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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.

Tue 18 Feb
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The Addams Family

The Addams Family
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney

The titular family, Morticia (Theron), Gomez (Isaac), Wednesday (Moretz) and Pugsley (Wolfhard), are targeted by reality TV host Margaux Needler (Janney). The voice cast is decent and the style pays homage to Charles Addams' drawings, but it misses the darkly Gothic spirit of both the original and the Barry Sonnenfeld films, being disconcertingly family-friendly.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb

Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys For Life
  • 2020
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
  • Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Núñez, Kate del Castillo, Nicky Jam, Joe Pantoliano, Thomas Brag

Mike (Smith) and Marcus (Lawrence) are back, tracking down a mysterious assassin with the help of younger colleagues. The best film in the franchise so far, it’s full of the expected action but also develops the relationship between the leads. Great fun, and the most purely entertaining movie Smith has made in a while.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb
Fri 21 Feb
Sat 22 Feb
Sun 23 Feb
Over-18s only
Mon 24 Feb
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Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marielle Heller
  • Cast: Matthew Rhys, Tom Hanks, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper

Lloyd Vogel (Rhys) is a journalist assigned to interview beloved television host Fred Rogers (Hanks), arriving with cynicism but finding himself charmed and disarmed by Rogers’ unexpected complexity. Audiences expecting a treacly tearjerker will be surprised; Heller makes bold choices, with Rhys conveying bitter, curdled anger and Hanks masterfully portraying Rogers’ depth and hard-working decency.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Fri 21 Feb
Sat 22 Feb
Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Cathy Yan
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina, Rosie Perez, Ella Jay Basco

Harley Quinn (Robbie), having broken up with the Joker, finds herself the target of old enemies. The script could have used a few more comic putdowns, but the old-school action is solid, the setting is proudly the gutter and Robbie’s brilliant, ebullient performance as the mischievous Harley ensures a consistent sense of mischief. Top-tier comic book stuff.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb

The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Sanders
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell

Buck is a dog who is kidnapped in California and then has adventures all over the north, including with loner John Thornton (Ford). Big-hearted adaptation of Jack London’s classic 1903 novella, with skilful CGI and fine action sequences and a tear-jerking turn from Ford as both actor and narrator.

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Wed 19 Feb
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Cats

Cats.
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tom Hooper
  • Cast: James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Francesca Hayward

Victoria (Hayward) is a cat who find herself caught up with the tribe of the Jellicles, who are assembling to see which of them will ascend to the Heaviside Layer. For all the sheer vigour and professionalism of the performers, the ‘nakedness’ of the cats is unnerving and the end result is more flabbergasting than truly terrible.

Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb
Fri 21 Feb
Over-18s only
Sat 22 Feb
Over-18s only
Sun 23 Feb
Mon 24 Feb
Over-18s only
Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

Dolittle

Dolittle
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Craig Robinson, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard

Dr Dolittle (Downey) is grieving the death of his wife Lily when a young boy (Collett) and Lady Rose (Laniado) both come to ask him for help. The plot is a barely connected bunch of scenes, action sequences are hinted at but unrealised. The worst adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s stories to date: all this talent wasted in a big furry disappointment.

Tue 18 Feb
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Thu 27 Feb

Emma

Emma
  • 2020
  • UK
  • PG
  • Directed by: Autumn de Wilde
  • Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O'Connor, Gemma Whelan

Emma (Taylor-Joy) is a self-important matchmaker blinded by snobbery and youthful hubris. It’s in keeping with the vogue for complex, unapologetic heroines but the comedy is rather hit and miss and it looks great. Taylor-Joy’s alert performance makes Emma her own.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb

Frozen 2

Frozen II
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Tue 18 Feb
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Thu 27 Feb

Futro z Misia

  • 2019
  • Poland
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Kacper Anuszewski, Michal Milowicz
  • Cast: Olaf Lubaszenko, Michal Milowicz, Przemyslaw Sadowski

A Polish mafia leader gets angry at his men for stealing marijuana from the police.

Fri 21 Feb
Sat 22 Feb
Sun 23 Feb

The Gentlemen

The Gentlemen
  • 2020
  • UK / US
  • 1h 53min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant

American weed lord Mickey Pearson (McConaughey) wants to sell his billion-pound cannabis business to Matthew Berger (Strong), but there are many twists and turns to negotiate. A rock-solid gangster comedy in the Lock, Stock mode, with a snappy soundtrack: Ritchie at his sweary, violent, adorable best.

Thu 20 Feb
Sat 22 Feb
Over-18s only
Mon 24 Feb
Over-18s only
Thu 27 Feb

The Grudge

The Grudge
  • 2020
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Nicolas Pesce
  • Cast: Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, David Lawrence Brown

Detective Muldoon (Riseborough) investigates multiple deaths in an apparently cursed house. This reboot of an American remake of a seminal Japanese horror fizzles early on; a fantastic cast does its best, but there aren’t enough fresh elements and it leans on too many basic jump scares.

Tue 18 Feb
Over-18s only
Wed 19 Feb
Over-18s only
Thu 20 Feb

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant

Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather beautiful.

Tue 18 Feb
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Thu 27 Feb

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover

In the sequel to the 2017 reboot, old-timers Eddie (DeVito) and Milo (Glover) join the teens in an another video game adventure. Johnson and Awkwafina steal their scenes, although Gillan has to do too much exposition before she can get going, and while it’s a bit too similar to its predecessor it’s amiable festive fun.

