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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • Directed by: David Yates
  • Written by: J.K. Rowling
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

Newt Scamander (Redmayne), a socially-challenged animal whisperer of sorts, has to gather up the fantastic beasts which have escaped from his briefcase and are roaming 1920s New York. A suitably magical spin-off, with Rowling's screenplay skilfully balancing dark and light, and director Yates maintaining a thrilling pace and exciting spectacle.

Fri 9 Dec
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Wed 14 Dec

Ladies In Lavender

Ladies In Lavender
  • 2004
  • UK
  • 103 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Charles Dance
  • Written by: Charles Dance
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Natascha McElhone

Adapted by the thespian from the story by William J Locke, this 1930s-set tale stars the two grand dames of British film, Smith and Dench, as two aeging sisters who share a cottage. But when a Polish violinist ('Goodbye Lenin''s Brühl) is washed up near their home, their staid existence is shattered. Tailor-made for the blue rinse brigade. Some viewers may find this too fossilised a fare, but it's likeable all the same.

Mon 12 Dec

Moana

Moana
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk

Moana (Carvalho) is a Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and doesn't bother with a love interest. A spirited, vividly realised and genuinely rousing adventure.

Fri 9 Dec
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Wed 14 Dec

Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party
  • 2016
  • US
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Josh Gordon, Will Speck
  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston, T. J. Miller, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jamie Chung, Courtney B. Vance, Jillian Bell

The Chicago division of tech company Zenotek is facing the prospect of being shut down by hard-hearted CEO Carol (Aniston) when branch president Clay (Miller) steps in to throw a Christmas party. Funny and imaginative seasonal comedy with great work from Miller as the lovable wastrel and a fine supporting cast (Munn, McKinnon) adding to the hilarity.

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Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker

Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
  • 2016

Tchaikovsky's music brings to life this Christmas favourite in which the toys come to life (and about 200 years before Toy Story at that).

Sun 11 Dec

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris

The first in a series of Star Wars spin-offs. This one focuses on the Rebels' mission to retrieve plans for the dreaded Death Star.

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Sully

Sully
  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

The story of pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Hanks), who became an unassuming hero in 2009 after successfully ditching a US Airways Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. Eckhart gives strong support as co-pilot Jeff Skiles but the film belongs to Hanks, whose understated performance, with the skilful re-enactments of the crash, make for riveting drama.

Fri 9 Dec
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Thu 15 Dec

Tea With Mussolini

Tea With Mussolini
  • 1999
  • Italy/UK
  • 117 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
  • Cast: Cher, Joan Plowright, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin

Zeffirelli's film is partly autobiographical, partly fictitious, and concerns his own upbringing and education by a group of English ladies living in Florence at the time of Il Duce's rise to power. This particular brew by Zeffirelli and John Mortimer has a melange of flavours and is deftly poured in the most idyllic of settings, yet it seems oddly lacking in zest.

Wed 14 Dec

Trolls

Trolls
  • 2016
  • US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mike Mitchell
  • Cast: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand, James Corden, Gwen Stefani

Trolls are cute creatures who love EDM and warm hugs, but they're preyed on by Bergens, toothy monsters who think eating Trolls will bring happiness. Hyperactive buddy movie with dazzling visuals and lots of ditzy fun, but not as fresh or original as some of the competition.

Sat 10 Dec
Sun 11 Dec

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