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Genesis

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93–95 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 4UJ
  • Box office 020 7780 2000
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 9am–11pm.
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  • Website www.genesiscinema.co.uk
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Don't Stop Me Now (Ma cosa ci dice il cervello)

  • 2019
  • Italy
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Riccardo Milani
  • Cast: Paola Cortellesi, Stefano Fresi, Tomas Arana

Italian comedy about a woman who is tired of her life not going to the direction she wants it to.

Sat 7 Dec

Frozen 2

Frozen II
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff

Elsa (Menzel) and Anna (Bell) head off on a dangerous journey after Elsa hears voices calling her to a distant land. The plot is less involving than the character interaction, but Olaf (Gad) is the comedic highlight and while it may be less compelling than the original, it's got all the ingredients for a hit.

Fri 6 Dec
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Thu 12 Dec

Gremlins

Gremlins
  • 1984
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joe Dante
  • Written by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman

Cute and cuddly little mogwais become malevolent monsters if not properly cared for and wreak havoc in idealised small town America. A tongue-in-cheek Yuletide romp filled with in-jokes.

Tue 10 Dec

Harriet

Harriet
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
  • Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Janelle Monae

The true story of abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman (Erivo), who escaped from slavery and carried out numerous rescue missions to help family, friends and others. Erivo brings gravity and steeliness to a rather formulaic and superficial script, but at least it’ll get Tubman’s heroism more widely known.

Thu 12 Dec

Honey Boy

Honey Boy
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alma Har'el
  • Written by: Shia LaBeouf
  • Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe

Otis (Jupe, later Hedges) is the son of a difficult father, James (LaBeouf, playing a character based on his own father), in a story that goes back and forth between the 90s and 00s. Obviously a cathartic tale for actor turned screenwriter LaBeouf, it’s indulgent, irritating and emotional but has impressive performances and memorable imagery.

Fri 6 Dec
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Sun 8 Dec
Mon 9 Dec
Tue 10 Dec
Wed 11 Dec
Thu 12 Dec

The Irishman

The Irishman
  • 2019
  • US
  • 3h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Anna Paquin

The story of mob enforcer and union official Frank Sheeran (De Niro) and his relationship with Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino) and Mafia string-puller Russell Bufalino (Pesci). The de-aging technology is easy to forgive thanks to the masterly filmmaking, and although there’s no room for a complex female character it’s gripping, sombre and builds to a shattering conclusion.

Sun 8 Dec

It's A Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Sun 8 Dec

Joker

Joker
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Todd Phillips
  • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro

Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) is an unsuccessful clown who wants to be a comedian, but he gradually turns to evil. This dizzying origin story about Batman’s nemesis is like an ode to 1970s New York City; Phoenix is astonishing and Phillips’s grave vision never swerves. Unmissable.

Fri 6 Dec
Mon 9 Dec
Tue 10 Dec

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 54min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover

Another instalment in the popular fantasy adventure series.

Sat 7 Dec
Sun 8 Dec
Wed 11 Dec
Thu 12 Dec
Parent & baby
Subtitled

Knives Out

Knives Out
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer

When mystery writer Harlan Thrombey (Plummer) is found with his throat slit, puffed-up private detective Benoit Blanc (Craig) gets on the case. A wickedly knowing, flamboyantly bitchy take on the whodunnit, with a great cast, bags of style and a splendidly outrageous comic turn from Craig. Bloody good fun.

Fri 6 Dec
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Mon 9 Dec
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Thu 12 Dec

Last Christmas

Last Christmas
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 1h 43min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh

Kate (Clarke) is a Yugoslavian immigrant whose life is going downhill until she meets the mysterious bike-riding Tom (Golding), who seems too good to be true. Thompson and Kimmings’ script is a saccharine romantic fantasy and George Michael’s music isn’t always incorporated effectively, but its heart is in the right place.

Fri 6 Dec
Sat 7 Dec
Parent & baby
Sun 8 Dec
Mon 9 Dec
Tue 10 Dec
Subtitled
Wed 11 Dec
Thu 12 Dec

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joachim Rønning
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Ed Skrein, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michelle Pfeiffer

Sequel to the Disney fantasy starring Angelina Jolie as the evil fairy..

Sat 7 Dec
Sun 8 Dec

Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless Brooklyn
  • 2019
  • 2h 24min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Edward Norton
  • Cast: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin

Lionel Essrog (Norton, who also adapted, directed and co-produced) is a Marlowe-style gumshoe with all the physical and verbal tics of Tourette’s syndrome, who sets out to discover why his boss Frank (Willis) has been shot. Despite a strong cast, the predictable twists and corny dialogue let it down.

Fri 6 Dec
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Thu 12 Dec
Subtitled

Silent Night, Deadly Night

Silent Night, Deadly Night
  • 1984
  • US
  • 1h 22min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
  • Cast: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

After the murder of his parents, a disturbed young man goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa.

Thu 12 Dec
Genesis

On the site of a music hall dating back to 1848, this cinema has five modern screens, a bar and an arcade.There's also a gallery with regular exhibitions and seasons of alternative and classic film screenings.

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