Bros: After the Screaming Stops
(15) (Joe Pearlman, David Soutar, 2018, UK) 98 mins
Documentary about mid-1980s boyband Bros, with the focus very much on how the Goss brothers transitioned from teen megastars to a postfame existence.
Burn the Stage: The Movie (U) (Jun-Soo Park, 2018, Indo) 84 mins
The seven-member Korean boyband BTS get their own film, on the back of K-pop’s increasing international success. (Out on Thu)
The Grinch (U) (Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier, 2018, US) 90 mins
A new animated adaptation of the Dr Seuss children’s Christmas classic, with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the anti-holiday meanie.
The Marvellous Mabel Normand
A touring package of shorts for the BFI’s Comedy Genius season, featuring the underappreciated silentera star Normand.
Overlord (18) (Julius Avery, 2018, US) 109 mins Second world war horror from
the JJ Abrams stable, following an army unit fighting off monsters created by a Nazi experiment.
Thugs of Hindostan (12A) (Vijay Krishna Acharya, 2018, India) 164 mins
Large-scale Bollywood period action, with Amitabh Bachchan, set against the British invaders’ attempt to suppress the Thuggee bandit culture.
Waru (15) (Renae Maihi, Paula Whetu Jones et al, 2017, NZ) 86 mins
Eight-part film – with eight different female directors – exploring the trauma to Maori culture when a young boy dies after care-giver abuse.