Everyone works hard for their cash. So, when visiting the cinema, your decision is all the more important on what to spend a tenner on.
Should you get a Netflix subscription? Or should you venture to your local silver screen? Let us do the research and you make the final call.
Here’s five films that we think deserve your attention this fine February…
BIRDS OF PREY
Director: Cathy Yan
Writer: Christina Hodson
Stars: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Margot Robbie starring with Mary Elizabeth Winstead? Absolutely yes please! Robbie’s Harley Quinn was the scene stealer in Suicide Squad, so this movie is long overdue.
Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Writers: Jesse Armstrong (screenplay by), Nat Faxon (screenplay by)
Stars: Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto, Zach Woods
Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to revaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.
Anything Jesse Armstrong touches is usually top drawer. Succession, Fresh Meat, Peep Show and Four Lions to name a few… I think we will be safe with Downhill.
Director: Autumn de Wilde
Writers: Eleanor Catton (screenplay by), Jane Austen (based on the novel by)
Stars: Tanya Reynolds, Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor
Based on the classic Jane Austen novel.
It wouldn’t be a new month at the cinema without a classic novel getting a movie – so here it is!
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Writers: Michael Winterbottom (screenplay)
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Sophie Cookson, Isla Fisher
Satire about the world of the super-rich.
Winterbottom is back on the big screen with his trusted pal, Steve Coogan. The cast here is very much the best of British, and the film isn’t too shabby either!
THE INVISIBLE MAN
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: H.G. Wells (novel), Leigh Whannell
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge
When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
Our film of February is The Invisible Man. Whannell’s movie Upgrade from a couple of years ago really put him on the map… and the trailer for this one looks like he has ‘upgraded’ his skills even further too.