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American Animals

American Animals
  • 2018
  • US/UK
  • 1h 56min
  • Directed by: Bart Layton
  • Cast: Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Blake Jenner

A group of young men plan and execute a heist of a university library in 2004. A masterfully balanced and insightful blend of drama and documentary, with a dramatization of the heist interspersed with interviews with the real participants; the two styles should work against each other but they complement each other perfectly. Audacious and playful.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
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Mon 24 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Randall Park, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne

Sequel to Marvel's 2015 superhero flick Ant-Man, which sees the eponymous shrinking hero (Rudd) joining forces with the Wasp (Lilly) to rescue her long-lost mother (Pfeiffer) from a quantum realm. Silly yet also subtle, the film brims with chemistry from its strong cast.

Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep

Batti Gul Meter Chalu

  • 2018
  • India
  • Directed by: Shree Narayan Singh
  • Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Anna Ador

Hindi drama.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski
  • 1997
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
  • Written by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore

The Coen brothers give their unique twist to a Chandler-esque LA noir, as 70s hippy throwback Jeff 'The Dude' Lebowski (Bridges) is drawn into the sordid affairs of his millionaire namesake. Suddenly he has to sleuth his way through disorganised crime. Trademark oddball characters, surreal imagery and excellent performances grace this virtuoso comedy.

Mon 24 Sep

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin

In 1978, Ron Stallworth (Washington), the first black man to join the Colorado Springs police, goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan, with the help of fellow officer Flip (Driver). A stranger-than-fiction true story fusing buddy cop traditions with powerful recollections of cruelty, and anger at Trump’s America. Fascinating, funny and riveting.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

The Children Act

The Children Act
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Eyre
  • Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead

Fiona (Thompson) is a High Court judge who finds herself becoming involved with a Jehovah’s Witness teenager (Whitehead) who refuses a blood transfusion for his leukaemia. Heavy-handed adaptation by McEwan of his own novel; not entirely convincing but Eyre brings out fine performances.

Sat 22 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marc Forster
  • Cast: Hayley Atwell, Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings

Christopher Robin (McGregor) is a workaholic who neglects his family, until he re-encounters his childhood toys. Whimsical and unoriginal back-to-childhood tale, not saved by McGregor’s dexterity or Cummings’s lovely voice work as Pooh.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
Wed 26 Sep

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon M Chu
  • Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

When Chinese-American college professor Rachel (Wu) meets the family of boyfriend Nick (Golding), she discovers that they’re incredibly rich. A fairly stale star-crossed lovers’ story is refreshed by a cast of East Asian stars and entertaining local colour.

Fri 21 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Sat 22 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Sun 23 Sep
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Mon 24 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
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Thu 27 Sep

The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Bill Pullman

Robert McCall (Washington) works as a Lyft driver in Boston but when his black-ops handler (Leo) is murdered, he sets out to find her killer. Uninspired sequel which hypocritically preaches noble virtue while dispensing cheap thrills and physical mutilation.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
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Mon 24 Sep
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Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3
  • 2018
  • 1h 37min
  • U
  • Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Kathryn Hahn, Andy Samberg

Third instalment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise, which sees daughter Mavis (Gomez) take on the role of overbearing parent when her father Dracula (Sandler) falls for the ship's captain Ericka (Hahn) whilst on a monsters-only cruise. A funny and good-humoured flick, with plenty of goofy gags and musical numbers that'll please the whole family.

Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep

The House with a Clock in its Walls

The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Eli Roth
  • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Owen Vaccaro

Lewis (Vaccaro) is an orphan sent to live with his mysterious uncle Jonathan (Black). Roth takes a break from gore to turn this children’s book into family fare, and it’s atmospheric, but lacks charm; still, Black is great casting and the themes of grief and bravery are handled well.

