shot in California), while Killing Eve director Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth puts a welcome raw spin on the dreary teen cancer romantic weepie.

Elsewhere, Christopher Nolan’s Inception receives a blanket re-release to whet our appetites for the upcoming Tenet, while the Everyman gets all shook up with three pelvis-thrusting outbursts from Elvis Presley.

Encouragingly, the number of Bristol cinemas open to the public is due to double from Friday, August 21. So it’s a big welcome back to both Vue cinemas (Longwell Green and Cribbs Causeway) and the Showcase Avonmeads. We’ll be posting their full programmes as soon as these are available.

Follow the links below for more information and screening times. Go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Drama

    Babyteeth

    A gritty Australian twist on the terminal illness romantic weepie sub-genre

    : Thursday, Sep 24 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Make Up

    A creepy and unsettling Cornish psychological thriller

  • Film / Comedy

    Spree

    Ultra-now satirical comedy about a social media influencer who'll literally kill to go viral

The return of Elvis

Post-lockdown releases

  • Film / Fantasy

    Pinocchio

    A beautifully designed, dark Italian version of the venerable yarn of porky-telling young big nose

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 24 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Thriller

    Unhinged

    A very cross Russell Crowe menaces a single mother in this road rage thriller

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 24 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Proxima

    Eva Green stars in an intimate astronaut drama

    : Saturday, Sep 26 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Animation

    100% Wolf

    Family animation about a werewolf who inadvertently turns into a ferocious poodle

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 24 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Summerland

    Gemma Arterton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw star in a nostalgic WWII romantic drama

  • Film / Animation

    Trolls World Tour

    Unexpectedly history-making sequel to Dreamworks' primary-coloured animation

    Orpheus: Saturday, Sep 26 2020

2020 releases still going strong

  • Film / Animation

    Onward

    Two elf brothers embark on a quest for magic in Pixar's heart-warmer

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 24 2020 - Thursday, Oct 1 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Dark Waters

    Todd Haynes directs a true-life drama about an underdog lawyer taking on a giant corporation

  • Film / Art House

    Parasite

    Oscar winning Hitchcockian home invasion flick with lashings of social satire

  • Film / Horror

    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss stars in Universal's latest remake of the tale of Mr. See-Through

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 24 2020 & Thursday, Sep 24 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Unusually-hued spiny mammal finally reaches the screen after a long delay

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Sep 24 2020 & Thursday, Sep 24 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    Dolittle

    Robert Downey Jr talks to the animals

    Orpheus: Saturday, Sep 26 2020

Pre-millennial classics

Event Cinema

21st Century hits

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