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Crazy Rich Asians (12A)

Crazy Rich Asians

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Tuesday 16 Oct 201812:00 Book Now
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Film run time: 2hr 1m


A modern-day Cinderella story with a lot more edge… and a lot more glamour.


Crazy Rich Asians begins in New York, with Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) teaching Economics at NYU. Despite her being half Chinese, she had never been to Asia, so her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) invites her to join him at a wedding in Singapore where he is going to be best man. As they travel together in a luxurious cabin it quickly becomes apparent that her seemingly normal boyfriend is, as the title suggests, crazy rich! Having always dodged questions about his family, he had never previously let on that he was, in fact, part of a property tycoon family in Singapore— with an overly protective mother to boot.


As Rachel tries to navigate the catty, glitzy world of Singapore’s elite, she finds herself coming up short in the eyes of Nick’s mother Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh). At least she has the support of her best friend, expertly played by Awkwafina, who packs major comedic punches.


Come and see riches the likes of which you’ve never seen before, along with the realistic, loveable characters that make this film a total hoot.


Black '47 (15)

Black '47

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Tuesday 16 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
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Film run time: 1hr 40m


One of the most tragic and cinematically neglected episodes in Irish history is brought to life in Lance Daly’s apocalyptic Black ’47.


Nineteenth-century Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine. Feeney (James Frecheville), a stoic Irish Ranger who has been fighting abroad, abandons his post to return home and re-unite with his family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland. With little else to live for, he sets on a destructive path of revenge. Hannah (Hugo Weaving), an ageing British soldier and famed tracker of deserters, is sent to stop Feeney before he can further stoke the fires of revolution.


Daly is unflinching in his depiction of violence and devastation. Perhaps more daringly, Daly has made the first widely released feature to focus on the Famine an unmistakable genre piece. It’s a western. It’s a revenge thriller. It takes the shootouts and taciturn antiheroes of Josey Wales and plants them in rainy Galway.


The result is a brutal but compelling tale of revenge played impressively by the Australian leads, with a brilliant supporting cast of Irish stars, including Moe Dunford, Barry Keoghan and Stephen Rea.


King of Thieves (15)

King of Thieves

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Friday 19 Oct 201820:00 Book Now
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Film run time: 1hr 48m


The incredible true story of the Hatton Garden Bank Robbery. The largest heist in British history with a reported £40 Million worth of gold and jewellery taken. The horde was so great the thieves had to take it out in wheelie bins.


The press quickly ran wild with speculation as to who could have orchestrated such an audacious crime. Was it an inside job? A tech savvy criminal syndicate? Maybe the Russian Mafia? Turns out it was a bunch of geriatric cockney geezers with bad hips, arthritis and a propensity to fall asleep at inappropriate times.


Director James Marsh (Man on Wire, The Theory of Everything) has assembled a glitzy cast of British screen legends for this sweary tale of decrepit crooks and perfidious pensioners lead by Michael Caine with sterling support from Michael Gambon, Tom Courtney, Ray Winstone, Paul Whitehouse and an against-type turn from Jim Broadbent as the dangerous psychopath of the group.


As with all the best caper movies the heist is only half the story, quickly paranoia takes hold and the gang start to turn on each other as the police rapidly close in.


A fun and thrilling film that is bound to make a steal at the box office.


Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (PG)

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

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Saturday 20 Oct 201811:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 28m

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies distils the enduring appeal of its colourful characters into a charmingly light-hearted adventure whose wacky humour fuels its infectious fun.


The DC Universe is known for its dark and gritty movie adaptations… to the Teen Titans it seems like everyone is getting their own gritty movie… even Alfred!


Robin has had enough. He’s fed up of being the sidekick, he wants to be the star. So with a mad idea and a catchy song in their hearts, Robin, Raven, Starfire, Beastboy and Cyborg head to Hollywood to fulfil their dreams.


They soon realise that you need more than superpowers to be a movie star, you need an evil supervillain to face… Cue Slade, powerfully voiced by Will Arnett, entering with his plan for world domination. Is he too strong for the Titans to defeat? or will they prove they do deserve their own movie!


It’s a darn good time, sure to make you laugh and fall in love with the superheroes and all the shenanigans that come with the job.

E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (U)

E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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Saturday 20 Oct 201814:30 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 54m


The highest grossing film of the 1980s, and considered to be one of the greatest of all time. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial was only surpassed as the highest grossing film ever in 1993, by Jurassic Park, another Spielberg film.


E.T. was actually based on Spielberg’s imaginary alien friend, which he created to cope with the divorce of his parents as a child. He developed this into a story with the film’s writer, Melissa Mathision, who wrote a script in just eight weeks, which Spielberg said was “perfect”.


Aliens are visiting California, but become spooked when government agents appear on the scene and flee in their spaceship, having left one of their own behind. The stranded alien (voiced by Pat Walsh) goes to hide in a nearby garden shed, only to be discovered by Elliott (Henry Thomas). After the initial shock, the two become friends, and Elliott attempts to integrate E.T. into his family life.


E.T. is another legendary collaboration between Spielberg and composer John Williams — you really do want to see the former’s visuals, and hear the latter’s spectacular music on our big screen and speakers.


American Animals (15)

American Animals

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Saturday 20 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 57m


Bart Layton, renowned for his true crime story, The Imposter, repurposes his extraordinary powers as a documentarian to bring us this inventive twist on the classic heist movie.

