New Films In UK Cinemas: 16th February – 22nd February

Feb 14 2018 BY Andrew Turner

Father Figures (Friday 16th February)

In the United Kingdom, the months of January and February are where we get to see a lot of Oscar-nominated films. For a film fan such as myself, this is the best time of the year. Still, this does not mean that these are the only types of films to see in UK cinemas at this time. We have already had Black Panther, the latest instalment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), be released in addition to Maze Runner: The Death Cure which is in the young adult genre.


We now have a comedy about to be released starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms called Father Figures. The story of the film is about two brothers, played by Wilson and Helms, who try to find their biological father. Owen Wilson and Ed Helms have individually been in comedies that I have found very entertaining such as Wedding Crashers and The Hangover. If you like those films and these comedic talents, then Father Figures may be worth your time. The film also stars Christopher Walken so if you need more encouragement to see this film, that should be more than enough.



Lady Bird (Friday 16th February)

As I said, Oscar films are not the only films to be released during this time of year. Nonetheless, we have a few more Oscar films to come out and the next one is Lady Bird. This film, directed by Greta Gerwig, has received critical acclaim for its story, performances, direction and fresh take on coming-of-age themes. The story is set in Sacramento, California and the main protagonist is a senior high-school student who calls herself ‘Lady Bird’. She clashes with her mother about her future. Lady Bird has been nominated for five Oscars and three BAFTA’s. It should be highly ranked on your list of films to see if you love Oscar films and/or coming-of-age films.




Additionally, the cast members of the film include talent such as Saoirse RonanLaurie Metcalf and Tracy LettsLucas Hedges and Timothée Chalamet are also in Lady Bird. Hedges was in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri while Chalamet was in Call Me By Your Name which are also films nominated for awards at the 2018 Oscars. When you consider all of the above, I would contend that a lot of reasons exist for you to see Lady Bird in UK cinemas when you get the chance.


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