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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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Black Panther

Black Panther
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis

T’Challa (Boseman) ascends to the throne of Wakanda after his father is killed, and he and former lover Nakia (Nyong’o) must avenge the theft of an artefact made of Wakanda’s precious vibranium. Ground-breaking superhero story with awesome action; Boseman is agile and impressive, but the female contingent is superb and sombre themes sit comfortably alongside comedy.

Sat 17 Feb
Sun 18 Feb
Mon 19 Feb
Tue 20 Feb
Wed 21 Feb
Thu 22 Feb
Parent & baby
Subtitled
Sun 25 Feb
Tue 27 Feb

Early Man

Early Man
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Nick Park
  • Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Selina Griffiths, Johnny Vegas, Mark Williams, Gina Yashere, Simon Greenall

Gormless caveman Dug (Redmayne) and his clan are menaced by Bronze Age invader Lord Nooth (Hiddleston), until twinkle-toed defector Goona (Williams) joins them to help them unite. Deliciously daft prehistoric fun from Park and his team on top form, with winning human touches, plenty of sight gags and painful puns.

Sat 17 Feb
Sun 18 Feb

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • 2000
  • US
  • 1h 47min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
  • Written by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Cast: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Charles Durning

Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels and Homer's The Odyssey are the starting points for this 30s-set screwball comedy. Smooth-talking Everett Ulysees McGill (Clooney), simpleton Delmar (Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (Turturro) are members of a chain gang on the run looking for buried loot. Their journey up and down the state of Mississippi brings them into contact with assorted eccentrics based on Homer's mythological figures. A lighter work for the Coens, more Raising Arizona than Fargo, but it's still a rare treat. A truly captivating confederacy of dunces.

Fri 23 Feb

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Reynolds Woodcock (Day Lewis) is a haute couture dressmaker in 50s London; when he meets Alma (Krieps), and she becomes his muse and then his lover, the carefully crafted life he has made with his sister (Manville) is turned upside down. A multi-layered, expertly observed study of desire and control, with masterful work from Anderson and his cast.

Mon 19 Feb
Tue 20 Feb
Wed 21 Feb
Thu 22 Feb

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs
  • 1992
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen

A gang of hoods, known only to each other by colour-coded nicknames, meets at an abandoned warehouse to figure how out their rigorously planned heist went so drastically wrong. The best debut in years from writer-director Tarantino, whose stylish violence seduces the audience into complicity. Brilliant in every sense of the word.

Thu 22 Feb

Secretary

Secretary
  • 2002
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steven Shainberg
  • Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader

A submissive secretary and her domineering boss embark on a BDSM relationship.

Thu 22 Feb

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
  • Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer

In 1962 Baltimore, Eliza (Hawkins) is a mute who works as a cleaner in a secret government facility alongside the chatty Zelda (Spencer); there she makes a connection with a mysterious monster (Jones). A wondrous tale of underwater love, with an apt and refreshing approach to female sexuality; from screenplay through casting, score and production, it all gels superbly.

Sat 17 Feb
Sun 18 Feb
Parent & baby
Mon 19 Feb
Tue 20 Feb
Subtitled
Wed 21 Feb
Thu 22 Feb

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 32min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rian Johnson
  • Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran

Rey (Ridley) meets Luke (Hamill) to learn all about the Force. Johnson expands on the casualties-of-war theme, making magnificent, roaring action sequences and leading the viewer through a blood-stained moral labyrinth. Driver returns with a vengeance, Dern is terrific and it hits the sweet spot between nostalgia and gripping storytelling.

Tue 20 Feb

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • 2017
  • UK / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage

Exasperated by the police’s failure to catch her daughter’s murderer, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) buys ad space on the titular billboards to tear a strip off the police chief (Harrelson). McDonagh’s latest delicately balances the lingering pain of the crime itself with dark comedy, and a superb cast is topped by a magnificent performance from McDormand.

Sat 17 Feb
Sun 18 Feb
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Thu 22 Feb

The Unknown

The Unknown
  • 1927
  • US
  • 1h 3min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tod Browning
  • Cast: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford

The daughter of a circus ring master becomes the object of the affections of a criminal on the run.

Sun 18 Feb
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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