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Best New Films: January

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From darkly comical animations to real-life crime thrillers, grab the popcorn and get your cinema fix with our edit of January’s must-see movies…

Brad’s Status

Ben Stiller stars in this humorous drama about a father who suffers a mid-life crisis when he takes his son on a college tour around the East Coast.

In cinemas from 5th January

 

All The Money In The World

Ridley Scott’s enthralling crime thriller about the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III, and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

In cinemas from 5th January

 

Jupiter's Moon

Hungarian film-maker Kornél Mundruczó follows up White God with this odd yet stunningly shot supernatural thriller about a Syrian refugee who discovers he has a superpower.

In cinemas from 5th January

 

Glory

Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity.

In cinemas from 5th January

 

Hostiles

Set in 1892, Christian Bale stars in this violent Western as a legendary Army captain who reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

In cinemas from 5th January

 

A Woman’s Life

Based on Guy de Maupassant’s original novel, A Woman’s Life traces the fluctuating fortunes of Jeanne Le Perthuis des Vauds (Judith Chemla), an aristocratic landowner in 19th-century France, through marriage and motherhood.

In cinemas from 12th January

 

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman delivers an Oscar-worthy performance as Winston Churchill, in Joe Wright’s high-octane political thriller about the newly-appointed British Prime Minister, who is forced with the tense, difficult decision to negotiate with Hitler or fight on in the war against incredible odds.

In cinemas from 12th January

 

Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars

A look at the life and work of singer and guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

In cinemas from 12th January

 

Coco

Pixar’s latest melancholic adventure tells the tale of an aspiring young Mexican musician stuck in the colourful land of the dead.

In cinemas from 19th January

 

The Commuter

Liam Neeson stars in this mystery crime drama about a businessman who gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy on his daily commute home.

In cinemas from 19th January

 

Lover For A Day

After a devastating breakup, the only place 23-year-old Jeanne has to stay in Paris is her father Gilles’ small flat. But when Jeanne arrives, utterly broken-hearted, she is devastated to find her father living with a new girlfriend just a few months older than her.

In cinemas from 19th January

 

The Post

In Steven Spielberg's thrilling drama The Post, Meryl Streep portrays the extraordinary Katharine Graham – the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, the Washington Post – alongside Tom Hanks, who plays her editor Ben Bradlee. Forming an unlikely partnership, together they race to catch-up with the New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four US presidents.

In cinemas from 19th January

 

The Final Year

A unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign policy team during their last year in office.

In cinemas from 19th January

 

Downsizing

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressful lives in favour of a new downsized community where they’ll become instant millionaires – a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

In cinemas from 24th January

 

Early Man

In this adorably comical prehistoric animation, a plucky cave man named Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne) and his sidekick Hognob must unite their tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Noth (voiced by Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age.

In cinemas from 26th January

 

Last Flag Flying

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Comedy drama starring Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell.

In cinemas from 26th January 
 

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