Spencer Reinhard (Barry Keoghan) struggles through university, directionless and disturbed by his life’s apparent lack of meaning. But after discovering that Transylvania University’s library houses a copy of James Audubon’s The Birds of America, one of the nation’s most valuable books, he begins to wonder whether stealing it may give his life purpose. Egged on by his rebellious fellow student Warren (Evan Peters), Reinhard enlists the help of two more friends, Erik (Jared Abrahamson) and Chas (Blake Jenner), and soon embarks on a path that will culminate in one of the strangest heists in US history.

Layton seamlessly blends dramatized scenes with real-life interviews, creating a narrative that is in turns funny, moving and compelling. Meanwhile, Keoghan, as the brooding anti-hero, and Peters, as his intense and unpredictable enabler, brilliantly capture the feelings of youthful alienation that drive their hare-brained plot.


Anne Nikitin’s dark, propulsive score adds the final element, transforming this all-too-often clichéd genre into a thoughtful meditation on restlessness, masculinity and angst.

Disney's Christopher Robin (PG)

Disney's Christopher Robin

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Monday 22 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 44m


In the heart-warming live-action adventure, the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way…


“Pooh?!”, exclaims Christopher Robin, upon finding him on a bench in Central London.

Ewan McGregor in the titular role, is bewildered that Winnie the Pooh (voiced once more by Jim Cummings) has managed to get from the Hundred Acre Wood to London.


Despite missing his beloved friend, Christopher considers himself far too busy to be dealing with this unexpected Pooh right now. Christopher immediately takes Pooh to the train station to send him back to Sussex; but eventually comes around - especially when Tigger (Cummings again!), Eeyore (Brad Garrett), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi) and Owl (Toby Jones) get involved.


Hayley Atwell also stars as the long-suffering Evelyn Robin. Evelyn continues on in employment as an architect, contributing to the rebuilding of London after the war. A role which redefines the image of women during wartime.


A much needed story about rediscovering that childhood sense of wonder, with brilliant performances from McGregor and Atwell.


Faces Places (Subtitled) (12A)

Faces Places (Subtitled)

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Monday 22 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 34 mins


Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.

In her first film for almost a decade and her first with a co-director, Agnès Varda explores, as the title suggests, the dynamic relationship between people and place.


In a film that seeks to reclaim the invisible and the disenfranchised, Varda and JR travel across France avoiding its cities and main roads, visiting instead its small villages and towns, in a project to photograph locals in their locales.


The resultant images are displayed, large-scale, in public – on the walls of houses, on giant shipping containers and on the sides of trains – producing spaces and objects that become strangely personified in the process.


Varda’s films have always been markedly self-reflexive, considering the act of artistic creation and the relationship between filmmaker and subject and here it is photography that provides the medium for this reflection.


In an act of cinematic memory, the photographing and exhibition of people in specific places returns us to cinema’s earliest period when filmmakers would shoot ‘factory gate’ films to screen to the workers for entertainment and the pleasure of self-recognition. In revisiting and remembering some of the people and places that form her own history, Varda reflects on art, life and death in this warm and wise film.


The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.


The House With A Clock In Its Walls (12A)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

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Tuesday 23 Oct 201813:00 Book Now
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Film run time: 1hr 45m


Normally when you have ticks in your house its high time to call in the fumigators, but for ten-year-old orphan Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) the mysterious ticking heart in the walls of his uncle Jonathan’s house is a sign of something altogether more supernatural.


When Lewis accidentally releases the undead sorceress Selena Izard (Renee Elise Goldsberry) from her tomb she puts plans in motion to wreak destruction upon the town of New Zebedee. Lewis must work with his uncle (Jack Black), a kindly but somewhat inept warlock, and their next-door neighbour Mrs Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett), a far more proficient witch, to thwart evil Selena’s campaign.


Director Eli Roth is famous for making adult only horror films like Cabin Fever and Hostel, so don’t expect him to fully shrug off his genre tendencies. Borrowing heavily from the visual stylings of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, The House with A Clock in Its Walls also has an unnecessarily long name and is similarly a creepy, gothic adventure for children craving something a little more ghoulish for the Halloween season.


It’s about time!


The Little Stranger (12A)

The Little Stranger

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Tuesday 23 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 51m


After stunning critics with the Oscar-winning Room, Lenny Abrahamson finally returns with this macabre adaptation of Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel.

Two years have passed since the defeat of Nazi Germany. Dr Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson), a self-made man from a working-class background, is summoned to Hundreds Hall to treat lord of the manor Roderick Ayres (Will Poulter), a disfigured veteran freighted with nightmarish memories of the war. Faraday dismisses Roderick’s ranting about supernatural forces as evidence of his psychological trauma. But as the young doctor learns more from Mrs Ayres (Charlotte Rampling) and her daughter Caroline (Ruth Wilson), he finds it increasingly difficult to reason away his patient’s ‘delusions’.

Abrahamson draws inspiration from Gothic masters Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe, forgoing jump-scares and gore in favour of a creeping fear that constantly subverts expectations. Gleeson, as the stubborn rationalist, and Wilson, as the enigmatic heiress, also deliver complex performances that mirror the psychological depth of the original novel.

The Little Stranger is as much about the darkness of the human mind as it is about ghosts and haunted mansions. Its chilling atmosphere, eerie, dilapidated sets and impressive cast combine to create a uniquely intelligent horror experience.


Mamma Mia! 2 Sing-along (PG)

Mamma Mia! 2 Sing-along

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Thursday 25 Oct 201814:00 Book Now
Monday 29 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 1 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1h 54m

The same format applies for these screenings but with singalong subtitles along the bottom of the screen during the songs.

Good news everyone! Pierce Brosnan is back and he’s singing again!


