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Phoenix Cinema East Finchley

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52 High Road, East Finchley, England, N2 9PJ

Believe

Believe
  • 2013
  • UK
  • 96 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Scheinmann
  • Cast: Natascha McElhone, Brian Cox, Toby Stephens

A young, gifted football player comes to the attention of a former Manchester United coach when he gets into trouble for a petty crime.

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Thu 31 Jul

Boyhood

Boyhood
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 163 min
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Written by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater

Made over 12 summers, Linklater's visionary Boyhood follows Mason (Coltrane) from age 5 to 18 as he grows up in real-time.

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Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 84 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Written by: John Maloof/Charlie Siskel
  • Cast: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Mary Ellen Mark

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

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Wed 30 Jul

I Am Divine

I Am Divine
  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Jeffrey Schwarz

Affectionate documentary about Harris Glenn Milstead, who in his drag queen persona of Divine was the muse of John Waters and People magazine's 'Drag Queen of the Century'. Schwarz's impressive collection of talking heads (including Waters, Ricki Lake and Divine's mum) make for a story told with wit, insight and compassion.

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Thu 31 Jul

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen

When the mutants of the future face extinction, they send Wolverine (Jackman) back in time to change destiny. The finale is too effects-heavy and non-fans may question whether it all makes sense, but the principal players are all on top form and the slick direction and smart writing are at times enormously entertaining.

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Wed 30 Jul

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