Bristol’s week in film: January 24-30 2020

Armando Iannucci’s wonderfully funny The Personal History of David Copperfield (go here for our review) is this week’s big awards season release.

The Slapstick Festival’s packed weekend of mirth is also upon us. Grab those tickets now if you fancy anything, as they’re selling out fast.

Should you be as overjoyed as we are at the prospect of the Year of the Rat, you’ll be delighted to know that cinemas are getting into the swing of the Chinese New Year for the first time. Action-packed blockbuster The Rescue is receiving a fairly wide national release. Locally, the Bristol Bad Film Club has teamed up with the Bristol Odeon to screen a couple of new HK action flicks that wouldn’t otherwise see the inside of a cinema round these parts. Don’t worry – all these films are being shown with English subtitles.

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

 

New Releases

  • Film / Horror

    The Turning

    Long-gestating adaptation of The Turn of the Screw, previously filmed as The Innocents

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 & Thursday, Feb 20 2020

  • Film / Horror

    The Grudge

    Cinema eats itself with a reboot of the US remake of Japanese horror Ju-On: The Grudge

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 & Thursday, Feb 20 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!

    Firefighting mutt becomes champion racer in mini-feature for pint-sized petrolheads

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Thursday, Feb 27 2020

Slapstick Festival

Films for Chinese New Year

  • Film / Action

    The Rescue

    Cult director Dante Lam's action flick hails the heroism of China's emergency services

  • Film / Action

    Ip Man 4

    Donnie Yen returns in the fourth and final film in the popular Hong Kong martial arts series

Event Cinema

Previews and one-off screenings

Still Going Strong

  • Film / Drama

    1917

    Sam Mendes's thrilling WWI counterpart to Dunkirk, inspired by a family story

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Thursday, Feb 27 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Weathering With You

    Makoto Shinkai's follow-up to his lauded anime Your Name

    : Friday, Feb 21 2020 - Monday, Feb 24 2020

  • Film / Action

    Bad Boys For Life

    The last part of the Bad Boys trilogy turns up 17 years on from Bad Boys II

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Thursday, Feb 27 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Little Women

    Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson star in Greta Gerwig's take on the Louisa May Alcott yarn

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Thursday, Feb 27 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    The Gentlemen

    Matthew McConaughey is a US expat dope dealer in Guy Ritchie's return to gorblimey crime territory

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Thursday, Feb 20 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Bombshell

    True-life #MeToo drama about the women who exposed Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment

  • Film / Comedy

    Jumanji: The Next Level

    All the gang are back in the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Thursday, Feb 27 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    Jojo Rabbit

    Meet the kid whose imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler in Taika Waititi's daring black comedy

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Sunday, Feb 23 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Just Mercy

    A solid, by-the-book courtroom drama based on a shocking real-life miscarriage of justice case

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 & Thursday, Feb 20 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Frozen II

    All the gang are back in Disney's inevitable sequel to its 2013 global mega-hit

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Thursday, Feb 27 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    Uncut Gems

    A thrilling crime comedy-drama with a great performance from - no, really - Adam Sandler

  • Film / Drama

    Waves

    Boldy ambitious, tragedy-driven drama of two halves from the director of It Comes at Night

  • Film / Drama

    A Hidden Life

    Typically divisive Terrence Malick drama based on the true story of a conscientious objector

    Curzon: Sunday, Mar 8 2020

  • Film / Fantasy

    Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix slaps on the clown face in this darker take on the DC villain

    Watershed: Sunday, Apr 26 2020

  • Film / Family

    Cats

    Creepy human-cat hybrids abound in film version of the Lloyd Webber musical

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Sunday, Feb 23 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Knives Out

    Rian Johnson's knowing, intricately plotted homage to the Agatha Christie-style murder-mystery

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 & Thursday, Feb 20 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Spies in Disguise

    Superspy Will Smith is turned into a pigeon after a lab mishap in this family animation

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Thursday, Feb 27 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    Playing With Fire

    Macho firefighters wrangle nippers in a comedy from the director of Parental Guidance

    Multiple theatres: Thursday, Feb 20 2020 - Sunday, Feb 23 2020

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