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Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Drew Goddard
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm

Four guests (Bridges, Hamm, Erivo, Johnson) check into a Lake Tahoe guest house for different reasons; but there’s a bag of stolen money under the floorboards. This 60s-set pulp thriller may not be as genre-bending as Goddard’s earlier The Cabin in the Woods, but it’s an atmospheric and airtight noir.

Fri 19 Oct
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Black '47

Black '47
  • 2018
  • Ireland, Luxembourg
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Lance Daly
  • Cast: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Jim Broadbent, Stephen Rea

Ireland in 1847: Martin (Frecheville) is a British Army deserter who returns to the family home to find his mother dead and his brother hanged. Slow-burning period revenge drama set during the Great Famine, with pitch-perfect performances; an affecting, artful history lesson in the style of a lean, mean western.

Sat 20 Oct

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 19 Oct
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Blindspotting

Blindspotting
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Carlos López Estrada
  • Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar

Collin (Diggs) is out of prison on parole and has to stay out of trouble, in spite of his wild card best friend Miles (Casal). An incendiary, heartfelt study of friendship, identity and American attitudes towards race and repentance, both comic and powerful.

Fri 19 Oct
Sat 20 Oct

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK/USA
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek, Mike Myers

The story of the rise to fame of one of the most legendary bands of all time: Queen.

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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.

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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 19 Oct
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Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Michael Moore

Documentary on the state of the USA, in which Moore asks the question ‘How the f*** did this happen?’ Heartfelt and angry, it draws comparisons between Trump and Hitler which work disturbingly well, but also devotes time to such promising developments as the student anti-gun movement.

Fri 19 Oct
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First Man

First Man
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy

Biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gosling), with subtle and unshowy performances from Gosling and from Foy as his no-BS wife Jan. An intimate and moving character drama with raw and visceral space-peril thrills and a hero whose fame rests on modesty, curiosity and problem-solving purposefulness.

Fri 19 Oct
Premium screening
Sat 20 Oct
Premium screening
Sun 21 Oct
Premium screening
Mon 22 Oct
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Subtitled
Wed 24 Oct
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Funny Girl

Funny Girl
  • 1968
  • US
  • 2h 31min
  • U
  • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Cast: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford

Biopic loosely based on the life and career of comedienne Fanny Brice and her rocky relationship with professional gambler and con artist Nick Artstein.

Wed 24 Oct

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ari Sandel
  • Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, Jack Black

Kathy (McLendon-Covey) is an exasperated single mother trying to keep her unruly children on the straight and narrow, but then they discover evil ventriloquist’s dummy Slappy (Black). A tediously bland attempt at family horror, with join-the-dots storytelling and only a few perky performances and special effects to recommend it.

Fri 19 Oct
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Halloween

Halloween
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • 18
  • Directed by: David Gordon Green
  • Written by: Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green
  • Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle

A direct sequel to the 1978 original: Michael Myers has been locked in a prison for most of his life, and it falls to long-suffering Laurie (Curtis) to stop him. After a slow beginning it gets going, and Laurie—now a mother and grandmother—has to battle with trauma. A straightforward stalk-n-slash in the best tradition of the franchise.

Fri 19 Oct
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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 12min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: George Tillman Jr.
  • Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby

Adaptation of the YA novel by Angie Thomas, inspired by the 'Black Lives Matter' movement. Starr (Amandla Stenberg) witnesses the shooting of her best friend by a police officer, and must stand up for what she believes in.

Mon 22 Oct
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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.

Fri 19 Oct
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Thu 25 Oct

Hunter Killer

Hunter Killer
  • 2018
  • US/China
  • Directed by: Donovan Marsh
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist

Submarine captain Joe Glass (Butler) leads a mission to rescue the Russian president from his own deranged defence minister and so avert WWIII. Gung-ho action, cartoonish politics, a hackneyed story and toe-curling dialogue make for a bland and brainless dud. It may be about subs, but it’s a real floater.

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Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again
  • 2018
  • UK/France
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Kerr
  • Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Emma Thompson

Johnny English (Atkinson) is called back into action after a cyberattack reveals the identities of British secret agents. The cast are game, but the dialogue lacks snap and the direction and editing are atrocious. The lack of laughs are all the more infuriating because it’s easy to see how it could have been funnier.

Fri 19 Oct
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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.

Mon 22 Oct

Metropolitan Opera: Samson et Dalila

Samson et Dalila, performed by the Metropolitan Opera, filmed live for cinemas.

Sat 20 Oct

National Theatre Live: King Lear

NT Live
  • 2011
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Michael Grandage
  • Cast: Derek Jacobi, Gina McKee, Paul Jesson

Live screening of the National Theatre's production of King Lear, starring Ian McKellen.

Tue 23 Oct

Night School

Night School
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
  • Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Brooke Butler

Teddy (Hart) has to go back to school to get his GED, only to run up against teacher Carrie (Haddish). Fitfully amusing comedy which pulls too many punches and shows evidence of having been heavily watered-down in post-production; Haddish isn’t given nearly enough to do and it’s bland and lacking coherence.

Fri 19 Oct
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The Nun

The Nun
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 36min
  • 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.

Sat 20 Oct
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Paw Patrol: Big Screen Tales

Paw Patrol: Big Screen Tales
  • 2017
  • 1h 5min
  • U
  • Directed by: Maria Timotheou

Ryder, Chase, Marshal, Skye and the rest of PAW Patrol return to the big screen with four episodes. The gang visit new locations, including a mountaintop, ocean and a jungle.

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Royal Ballet: Mayerling

Via Satellite from The Royal Opera HouseMayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballets start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballets many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.195 mins- 2 intervals

Sun 21 Oct

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 19 Oct
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Smallfoot

Smallfoot
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • U
  • Directed by: Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig
  • Cast: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, Jimmy Tatro

Migo (Tatum) is a bigfoot who lives in an isolated community of his fellow creatures, who have heard rumours of the mythical ‘smallfoots’—humans. The songs are fun and drive the story forward, and child-pleasing slapstick is ably mixed with a thoughtful consideration of how a community can deal with challenges to its basic assumptions.

Fri 19 Oct
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A Star is Born

A Star is Born
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bradley Cooper
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

Jackson (Cooper) is a famous musician, his best years behind him, who discovers young singer Ally (Gaga) in a bar one night. What could have been yet another remake is a revelation: Gaga sings up a storm and is nuanced and convincing, but Cooper is extraordinary as co-writer, producer, director and star. Smart, funny and heartbreaking.

Fri 19 Oct
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Venom

Venom
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Woody Harrelson

Eddie (Hardy) is a reporter trying to expose the nefarious activities of dodgy billionaire Carlton Blake (Ahmed) when he’s grabbed by an alien symbiote that gives him powers. Flailing about between genres, this never finds its tone and Hardy turns in a bizarrely shifty performance. A muddle.

Fri 19 Oct
3D
Premium screening
Sat 20 Oct
3D
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Sun 21 Oct
3D
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Mon 22 Oct
3D
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Tue 23 Oct
3D
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Wed 24 Oct
Premium screening
Thu 25 Oct
3D
Premium screening

VS.

VS.
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ed Lilly
  • Cast: Joivan Wade, Ruth Sheen, Fola Evans-Akingbola

British urban drama set in the world of rap battles.

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