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The Barn, Dartington Hall, Totnes, England, TQ9 6EL
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Aladdin

Aladdin
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, Billy Magnussen, Alan Tudyk, Frank Welker

Disney’s live-action version of 1992’s Aladdin features a fun, fast-talking and scene-stealing Smith and terrific work from Massoud and Scott as Aladdin and Jasmine, but against that there’s some weird VFX, odd directorial choices and a well-intentioned but clunky female empowerment number. Enjoyable and entertaining nevertheless.

Sat 22 Jun
Sun 23 Jun

Eating Animals

Eating Animals
  • 2017
  • UK / India / Germany / China / USA
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Christopher Dillon Quinn

Documentary on factory farming in America, looking at the declining standards of animal welfare, the ruination of resources and the untold hazards that lurk in the food chain. Portman’s dry narration contributes to the film’s sobering tone and it’s a compelling and thought-provoking argument for the necessity of change.

Tue 18 Jun
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Thu 20 Jun

Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell
  • 2018
  • Chile / US
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
  • Cast: Sean Astin, Julianne Moore, Alanna Ubach

Gloria (Moore) is a lovelorn independent woman in her 50s, seeking out new romance in the Los Angeles nightlife scene. Lelio, reworking his award-winning 2013 breakthrough, has an ideal lead in Moore but there are some strained touches; nevertheless, Moore gives one of her most sympathetic performances. Sensitive and rousing.

Tue 18 Jun
Wed 19 Jun
Thu 20 Jun

Sometimes Always Never

Sometimes Always Never
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Carl Hunter
  • Cast: Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter, Alice Lowe

Alan (Nighy) is a fastidious widower who joins his son Peter (Riley) at the seaside on family business. Fine performances, including an ever-excellent one from Nighy, can’t quite breathe life into Hunter’s Wes Anderson-ish mannerisms, in this gently melancholic but too studied comedy drama.

Fri 21 Jun
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Sunset

  • 2018
  • Hungary / France
  • 2h 22min
  • Directed by: László Nemes
  • Cast: Susanne Wuest, Juli Jakab, Evelin Dobos

Írisz Leiter (Jakab) arrives in Budapest in 1913, seeking work at her parents’ old hat shop, but the new owner is none too pleased about it. Atmospheric mystery from Son of Saul director Nemes, gorgeously shot and sometimes disorienting, but the highly watchable Jakab and a good script make it fascinating, thrilling and intoxicating.

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

Thunder Road

Thunder Road
  • 2018
  • USA
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Cummings
  • Cast: Kendal Farr, Jim Cummings, Nican Robinson

Jim Arnaud (Cummings) is a cop struggling with grief after his mother’s death, who’s also dealing with a messy divorce and custody battle. Cummings’ debut feature as writer-director-star is a raw and excruciatingly funny portrait of masculinity and parenthood, as Jim tries to provide a life for his daughter (Farr). Remarkable.

Tue 18 Jun

Tucked

Tucked
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jamie Patterson
  • Cast: Derren Nesbitt, Jordan Stephens, April Pearson

Jackie (Nesbitt) is a Brighton drag queen who’s diagnosed with aggressive terminal cancer, who forms an unlikely friendship with Faith (Stephens), a newcomer to the drag scene. It shouldn’t work but it does, thanks to a warm, believable relationship between the two leads. Far from perfect, but with plenty of heart and humanity.

Mon 24 Jun
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