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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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Breathe

Breathe
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 57min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andy Serkis
  • Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Diana Rigg

Dashing young Robin (Garfield) marries lovely young Diana (Foy) and they set off for Nairobi, where Robin rather inconveniently contracts polio which paralyses him from the neck down and forces him to rely on a respirator. Serkis’s directorial debut is an unashamed tearjerker, undoubtedly heavy-handed but redeemed by Foy’s sensible presence and Garfield’s decency.

Fri 24 Nov
  • 21:00
Sat 25 Nov
  • 18:30
Sun 26 Nov
  • 20:30
Tue 28 Nov
  • 18:30
Wed 29 Nov
  • 21:00
Thu 30 Nov
  • 16:00
  • 18:30

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name
  • 2017
  • Italy/France/Brazil/US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Luca Guadagnino
  • Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg

Oliver (Hammer) arrives at a country palazzo in Lombardy to be intern to the family patriarch (Stuhlbarg), but he slowly forms a strong bond with the 17-year-old son Elio (Chalamet). Sensitive and sensuous love story which treats characters and audiences with respect; one of the best films of the year.

Fri 24 Nov
  • 18:15
Sat 25 Nov
  • 21:00
Sun 26 Nov
  • 17:45
Mon 27 Nov
  • 21:00
Wed 29 Nov
  • 18:15
Thu 30 Nov
  • 21:00
Sun 3 Dec
  • 20:30
Thu 7 Dec
  • 18:15

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 18:45
Sun 19 Nov
  • 20:30
Mon 20 Nov
  • 21:00
Tue 21 Nov
  • 18:45
Thu 23 Nov
  • 12:30
  • 16:30
  • 21:00
Sat 25 Nov
  • 16:15
Tue 28 Nov
  • 21:00

The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator
  • 1940
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Charlie Chaplin, Wheeler Dryden
  • Written by: Charlie Chaplin
  • Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Wonderful late Chaplin classic. Chaplin plays two roles – a meek Jewish barber with amnesia and a Hitler-style mad dictator. Very funny indeed; this is the birthplace of sight and sound gags that Les Dawson got away with using for years. Unusually for Chaplin it's also strangely moving and prophetic.

Sun 19 Nov
  • 15:30
Mon 20 Nov
  • 18:15

I Am Not A Witch

I Am Not A Witch
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Rungano Nyoni
  • Cast: Margaret Mulubwa, Gloria Huwiler, Ritah Mubanga, Dyna Mufuni

Nine-year-old Shula (Mulubwa) is accused of being a witch, and the authorities in Lusaka place her in a witch camp. Mulubwa is a compelling presence as the sullen, inscrutable Shula, but more clarity in explaining what ultimately happens to her might have made it more accessible.

Sat 18 Nov
  • 21:00
Tue 21 Nov
  • 21:00
Thu 23 Nov
  • 18:45

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.

Sun 19 Nov
  • 18:15
Wed 22 Nov
  • 21:00
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