Fri 21 Sep
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Sat 22 Sep
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Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
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Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
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Thu 27 Sep
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The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk

In this sequel to the 2004 original, Supers are still forbidden but Elastigirl (Hunter) gets to go up against a supervillain while husband Bob (Nelson) minds the kids. It looks great and the voice cast is excellent, but it feels dated and the set-pieces become tiring.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

The King of Thieves

The King of Thieves
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon

Brian (Caine) is an octogenarian gangster who puts together a team of old codgers to rob the Hatton Garden diamond vaults. The biggest and flashiest of the four versions so far of this story has lots of star power but a boring script, dislikeable characters and colourless direction. Pointless and disappointing.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
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Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger
  • 2018
  • Ireland/UK/France
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Cast: Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

Dr Faraday (Gleeson) returns to Hundreds Hall, which he knew as a boy, to help care for the war-wounded family son (Poulter), but there seems to be a supernatural presence. Gleeson gives a career-best turn as the haunted Faraday but while it’s laudably subtle it’s also narratively inert.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

Luis and the Aliens

Luis and the Aliens
  • 2018
  • Germany/Luxembourg
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
  • Cast: Callum Maloney, Dermot Magennis, Ian Coppinger

Luis (Maloney) is an 11-year-old boy obsessed with aliens, who gets visited by some shape-changing extra-terrestrial blobs. It has an attractive sheen and likeable characters, but the tone is uncertain and it’s too derivative and unsure of itself to win many admirers.

Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Hugh Skinner, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Dylan, Cher, Dominic Cooper, Andy García

Sequel to the feel-good ABBA musical Mamma Mia! Despite its absurdities and shoe-horning of ABBA songs, at its heart is a touching mother-daughter love story and an irresistible esprit de corps.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
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Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

Manmarziyaan

  • 2018
  • India
  • Directed by: Anurag Kashyap
  • Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal

Punjab love story.

Sat 22 Sep
Mon 24 Sep

The Meg

The Meg
  • 2018
  • China/US
  • 1h 53min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
  • Cast: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Cliff Curtis

Jonas (Statham) is a diver who’s brought to an underwater research facility to rescue people from a sinister threat—the titular giant shark. It’s a $150m B-movie; the creature itself is no masterpiece, and the plot is ridiculous, but Statham carries off the outlandish premise with a confident performance in a role he was born to play.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

Mile 22

Mile 22
  • 2018
  • US
  • 18
  • Directed by: Peter Berg
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey, Iko Uwais

James Silva (Wahlberg) leads a crack CIA team to transport a government witness who's been targeted for assassination. Much double-crossing, fistfights and absurd technobabble, and while Wahlberg is over-intense, the physical stuff is well-handled by Rousey and Uwais. Straight-up, boneheaded action.

Fri 21 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
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Mon 24 Sep
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Tue 25 Sep
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Wed 26 Sep
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Thu 27 Sep
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland

When Cameron (Moretz) is discovered being intimate with another girl in the back of her boyfriend’s car, she’s shipped off a Christian ‘conversion’ camp. The screenplay avoids cliché and treats all the characters with empathy, and Moretz’s subtle strength is balanced by Lane’s resigned sarcasm as a fellow inmate. Understated and powerful.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Tom Cruise

Ethan Hunt (Cruise) is back for the franchise's sixth entry, and teams up with old IMF colleagues Luther (Rhames), Benji (Pegg), fellow spy Ilsa (Ferguson) and CIA enforcer August Walker (Cavill) to track down some stolen plutonium. Despite a few cliches, Cruise goes above and beyond with his stunt work in this first-class summer blockbuster that's guaranteed to leave you on the edge of your seat.

Fri 21 Sep
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Thu 27 Sep
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The Nun

The Nun
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 18
  • Directed by: Corin Hardy
  • Cast: Bonnie Aarons, Taissa Farmiga, Charlotte Hope

Two Vatican investigators and a local (Bichir, Farmiga and Bloquet) arrive at a cloistered Romanian abbey in 1952 to investigate a nun’s suicide. The latest in the Conjuring series is the weakest, with Aarons playing nun demon Valak to the hilt but ultimately let down by overstated shocks and erratic plotting.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Sun 23 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Subtitled
Mon 24 Sep
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Tue 25 Sep
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Wed 26 Sep
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Thu 27 Sep
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Parwaaz Hai Junoon

Parwaaz Hai Junoon
  • 2018
  • Pakistan
  • Directed by: Haseeb Hasan
  • Cast: Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahad Raza Mir, Shaz Khan

An account of life in the Pakistan Air Force.

Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
Tue 25 Sep

The Predator

The Predator
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shane Black
  • Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Jacob Tremblay, Yvonne Strahovski, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane

A Predator comes to Earth, pursued by others of his kind, and humans are caught in the middle. Black’s reboot of the franchise lacks his usual vim, there are too many set pieces with no time to engage, and there’s next to no tension. It’s neither visceral enough for the fans, nor engaging enough for the rest of us.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
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Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
IMAX
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Thu 27 Sep

Puzzle

Puzzle
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marc Turtletaub
  • Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman, Bubba Weiler, Austin Abrams, Liv Hewson

Agnes (Macdonald) is a housewife whose life revolves around routine, until she discovers a flair for solving jigsaw puzzles. Macdonald is divine as ever, but the film rarely digs deep into how such a modest pursuit can bring someone back to live. Charming but slight.

Sat 22 Sep

Searching

Searching
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty
  • Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Michelle La

David (Cho) is mourning the loss of his wife, but when his daughter (La) disappears, he has to look for her with resourceful cop Rosemary (Messing). A childish whodunnit with a ridiculously contrived story, concluding with a convoluted solution that’s farcical to anyone with a basic knowledge of police work.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

A Simple Favour

A Simple Favour
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding

Stephanie (Kendrick), a mild-mannered suburban mom, tries to track down her friend Emily (Lively) after she mysteriously disappears. A twisty tale of murder, scheming and scams with excellent work from the two leads and the rest of the cast; a deliciously outrageous cocktail of a movie.

Fri 21 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
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Mon 24 Sep
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Tue 25 Sep
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Wed 26 Sep
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Thu 27 Sep
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Slender Man

Slender Man
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sylvain White
  • Cast: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair

A group of friends try to prove that the Slender Man does not exist, but one of them goes missing shortly after.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
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Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

The Spy Who Dumped Me

The Spy Who Dumped Me
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 15
  • Directed by: Susanna Fogel
  • Cast: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan

Audrey (Kunis) finds that her ex-boyfriend is a spy, and she and her best friend Morgan (McKinnon) are forced into completing his mission. Hardly the most original plot, but it’s briskly paced, the script is sharp and often surreal, and McKinnon in particular is on fire, comedically speaking, with ostensible leading lady Kunis a fine and very game foil.

Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 32min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Will Arnett

Disgruntled that so many big players in the DC Universe have their own movie but they themselves don’t, the Teen Titans pressure hotshot director Jade Wilson (Bell) to make one. Inventive and very funny animated superhero comedy which is a treat for kids and adults alike.

Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep

Upgrade

Upgrade
  • 2018
  • Australia
  • 15
  • Directed by: Leigh Whannell
  • Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Melanie Vallejo, Steve Danielsen

Grey (Marshall-Green) falls victim to a robbery which leaves his wife dead and him quadriplegic, until whiz-kid Eron (Glibertson) offers him an untried AI chip to help him bridge the gap between brain and limbs. Well-paced and sometimes indecently entertaining mix of low-budget Cronenbergian body horror with gore-splattered Evil Dead-style slapstick.

Sat 22 Sep

Yardie

Yardie
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Idris Elba
  • Cast: Stephen Graham, Aml Ameen, Mark Rhino Smith

Dennis (Ameen) is a young man who vows vengeance for the death of his older brother. Elba directs with assurance, with gloomy 80s London coming across with tasty authority, but it never quite transcends its pulpy material. Still, Ameen is excellent, it’s got a thumping soundtrack and it rings with anger and energy.

Fri 21 Sep
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Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
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Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
Over-18s only / Premium screening
Thu 27 Sep

The Vue Manchester is located in the Printworks on Withy Grove – once the largest newspaper printing house in Europe, it was derelict by the 1990s until the IRA bombing of Manchester prompted a massive redevelopment of the area and the conversion of the building into a giant entertainment venue.

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