When the film Adulthood was released in UK cinemas in June 2008, its opening weekend grossed more money than the freshly released Sex and the City. In the wake of its success, a spate of new and gritty urban films has been drawing audiences to cinemas in increasing numbers, with films such as Shank and Dead Man Running bringing new vigor to the UK film industry. Despite their success, though, the issue of black representation is never far away. With a panel debate titled “The New Blaxploitation?” taking place as a part of London’s Across the Street, Around the World festival, Best For Film went to investigate.
Casting your eye around for a new release to watch next week? Bored of the old stuff, and looking for something spanking fresh? We’ve got all the info you need right here. All the films released as of today (26th March) are listed below, so if you see something you fancy, there’s no need to dely your cinema trip. Enjoy!