Lancashire Times
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Jack Bottomley
Media Correspondent
12:00 AM 1st December 2023

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 1st December 2023

Our film critic and media correspondent has been looking and trawling the new releases. Here's what you can see on the big screen this week.

From Friday 1st December

Eileen (15)
Director William Oldroyd adapts Ottessa Moshfegh 2015 novel for the big screen in this acclaimed psychological thriller. Set in 1960s Boston, the film tells the story of Eileen Dunlop (Last Night in Soho’s Thomasin McKenzie) who works at a juvenile detention facility, where she is captivated by a new counsellor (Anne Hathaway), who seems to help her with her own personality, but may be drawing her into something deeper and darker. Critics have praised this as a worthwhile adaptation of the source material, with magnetic lead performances and a twisty tale of obsession that will really get in your head.

Other releases:
There’s Something In The Barn (15) (Scandinavian horror comedy about an American family that has relocated to Norway and are besieged by murderous Elves.) - Friday 1st December
Elf (PG) (20th anniversary re-release of Jon Favreau’s modern Christmas classic from 2003, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf.) - Friday 1st December
Scarface (18) (40th anniversary 4K restored re-release of Brian De Palma’s 1973 crime classic, starring Al Pacino.) - Friday 1st December
Saving Private Ryan (15) (25th anniversary re-release of Steven Spielberg’s revered 1998 WW2 war classic, starring Tom Hanks.) - Friday 1st December
Fallen Leaves (12a) (Finish romantic drama about a man and a woman who form a relationship, potentially impacted by his alcoholism.) - Friday 1st December
Totem (12a) (Mexican drama about a seven year old girl helping her family prepare for her terminally ill father’s surprise birthday party.) - Friday 1st December
Queendom (15) (Documentary following a Russian performance artist using their work, social media and identity in protest of prejudice, war and police brutality.) - Friday 1st December
Battle Over Britain (15) (WWII drama about a weary RAF crew defending Britain.) - Friday 1st December
Femme (18) (Impactful British revenge thriller about a drag performer, three months after a brutal homophobic attack, encounter their closeted attacker.) - Friday 1st December
CBeebies Christmas Panto 2023: Robin Hood (U) (Festive pantomime retelling of the iconic story and characters.) - Friday 1st December
Teddy’s Christmas (U) (Norwegian festive family film following a young girl trying to win a teddy bear toy from a fair stall.) - Friday 1st December
Yoshiki: Under The Sky (12a) (Documentary about a concert staged by a Japanese musician and about his life and recent losses.) - Friday 1st December
Renaissance: A Film By Beyonce (15) (Concert film following the legendary singer on her Renaissance Tour.) - Friday 1st December
Andre Rieu’s White Christmas (PG) (Filmed Christmas concert from Andre Rieu and his orchestra.) - Saturday 2nd December
Smyrna (15) (Greek drama following the Baltatzis family whose lives come under threat as the Turkish army prepares to occupy Smyrna in 1922.) - Monday 4th December
NCT Nation: To The World In Cinemas (U) (K-Pop boyband NCT perform their first ever live concert in Incheon, South Korea.) - Wednesday 6th December
One Brit Wonder (TBC) (Self-aware Documentary following musician James Blunt still touring and “fighting for relevance” years after his hit fame.) - Wednesday 6th December