This is a new weekly feature where I will highlight 5 films or TV shows that are launching in the UK this week. It is set to be a slightly slow week but there are still some stand outs.
The Hunt – 11th March
The film that was delayed almost six months due to its content involving gun violence, this controversial blumhouse film features a stacked cast including the likes of Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Glenn Howerton, and Hilary Swank.
Breeders – 12th March
Martin Freeman stars (and co-created) this Sky One comedy about parents of young children, struggling to cope with the life they now find themselves living. Freeman is a British TV legend at this point and hopefully this can be another one to add to the collection.
Bacurau – 13th March
Described as a ‘weird western film’, this Brazilian movie won the Jury prize at last years Cannes film festival, the same festival that also awarded Parasite and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, so it is in very good company.
Lost Girls – 13th March
This Netflix drama revolves around a mother trying to continue the search for her missing daughter, and in the process uncovers a sprawling set of crimes committed by the ‘Long Island Serial Killer’. It stars Amy Ryan, Thomasin McKenzie, and Lola Kirke.
Belgravia – 15th March
Julian Fellows, the creator and writer of Downton Abbey, returns with another historical period drama for ITV, with the plot beginning two days before the battle of Waterloo. Tasmin Greig, Philip Glenister, and Alice Eve are among the leads.