UK Cinema Releases: Friday 19th November 2010


Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I (Warner Bros.): The penultimate film in the Harry Potter series arrives in cinemas on the usual tidal wave of hype. Given the length of the final book, Warner Bros made the necessary (and profitable) decision to split them into two films.

In this film, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) leave Hogwarts and โ€“ following clues left by the late Dumbledore โ€“ go in search of artifacts known as Horcruxes which will help them kill Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), whilst avoiding the clutches of his followers.

Darker in tone than the previous films, the standout sequences involve some old fashioned trickery: a Mission Impossible-style break-in to the Ministry of Magic provides laughs and tension through clever use of actors and sound, whilst old-school animation powers a striking episode explaining the Deathly Hallows of the title.

The huge fanbase and family audiences around the world are going to lap this up and there is no doubt that another Potter-fuelled box office bonanza of around ยฃ60m is on the cards, even though the climactic Part 2 next summer will probably be the bigger hit. [Empire Leicester Square, Vue West End & Nationwide / 12A]

* Read my full review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One by clicking here *


Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (New Wave Films): The winner of this yearโ€™s Palme Dโ€™Or at Cannes is the story of the last days in the life of its title character. He then experiences his past lives along with the ghost of his dead wife and his lost son who has returned in a non-human form. Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, it was loved by some – but not all – critics at Cannes. [Key Cities / 12A]

Broken Sun (Metrodome Distribution): A drama about a World War One veteran who encounters an escaped Japanese POW on his farm in rural Australia in 1944. Directed by Brad Haynes, it stars Rudi Baker, Galvin Scott Davis and Kuni Hashimoto. [Selected Key Cities / 15]

Chico And Rita (CinemaNX): A British/Spanish animated feature from directors Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, which is the story of love and heartbreak, set against backdrops of Havana, New York, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Paris in the late 1940s and early ’50s. [Picturehouse Clapham, Gate, Greenwich, Ritzy & Key Cities / 15]

Dream Home (Network Releasing): A Hong Kong horror film about a desperate telesales agent who goes to extreme lengths to get a flashy apartment. Directed by Ho-Cheung Pang and Pang Ho-Cheung, it stars Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Eason Chan, Josie Ho and Michelle Ye. [Cineworld Shaftesbury Ave., Showcase Newham, Vue Shepherds Bush & Key Cities / 18]

Fathers Of Girls (Soda Pictures): A British drama starring Ray Winstone as a provincial solicitor who struggles to cope after his wife dies and his daughter leaves home for college. Co-written and co-directed by Ethem Cetintas and Karl Howman. [Empire Leicester Square, Genesis Mile End & Key Cities / 15]

Peeping Tom: 50th Anniversary (Optimum Releasing): Michael Powellโ€™s classic 1960 film about a creepy photographer has been digitally restored for a 50th anniversary release at UK cinemas and on Blu-ray. [Curzon Mayfair & Key Cities / 15]

Robinson In Ruins (bfi Distribution): Narrated by Vanessa Redgrave, this documentary by Patrick Keiller is a sequel to Keiller’s previous films, London (1994) and Robinson in Space (1997). It explores the journey of the fictional titular character around the south of England. [BFI Southbank & Key Cities / U]

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UK Cinema Releases: November 2010


Another Year (12A) / Momentum Pictures [Cineworld Haymarket, Curzon Soho, Everyman, Screen On Baker St. & N’wide]
Due Date (15) / Warner Bros. [Nationwide]
Fit / Peccadillo Pictures [Shortwave, Tricycle & Key Cities]
Golmaal 3 (Eros) [C’Worlds Feltham, Ilford, Wood Green, Vue Acton & Key Cities]
Jackass 3D (18) / Paramount [Vue West End & Nationwide]
Let Me In (12A) / Paramount/Icon [Odeon West End & Nationwide]
Mammoth (15) / Soda Pictures [Odeon Panton Street & Key Cities]
Red & White (Kaleidoscope Entertainment) [Key Cities]


Aftershock / Metrodome Distribution [Apollo Piccadilly Circus]
brilliantlove / Soda Pictures [Curzon Renoir & Key Cities]
A Day In the Life – Four Portraits Of Post-War Britain (U) / bfi Distribution [BFI Southbank & Key Cities]
The Edge Of Dreaming / Cinefile
Into Eternity / Dogwoof [ICA Cinema & Key Cities]
My Afternoons With Margueritte (15) / Picturehouse Entertainment [Cine Lumiere, Curzon Mayfair, Everyman, Gate & Nationwide]
Skyline / Paramount/Momentum [Cineworld Shaftesbury Ave., Vue West End & Nationwide]
We Are What We Are (15) / Artificial Eye [Curzon Soho, Odeon Covent Gdn., Screen On The Green, Vue Islington & Nationwide]
You Again (U) / Walt Disney [Empire Leicester Square & Nationwide]


Adrift (12A) / Revolver Entertainment [Key Cities]
Broken Sun (15) / Metrodome Distribution [Selected Key Cities]
Chico And Rita (15) / CinemaNX [Picurehouse Clapham, Gate, Greenwich, Ritzy & Key Cities]
Dream Home (18) / Network Releasing [Cineworld Shaftesbury Ave., Showcase Newham, Vue Shepherds Bush & Key Cities]
Fathers Of Girls / Soda Pictures [Empire Leicester Square, Genesis Mile End & Key Cities]
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I (12A) / Warner Bros. [Empire Leicester Square, Vue West End & Nationwide]
Peeping Tom: 50th Anniversary (15) / Optimum Releasing [Curzon Mayfair & Key Cities]
Robinson In Ruins (U) / bfi Distribution [BFI Southbank & Key Cities]
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (12A) / New Wave Films [Key Cities]


Unstoppable (12A) / 20th Century Fox [Vue West End & Nationwide]
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (15) / Momentum Pictures
The American (15) / Universal [Empire Leicester Square & Nationwide]
Break Ke Baad / Reliance Big Entertainment [Cineworlds Feltham, Ilford, Wandsworth, Woodgreen & Nationwide]
Leap Year / Axiom Films [Key Cities]
London Boulevard / Entertainment [Nationwide]
Machete (18) / Sony Pictures [Nationwide]
An Ordinary Execution / Arrow Films [Cine Lumiere, Clapham Picturehouse & Nationwide]
The Scar Crow (18) / Metrodome Distribution [Selected Key Cities]
Tere Ishq Nachaya / Eros [Cineworlds Feltham, Ilford, Wood Green & Key Cities]
Waiting For Superman (PG) / Paramount/Vantage [Curzon Soho & Picturehouse Clapham]

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