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74 North Street, Ripon, Yorkshire, HG4 1DP

All is by My Side

Jimi: All is by My Side
  • 2 stars
  • 2013
  • UK/Ireland
  • 116 min
  • Directed by: John Ridley
  • Cast: André Benjamin Hayley Atwell, Burn Gorman

In 1966, Jimi Hendrix (Benjamin), struggling backup musician, explodes onto the London rock scene. Benjamin immerses himself in the title role and deserved a better film. With the Hendrix estate denying the use of his music, excessive camera trickery and a too-old cast, it may be groovy purple bell bottoms, but it's still pants.

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Fri 24 Oct
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Thu 30 Oct

The Book of Life

The Book of Life
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 95 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jorge R Gutierrez
  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman

Manolo (Luna) and best friend Joaquin (Tatum) are both in love with feisty Maria (Saldana), but it all goes El Sur when squabbling gods La Muerte (del Castillo) and Xibalba (Perlman) make a wager over who'll win her. Lively, colourful animation exploring dark themes, with great gags, superb voice work, and a delightful soundtrack.

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Fri 24 Oct
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Effie Gray

Effie Gray
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Richard Laxton
  • Written by: Emma Thompson
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

Period piece looking at the early life of Euphemia 'Effie' Gray (Fanning), who at 19 made a disastrous marriage to the Victorian art critic John Ruskin (Wise). Enjoyable if slightly sluggish biopic which overcomes its flaws thanks to Thompson's way with dialogue, even if it's not as affecting as it ought to be.

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Thu 23 Oct

Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie
  • 5 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tim Burton
  • Cast: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short

Young Victor Frankenstein is devastated by the death of his pet dog, but when a forward-thinking teacher spurs his imagination an ambitious science project comes into being as Burton expands and remakes one of the early pieces that kickstarted his career, back in 1984. Frankenweenie is a delight on the level of both plot and visual detail. It’s so smart, inventive and downright beautiful that you want to stand up and cheer.

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Sat 1 Nov
Sun 2 Nov

Gone Girl

Gone Girl
  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 145 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Fincher
  • Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

Nick (Affleck) comes home on his fifth wedding anniversary to find his wife Amy (Pike) gone, and a series of revelations cast him in the worst possible light. Fincher directs with cool proficiency and a sense of brutal fun; Affleck is perfect, and Pike gives a bravura, breakout performance.

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Thu 23 Oct
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Hockney

Hockney
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 112 min
  • Directed by: Randall Wright

Documentary portrait of seminal artist David Hockney created using his personal archive of photographs and film.

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Tue 25 Nov

Ida

Ida
  • 3 stars
  • 2013
  • Poland/Denmark
  • 80 min
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig

Poland 1962; orphaned novice nun Sister Anna (Trzebuchowska) is about to take her vows when she finds out that she was originally named Ida and is Jewish, so she goes on a search for the truth about her parents. A thoughtful, beautifully shot but emotionally uninvolving coming-of-age story.

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Thu 23 Oct

In Conversation With Russell Brand

In Conversation With Russell Brand

Russell Brand talks to the Guardian's Owen Jones.

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Thu 23 Oct

Interstellar

Interstellar
  • 2014
  • US/UK
  • 169 min
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway

Star-studded epic sci-fi adventure from The Dark Knight director Nolan.

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Fri 7 Nov
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Thu 13 Nov

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen

Metropolitan Opera: Carmen
  • 2014
  • US

A live performance of Bizet's bodice-ripping melodrama.

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Sat 1 Nov
Sun 16 Nov

The Metropolitan Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

The Metropolitan Opera: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
  • 2014
  • US

Richard Wagner's lengthy three-act opera about the 16th century guild of Master Singers, performed live in New York City.

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Sat 13 Dec

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro
  • 2014
  • US

Mozart's classic opera, beamed live from New York.

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Sun 9 Nov

The Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville

Live from the Met

A onstage performance of Rossini's classic comedy, with Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Christopher Maltman.

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Sat 22 Nov
Sun 7 Dec

Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's Macbeth

  • 2014
  • US
  • 193 min
  • Cast: Anna Netrebko, Joseph Calleja, Željko Lučić, René Pape

Conducted by Fabio Luisi, Verdi's opera retells the famous Scottish tale.

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Sun 26 Oct

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 150 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson

A biopic of the tumultuous and extraordinary last decades of JMW Turner, the great British Romantic painter.

