Run time: 1h 35m
The first fully painted feature film, ‘Loving Vincent’ explores the mind of one of the world’s greatest artists and stars Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan and Chris O’Dowd.
He is believed to have killed himself, but he seemingly went from completely calm to suicidal in just a few short weeks. In van Gogh’s own style of painting, we go along on an exploration into his extraordinary life and mysterious death.
Run time: 1h 52m
In this heartwarming true story, Abdul Karim (Bollywood star Ali Fazal) arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria (Dame Judi Dench) questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity. Also featuring comedian Eddie Izzard as The Prince of Wales, returning to serious acting, and Sir Michael Gambon (the Harry Potter series) this all-star cast fantastically tell a less-well known but inspiring story.
Directed by Stephen Frears (working with Dench again following the award-winning 'Philomena') this surprisingly funny film will leave you even more in admiration of the natiional icon.
*Please note the screening on Monday 20th November at 2pm will have Hard of Hearing subtitles. The same format applies but with closed captions along the bottom of the screen.
Run time: 1h 52m
Directed by Academy Awards nominee Hany Abu-Assad and starring Academy Awards winner Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, two strangers must forge a connection in order to make it home. After barely surviving a dramatic plane crash and finding themselves stranded, they have to battle the extreme elements of remote snow covered mountains, and the pair's own differences and fears.
When they truly realize help is not coming, they begin to understand that they absolutely need each other. They embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of freezing, perilous wilderness, pushing one another to endure and discovering strength they never knew possible.
Run time: 1h 57m
‘Breathe’ tells the extraordinary true story of Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield), an upper-class young, daring man whose life was changed forever after polio left him paralysed at the age of 28. Unable to move from the neck down and given only three months to live, he became a pioneering advocate for disabled people. He and his wife Diana (played by Claire Foy, 'The Crown') travelled the world in an inspiring and enlightening journey, trying to improve and transform the lives of other people like Robin.
'Breathe' is the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, English actor and film motion capture pioneer, and opened the BFI London Film Festival as a beacon for remarkable British talent.
Run time: 1h 43m
Maysaloun Hamoud's 'In Between' follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli-Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring to lead and the restrictions still imposed on them by a the country and their families.
Starring Mouna Hawa, Shaden Kanboura and Sana Jammelieh.
Run time: 2h 43m
The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott's science fiction masterpiece takes us back to the dark future of the original to find a new blade runner, Officer K, searching for the missing Rick Deckard.
‘Blade Runner 2049’ brings Harrison Ford back to his iconic role, and sees the acclaimed director of ‘Arrival’ put his stamp on the dystopian cyberpunk future.
Also starring Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas and Jared Leto.
Frozen run time: 1h 48m
Olaf's Frozen Adventure run time: 21m
A feisty girl embarks on an epic journey to banish the freeze from her kingdom in Disney's magical animation. As an eternal winter grips the land, young Anna (Kristen Bell) realises who's responsible. Her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) has been cursed from birth with the dangerous ability to create ice and snow. Now impetuous, daring and tenacious optimist Anna must track Elsa down in a race against time to save the kingdom.
In 'Olaf's Frozen Adventure', we revisit Arendelle this 21-minute featurette welcoming back the the original cast and featuring four new songs. Olaf (Josh Gad) is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna, Elsa and Kristoff (Jonathan Groff). Directed by Emmy-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson.
Run time: 1h 45m
When Ry Cooder gathered together the legends of Cuban Jazz for a unprecedented collaborative effort, the Buena Vista Social Club was born.
Wim Wenders' documentary profiles the remarkable musicians, recording their experiences as they perform in Cuba and abroad, eventually appearing at New York's Carnegie Hall.
Wenders' film helped to immortalise both the music and its now-famous practitioners who had been living in near poverty, all but forgotten in their own country.
Screening from a newly restored digital print, previously unavailable for many years.
This is going to look and sound fantastic on the big screen!
Run time: 1h 44m
This unique and brilliant horror-satire explores the internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia, following the death of Joseph Stalin, and is told with a darkly comic twist.
In this new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci, a superb cast (featuring Michael Palin and Jason Isaacs) tell the true story about a dangerous power vaccum inside the highest levels of government. The core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.
Run time: 1h 59m
Wrap up against the cold for Tomas Alfredson's ‘The Snowman’, a chilling crime thriller starring Michael Fassbender that brings Jo Nesbo’s hugely successful novels to life.
Harry works with the Oslo Crime Squad, and quickly learns that the woman who owned the scarf has disappeared. Looking deeper into the case, it becomes apparent that whoever is responsible for her disappearance has been around for a very long time…
Run time: 2h 10m
Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
Run time: 1h 54m
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.
From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.
*Please note the screening on Thursday 14th December at 2pm will have Hard of Hearing subtitles. The same format applies but with closed captions along the bottom of the screen.
Run time: 1h 44m
Under-appreciated and overburdened moms Amy, Kiki and Carla rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. As if creating the perfect holiday for their families isn't hard enough, they'll have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own respective mothers when they come to visit.
Run time: 1h 58m
The true story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Justice; finds Chadwick Boseman step confidently from the realm of Marvel’s upcoming ‘Black Panther’ to become the real-life hero of millions of Americans.
Marshall tells the story of his youth where he, as lawyer working for the NAACP, is dispatched to conservative 1940’s Connecticut, along with his new partner Sam Friedman (Josh Gad). Marshall is tasked to defend a black man, Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown), charged with the rape and attempted murder of a white society woman (Kate Hudson).
The film includes everything a stirring court room drama needs; long motivated speeches, hair raising cross-examinations of witnesses and plenty of twists. However, this does not fall into the realm of cliché; director Reginald Hudlin has certainly done his research by pulling these from the record of the court case in question.
