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From erotic romances to dark, supernatural thrillers, grab the popcorn and get your cinema fix with our edit of February’s must-see movies...
 

The Shape of Water

In this fantasy romance, Sally Hawkins stars as a lonely cleaner working in a top-secret research facility in the 1950s, who falls in love with a scaly underwater creature who is being held in captivity.

In cinemas 14th February
 

Fifty Shades Freed

Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele return in the third instalment of E.L. James’ erotic thriller.

In cinemas now

 

Finding Your Feet

On the eve of her retirement, a middle-class, judgemental snob takes refuge with her bohemian sister after she discovers her husband is having an affair with her best friend. Heart-warming rom-com starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley and Celia Imrie.

In cinemas 23rd February

 

Winchester

Helen Mirren stars in this chilling gothic horror as Sarah Winchester, an eccentric firearms heiress who believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by her company’s firearm – the Winchester rifle.

In cinemas 2nd February

 

I, Tonya

Based on a remarkably far-fetched but sensational true story, which gripped most of the western world back in the early '90s, I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, who orchestrated one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

In cinemas 23rd February

 

Journey’s End

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, Journey’s End tells the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.

In cinemas 2nd February

 

Ladybird

In Greta Gerwig’s charmingly witty semi-autobiographical tale, an outspoken teen is forced to navigate a loving yet turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother, over the course of an eventful and poignant senior year of high school.

In cinemas 16th February

 

Lies We Tell

Gripping thriller starring Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel. When his billionaire boss Demi (Keitel) dies, chauffeur Donald (Byrne) is given one final job – to wipe out any evidence of Demi’s relationship with his Muslim mistress, but when he does so, her dark past pulls him into a life-and-death showdown with her notorious gangster cousin/ex-husband.

In cinemas 2nd February

 

Loveless

An eerie, hypnotic and mysterious thriller about a fraught couple going through a divorce, who must team up to find their son who disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

In cinemas 9th February

 

Makala

Critically acclaimed French documentary about the trials, tribulations, dreams and aspirations of a young farmer earning a living making and selling charcoal in Congo.

In cinemas 2nd February

 

Native

Mysterious sci-fi about two scientists, who are selected to travel across the universe to the source of a distant transmission and potential life.

In cinemas 23rd February

 

The Mercy

Biopic based on the true story of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst, and his attempt to win the first non-stop single-handed round-the-world yacht race in 1968, only to find himself sailing down a path – and dangerous territory – one that would take him to the edge of madness and ultimately his untimely death.

In cinemas 9th February

 

Phantom Thread

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Reynolds Woodcock – a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed waitress, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

In cinemas 2nd February

 

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defence attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career.

In cinemas 2nd February

 

15:17 to Paris

Based on a thwarted terrorist attack on a French train in 2015, Clint Eastwood’s gripping film follows three Americans en route to Paris, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, who successfully overpowered an Islamist terrorist who opened fire on board. A first for cinema, Stone, Sadler and Skarlatos play themselves in the film, which re-enacts their lives up to the incident, and the response they received in the aftermath of the attack.

In cinemas 9th February

 

Dark River

In this dark, emotive thriller, a woman returns to her home village following the death of her father, to claim the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.

In cinemas 23rd February
 

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