Part of the enduring charm of the original 2008 film was that it felt scrappy and unpolished. A film that was inclusive of everyone, you didn’t need to have a perfect singing voice to be part of the fun. And, yes, maybe that even included the former Mr Bond murdering every note he went near with the wild abandon of someone with a licence to kill.


This film picks up some years after the original with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finding out she is pregnant. This leads her to wonder about her heritage and how her mother met the three dashing men she now calls her fathers.


Queue flashbacks to Donna’s early life with Lily James playing the younger version of Meryl Streep’s character as she makes the decision to move to the island of Kalokairi in the process providing us with loads of excuses to further delve into ABBA’s back catalogue.


When all is said and done there’ll be no regret if you take a chance on this dancing queen!

Sicilian Ghost Story (Subtitled) (15)

Sicilian Ghost Story (Subtitled)

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Thursday 25 Oct 201819:30 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 53m

Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.

This second feature by Sicilian writer-director team Grassadonia and Piazza returns to the Mafia theme of their first, inspired by the 1993 kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy whose mafioso father broke omertà to become an informant.


Recalling Gabriele Salvatores’ Oscar nominated adaptation, Io non ho paura / I’m not Scared, which traverses similar Mafia abduction terrain, this film shares its childhood perspective on events and amplifies its fantastical elements to produce an overtly genre-bending experience, merging gothic psycho-drama, teen romance and political thriller.


Early in the film the relationship between school friends Luna (Julia Jedlikowska) and Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez), blossoms into romance but shortly after Giuseppe is absent from school, to the apparent disinterest of the adults, it becomes evident that he has been kidnapped. Luna attempts to organise a search, again with little adult engagement. As something of a daydreamer, she turns to her subconscious and to the world of dreams to seek out Giuseppe, as the film juxtaposes fairy-tale and myth with the harsh reality of Mafia criminality.


Luca Bigazzi’s masterful cinematography negotiates this landscape to powerful effect, plunging the viewer into the visceral depths of a film that becomes ever darker as it progresses towards its denoument.


The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.


Halloween (1978) (15)

Halloween (1978)

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Friday 26 Oct 201821:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 29m

PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM HAS BEEN RECERTIFIED AS A 15


John Carpenter’s seminal horror film is rightly considered to be one of the finest in cinematic history, often imitated but never bettered.


The film can be viewed as a cautionary morality tale as well as a masterclass in suburban terror.


Jamie Lee Curtis stars as Laurie Strode, a teenage babysitter who is about to have the worst night of her life when she and her friends are terrorised by the escaped lunatic Michael Myers (aka The Shape). Co-starring screen veteran Donald Pleasence in excellent form and hot pursuit as Myers’ psychiatrist Dr Samuel Loomis.

Carpenter eked every cent out of his $300,000 budget to deliver a taught, suspenseful film full of jump scares and grisly deaths. It was filmed in full 2.35 scope to allow lots of spaces for the killer to silently emerge from, and the eerie Steadicam gives an almost dreamlike otherworldliness to the shots. John Carpenter’s soundtrack is also a masterwork, a ticking synth score that leaves you feeling anxious before the film’s even begun.


Don’t miss your chance to see this bona fide classic on the big screen.

It’s Halloween after all…and everyone is entitled to one good scare!

Hotel Transylvania 3 (U)

Hotel Transylvania 3

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Saturday 27 Oct 201811:00 Book Now
Monday 29 Oct 201814:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 37m

Join Sony Pictures’ favourite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship, so Drac can take a summer holiday from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.


Voiced by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez and directed by Genndy Tartakovski - famed for such animated gems as Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack.


Once the pack leave the port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Little do they know that his ‘too good to be true’ love interest is actually a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing, ancient nemesis to Dracula and all other monsters.


HT3:SV continues the positive premise that acceptance and tolerance of others’ differences is ultimately more rewarding than anger and revenge, a welcome message in these times of increasing social conflict and division. That this message is delivered by great comic acting, exceptional animation and plenty of laughs only goes to confirm Hotel Transylvania 3 as a uniquely charming family mid-summer must-see.


The Greatest Showman - Sing-along (PG)

The Greatest Showman - Sing-along

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Saturday 27 Oct 201814:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 45m

The same format applies for these screenings but with singalong subtitles along the bottom of the screen during the songs.

A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, it tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron. Directed by Michael Greacy and featuring songs by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land).

Shot with richly lacquered pizzazz by Seamus McGarvey, the film opens with a spectacular shot of Jackman’s Barnum, silhouetted under the rafters in his signature long coat and top hat, looking like as pure a creature of theatrical bravado as the M.C. in “Cabaret.”

Beetlejuice (1988) (15)

Beetlejuice (1988)

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Saturday 27 Oct 201819:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 31m


The first of Tim Burton's many yet uniquely strange comedy-horror-fantasies (apart from Pee Wee's Big Adventure) returns in time for Halloween.


When newlyweds Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are abruptly killed in an accident, they are condemned by a bizarre yet bureaucratic afterlife to stay in their house for 125 years, just as it is snapped up in their absence by a smug developer (Jeffrey Jones), his neurotic wife Delia (Catherine O'Hara), and their sullen goth daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder).


Proving too nice to scare away the family themselves, the Maitland’s seek help in the form of Betelgeuse (pronounced like the title) an unscrupulous and foul-minded "bio-exorcist" who quickly sets his sights on Lydia, and escape to the real world. Despite it being only his second film, the director's famous tropes emerge in full and exciting force: uninhibited fantasy (expressed through practical yet imaginative and convincing special effects) mixes with both gentle horror (though some moments are outright terrifying) and equally creative comedy (as seen in the famously incongruous use of Harry Belafonte music).

