Bristol’s week in film: November 15-21 2019

Feeling Christmassy yet? If so, you’ll be absolutely overjoyed to learn that the festive season’s first romcom, Last Christmas, opens this week. It’s got elves and Wham! and everything.

Of course, there’s a very slim possibility that you absolutely loathe the whole ghastly consumerist rigmarole, with its parties you don’t want to go to and relatives you have no desire to visit. In which case, there’s good news for you too. Alternative attractions include the very limited release of Scorsese’s Oscar-tipped nThe Irishman, Le Mans ’66 with Matt Damon and Christian Bale, and rug-rat zombie comedy Little Monsters.

The Bristol Film Festival has a whole bunch of events this week too, ranging from an evening at the Planetarium to a screening of the comedy classic Monty Python’s Life of Brian at John Cleese’s alma mater. The Bristol Bad film Club, meanwhile, delivers a feast of dreadful Satanic whupass action in the form of Empire of the Dark.

Follow the links below for further details and screening times. Go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Drama

    The Irishman

    A brief opportunity to see Scorsese's Netflix gangster epic on the big screen

  • Film / Comedy

    Last Christmas

    A festive romcom with a dash of Elf and plenty of Wham!

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Dec 14 2019 - Thursday, Dec 19 2019

  • Film / Drama

    Le Mans ’66

    Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in the story of the battle between Ford and Ferrari

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Dec 14 2019 - Thursday, Dec 19 2019

  • Film / Drama

    The Report

    Dramatisation of the extraordinary true story of the probe into the CIA's use of torture after 9/11

  • Film / Documentary


    Relentlessly upbeat eco-doc structured as a conversation with the director's infant daughter

Event Cinema

Bristol Film Festival

Korean Film Festival

One-Off Screenings

Still Going Strong

  • Film / Fantasy


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

    Multiple theatres: Saturday, Dec 14 2019 - Monday, Dec 23 2019

  • Film / Drama

    The Aeronauts

    Period hot air balloon adventure romp with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones

  • Film / Fantasy

    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Horny old Angelina Jolie returns in Disney's sequel to its adult reworking of Sleeping Beauty

    Vue Cribbs Causeway: Monday, Dec 16 2019

  • Film / Animation

    The Addams Family

    Charles Addams's spooky creation gets an animated update for the Instagram era

    : Saturday, Dec 14 2019 - Wednesday, Dec 18 2019

  • Film / Drama

    The Good Liar

    Career conman Ian McKellen meets his match in the form of Helen Mirren

    : Saturday, Dec 14 2019 & Wednesday, Dec 18 2019

  • Film / Action


    CGI-laden reworking of the war in the Pacific flick from the director of Independence Day

    : Saturday, Dec 14 2019 - Tuesday, Dec 17 2019

  • Film / Animation


    A teen girl escorts a yeti back to his mountain home in this DreamWorks animation

    Multiple theatres: Sunday, Dec 15 2019 & Sunday, Dec 15 2019

  • Film / Drama


    Renée Zellweger is Judy Garland in twilight years biopic

  • Film / Horror


    Killer app targets smartphone users in this latest variation on the techno-horror template

  • Film / Action

    Gemini Man

    Will Smith is targeted by younger clone of himself in Ang Lee's Looper-style sci-fi action thriller

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