North East Post
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Jack Bottomley
Media Correspondent
6:04 AM 15th April 2024

Silver Screen Weekly - What's Coming Up At The Cinema From Friday 12th April

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 12th April

Back To Black (12a)
Marisa Abela is Amy Winehouse in this biopic from director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy). Telling the story of Amy's life and impact on music, this film sees her rise to stardom from adolescence to releasing one of the best selling albums of all time, Back To Black. Promising to be an emotional celebration of a larger than life star, this film is a must see for her legions of fans. The film co-stars Eddie Marsan, Lesley Manville and Jack O'Connell.

Civil War (15)
From writer/director Alex Garland (Men, Annihilation) comes this near future dystopian war thriller, that follows a team of journalists as they head across an American engulfed in a Second Civil War. Being called frighteningly plausible and an unsettling depiction of a fractured nation that has more than a passing resemblance to our contemporary times, Civil War is a thrilling and alarming motion picture. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny, Wagner Moura, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Nick Offerman. This is an acclaimed piece of filmmaking that hits particularly hard in our current times.

Other releases:
Close Your Eyes (12a) (Spanish-Argentine drama about the sudden disappearance of an actor’s friend years ago.) - Friday 12th April
Opponent (15) (Sweden-set drama about the patriarch of an Iranian family who joins a wrestling club, and deals with a secret from his past.) - Friday 12th April
Ratcatcher (15) (4K restoration 25th anniversary re-release of Lynne Ramsay’s 1999 drama.) - Friday 12th April
Bleeding Love (15) (Drama about a father who embarks on a journey with his estranged daughter, as he tries to help her deal with her drug addiction.) - Friday 12th April
UNSINKABLE: Titanic Untold (12A) (Drama set in the aftermath of the Titanic’s sinking, as a US senator looks into whether this tragedy truly was an act of God.) - Friday 12th April
The Teacher’s Lounge (12a) (German drama about a teacher tasked with discovering which of her students was responsible for a series of thefts, in the process challenging some of her own beliefs.) - Friday 12th April
Exhibition On Screen: John Singer Sargent - Fashion & Swagger (PG) (Documentary looking at the work and life of the late 19th century American expatriate portrait artist.) - Tuesday 16th April
American in Paris - The Musical (12a) (Part of the Big Screen Musicals Season, bringing Christopher Wheeldon’s Tony Award winning stage musical based on the 1951 film to the screen.) - Thursday 18th April (encore shows also on Sunday 21st April at select cinemas)