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Fri 7 Nov
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Thu 13 Nov

My Old Lady

My Old Lady
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • GB/US
  • 104 min
  • Directed by: Israel Horovitz
  • Cast: Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, Kristin Scott-Thomas

Mathias (Kline), a penniless New Yorker, travels to Paris to claim the apartment bequeathed to him by his father, except that 92-year-old Mathilde (Smith) and her daughter Chloe (Scott Thomas) already live there. The directorial debut of 75-year-old playwright Horovitz is an enjoyable, soft-centred tale of guilty secrets, perhaps too neatly resolved but a sophisticated delight.

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Fri 28 Nov
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Thu 4 Dec

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein

National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 15
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

Mary Shelley's classic gothic tale realised by Danny Boyle in his return to theatre. The roles of Dr Frankenstein and the Creature are alternated between Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller.

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Thu 30 Oct
Thu 20 Nov

National Theatre Live: JOHN

National Theatre Live: JOHN
  • 2014
  • UK

DV8 Physical Theatre perform their new production, conceived and written by Lloyd Newson, based on stories of love and sex told by a real-life man named John.

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Tue 9 Dec

Northern Soul

Northern Soul
  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elaine Constantine
  • Written by: Elaine Constantine
  • Cast: Eliot James Langridge, Josh Whitehouse, Antonia Thomas, Steve Coogan

In 1974 Lancashire, John (Langridge) meets Matt (Whitehouse) and becomes hooked on Northern Soul, the high-energy soul and funk that northern English clubbers loved to dance to. Constantine's debut feature is simplistic and the story is underdeveloped, but she knows the scene and the all-important dancefloor scenes hum with energy.

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Thu 23 Oct
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Thu 30 Oct

The Princess and the Frog

The Princess and the Frog
  • 3 stars
  • 2010
  • US
  • 97 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Goodman

Set in 1920s Louisiana and featuring Disney's first African-American Princess, this culturally important, beautiful and evocative (of a New Orleans that no longer exists) film may not have the standout musical numbers of some of its stablemates but is an old fashioned treat all the same.

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Sat 15 Nov
Sun 16 Nov

Rembrandt – Exhibition On Screen

Exhibition On Screen
  • 2014

View this major exhibition from London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum from the comfort of your cinema chair.

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Tue 2 Dec

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

The Royal Ballet presents Christopher Wheeldon's entrancing ballet. All all the zany characters are there, including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter and, of course, the questionably affected Alice herself.

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Tue 16 Dec

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari

Royal Opera House: I due Foscari
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Thaddeus Strassberger

Live screening of Verdi's tragedy, starring Plácido Domingo.

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Mon 27 Oct
Sun 2 Nov

Royal Opera House: L'elisir d'amore

Royal Opera House cinema
  • 2014
  • UK
  • Directed by: Laurent Pelly

Laurent Pelly directs Gaetano Donizetti's opera in which a 1950s Italian village provides the backdrop to a spirited tale of love's twists and turns.

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Wed 26 Nov
Sun 30 Nov

The Shining

The Shining
  • 5 stars
  • 1980
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelly Duvall, Philip Stone.

Kubrick's overwrought, overlong horror film dispenses with much of the psychic apparatus of Stephen King's novel to concentrate on the deeper horror of a family turning in on itself. Nicholson, with all the stops out, is bug-eyed and demonic as the writer cracking up violently in an isolated hotel, and the final scenes are, literally, chilling.

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Fri 31 Oct

Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings

Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings
  • 2 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Roberts Gannaway, Peggy Holmes
  • Cast: Voices of: Timothy Dalton, Lucy Hale, Megan Hilty

The latest adventures of the mischievous fairy.

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Sat 6 Dec
Sun 7 Dec

WALL-E

WALL-E
  • 5 stars
  • 2008
  • US
  • 103 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, MacInTalk

Inspired by sci-fi classics from the 1960s and 70s, Pixar have created a post-apocalyptic story set in a future in which the Earth has been abandoned by humankind, where a solitary robot named WALL-E executes his now pointless trash collecting programme. At its heart this is a very sweet romantic comedy, and that's what provides the emotional clout.

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Sat 29 Nov
Sun 30 Nov

Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph
  • 4 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rich Moore
  • Cast: Voices of John C Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch

This cleverly targeted family romp set in the world of videogames marks a step up both commercially and artistically for the non-Pixar side of Disney animation. The script is brilliantly witty; the visuals sweep, swoop and sparkle; and the message about flawed individuals finding their own way to be heroes is a kindly one, intelligently expressed.

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Sat 13 Dec
Sun 14 Dec

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