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Electric Cinema

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191 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, England, W11 2ED
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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.

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Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • Directed by: Noah Hawley
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens, Zazie Beetz

Lucy (Portman) is an astronaut back from her first space mission, who soon starts to be attracted to fellow astronaut and recently divorced dad Mark (Hamm). It soon goes into Fatal Attraction territory, and while Portman’s commitment is reminiscent of a young Jodie Foster, the film is more style than substance.

Mon 27 Jan

Mr. Jones

  • 2019
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Agnieszka Holland
  • Cast: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard

Biographic drama about the great Soviet famine in the early 1930s and the Welsh journalist who let the Western world know about it.

Sun 26 Jan

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.

Sat 25 Jan

Queen of Hearts

  • 2019
  • Denmark / Sweden
  • 2h 7min
  • Directed by: May el-Toukhy
  • Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper

A woman seduces her teenage stepson which (unsurprisingly) creates serious problems.

Sun 26 Jan
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The cinema on Portobello Road has survived two world wars, including a bombing, and a narrow escape from being turned into a bingo hall. Now over 100 years old, the beautiful arch surrounding the screen is protected by English Heritage, and a specially-designed expanding monitor ensures that the viewing experience is enhanced rather than compromised by the preserved architecture. There's spacious leather armchair seating with footstools and two-seater sofas available in the back row, and a cocktail bar open for 30 minutes before screenings. The discerning programme is a combination of art house, classic and mainstream films that have received critical acclaim.

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