Best Films to Watch in London and Stream This Week

From Ridley Scott's new epic to the Venom sequel, here's what to watch this weekend at home and in the capital...

UK cinemas are back and here at WLC we couldn't be more pleased about the return to our happy place – a darkened theatre, surrounded by our fellow movie lovers! But we also know 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 Last Duel

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A real life medieval fallout gets a timely adaptation courtesy of Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jodie Comer (read our full review).

 

Never Gonna Snow Again

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A mysterious masseur casts a strange and hypnotic spell over a rich community in this intoxicating, contemporary Polish fairy tale (read out full review).

 

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A scenery-chewing Tom Hardy returns with this unashamedly trashy superhero sequel, helmed by Andy Serkis and co-starring Woody Harrelson.

 

Ron's Gone Wrong

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

A bullied kid finds a friend in a not-quite-right robot companion in this charming animated yarn about the dangers of Big Tech.

 

The Velvet Underground

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes or watch it on Apple TV+

Todd Haynes makes his documentary film debut with this celebratory overview of the one of the most iconic bands of the ‘60s (read our full review).

 

The Beta Test

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

Jim Cummings writes, directs and stars in a timely satire about a philandering Hollywood agent who gets caught up in a sex scandal.

 

The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes or watch it on Curzon Home Cinema

Writer-director Karim Aïnouz explores the unfulfilling lives of two sisters in this evocative and beautifully acted melodrama set in 1950s Brazil (read our full review).

Still in Cinemas and Streaming

My Little Sister

Where to watch it: Get London showtimes

The great Nina Hoss gives a remarkable performance in this affecting tale of a brother and sister facing a tragic diagnosis (read our full review).

 

No Sudden Move

Where to watch it: Now

Steven Soderbergh delivers another entertaining heist flick, this time set in the 1950s and starring Don Cheadle and Benicio del Toro (read our full review).

 

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Where to watch it: Various digital platforms

The legendary neurologist and thinker gets a beautifully honest and intimate documentary profile, filmed in the months preceding his death.

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Reviews

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn review – raucously funny takedown of modern society

Rude, irreverent, stupid and yet cuttingly witty and intelligent, Radu Jude’s Berlin winner is like Brass Eye by way of Slavoj Žižek

Encanto review – lively Disney animation can’t escape a muddled story

The House of Mouse's 60th animated feature is gorgeous to look at, but it's let down by a confusing narrative and forgettable songs

Lapwing review – 16th-century drama of bristling brutality

Philip Stevens’ unsettling debut, set on the Lincolnshire coast, tells of a forbidden romance between a mute woman and a Romani man

Pirates review – zippy and funny ’90s nostalgia trip

Reggie Yates' directorial debut, set over the course of a single New Year's Eve in London, is both deeply personal and light as a feather