Bristol’s week in film: July 31-August 6 2020

After three quiet weeks of trying to coax punters gently back into cinemas with old movies, the industry unleashes a flurry of new releases this week. These are led by the first major film since March: road rage thriller Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe. If that’s not to your taste, alternatives include well-received astronaut drama Proxima, WWII romance Summerland with Gemma Arterton, kiddle animation 100% Wolf, demonic possession flick The Vigil and the monochrome edition of Oscar winner Parasite.

Locally, there are also more cinemas to choose from – three to be precise – as the Everyman opens its doors again on Friday.

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

New Releases

  • Film / Thriller

    Unhinged

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

    Multiple theatres: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 20 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Summerland

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

    Multiple theatres: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Wednesday, Aug 19 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Proxima

    Eva Green stars in an intimate astronaut drama

    Multiple theatres: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 20 2020

  • Film / Horror

    The Vigil

    Blumhouse demonic posssession horror with an Orthodox Jewish twist

    : Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 13 2020

  • Film / Animation

    100% Wolf

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

    Multiple theatres: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Wednesday, Aug 19 2020

Post-lockdown releases

  • Film / Comedy

    Stage Mother

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

  • Film / Comedy

    Saint Frances

    Appealing comedy about an aimless young woman who lands a job as a nanny

  • Film / Animation

    Trolls World Tour

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

    Multiple theatres: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 20 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: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 20 2020

  • Film / Horror

    The Invisible Man

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

    Multiple theatres: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Saturday, Aug 15 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Dark Waters

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

    : Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 20 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Sonic the Hedgehog

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

    Showcase Cinema De Lux: Wednesday, Aug 12 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    Dolittle

    Robert Downey Jr talks to the animals

    Showcase Cinema De Lux: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020

Pre-Millennial Classics

Event Cinema

21st Century Hits

  • Film / Animation

    Frozen II

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

  • Film / Animation

    Zog & The Highway Rat

    Double-bill of animations adapted from Julia Donaldson's popular children's picture books

    : Wednesday, Aug 12 2020 & Thursday, Aug 13 2020

  • Film / Animation

    The Gruffalo/Room on the Broom

    Double-bill of animations adapted from Julia Donaldson's popular children's picture books

    : Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 13 2020

  • Film / Fantasy

    Joker

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

    Showcase Cinema De Lux: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020

  • Film / Drama

    The Lion King

    Jon Favreau helms Disney's live action version of its 1994 animated hit

    Multiple theatres: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 13 2020

  • Film / Action

    Black Panther

    Marvel breaks new ground with its first feature centred on a black superhero

    Multiple theatres: Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 - Thursday, Aug 13 2020

  • Film / Drama

    The Greatest Showman

    Musical biopic of US huckster P.T. Barnum with songs from the people behind La La Land

    : Wednesday, Aug 12 2020 - Monday, Aug 17 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Sing

    X Factor: the Animation, anyone?