My Neighbour Totoro (1988) (U)

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

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Sunday 28 Oct 201813:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1h 23m

With the wonderful announcement last year that Studio Ghibli’s hiatus is over, and new film, How Do You Live?, is on the way, what a perfect time (not that you ever need an excuse) to celebrate and screen the timeless My Neighbour Totoro.


When discussing the overwhelming success of animation giants, Studio Ghibli, you could never leave My Neighbour Totoro out of that conversation. It is a film that quickly began amassing a worldwide cult following in the years after its release, and the titular Totoro is very much a cultural icon.


The story follows a professor who moves house (with his two young daughters) to be nearer his wife, who is recovering from an illness in hospital. Set in post-war rural Japan, one of the girls, Mei, befriends the nearby forest’s spirit creatures, particularly the cuddly (yet-large) Totoro.


The legendary Terry Gilliam chose the film as number one on his greatest animations of all-time list, and if you come see it in its full colourful glory on our big screen, you’ll find it hard not to agree with him.


A Simple Favour (15)

A Simple Favour

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Tuesday 30 Oct 201819:30 Book Now
Thursday 8 Nov 201812:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 56m


Paul Feig (Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids) reveals his darker side in a stylish neo-noir centred around do-gooder stay-at-home-mum Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) attempting to uncover the truth about the sudden disappearance of unlikely friend Emily (Blake Lively).


Anyone familiar with Gossip Girl will know how fitting this role is for Lively, who brings a sleek performance to this sexy thriller. At first glance, the two women could not be more different— Stephanie is a mummy-vlogger whilst Emily has a high-powered fashion job and picks up her children from school in a tuxedo and stilettos. Their respective children beg for a playdate, which is how the two end up bonding over martinis in Emily’s expensive, minimalistic living room. It becomes apparent they two may not be as different as we think, but their new-found friendship comes to an abrupt halt when Emily goes missing— and the spotlight falls right on her husband, Sean (Henry Goulding, also starring in the equally mad Crazy Rich Asians).


With pitch-black humour and plenty of knots to undo, A Simple Favour unfolds into a story of secrets, loyalty and betrayals that is sure to keep you hooked.


The Witches (1990) (PG)

The Witches (1990)

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Wednesday 31 Oct 201813:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 27m


As Halloween approaches, Nicholas Roeg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book provides suitable family horror.


While staying in Norway, eight-year-old Luke is let in on a dangerous secret by his grandmother: witches, disguised as middle-aged women, exist all over the world and aim to destroy children everywhere.


After being orphaned and sent to the south English coast, Luke is thrown into a direct confrontation with this threat when he stumbles onto a plot by the Grand High Witch (Angelica Huston) to turn every English child into a mouse - and matters only get worse when he himself is used as a test subject.


Largely faithful to Dahl's gleefully nasty and mischievous edge, the film stands out for Jim Henson's outstanding animatronics, which keep the characters engaging even in rodent form, and make-up effects, which still cannot contain Huston's vamping villainess. While theoretically made for children, it should be noted that the film is not afraid of outright horror - some scenes are quite intense and frightening.


Carrie (1976) (18)

Carrie (1976)

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Wednesday 31 Oct 201820:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 34m


Over 40 years after its first release, Brian de Palma's barnstorming adaptation of Stephen King's first novel (beginning his now-enormous list of contributions to horror cinema) is no less energetic or frightening with age.


Due to a mercilessly cruel and sheltered upbringing at the hands of her violently repressive fundamentalist mother (Piper Laurie), Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) is an extremely timid and unworldly girl, tormented even further by her classmates. One sympathetic student, Sue Snell (Amy Irving) attempts to improve Carrie's life by getting her a prom date, just as another girl, Chris Hargensen (Nancy Allen) schemes to ruin the event for Carrie. At the same time, Carrie's sense of powerlessness takes on a strong and dangerous form -she is suddenly able to manipulate the world around her with her mind.


With both committed performances and vivid editing (rather than distracting special effects), De Palma carefully builds tension by convincingly capturing the discomfort and hysteria of an especially downtrodden teenage girl, and then releases it in famously spectacular and visceral fashion, more than justifying the film's position as a horror landmark.

This very special screening will have a short introduction from Dr Darren Elliott-Smith.

Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

Johnny English Strikes Again

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Friday 2 Nov 201814:00 Book Now
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Film run time: 1hr 29m


After a seven-year hiatus, David Kerr drags Johnny English out of retirement to deliver us this third outing from the nation’s second-favourite spy.


MI7 has suffered a devastating cyber-attack. Faced with no alternative, the Prime Minister (Emma Thompson) calls on English (Rowan Atkinson), now a geography teacher, to rescue Blighty from the digital menace. The ex-spy quickly drops his cover and returns to the fold, hauling Bough (Ben Miller), his long-suffering side-kick, along with him. With a lead in sight, the debonair duo fumble their way across Europe. But when Ophelia (Olga Kurylenko), a Russian spy, and Jason Volta (Jake Lacy), a shady tech billionaire, enter the fray, the plot thickens and what began as a simple mystery descends into a life and death struggle against high-tech weaponry, sinister non-state actors and the French.


Kerr captures everything great about old-school British humour, from dry wit to bumbling awkwardness, but also updates English in a hilarious send up of the internet age. Atkinson meanwhile secures his status as a national treasure, and Miller, another veteran comic, plays off his partner’s antics to brilliant effect.


