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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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Baby Driver

Baby Driver
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Edgar Wright
  • Written by: Edgar Wright
  • Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx

Baby (Elgort) is an Atlanta getaway driver, forced by his boss Doc (Spacey) into doing one last heist. Exuberant crime caper full of stonking music; the story is hardly original, but Wright’s snappy dialogue and zesty direction reinvigorates the genre clichés, and the stars revel in it. Great fun.

Fri 28 Jul
  • 21:00
Sat 29 Jul
  • 18:30
Sun 30 Jul
  • 20:30
Mon 31 Jul
  • 21:00
Wed 2 Aug
  • 21:00
Thu 3 Aug
  • 12:30
  • 18:30

By The Time It Gets Dark

By The Time It Gets Dark
  • 2017
  • Thailand
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Anocha Suwichakornpong
  • Cast: Arak Amornsupasiri, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Achtara Suwan

Anocha Suwichakornpong latest documentary reflects on the trauma of the 1977 government-sanctioned massacre of student demonstrators in Bangkok.

  • IMDb
Sun 23 Jul
  • 18:15
Wed 26 Jul
  • 21:00

Churchill

Churchill
  • 2017
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky
  • Written by: Alex von Tunzelmann
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery

The story of how Churchill (Cox) was vehemently opposed to the Normandy landings of 1944. Intelligent, sometimes moving drama with an exceptional cast (especially Purefoy as a touching George VI) but not notably cinematic, stringing together a series of confrontations with shots of Churchill being driven from one place to another.

  • IMDb
Sun 23 Jul
  • 20:30
Mon 24 Jul
  • 21:00
Tue 25 Jul
  • 18:45

Hampstead

Hampstead
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joel Hopkins
  • Written by: Robert Festinger
  • Cast: Diane Keaton, James Norton, Brendan Gleeson

Emily (Keaton) is an American widow living in Hampstead who falls for the grumpy Donald (Gleeson), who lives in a shack on Hampstead Heath. Twee later-life rom-com with Ketaon in pure ditz mode; her and Gleeson’s chemistry is appealing, but there are no surprises.

  • IMDb
Fri 28 Jul
  • 18:45
Tue 1 Aug
  • 18:45
Thu 3 Aug
  • 21:00

My Life as a Courgette

My Life as a Courgette
  • 2016
  • Switzerland, France
  • 1h 6min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Claude Barras
  • Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)

Icare (Schlatter) is a nine year old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through, yet it can be enjoyed by younger audiences.

Sat 22 Jul
  • 16:45

Slack Bay

Slack Bay
  • 2017
  • France
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Bruno Dumont
  • Written by: Bruno Dumont
  • Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Portly police chief Machin (Després) and his sidekick Malfoy (Rigaux) investigate disappearing holidaymakers in Slack Bay; could cannibalism be involved? Madcap murder mystery with a stellar cast; the satire may be a touch obvious and the shtick becomes repetitive, but it’s speckled with hilarity.

  • IMDb
Sat 22 Jul
  • 18:30
Tue 25 Jul
  • 21:00

Whitney: Can I Be Me

Whitney: Can I Be Me
  • 2017
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nick Broomfield/Rudi Dolezal
  • Written by: Nick Broomfield

Documentary about the life and death of singing sensation Whitney Houston, using a fairly traditional format of talking heads and archive footage. Broomfield and Dolezal trace her journey with sensitivity and assurance and if a few puzzle pieces are missing, there are some revealing interviews.

  • IMDb
Sat 22 Jul
  • 21:00
Wed 26 Jul
  • 18:45
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