10 February 2017 Friday Night Premieres
Friday nights are movie nights! And with Oscars season in the air, the release of many highly anticipated motion pictures are coming soon to a picturehouse near you.
Tonight, British audiences get the chance to view two film releases up for Oscar accolades. Fences with four nominations and 20th Century Women for one.
The highly acclaimed drama Fences stars Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress) and Denzel Washington (Best Actor), and is highly toted for best motion picture of the year. Fences, a film-adaption of its original play written by August Wilson (Best Adapted Screenplay), explores the life of a working-class African-American father, Troy Maxson, as he struggles with past regrets and current familial complications in the 1950s, where institutional racism is at its peak. A frustrating, toxic combination of ego, pain and injustice, Fences rawly tackles not only black experience, but also the nature of which our differing environments shape the entirety of our lives.
20th Century Women, the Oscar-nomination for best writing in an original screenplay follows three women as they combat the everyday obstacles of life. As described in The Guardian as “being about nothing specific… it manages to be about everything” the film is sure to touch the hearts of many with a stellar cast including Annette Bening and Elle Fanning.
And if you’re looking for not one, but two quirky narratives detailing the lives of its strong female characters, make sure to check out Prevenge. The seemingly and yet genuinely pregnant writer, director, and star Alice Lowe portrays Ruth, a paranoid mother-to-be who suffers from the delusion that her unborn baby tells her to kill people. In this dark comedy, nothing good can truly happen when you mix pregnancy and revenge.
Less quirky and more kinky, and in a more submissive lead role, the steamy, tumultuous relationship of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele returns to screens in the much anticipated follow-up to Fifty Shades of Grey in Fifty Shades Darker.
With multiple couplings on screen, and after the booming success of The Lego Movie in 2014, fans and critics alike are thrilled for The Lego Batman Movie to hit the cinema this evening. And there you have it -- just a few of the films to hit the cinema tonight. With such a diverse medley of storylines, there’s a little something for everyone.
To see a full list of Oscar nominated films, please visit here
And for links to trailers of all the above mentioned films, see below:
- Photograph: Darren Berry
- Duncan Ward, Director
Photograph: Darren Berry