The result is a side-splitting yet good-natured comedy and perhaps the silliest tale of espionage since Moonraker.


Venom (15)

Venom

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Saturday 3 Nov 201819:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 52m


This latest Marvel caper is one of Tom Hardy’s most clearly-spoken parts for some time, which is bonkers considering he’s playing Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist who becomes host to a malignant alien symbiote.


This is the latest film from the ‘SMU’ — Sony Marvel Universe — not to be confused with the Avengers world of the MCU. However, since Sony’s main star in Spiderman has joined the MCU, they are now telling us that the SMU is ‘adjunct’ to the MCU. Make sense??

Eddie Brock’s journalism sees him delving into the secretive business of millionaire and alleged philanthropist Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed), who has got his hands on some alien symbiotes who have made their way to Earth.


Brock’s attempts to get a big scoop are silenced, but his visit to Drake’s lab sees one of the symbiotes merge with him. Gaining superpowers but struggling to control the alien entity, the film sees Brock attempting to still do good as the uncontrollable and destructive Venom.


As his lawyer ex-fiancée, portrayed here by Michelle Williams, becomes increasingly disturbed by his behaviour. Will his nemesis, Spiderman, make an appearance?


Stay for the end of the credits!

They Shall Not Grow Old (12A)

They Shall Not Grow Old

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Monday 5 Nov 201814:00 Book Now
Monday 5 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 40m

As the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice draws nearer, Peter Jackson uses the latest in cinematic technology to make the gap between the soldiers of that time and ourselves smaller than ever.


Unlike any other war that had come before it, the impact of the First World War was made more immediate and devastating to the general public by a recent invention -the film camera, which captured footage of soldiers and battles (including the crucial Battle of the Somme), and broadcasted it to civilian audiences soon after, bringing them closer to the front than ever.


Having been kept in the archives of the Imperial War Museum in the decades since, the footage - a great deal of which has never been shown to general audiences before - has now been restored to the greatest level of quality, being colourised and sharpened to modern standards and combined with veteran interviews from the BBC archives.


Just as contemporary audiences were brought closer to soldiers by the camera and reminded of their shared humanity, the restoration work closes the 100-year gap and makes them more human to us than ever before.


The Wife (15)

The Wife

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Tuesday 6 Nov 201812:00 Book Now
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Wednesday 14 Nov 201813:00 Book Now
Thursday 29 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

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Film run time: 1hr 40m

A highly intelligent drama that offers a peek behind the closed doors of a literary great and the woman behind him, unfurling a brilliantly complicated and nuanced relationship.


Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), a great American Novelist, is to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. His wife, Joan (Glenn Close), travels to Stockholm to support him, taking the intellect, charm and diplomacy required to fulfil the role of a Great Man’s Wife with her.


Interweaving flashbacks take us to the late 1950s where the pair first met, bringing a sense of youthful passion and ambition, which contrasts the compromises, secrets and betrayals of a near-forty-year marriage. By looking back to their university years, we learn that she too was a promising writer, despite being stifled by her successful husband’s massive shadow in later years. The film also touches on themes of sexism within the literary sphere— all the Nobel laureates are men— overall crafting together a highly nuanced spectacle.


Glenn Close deserves all the praise she gets for this stunningly executed performance. She makes it clear that she is not just a wife, but a great intellect in her own right. Don’t miss.


Mission: Impossible - Fallout (12A)

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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Thursday 8 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 2hr 27m

This is your mission, should you choose to accept it. Fallout is the sixth film in the Mission Impossible film series, since Tom Cruise became the face of the brand. Rogue Nation was praised for breathing new life into the story, and this film looks set to continue that.


Things are unravelling for the IMF (Impossible Missions Force, not the International Monetary Fund) as a very dangerous prisoner, Solomon Lane (played by the always creepy Sean Harris) escapes. Ethan Hunt (Cruise) knows that Lane must be stopped, as he poses a grave threat to global security. But as the title suggests, the CIA begin to question his motives and loyalty. This also pits him against friends, particularly Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), and he meets his match in fellow operative, August Walker (Henry Cavill).


Thankfully, Simon Pegg also rejoins Cruise and Ferguson. And, as well as Cavill, Alec Baldwin and Vanessa Kirby also join the A-list cast. Not to mention director Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed the previous Mission Impossible.


This is his fifth collaboration with Cruise, after Valkyrie, Edge Of Tomorrow and Jack Reacher.


All together now: dun, dun, dun-dun, dun, dun….


A Star Is Born (15)

A Star Is Born

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Friday 9 Nov 201820:00 Book Now
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Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2hr 16m


The multi-talented Bradley Cooper (undertaking both the role of director and lead actor) and Lady Gaga take on the fourth remake of a classic story, producing a film that is positively buzzing with electricity.


Jackson Maine (Cooper), a seasoned, rough-around-the-edges musician drunkenly stumbles into a drag bar in search of more booze and comes across something a lot more special— Ally (Gaga). He is enchanted by her voice and stage presence, and the pair quickly fall in love. He becomes both her lover and her mentor, coaxing her into the spotlight just as she’s about to give up on her dream. But, it’s not all glitz and glamour—as her career takes off he breaks down, fighting an ongoing battle with alcoholism and escalating tinnitus.


Despite being based on familiar premises, the pair inject a sense of freshness into A Star is Born that makes it seem never-before-done. Gaga has a tough act to follow, filling the shoes of Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand, but she glitters as a wonderfully down-to-earth character. The whole thing is incredibly heartfelt, and definitely sure to leave you star-struck.