Tue 18 Feb
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Just Mercy

Just Mercy
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, Brie Larson

Walter (Foxx) is convicted of the murder of a teenage white girl on the testimony of one felon (Blake-Nelson), despite a lack of incriminating evidence. Lawyer Bryan (Jordan) acts on his behalf. Old-fashioned, crusading legal drama which builds into an emotional and thought-provoking confrontation of the abiding racism in American society.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Over-18s only
Thu 20 Feb
Fri 21 Feb
Over-18s only
Sat 22 Feb
Sun 23 Feb
Tue 25 Feb
Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

Like a Boss

Like a Boss
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 23min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Miguel Arteta
  • Cast: Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek

Mia (Haddish) and Mel (Byrne) are best friends running a beauty company, which is then bought out by makeup wizard Claire (Hayek). Despite a good cast and director, there’s only so much that can be done with the weak script. It desperately wants to be funny, but isn’t sure how.

Fri 21 Feb
Over-18s only
Sat 22 Feb
Over-18s only
Sun 23 Feb
Mon 24 Feb
Tue 25 Feb
Over-18s only
Wed 26 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

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.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
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Sun 23 Feb
Tue 25 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian
  • 1979
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terry Jones
  • Written by: Monty Python
  • Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

The Gospel According to Monty Python offended a whole host of religious dominations upon its initial release, which rather obscured the fact that behind the controversy lay their most sustained humour to date. A host of very funny setpieces and smart cameos from all the team climaxes in a rather fetching musical crucifixion.

Wed 19 Feb

National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

National Theatre Live: Cyrano De Bergerac

James McAvoy stars as the romantic hero with the nose problem.

Thu 20 Feb

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!

Paw Patrol: Ready, Race, Rescue!
  • 2019
  • Canada
  • 1h 6min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles E. Bastien
  • Cast: Anya Cooke, Cathal J. Dodd, Isaac Emberson-Heeks

The pups have to compete in a race against dirty tricks driver Cheetah. Young fans of the franchise may be disappointed on an entire movie centred on only one character, Marshall, and there’s nothing special here to justify the cost of cinema tickets when it can be watched at home in just a few months.

Tue 18 Feb
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Thu 27 Feb

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 59min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Whishaw, Morfydd Clark, Peter Capaldi, Gwendoline Christie, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, Daisy May Cooper

David (Patel) is an ever-optimistic orphan who’s given shelter by poor but worthy Mr Micawber (Capaldi). Iannucci brings out the lighter side of Dickens, and the result is a sprightly, breezy and colourful crack at a classic, with a fabulous supporting cast and a perfect turn by Patel as the likeable hero.

Fri 21 Feb
Over-18s only
Sat 22 Feb
Over-18s only
Sun 23 Feb
Mon 24 Feb

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andy Fickman
  • Cast: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo

Jake (Cena) is a Californian fire chief who, after his men rescue three unruly children, is forced act as their nanny. Corny but easily digestible stuff, with lively turns from Cena, Peele and the rest of the cast; no classic, but warm and fuzzy holiday entertainment.

Tue 18 Feb
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Tue 25 Feb
Thu 27 Feb

Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell
  • 2019
  • 2h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Brandon Stanley

Drama about Richard Jewell (Hauser), the security guard who saved lives at the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing, only to be accused of planting the bomb himself. The film is full of Eastwood’s anger against the government and the media, and Hauser is remarkable, although dramatic licence was taken with Wilde’s character.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 2020
  • US / Japan
  • Directed by: Jeff Fowler
  • Cast: James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter

Sonic (Schwartz) finds himself alone on Earth, on the run from the authorities, with villain Dr Robotnik (Carrey) also in pursuit. A derivative script and a rather tired performance from Carrey aside, it’s got disarming charm and cheek and Sonic is a cutely cartoonish hero.

Tue 18 Feb
Subtitled
Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb

Spies in Disguise

Spies in Disguise
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
  • Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Masi Oka, Carla Jimenez

Lance Sterling (Smith) is a super spy who has to team up with inventor Walter (Holland) to clear his name, but is turned into a pigeon. It’s all very derivative but good fun, with a cute message about embracing your weirdness, and Smith and Holland’s terrific double act should earn them their own live-action buddy comedy.

Tue 18 Feb
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Spycies

  • 2019
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guillaume Ivernel, Zhiyi Zhang
  • Cast: Karen Strassman, Monsieur Poulpe, Davy Mourier

Action-packed animation about two secret agents.

Tue 18 Feb
Wed 19 Feb
Thu 20 Feb

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 22min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams

Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid) is back and building an army, so Rey (Ridley), Poe (Isaac), Finn (Boyega) and the gang go up against him and Kylo Ren (Driver). The internal and external battle of Ridley and Driver is the strongest element, with magnetic chemistry, but elsewhere it’s disappointing fan service, a film that loses its nerve.

Tue 18 Feb
Thu 20 Feb
Sun 23 Feb
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Thu 27 Feb

The Turning

The Turning
  • 2020
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Floria Sigismondi
  • Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince

Kate (Davis) is the governess of Miles (Wolfhard) and Flora (Prince), who play pranks on her as they recover from their parents’ death. Modern-day remake of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, which has atmosphere to die for but lacks suspense and coherence.

Tue 18 Feb
Over-18s only
Thu 20 Feb

Underwater

Underwater
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: William Eubank
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Jessica Henwick

When an underwater drilling facility is compromised by an earthquake, engineer Norah (Stewart) and the survivors must try to escape. It may be a schlocky creature feature/disaster movie hybrid, but cutting-edge VFX, a committed performance from Stewart (mostly in her underwear) and a fine group of supporting players steer this entertaining throwaway through the murk.

Wed 19 Feb
Over-18s only
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