Dir: Peter Landesman, US, 2017, 103 mins
Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas
Liam Neeson is commanding as Mark Felt, the Deputy Associate Director of the FBI, in this thrilling drama telling the story of how he became the legendary Watergate mole Deep Throat. An exciting investigative journey that delves behind the scenes of the political game in the search for truth and justice.
Dir: Daisy Aitkens, UK, 2017, 98 mins
Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, David Tennant
A delightful and witty romantic comedy drama in which a lesbian couple’s desire to take their relationship to the next level causes disaster and chaos, a situation not helped by their flirtatious new neighbour (David Tennant).
Dir: Todd Haynes, US, 2017, 116 mins
Millicent Simmonds, Julianne Moore, Cory Michael Smith
Todd Haynes (director of the sublime Carol) is back with a film set in New York at two different points in time. Alive with the magic of pictures and the mysteries of silence, this is an uncommonly grownup film about children, communication, connection and memory.
Dir: Adrian Shergold, UK, 2017, 103 mins
Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Tony Pitts
An ambitious, and belligerent club performer works the very male-dominated Northern comedy circuit during the 70s and 80s, while also standing up to a violent husband. Maxine Peake gives a fierce and magnetic performance in this powerful drama, highlighting the power of laughter and how pain can be transformed into humour.
Dir: William E. Badgley, UK, 2017, 86 mins
The Slits, Dennis Bovell
A vibrant documentary about The Slits, the all-women, mould-breaking punk band. Covering the time from their inception in 1976 to their end in 2010, it features Interviews as well as previously unseen footage and band recordings to bring back to life this unique, unconventional and much loved band.
Dir: Wes Anderson, US, 2017, 101 mins
Voices: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton
After an outbreak of canine flu leads to all dogs being exiled to an island, a defiant boy sets out alone to rescue his dog. Chased by authority figures intent on retrieving the boy, the community of dogs comes together to protect him. A charming second stop-motion animated film from Wes Anderson who also helmed Fantastic Mr Fox.
Dir: Mouly Surya, Indonesia, 2017, 93 mins, Indonesian dialogue with subtitles
Egy Fedly, Dea Panendra, Yoga Pratama
The spirit of Sergio Leone is playfully invoked in this boldly feminist take on the classic western themes of vengeance and justice. Playing out against the stunning landscapes of rural Indonesia, the story follows a young widow who violently turns the tables on the men who try to attack her.
My Golden Days (15)
Dir: Arnaud Desplechin, Fr, 2015, 124 mins, French dialogue with subtitles
Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric
Intoxicating sequel to Desplechin’s 1996 comedy “My Sex Life, or How I Got Into an Argument,’’ in which a middle-aged man recalls his youthful adventures while being interrogated for being a possible Russian spy. A superb coming-of-age drama and an ode to growing up in France in the 80s.
The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Dir: Claire Denis, Fr, 2017, 95 mins, French dialogue with subtitles
Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine
A new and unique drama from acclaimed director Claire Denis (Beau Travail) in which Juliette Binoche glowingly plays a divorced artist looking to find love again but experiencing a series of unsatisfying amours. A refreshingly unpretentious look into the fleeting pleasures and frustrations of mid-life dating.
Dir: Michael Pearce, UK, 2017, 107 mins
Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James
A thriller following an introverted, yet secretly rebellious, young woman living in a small community on Jersey who falls in love with a potentially dangerous stranger. A beautifully acted and immersive tale of mystery and passion.
Dir: Cory Finley, US, 2017, 93 mins
Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin
A sleek and gripping black comedy following two wealthy teenage girls from suburban Connecticut who dream up the idea of killing someone they don’t like. A well-acted and darkly humorous character study, examining the fine line between spoiled child and a sociopath.
This breathtakingly beautiful Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you.
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...
Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.
Dir: Michael Anderson, UK, 1955, 122 mins
Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Basil Sydney
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the original raid, and we’re delighted to present this live commemorative evening from the Royal Albert Hall.
Hosted by Dan Snow, and featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra plus special guests including family members of both Dam Busters crew, and the film’s director Michael Anderson, historian Paul Beaver and Professor Hugh Hunt as they explore the history of the iconic raid and how it led to the making of this British classic. The evening will pay tribute to Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his comrades of the legendary 617 Squadron with the audience including former members of the 617 Squadron and current members of the Royal Air Force, so it’ll be a very special and momentous evening in an equally iconic venue.
There will also be an on stage ‘bouncing bomb’ experiment as the hosts reflect on the science behind Barnes Wallis’ invention. This segment of the live exclusive content will end with a rendition of The Dam Busters March, played by the Glenn Miller Orchestra before the film begins. Event ends at 10.30pm.
Dir: Mike Newell, UK, 2017, 124 mins
Lily James, Jessica Brown Findlay, Michiel Huisman
Based on the 2008 novel of the same name, this is a historical drama set in 1940’s London, where a free-spirited writer forms a life-changing bond with the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society when she decides to write about the book club, which was formed during the occupation of the small island of Guernsey in World War II.
Dir: Valeska Grisebach, Ger/Bul, 2017, 121 mins, English, German & Bulgarian dialogue
Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov
A taut and realistic drama following the tensions that erupt between villagers in Bulgaria and German construction workers when the latter start working in their land. A confident and sharp look into issues concerning human communication and national identity, framed by an unembellished and highly poetic landscape.
Dir: Robin Campillo, Fr, 2018, 143 mins, French dialogue with subtitles
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel
Set in the ‘90s at the height of France’s AIDS epidemic, this outstanding drama portrays a group of activists in Paris as they follow their campaign of agitation against a pharmaceutical company that refuses to reveal its findings on potentially effective new drugs. A heart-rending and visceral love story with a fiercely engaged political undertone.
Dir: Andrew Haigh, UK, 2017, 122 mins
Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny
Heartfelt slow-burning drama in which a lonely teenager embarks on a treacherous journey across America with his horse. Adapted from Willy Vlautin’s 2010 novel this is a touching portrait of American contemporary underclass and a poignant and compassionate portrayal of love, loss and acceptance that resonates with profound humanity.
Dir: Michel Hazanavicius, Fr, 2017, 108 mins, French dialogue with subtitles
Louis Garrel, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo
A biopic of filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, the icon of the French New Wave, focusing on his life during the late 1960’s and his rocky marriage with 19-year-old student Anne Wiazemsky. Another moving tribute to classic cinema from Oscar winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist).
Dir: Paolo Virzì, US, 2017, 112 mins
Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Moloney
Grande Dame Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland play an ailing, elderly couple who run away on one final, unwise journey in their beloved old motorhome ‘The Leisure Seeker’. An affectionate road movie in which their passionate journey takes them further than just a destination.