Bristol’s week in film: August 7-13 2020

So do you really want to wear a mask while watching a film? Or will it make you feel safer about returning to cinemas? We’re about to find out whether this will prove off-putting or reassuring, as face coverings belatedly become mandatory from Saturday. Locally, we still have only three cinemas to choose from anyway – the Everyman, Orpheus and Showcase Cinema de Lux – as the local Vues, Cineworld, Odeon and Showcase Avonmeads remain closed, alongside arthouse venues the Watershed and Cube.

This week’s new releases include a classy new Italian version of Pinocchio, marital bust-up drama Hope Gap and Seth Rogan comedy An American Pickle. The Everyman has picked up the new 40th anniversary 4K restoration of the enjoyably preposterous Flash Gordon. Also on the reissue front, Christopher Nolan’s brilliant Inception returns to cinemas from Wednesday to celebrate its tenth anniversary and whet our appetites for his new one, Tenet – if it ever shows up.

Oh, and if Elvis is your bag, the Burger King is back on cinema screens on Thursday in the reissued film of his Las Vegas comeback, Elvis: That’s the Way It Is.

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

New 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 / Drama

    Hope Gap

    Upmarket divorce drama with Annette Bening and Bill Nighy

  • Film / Family

    Four Kids and It

    Nippers encounter wish-granting sand troll in adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s children's yarn

Post-lockdown releases

  • 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 / Horror

    The Vigil

    Blumhouse demonic posssession horror with an Orthodox Jewish twist

  • 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 / Comedy

    Stage Mother

    Uplifting camp comedy about a conservative Texan Christian who inherits her late son's drag club

  • 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 / Action

    My Spy

    The action lunk/precocious kid bonding comedy gets another outing

  • 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 / Drama

    Dark Waters

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

  • 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