Best Films to Watch in London and Stream This Week

With UK cinemas now open for business, we highlight the best of what's new, from an Oscar winner to a very anxious comedy

And we're back! After what's felt like an endless limbo, UK cinemas have finally reopened their doors. Of course, WLC couldn't be happier about the return to our happy place – a darkened theatre, surrounded by our fellow movie lovers. But we also understand that maybe everyone's not ready yet. That's why our team has you covered with all the latest releases, be it in cinemas, or streaming from the comfort of your own home…

 

New in Cinemas and Streaming

The Father

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Anthony Hopkins gives an Oscar-winning turn as a man in the throes of dementia in writer-director Florian Zeller’s remarkable adaptation of his own stage play (read our full review).

 

Shiva Baby

Where to watch it: MUBI

A young woman accidentally bumps into her sugar daddy at a Jewish funeral in this hilarious, pressure cooker of a comedy starring Rachel Sennott (read our full review).

 

Nobody

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Taken meets John Wick in a relentlessly brutal, bone-crunching thriller, which makes an unlikely action star of Breaking Bad funnyman Bob Odenkirk (read our full review).

 

Fargo

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The Coens’ snow-covered, neo-noir masterpiece, “based on a true story,” returns to cinemas for its 25th anniversary – you betcha!

 

Mandabi

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This 1968 Senegalese classic, now re-released in 4K, tells the story of a simple man – played by Makhourédia Guèye – whose life is thrown into complete chaos after receives money from a relative in French.

Still in Cinemas…

A Quiet Place Part II

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Sshh! Writer-director John Krasinski returns with the follow-up to his acclaimed horror, as the remaining Abbotts continue their fight for survival in a silent world (read our full review).

 

After Love

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This quiet drama sees Joanna Scanlan give a career best performance as a grieving widow whom learns that her husband was leading a secret life.

 

Gunda

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Russian director Victor Kossakovsky’s completely wordless – but utterly gripping – documentary about the life of a sow and her piglet makes for a truly unique experience.

 

The Killing of Two Lovers

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A man finds his life spiralling out of control after he splits from his wife in this stark and gripping thriller-drama from debut filmmaker Robert Machoian (read our full review).

 

First Cow

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Kelly Reichardt delivers another brilliantly subversive tale of the Old West, this time centered around the exploits of an “oily cake” business in 1820s Oregon (read our full review).

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Reviews

In the Heights review – intoxicating musical is the film of the summer

Jon M. Chu's screen adaptation of the acclaimed Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is a relentlessly joyous explosion of life and colour

One in a Thousand review – a well-crafted tale of young queer love

Writer-director Clarisa Navas helms an impressive and highly personal story of romance set in a poor neighbourhood in Argentina

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard review – a heinous and incomprehensible sequel

Ryan Reynolds's self-aware schtick wears dangerously thin in an ugly follow-up that seems to hate its own cast and audience

Fargo review – a yahsterpiece of the highest order

Is the Coens' chilly neo-noir about a simple kidnapping plot gone very wrong still as inspired as it was back in 1996? You betcha!