Night of the Demon (1957) +Intro (PG)

Night of the Demon (1957) +Intro

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Sunday 11 Nov 201817:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 31m


‘It’s in the trees! It’s coming!’

An adaptation of MR James’ Satanic cult story ‘Casting the Runes’ by Charles Bennett, and directed by Jacques Tourneur, the maestro of RKO’s atmospheric chillers like I Walked with A Zombie and Cat People, Night of the Demon has been dubbed a ‘British occult classic’ by the BFI.


Tourneur’s film is a part-realistic Gothic and part-shadowy Noir film about modern-day witchcraft in England. American psychologist and sceptic, John Holden (Dana Andrews) is handed a bewitched piece of parchment by affable but creepy occultist Dr. Karswell (Niall MacGinnis), while researching in the British Museum. The curse declares that he will die at the hands of a demon in just four days, what follows is a race against time to convince the conceited scientist that the curse is true.

Shot in various locales around Hertfordshire (Brocket Hall and Bricket Wood station), the film also inspired Kate Bush’s epic hit ‘Hounds of Love’ which samples its opening directly from the film.


This screening will include a short intro and post-screening discussion with Horror film academic Dr Darren Elliott-Smith (University of Hertfordshire).

The Children Act (12A)

The Children Act

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Monday 12 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 45m


Emma Thompson’s Justice Fiona Maye weighs lives and loves in the balance in this restrained drama, adapted by Ian McEwan from his own novel and consummately directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris).


Fiona is asked to rule on the matter of parents (played by Ben Chaplin and Eileen Walsh) of a boy, Adam (Fionn Whitehead of Dunkirk fame) just shy of 18 years old and adulthood, who is suffering from cancer. As Jehovah’s Witnesses they cannot permit him to undertake the blood transfusion to save his life.


Because Adam is a legal minor, Fiona can make decisions in his interests which would go against the parents’ religious scruples – which Adam appears to share.


Adding to this delicate moral and emotional dilemma is Fiona’s own marriage with Jack (Stanley Tucci). Clearly a brilliant and conscientious judge, her unstinting devotion to the demands of her work takes its toll on their relationship.


As with this year's excellent On Chesil Beach, McEwan's novel has been skilfully crafted into film. Given particular poignancy with its parallels to the recent Charlie Gard case; where a court judgement similarly determined an individual's fate.

Bad Times At The El Royale (15)

Bad Times At The El Royale

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Wednesday 14 Nov 201819:30 Book Now
Saturday 17 Nov 201821:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2hr 21m


Set in 1969 at a run-down hotel that sits on the line between California and Nevada, this star studded mystery is a cocktail that’s equal parts 1930s pulp fiction, 1940s Film Noir, and 1960s Technicolor.


Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night. Based on a real, infamous resort with scandalous connections to Marilyn Monroe, J.F.K., and Frank Sinatra.


This stylish and slick thriller comes from the mind of Drew Goddard, whose only other release as a director was 2011’s genre bending, The Cabin in the Woods. However, Goddard is not a newcomer by any means. He has honed his skills as a writer over the last 20 years, working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lost, and also creating Netflix’s Daredevil, Cloverfield and The Martian.


Starring solid performances from Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Cynthia Erivo, Lewis Pullman, Cailee Spaeny and Chris Hemsworth, expect twists and turns through this cinematic rush that has to be seen on the big screen.


BlacKkKlansman (15)

BlacKkKlansman

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Thursday 15 Nov 201814:00 Book Now
Thursday 15 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2hr 15m


The unlikely and incredible true tale of an African-American police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan; this is one of visionary filmmaker Spike Lee’s hardest-hitting works.


Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, son of Denzel) is a detective in Colorado Springs, and is ‘the first black cop in the city.’ After a small undercover operation success, he decides to take on the KKK.

Putting on his best white American voice, he (quite easily) manages to get on the phone with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace).


As well as the story and source material, another hugely strong point for the film is the chemistry between Washington and Adam Driver. Driver plays Flip Zimmerman, the fellow policeman who is talked into pretending to be Stallworth when the Klan request to meet in person.


There’s plenty of humorous and entertaining moments here, but the social commentary is still biting; this is a Spike Lee film, after all.

Lee marries his anger and intensity with a restraint and poetry only he can master.


It’s a film that’s needed at this moment in time. In a word: unmissable.

First Man (12A)

First Man

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Friday 16 Nov 201820:00 Book Now
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Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2hr 21m

After the melodious fantasy of La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and actor Ryan Gosling turn to a less romantic but equally engaging story - the struggle to put the first human on the Moon.


Knowing the audience's familiarity with the history book accounts of Neil Armstrong's fabled mission, Chazelle forgoes grand, sweeping flourishes in order to focus in on the man himself, only ever showing the huge enterprise from his perspective.


Playing Armstrong, Gosling retains a calm, intelligent face even as both his family and his nation seem to be on the brink of disaster - his infant daughter dies from a brain tumour in the years prior to the mission, and his very selection as Commander comes in the wake of the deaths of his colleagues in another, failed, flight.


Rather than overtly signal Armstrong's emotions, Chazelle leaves the audience to figure them out by putting them in his position (the flight itself, for example, is noisy and claustrophobic, yet still thrilling), making his bravery and achievement all the more impressive.


By demystifying the historic event, Chazelle and Gosling make it feel more impressive and immediate than ever.


Smallfoot (U)

Smallfoot

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Saturday 17 Nov 201812:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 36m


Deep in the Himalayan Mountains there is a folklore whispered in hushed tones of a mythical ape-like being that walks upright and leaves footprints in the snow. That’s right, the illusive and legendary smallfoot!


