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7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
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Adrift in Soho

Adrift in Soho
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 48min
  • Directed by: Pablo Behrens
  • Cast: Owen Drake, Caitlin Harris, Chris Wellington

A secret society comes to light in 1959s Soho district.

Sun 18 Nov
Mon 19 Nov
Tue 20 Nov

Bad Times at the El Royale

Bad Times at the El Royale
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Drew Goddard
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm

Four guests (Bridges, Hamm, Erivo, Johnson) check into a Lake Tahoe guest house for different reasons; but there’s a bag of stolen money under the floorboards. This 60s-set pulp thriller may not be as genre-bending as Goddard’s earlier The Cabin in the Woods, but it’s an atmospheric and airtight noir.

Tue 20 Nov
Thu 22 Nov

Bill And Ted Double Bill (1989/ 1991)

The ultimate, excellent slacker movie double bill - were treating you to BILL AND TEDS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989) followed by BILL AND TEDS BOGUS JOURNEY (1991). Follow our teenage heroes Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) as the future depends on them passing their history assignments. They party with bodacious medieval babes, boogie with Sebastian Bach and, in the second film, confront death and their evil android doubles.Party on dudes! But remember, more important than anything else be excellent to each other!PG

Mon 19 Nov

Casablanca

Casablanca
  • 1942
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

You must remember this … Bogart being impossibly noble, Bergman torn between two lovers, Claude Rains playing both ends against the middle, devious Nazis, a fogbound airport, a piano-player tinkling that tune. A wonderful hill of beans.

Sat 24 Nov

Coming to America

Coming to America
  • 1988
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Landis
  • Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones

Murphy is Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of a fabulously wealthy central African state, but dissatisfied with the bride arranged for him by King James Earl Jones. Instead, he travels to New York with sidekick Hall to seek his own choice of queen. Overlong and not terribly hilarious Murphy vehicle, with the star in several roles doing his best to pump life into a sentimental script.

Fri 23 Nov

Dance Along A Movie: Grease

Break out the hand jives at this dance along screening of the original high school musical. Chris Stuart-Wilson hosts a warm up and teaches some dance moves from key moments in the film, Go Greased Lightning!

Fri 23 Nov

Singalong

Fri 7 Dec

Singalong

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander
  • 1982
  • Sweden
  • 3h 9min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Written by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast: Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Börje Ahlstedt, Anna Bergman, Gunn Wållgren, Erland Josephson, Mats Bergman, Jarl Kulle

Many of those familiar Bergman themes - religious doubt, a puritanical father, the materialisation of God - are present in this turn-of-the-century family saga, which was 300 minutes long in its original TV format. The harsher semi-autobiographical references are softened by the fact that it captures some of the childish joy of its young protagonist, particularly in the dazzling Christmas scenes.

Sat 24 Nov

From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara)

From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara)
  • 2011
  • Japan
  • 1h 31min
  • U
  • Directed by: Goro Miyazaki
  • Cast: Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita

Scripted by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, this tale is set just before the 1964 Olympics.

Sun 18 Nov
Subtitled

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 20 Nov
Sun 25 Nov
Sun 2 Dec

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
  • 1993
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Wayne Knight

A group of scientists are invited to give their approval to a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs, but the giant reptiles are soon running amok. Top-notch computer effects ensure that the dinosaurs themselves are terrifyingly believable (more so than the PG certificate would suggest), but by the half-way point, it's more or less a chase movie with superior technology.

Mon 19 Nov
Thu 22 Nov

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • 2005
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shane Black
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

After being mistaken for an actor, a small-time crook finds himself in the Hollywood community, and then becomes involves in a murder mystery.

Fri 23 Nov

Mandy

Mandy
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Panos Cosmatos
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache

Mild-mannered lumberjack Red (Cage) is living in a woodland idyll with Mandy (Riseborough) when Mansonesque Jeremiah (Roache) shows up with his gang. Psychedelia-infused horror which harnesses the full transportive power of cinema; all the performances are great, but Cage has his best role in years.

Sun 18 Nov
Mon 19 Nov
Tue 20 Nov
Wed 21 Nov
Thu 22 Nov

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Monty Python and The Holy Grail
  • 1974
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
  • Written by: Monty Python
  • Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Medieval legend done the Python way with modern misconceptions and anachronisms piling on the absurdity. Oh, and the Knights Who Say 'Ni!' make a cherishable appearance.

Sun 18 Nov

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive
  • 2001
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Written by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, Robert Forster

Given the troubled production history of Lynch's nightmare noir – it was originally a pilot for a US television series which was cancelled – it's nothing short of miraculous that Mulholland Drive shines with the filmmaker's idiosyncratic brilliance. Although set in the present day (albeit with retro styling), Lynch draws on his fascination with 40s and 50s Hollywood and its secret history of crime, here involving two actresses, amnesiac Rita (Harring) and amateur sleuth Betty (Watts). The proceedings veer into the kind of waking nightmare territory that either flummoxes or delights viewers, as Lynch mixes the bizarre and almost laughable with the moments of electrifying fear.

Wed 21 Nov

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
  • 2000
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
  • Cast: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

A fisherman ignores warnings of freak weather conditions and ventures into a fierce Atlantic storm.

Wed 21 Nov

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Steve Martin, John Candy

Martin is a harassed Chicago businessman desperate to return home from New York for Thanksgiving. After missing the last flight home he undergoes a series of fraught misadventures, reluctantly enduring the accident-prone Candy as traveling companion. Predictable and sentimental 'odd couple' road movie which is nonetheless genuinely funny.

Thu 22 Nov

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes
  • 1967
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Cast: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans, Kim Hunter, James Whitmore, James Daly, Linda Harrison

An astronaut crash-lands on a strange planet where the monkey/human roles are reversed, but breaks out of the lab thanks to his friendship with some liberal chimps. Iconic sci-fi adventure based on the satirical novels of Pierre Boulle.

Sun 18 Nov

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction
  • 1994
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Written by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: John Travolta, Samuel L Jackson, Uma Thurman, Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Maria de Medeiros, Ving Rhames, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken, Bruce Willis

Much more ambitious than Reservoir Dogs, the most awaited second feature of the 90s has many scenes that crackle with Tarantino wit, and a few others that fall flat as the writer-director bravely experiments. Interlocking stories in the pulp crime manner concern hitmen, ailing boxers, gang bosses and their molls, drug fiends, and assorted riff-raff.

Sun 18 Nov

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
  • 2013
  • Japan
  • 2h 17min
  • U
  • Directed by: Isao Takahata
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen

Kaguya (voiced by Moretz in the English dub) is magically born to a bamboo cutter (Caan) and his wife (Steenburgen), but she's devastated when he moves to the city so that she can become a princess. Enchanting, admirable fable about the damaging effects of stereotypes; Kaguya's father is not cruel, just terribly misguided.

Sat 24 Nov
Sun 30 Dec
Subtitled

Twisted Pair

Twisted Pair
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Neil Breen
  • Cast: Neil Breen, Sara Meritt, Siohbon Chevy Ebrahimi

Identical twin brothers become hybrid AI entities, but with very different methods to achieve justice for humanity.

Mon 19 Nov

Wildlife

Wildlife
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Paul Dano
  • Cast: Ed Oxenbould, Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal

In Montana in 1960, Joe (Oxenbould) watches his parents’ marriage dissolve after they run into money troubles. Dano’s debut as a director is an impressive adaptation (co-written with Zoe Kazan) of Richard Ford’s novel, with a fiery and mesmerising performance from Mulligan as a woman on the edge. Haunting and elegantly done.

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