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The Ultimate Picture Palace

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Jeune Street, Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1BN
  • Telephone 01865 245288
  • Opening times Mon–Wed & Fri 6.30–11pm; Thu noon–11pm; Sat & Sun 4–11pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.uppcinema.com
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All The Money In The World

All The Money In The World
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Plummer

The story of the kidnapping of the grandson of miserly industrialist J Paul Getty (Plummer). Plummer, who was a last-minute replacement for the now-disgraced Kevin Spacey, brings understated gravitas and Williams is noble and credible as the kidnap victim’s mother Gail. A sometimes blood-boiling morality tale, pulled off by Scott with remarkable aplomb.

Fri 26 Jan
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Wed 31 Jan
Thu 1 Feb

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Thu 25 Jan

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent
  • 2017
  • UK / Poland
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman
  • Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

Armand Roulin (Booth) tries to find out what happened to the late artist Vincent can Gogh (Gulaczyk). Live action footage was hand-painted over to give a van Gogh-like effect, and the result is visually intoxicating, adding up more than the novelty of its sumptuous parts.

Wed 24 Jan

Menashe

Menashe
  • 2017
  • 1h 22min
  • U
  • Directed by: Joshua Z Weinstein
  • Cast: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz

In a conservative Hasidic community in Brooklyn, widowed father Menashe (Lustig) wants to raise his own 12-year-old son (Niborski), but the rabbi rules that the boy must live with relatives until such time as Menashe is ready to remarry. Lightly comic character piece which examines its milieu with affection and humour.

Wed 24 Jan

Molly's Game

Molly's Game
  • 2017
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner

Competitive skier Molly Bloom (Chastain) turns to running professional poker games after suffering a career-ending sports injury. Sorkin’s directorial debut features much of his crisp dialogue which Chastain and Elba manage to make sound natural; shame about the script’s dispiriting preoccupation with Molly’s daddy issues.

Fri 26 Jan
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Wed 31 Jan
Thu 1 Feb

Mountain

Mountain
  • 2017
  • Australia
  • 1h 14min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jennifer Peedom
  • Cast: Willem Dafoe,

Staggering immersive documentary about the pursuit of peril, matching images of free climbers grappling for footholds with the sound of the Australian Chamber Orchestra playing Vivaldi, Beethoven and Chopin. The occasionally pompous narration sometimes lets it down, but it’s a great advert for mountaineering.

Thu 25 Jan

Unrest

Unrest
  • 2017
  • UK / US
  • 1h 38min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jennifer Brea

Personal documentary chronicling life with ME.

Tue 30 Jan

Withnail & I

Withnail & I
  • 1987
  • UK
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bruce Robinson
  • Written by: Bruce Robinson
  • Cast: Paul McGann, Richard E Grant, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

Two out-of-work actors surviving 1969 London giro squalor take a break in a picturesque Lake District cottage, where one of them suffers the attentions of the predatory owner. Entertaining British comedy with a dedicated following; do not attempt to drink along with it.

Sun 28 Jan
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