In a flip-reversal, humans are the fabled beings whose existence is queried by a society of yetis living in an isolated community above the cloud line. Our hero ‘Migo’ (Channing Tatum) has an encounter with a paraglider (James Corden) who is almost immediately whisked away again on the wind. When Migo tries to tell the villagers of his experience he is shunned as a liar, so he sets out to find the human and prove his story.


A charming, exciting and visually thrilling tale enfolds, with jokes a-plenty and a stellar vocal cast including Dany De Vito and Odyssey favourite Zendaya (she once walked past the cinema and stopped to admire the building, the staff got really excited!).


Following in the footsteps of Happy Feet, Smallfoot in an animated film with a message behind the fun, that of tolerance and not fearing the unknown. It is both smart and thoroughly entertaining, which is no small feat!


MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A (18)

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A

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Monday 19 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 36m


Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, long-time friend and director Steve Loveridge brings us Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.


This startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicles her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star.


She began as Matangi Arulpragasm. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s Tamil resistance, she hid from the government in the face of a vicious and bloody civil war. When her family fled to the UK, she became Maya. Finally, the world met her as M.I.A. when she emerged on the global stage.


Having created a mashup, cut-and-paste identity that pulled from every corner of her journey along the way; a sonic sketchbook that blended Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and an ultra-confident voice of a multicultural youth.


One of the best features of Loveridge’s doc, is the wealth of frank, never-seen-before footage shot by M.I.A. herself. He memorably poses her the question, “Why are you so problematic?” and guides the audience through some possible answers that might explain his friend’s inconsistencies as she grapples with newfound pressures and responsibilities her fame brings.


A brilliant and bracing documentary, about a very important musical artist and activist.


Orphée + intro (S) (PG)

Orphée + intro (S)

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Tuesday 20 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 35m


Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.


Restored from the original nitrate negative, this new print of Jean Cocteau’s haunting film promises to enchant.


Starring Jean Marais in the titular role, and set in 1950s Paris, the film retells the Greek myth of Orpheus, the poet who descends into hell to rescue his dead wife, Eurydice (Maria Déa), her recovery dependent on him not looking at her. In this modern retelling Death becomes a seductive femme fatale, played by Maria Casares, with the underworld represented as a decaying factory-like space ruled over by officious bureaucrats.


The film is justly renowned for its special effects, which produce a poetic, dreamlike experience for the viewer. While the film is concerned with weighty themes – love, death, loss and the immortality of art – it is also an important film in the history of queer cinema.


The lingering shots of the film’s male actors and the transgression inherent in the descent into the underworld, as well as the iconography of Death’s leather-clad biker-henchmen signal the film’s concerns.

The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.


The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.



Hurricane (15)

Hurricane

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Thursday 22 Nov 201814:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2hr 3m


In the wake of a large number of recent films about both World Wars, director David Blair stands out by bringing an exciting and all-too-under told story to light -that of the Polish pilots in the Battle of Britain.


Having very recently seen their country crushed by Germany, many Polish pilots came to the UK with a burning desire for revenge, and a consequent lack of caution. This made them enormously successful in battle against the Luftwaffe, so much so that one of their squadrons -the 303- was one of the most successful in the entire effort, in terms of both destruction of the enemy and loss (or lack thereof) of their own men.


In the film, Iwan Rheon plays one of the squadron's most notable members, Jan Zumbach, who battles the patronisingly diminished expectations of the British officers and haunted memories of his now-fallen country and family, as well as finding love in a similarly underrated war office girl (Stefanie Martin).


While some may find the CG dogfights to be all too familiar by now, the film compensates with a gripping narrative that - since the pilots received little recognition after the war - needs to be remembered more than ever.


Halloween (2018) (18)

Halloween (2018)

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Thursday 22 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 46m

The immortal boogeyman Michael Myers returns in this highly anticipated sequel to the 1978 classic.


In the decades that followed that fateful Halloween night 40 years ago, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has spent the time arming and preparing herself for the inevitable return of her arch nemesis, all under the cynical scrutiny of her daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and Granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak).


But when Myers escapes during a mental health facility transfer, the years of scoffing at Laurie's paranoia turn into real life terror as Michael Myers prowls the streets of Haddonfield once again.


Director David Gordon Green demonstrates a great reverence for the original film whilst turning a lot of the familiar tropes on their head to deliver an experience that seems fresh and exciting but also nostalgic.


The classic theme returns with a score by John Carpenter (in collaboration with his son Cody). More fan service is present when Nick Castle (The original "Shape") dons that familiar white mask again for another round of seasonal stalking.


Halloween is the perfect companion piece to Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece and to paraphrase Sheriff Brackett "Everyone's entitled to one MORE good scare".

Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Friday 23 Nov 201817:45 Book Now
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Tuesday 27 Nov 201819:30 Book Now
Friday 30 Nov 201817:15 Book Now
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Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2hr 14m

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and arguably the greatest and most captivating frontman in the history of music – Freddie Mercury.


Defying stereotypes and shattering convention, this biopic traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Named after Queen’s own progressive rock odyssey.


It’s a film that’s had its fair share of problems — Sacha Baron Cohen was originally to be Mercury, but left the project due to creative differences. Director Bryan Singer abruptly left the film when he stopped turning up for shoots, amid frequent clashes with the cast.


Another one bites the dust, but the good news is this film is a champion. That’s largely thanks to the man who eventually won the role of Queen’s mercurial singer, Rami Malek, best known for starring in streaming series Mr Robot — expect an Oscar nod for this performance.


