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Odeon Swiss Cottage

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96 Finchley Road, London, NW3 5EL
  • Box office 0871 224 4007
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  • Website www.odeon.co.uk
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1917

1917
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch

Lance Corporals Schofield (MacKay) and Blake (Chapman) are given the job of hand-delivering a message to another unit, across the mud and misery of the trenches. It suffers from simplistic dialogue and flat characterisation, but it’s visually impressive and a respectable, heartfelt tribute to the sacrifice of WWI.

Thu 16 Jul

Dark Waters

Dark Waters
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Todd Haynes
  • Cast: Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins

Robert (Ruffalo) is a corporate defence attorney who switches sides when a friend’s cattle are ravaged by diseases caused by chemical run-off from a DuPont plant. The spiralling narrative sucks you in, but it’s rather lacking in conviction, idiosyncrasy and suspense (Hathaway is wasted as Robert’s crotchety wife.) Still, interesting and pertinent.

Thu 16 Jul

Little Women

Little Women
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greta Gerwig
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper

Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.

Thu 16 Jul

Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour
  • 2020
  • UK
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe
  • Cast: John Heffernan, Jessie Buckley, Keira Knightley

Sally (Knightley) is a prim but committed activist who, with artist Jo (Buckley), aims to infiltrate the 1970 Miss World pageant, although Grenadian contestant Jennifer (Mbatha-Raw) has a different take on the contest. A spirited and sincere look at the contradictions involved; despite the slightly fantastic degree of female solidarity, it’s got an impressive sense of balance.

Thu 16 Jul

Onward

Onward
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • U
  • Directed by: Dan Scanlon
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Ratzenberger

Adventure set in a fantasy world which has lost its magic due to a reliance on technology.

Thu 16 Jul

Parasite

Parasite
  • 2019
  • South Korea
  • 2h 12min
  • Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
  • Cast: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam

Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and his family hatch a cunning plot to improve their lives by infiltrating a wealthy family. Bong Joon-Ho’s slickly directed and darkly hilarious satire catches you off guard with its mix of pithy humour and tender family interactions, and then unfolds into something blazingly brutal, smart and heartfelt.

Thu 16 Jul
Subtitled

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back
  • 1980
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • U
  • Directed by: Irvin Kershner
  • Written by: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank Oz

Arguably the best Star Wars film, the middle part of the original trilogy is packed with drama, tension, humour and a belter of a cliffhanger. Much of its impact has been lost to familiarity (that twist) but it's a masterpiece, impeccably directed by George Lucas' old UCLA tutor Kershner.

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Odeon Swiss Cottage in North London first opened its doors in 1937 and underwent a £3 million refurbishment in 2011, bringing it right up to date with one of only five IMAX 3D screens in London.

The five-screen cinema is directly adjacent to Swiss Cottage underground station and a five minute walk from Finchley Road underground station. A number of buses also pass by and there is a Regency pay and display car park next to the cinema.

Next door to the cinema there's a leisure centre and a number of food and drink establishments, including Ye Olde Swiss Cottage Pub. The cinema itself is home to a Costa Coffee and Ambar, which specialises in cocktails and Champagne.

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