Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Jack Bottomley
Media Correspondent
8:30 AM 31st October 2023

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 27 October 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 27th October

Retribution (12a)
Liam Neeson is back in action in his latest action vehicle (literally)! The story sees Neeson play Matt Turner, a financier at Nanite Capital in Berlin, whose job is straining his relationship somewhat with his wife and kids. However, one morning on the school run, Matt is contacted by an anonymous caller, who has informed him that there is a pressure-triggered explosive under the car seat that will go off unless Matt does exactly as this mysterious bomber asks. Retribution is a riveting thriller that sees Neeson do what he does best!

Doctor Jekyll (18)
Eddie Izzard stars in this bold and intoxicating take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic story, as Izzard plays the eponymous doctor who has taken the pharmaceutical industry to new heights but her success came at a cost and has forced her into isolation with her demons! This modern re-imagining from the iconic Hammer Horror studios is a film that demands to be seen and experienced and boasts a delightful lead performance in a psychedelic horror drama tour de force.

Other releases:
How To Save The Immortal (PG) (Animated family feature about an immortal, who has been unfortunate in pursuing love for generations, being taken on a whole new unexpected journey.) - Friday 27th October
The Killer (15) (Director David Fincher’s latest thriller following a potentially unravelling cold and calculating professional killer, starring Michael Fassbender.) - Friday 27th October (also on Netflix)
Beetlejuice (12a) (35th anniversary re-release of Tim Burton’s beloved 1988 dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder and Alec Baldwin.) - Friday 27th October
Deep Fear (15) (British thriller about a sailor in shark-infested waters who rescues people from a shipwreck, that might not be what they appear.) - Friday 27th October
Time Addicts (18) (Dark comedy Australian fantasy about two addicts who steal time travelling drugs, triggering future events.) - Friday 27th October
Beyond Utopia (15) (Powerful documentary looking at the North Korean regime and the deadly risks any defectors face.) - Friday 27th October
Fanny: The Other Mendelssohn (PG) (British documentary charting the life of the German composer.) - Friday 27th October
20,000 Species of Bees (12a) (Spanish drama about an eight year old struggling with their gender identity during a holiday at their grandmother’s beekeeping home.) - Friday 27th October
Savage Waters (12a) (British documentary looking at surfers circumnavigating the Atlantic’s most dangerous waves.) - Friday 27th October
Suitable Flesh (18) (Supernatural horror following a psychiatrist drawn to a patient with severe personality disorder.) - Friday 27th October
Peeping Tom (15) (4K Restoration re-release of Michael Powell’s pioneering 1960 voyeuristic psychological horror.)
Typist Artist Pirate King (12a) (British drama following an artist with mental health and her psychiatric nurse on a trip to an art gallery in Sunderland.) - Friday 27th October
12th Fail (12a) (Hindi drama about a young man from a poorer background going through exams to get into the police.) - Friday 27th October
Cat Person (15) (Psychological thriller following a university student dating an older man, when things start to turn sinister.) - Friday 27th October
Exhibition On Screen: Klimt And The Kiss 2023 (Art Exhibition event cinema) - Monday 30th October