(Research Jack Yates)
Run time: 1h 46m
Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in the real life tale of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame, who went from not being able to say no in Oklahoma and playing the wayward small-town floozy in It's a Wonderful Life, to living in Liverpool with her much younger lover Peter Turner and his family.
Adapted from Turner’s own memoir, Paul McGuigan’s consummate study of a truly extraordinary relationship is filled with humour, passion and insight, effortlessly capturing the connection, both emotional and physical, between the pair. Flying dazzlingly in the face of the ‘fading star’ epithet, Bening eloquently portrays a woman who will not compromise her professional ambitions or her desire for personal happiness. And Bell, revelatory in the role, is more than a perfect match in this bracingly romantic and irresistibly sexy love story.
Run time: 1h 52m
Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Rick Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul.
Come and see the original as Ridley Scott wanted it to be seen - back on the big screen!
...What better way to follow this screening than seeing Blade Runner 2049 at 8pm!
Run time: 2h 1m
Following on from 2015’s The Lobster, Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos continues his stubbornly idiosyncratic streak by demonstrating again that his is a talent not to be ignored.
Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon, presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children.
Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing.
Things take a sinister turn when Steven introduces Martin to his family, gradually throwing their world into turmoil and forcing Steven to make a shocking sacrifice, or run the risk of losing everything.
Piercingly cold and uncomfortable, this film is not for the doe-eyed or faint-hearted.
Run time: 1h 29m
While it might not be the image Dickens originally had for his novel A Christmas Carol, Jim Henson’s lovable Muppets retelling of the classic tale is one of the most recognised and adored.
Michael Caine plays Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who couldn’t care less about Christmas and the joy the season brings. As he returns home on Christmas Eve filled with hate and anger, he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and what he has done, and what he will do is laid out in front of him.
Somehow Michael Caine manages to play Scrooge incredibly straight faced and glum surrounded by everyone’s favourite fuzzy felt puppets, in this funny, heart-warming and musical adaption directed by Jim Henson’s son Brian Henson.
Run time: 1h 42m
‘If it bleeds we can kill it’ is the logic of many classic Arnie films, however none more so than Predator, back on the big screen for its 30th anniversary. It’s 80s action carnage at its finest.
Arnie and his potty-mouthed team of US special forces are sent deep into the Central American jungle to rescue some hostages, but what they find when they get there is much more terrifying and isn’t going to go down without a fight.
A year before the release of Die Hard, director John McTiernan shows the first signs of his passionate love for automatic weaponry, with gunshots hitting loudly and regularly, and he also manages to blend beautifully action, sci-fi and horror with plenty of adrenaline and muscle.
Run time: 2h 12m
It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy. He soon meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student who's working as an intern for Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of their surroundings, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
Run time: 1h 43m
Paddington undertakes a number of odd jobs to afford a unique pop-up book from an antique book shop - a present for Aunt Lucy on her 100th birthday. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to find the thief.
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Run time: 1h 33m
Here at The Odyssey we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye, and what better way to celebrate than with the Griswold Family.
After going on trips around America (Vacation) and Europe (European Vacation), Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) was going to play it safe and have a Christmas at home, to make sure his wife and children have the best Christmas ever. However, things go awry pretty quickly as his uncouth cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his family show up unannounced.
As expected from the National Lampoon films, what happens next is nothing short of a disaster. The perfect blend of slapstick violence and mayhem, with the pleasant lightness of a Christmas film.
The film, being the last National Lampoon title written by John Hughes, nails the trials and tribulations of spending Christmas with family. Try watching the dinner scene without remembering horrible memories of a Christmas meal.
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Run time: 1h 34m
Long before Tim Allen or Richard Attenborough, Edmund Gwenn played the first man to believe he was Santa, in this 1947 classic.
Called up to replace the Santa leading the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (after he was been found blind drunk), Kris Kringle looks the spitting-image of Santa. He does such a good job he is soon hired as a Santa for Macy’s toy store. Things start to go awry however when Kringle starts to believe he is actually Saint Nick.
Macy’s nasty in-house psychologist (who knew toy stores had one!) wants to lock Kringle away in a mental asylum, and to stay free he has to prove that he is actually Santa. Leading to a shaken New York judicial system and a court case never seen before.
72 year-old Edmund Gwenn won an Oscar for his performance and it’s easy to see why. The film is light, charming and completely captivating!
***Please note: This performance will have a 15 minute intermission included in the total run time - 3h 10m***
In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society.
His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor (Jeremy Brett).
Run time: 2h 1m
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.
Run time: 1h 39m
Celebrate the New Year in style with a 50s rock ‘n’ roll Classic!
This extravagant comedy features Jane Mansfield as Jerri Jordan, a blonde bombshell and girlfriend to hefty hoodlum Marty “Fats” Murdock (Edmond O’Brien). When the old-time gangster approaches has-been agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) and asks him to make her a musical sensation. Hilarity ensues as it becomes clear she cannot sing a note!
Renowned director Frank Tashlin’s roots as a cartoonist for powerhouse Warner Brothers and Disney are used to enhance the comic and visual aspect of amusing scenes with almost slapstick humour, whilst maintaining the film’s satirical attack on the popular music industry of its time.
This cinematic gem has withstood the test of time primarily through the rare opportunities it gives to savour many of the most enjoyable rock n roll performers of its era, filmed by talented craftsmen in settings that amplify and complement their sound.
With appearances from Fats Domino, Little Richard, Ray Anthony, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, The Platters and Julie London, this is a musical masterpiece that cannot be missed!
One of The Beatles earliest musical influences, according to Paul McCartney, he and John Lennon were underage when the film was released, and sneaked into the cinema by wearing fake moustaches to make themselves look older.
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