Jack Bottomley, Media Correspondent

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema - From Friday 2 December

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 2nd December

Violent Night (15)

David Harbour (Stranger Things, Hellboy, Black Widow) is Santa Claus, only this St. Nick isn’t so jolly, especially when a group of mercenaries (led by John Leguizamo) have taken a family hostage, with a little girl who is on his nice list, urging Santa into action. These baddies will be getting way more than a lump of coal for Christmas too! In this darkly comic action film that comes from some of the makers of John Wick, this film offers season’s beatings aplenty and looks to be a brutal, action-packed and enormously entertaining alternative Christmas cracker! Expect this one to inspire a following in Christmases to come!

Other releases:
Summering (12a) (a coming of age story concerning four friends on the cusp of a new adventure in life) - Friday 2nd December
Goodbye, Don Glees! (12a) (anime treasure tale set on a vacation in Iceland) - Friday 2nd December
Casablanca (PG) (re-release of the 1942 romantic classic, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains) - Friday 2nd December
The Infernal Machine (15) (mystery thriller starring Guy Pearce about a reclusive controversial author drawn into a dangerous game by cryptic letters from an obsessed fan) - Friday 2nd December
Three Minutes: A Lengthening (12a) (Helena Bonham Carter narrates this documentary about a 16mm film looking at the lives of a Jewish community in a Polish village on the brink of WWII) - Friday 2nd December
NW200 - The Real Road Race (12a) (documentary about the Northern Irish motor sporting event) - Friday 2nd December
White Noise (12a) (Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig and Don Cheadle star in Noah Baumbach’s drama about American life and the apocalypse, inspired by Don DeLillo’s book) - Friday 2nd December (also released on Netflix)
Lynch/Oz (15) (compelling documentary that explores the influence The Wizard of Oz has on director David Lynch’s work) - Friday 2nd December
India Sweets and Spices (12a) (comedy about a college freshman who return home only to find secrets in her parent’s past that make her question everything) - Friday 2nd December
Tori & Lokita (15) (a young boy and adolescent girl face the world together, as they travel to Belgium from Africa) - Friday 2nd December
North Circular (TBC) (documentary through music about Dublin’s North Inner City) - Friday 2nd December
The Muppet Christmas Carol (U) (30th anniversary restored re-release of the Charles Dickens festive tale turned Muppets movie classic, starring Michael Caine) - Friday 2nd December
Fanny and Alexander (15) (re-release of Ingmar Bergman’s 1982 Swedish drama) - Friday 2nd December
Dawn Breaks Behind The Eyes (18) (mysterious horror about a couple who spend an eternity in a castle, until their reality begins to alter) - Friday 2nd December
CBeebies Panto: Dick Whittington and His Cat (U) - Friday 2nd December
The Nutcracker Ballet – Royal Opera House, London 2022 (12a) - Thursday 8th December