Jack Bottomley, Media Correspondent

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema - From 7 October

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 7th October

Amsterdam (15)
From the Oscar nominated director of Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, Amsterdam is a 1930s set star-laden mystery comedy drama, which centres on three friends - a doctor, a lawyer and a nurse (Christian Bale, John David Washington and Margot Robbie) - who become entangled in the murder plot of a US senator. With a cast to die for, which includes Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldana, Taylor Swift, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Rami Malek, Taylor Swift and Robert De Niro, this ensemble caper is a must see on the big screen.

The Lost King (12a)
From director Stephen Frears, The Lost King depicts a part-fictionalisation of the true story of the discovery of King Richard III’s remains beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012. Starring Sally Hawkins as Philippa Langley, the woman who contributed to the legendary discovery, and co-starring Steve Coogan (who also co-wrote the film), The Lost King is a unique telling of a landmark discovery tale, which looks at the struggles certain people face to be heard and respected, even - or especially - when on the verge of history.

The Woman King (15)
This critically acclaimed true life inspired historical action epic stars Viola Davis as Nanisca, a general of the Agojie, an all female warrior unit, who defended the African kingdom of Dahomey. Director Gina Prince-Bythewood's 1820s set story has been praised for its performances, set pieces and inspiring story. Co-starring Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim and John Boyega, this visionary piece of filmmaking is being called “this Generation’s Gladiator” and is a powerful story very well told.

Previews Saturday 8th October and 9th October

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (PG)
Based on the beloved children's book by Bernard Waber and starring Shawn Mendes as the voice of Lyle, this film sees a New York family meet the singing crocodile who changes their lives. Co-starring Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy and Javier Bardem, this is a movie full of heart and offering fun for the entire family, and it is a story you will fall in love with. The film is released officially from the 14th October, but is showing this weekend on previews!

Other releases:
Vengeance (15) (mystery thriller about a writer who attempts to uncover the mystery of a girl he once knew) - Friday 7th October
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (30th Anniversary 4K Restoration) (18) (Gary Oldman heads up a divine cast in this stunning re-release of Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic horror classic) - Friday 7th October
Nothing Compares (15) (documentary charting the life and career of Sinéad O’Connor) - Friday 7th October
The Cordillera of Dreams (12a) (documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán’s ode to his home country of Chile) - Friday 7th October
After Blue (Dirty Paradise) (18) (artistic sexually charged fantasy sci-fi) - Friday 7th October
Vicky (documentary into one woman’s fight to survive and expose the Irish cervical cancer debacle) - Friday 7th October
Pure Grit (documentary about a female Native American extreme bareback horse rider) - Friday 7th October
Aida Royal Opera House London 2022 - Wednesday 12th October
The Legend of Maula Jatt (historical Punjab-set action thriller) - Thursday 13th October
Dr Who Am I (documentary about a Dr Who screenwriter who is reintroduced to the shows fandom) - Thursday 13th October