The film charts the band’s climb to success, culminating with the career-defining performance at Live Aid ‘85. Bolstering the cast are Lucy Boynton as Mary Austin, Mike Myers as EMI executive Ray Foster, and Aidan Gillen as one of the ever-changing Queen managers.


Mandy + intro (18)

Mandy + intro

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Friday 23 Nov 201821:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 2hr 1m


"It's all but a beautiful dream... Won't you join us in that dream?"


Nicolas Cage (in a career best performance) plays Red, a woodsman who lives with his girlfriend Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) in a remote cabin where they debate astronomy, read fantasy novels and channel hop through an endless cycle of soap operas and B-movies.


Their idyllic lifestyle is shattered when a hippie cult and its seductive leader (Linus Roache) roll into town and set their sights on Mandy.


The film presents a haunting dreamscape, mixing elegant use of vivid colour with freeze frames, psychedelic camera effects and long lingering close-ups, bewitching the viewer from the first opening scenes until the breath-taking conclusion.


At the heart of the film is the dizzying score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannson (tragically the composer’s final work) which flawlessly merges comforting synths with sudden blistering attacks of electric guitar.


When combined with the stunning visuals the result is a sensory experience reminiscent of the classic gialli of Sergio Martino and Dario Argento as well as the more contemporary offerings of Lars Von Trier and Nicholas Winding Refn.



This screening will have a short introduction from Dr Darren Elliott-Smith

Dogman + intro (S) (15)

Dogman + intro (S)

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Monday 26 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 43m


Part of the ‘A Cinematic Odyssey: Postcards from Europe’ strand.


Following on from Tale of Tales (2016), Garrone’s latest film returns to the criminal underworld, familiar to viewers of his 2008 hit film Gomorrah.


Marcello, played by the award-winning Marcello Fonte, runs a dog-grooming business in a small, down-at-heel seaside town. Separated from his wife and doting on his daughter, the nerdy Marcello is strangely popular, the result we discover of a side-line that earns him far more than the care of the often terrifyingly large dogs that he encounters in his day job.


Just as the giant flea in Tale of Tales had an allegorical function, so the characters of the dogs in this film reflect the personalities of its human protagonists. Dogman is visually powerful, especially as it captures Marcello’s happy day-to-day life early on before charting his descent into somewhere far darker as the film progresses. As Peter Bradshaw sums it up, ‘a movie with incomparable bite and strength’ (The Guardian).



The film will be introduced by Dr Paul Sutton, who will stay for the end of the film for a post-screening discussion in the front-tier of the downstairs seating area.

Orphée (PG)

Orphée

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Tuesday 27 Nov 201812:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 35m


Restored from the original nitrate negative, this new print of Jean Cocteau’s haunting film promises to enchant.


Starring Jean Marais in the titular role, and set in 1950s Paris, the film retells the Greek myth of Orpheus, the poet who descends into hell to rescue his dead wife, Eurydice (Maria Déa), her recovery dependent on him not looking at her. In this modern retelling Death becomes a seductive femme fatale, played by Maria Casares, with the underworld represented as a decaying factory-like space ruled over by officious bureaucrats.


The film is justly renowned for its special effects, which produce a poetic, dreamlike experience for the viewer. While the film is concerned with weighty themes – love, death, loss and the immortality of art – it is also an important film in the history of queer cinema.


The lingering shots of the film’s male actors and the transgression inherent in the descent into the underworld, as well as the iconography of Death’s leather-clad biker-henchmen signal the film’s concerns.



Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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Wednesday 28 Nov 201813:00 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25m


Film run time: 1hr 54m

(Non-singalong version)

Good news everyone! Pierce Brosnan is back and he’s singing again!


Part of the enduring charm of the original 2008 film was that it felt scrappy and unpolished. A film that was inclusive of everyone, you didn’t need to have a perfect singing voice to be part of the fun. And, yes, maybe that even included the former Mr Bond murdering every note he went near with the wild abandon of someone with a licence to kill.


This film picks up some years after the original with Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finding out she is pregnant. This leads her to wonder about her heritage and how her mother met the three dashing men she now calls her fathers.


Queue flashbacks to Donna’s early life with Lily James playing the younger version of Meryl Streep’s character as she makes the decision to move to the island of Kalokairi in the process providing us with loads of excuses to further delve into ABBA’s back catalogue.


When all is said and done there’ll be no regret if you take a chance on this dancing queen!

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot (TBC)

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

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Thursday 29 Nov 201819:30 Book Now

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film run time: 1hr 53m

Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, My Own Private Idaho) deploys an expert cast to craft a piece feel-good genius based on the memoir of cartoonist John Callahan.


When John’s (Joaquin Phoenix) hedonistic lifestyle is inconvenienced by a drunken car accident that renders him wheelchair-bound, the last thing he wants to do is give up alcohol. At first he marinates in self-pity, finding it difficult to navigate his new life as a quadriplegic— taking his new chair to the streets is especially difficult and lands him in hospital, where he meets the young volunteer therapist Annu (Rooney Mara).


Encouraged by his charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill), Callahan reluctantly enters an alcoholism treatment program. He discovers he has a knack for drawing, and soon creating off-colour cartoons becomes an outlet for his rage and cutting wit.


Phoenix gets brilliantly lost in the character as always, really making you feel the artist’s scrappy joy in sticking it to his critics.


The title of the film really sets the tone; it is frankly told, with an injection of down-to-earth comedy that softens the edges of a story full of touching humanity.

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