Jack Bottomley, Media Correspondent

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 3 February 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 3 February

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (PG)
Puss in Boots is back in swashbuckling action in Dreamworks Animation’s acclaimed sequel. The Last Wish catches up with our cream-lapping hero Puss (Antonio Banderas), as he reaches the scary realisation that he has used up eight of his nine lives, and in this last life faces a dark threat that is calling for him. To escape his fate, Puss goes on a daring adventure to a mystical land to find the magical wishing star and have his wish for replenished lives granted. But he isn’t the only one who hopes to be wishing upon a star! Critics have called The Last Wish "a purrrfect family film and "a must-see cinematic spectacle” that is not to be missed. Co-starring the vocal talents of Salma Hayek, Olivia Colman, Florence Pugh, Ray Winstone and Harvey Guillen.

The Whale (15)
Brendan Fraser cements his breathtaking cinematic comeback with an Oscar nominated performance that is as heartbreaking as it is powerful. He is Charlie, a reclusive English teacher who is eating himself slowly to death, but in a last act of redemption, he seeks to mend the relationship with his teenage daughter Ellie (Sadie Sink). The Whale is based on the 2012 play by Samuel D. Hunter (who wrote the screenplay for this film) and alongside director Darren Aronofsky, they have delivered a film that is complex, human and poignant, and which has rightly won round acclaim for its sublime central performance from Fraser.

Knock At The Cabin (15)
Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan returns with another mind bending high concept horror thriller based on the novel by Paul G. Tremblay. The film sees a couple and their daughter vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods, when four armed strangers arrive, take them hostage, and urge them to make a terrifying choice, sacrifice one of the family or face the end of the world. Starring Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird and Abby Quinn, Shyamalan’s latest looks to be as thought-provoking as it is palm sweating.

Other releases:
She is Love (15) (Romantic drama about a divorced couple unexpectedly rekindling their love at an inn getaway.) - Friday 3rd February
You Resemble Me (15) (Drama following the separation of two sisters, as the eldest runs away, completely changing herself to find a place in society.) - Friday 3rd February
Saint Omer (12a) (Legal drama about a journalist who witnesses the trial of a woman and soon changes her entire outlook on the case and the accused.) - Friday 3rd February
EO (15) (Acclaimed Polish road movie drama about a Polish circus donkey, who experiences Europe, living through the good and the bad of the human race.) - Friday 3rd February
Husband (15) (British documentary about a married couple filming their stressful trip to New York for a book tour.) - Friday 3rd February
I Get Knocked Down (15) (Documentary following musician Dunstan Bruce on his journey of redemption.) - Friday 3rd February
Roman Holiday (U) (70th anniversary 4K Restoration of William Wyler’s 1953 romantic comedy classic, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.) - Friday 3rd February
Heading West: A Story About A Band Called Shooglenifty (12a) (Documentary following the Scottish folk band, in particular the band’s late frontman Angus R. Grant.) - Friday 3rd February