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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 2h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (voice)

Kubrick's gloriously grand architecture sees prehistoric apes timelined into a space ballet featuring a lunar craft docking to the sound of Strauss. This scene prefigures an extended drama aboard a spacecraft bound for Jupiter involving the murderous AI computer and the giant embryo of a space child signifying … what? The next step in human evolution? An opaque masterpiece, which suggests so much, yet explains so little. Which is why it's a timeless classic.

Sun 19 Aug
Tue 21 Aug
Sun 30 Sep
Tue 2 Oct
Thu 4 Oct
Sat 6 Oct
Mon 8 Oct
Wed 10 Oct

Alien

Alien
  • 1979
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto

Agatha Christie in outer space as a freighter lands on a mysterious planet and is ingeniously invaded by a ravenous intruder which proceeds to chomp its way through the cast list. Edge-of-the-seat suspense thriller with a strong cast and ghastly special effects.

Sat 18 Aug

Blade Runner

Blade Runner
  • 1982
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joe Turkel, Joanna Cassidy

A tough cop tracks down a group of malfunctioning androids in this gritty hi-tech retread of Raymond Chandler, executed with Scott's customary visual flair, and with strong performances, especially from Ford and Hauer.

Thu 23 Aug

Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon
  • 1975
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, James Broderick, Chris Sarandon

Pacino's grandstanding as the anxiety-ridden New Yorker attempting to rob a bank to pay for his gay lover's sex change operation confirmed his status as one of his generation's leading actors. 'Attica Attica!' This is undoubtedly the greatest heist movie of the 1970s. Or is it? Judge for yourself.

Wed 22 Aug

Enter the Dragon

Enter The Dragon
  • 1973
  • US/HK
  • 1h 38min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Robert Clouse
  • Cast: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Shih Kien, Jim Kelly.

First in a spate of kung-fu films that were to spawn playground imitators throughout the 70s. Bruce infiltrates a martial arts crew converging on Hong Kong in the course of his inquiries into an opium ring.

Mon 20 Aug

Enter the Void

Enter the Void
  • 2009
  • France/Germany/Italy
  • 2h 22min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gaspar Noé
  • Written by: Gaspar Noé
  • Cast: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy

Gaspar Noé's latest offering is a metaphysical exploration of pre- and post-mortem life from the perspective of teenage drug dealer Oscar who, after being killed by the Japanese police, flashbacks through his traumatic childhood whilst keeping an eye on his stripper sister Linda. An odd combination of astonishing cinematography and crass imagery make this a missable experience.

Sat 18 Aug

First Reformed

First Reformed
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Schrader
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Philip Ettinger

Rev Toller (Hawke) is an ailing priest at a First Reformed Church in upstate New York, who becomes concerned about despairing parishioner Michael (Ettinger) and his wife Mary (Seyfriend). Schrader has a triumphant return to form in this searching and meticulous drama, with a career-best performance from Hawke.

Mon 20 Aug
Tue 21 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michael Gracey
  • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya

A musical version of the life of showman and genius of hype PT Barnum (Jackman), and how he went from running a museum of ‘curiosities’ to promoting Swedish soprano Jenny Lind (Ferguson). Jackman has rock-star charisma and Gracey delivers a kaleidoscopic, family-friendly spectacle.

Sun 19 Aug

Singalong

Sat 1 Sep

Singalong

Sat 8 Sep

Singalong

Sat 22 Sep

Singalong

Sat 6 Oct

Singalong

Sat 13 Oct

Singalong

Sat 20 Oct

Singalong

Sun 4 Nov

Singalong

Sat 17 Nov

Singalong

Heathers

Heathers
  • 1989
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Michael Lehmann
  • Written by: Daniel Waters
  • Cast: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker, Penelope Milford, Glenn Shadix

An ultrablack parody of the high school teenflick, Lehman's first feature film manages to combine box office success with artistic merit. This cult hip hit of its year has Slater and Ryder starting a suicide craze to muscle in on the cliquey Heathers running the joint. Tune in, turn on, drop dead.

Sat 18 Aug
Sun 19 Aug
Mon 20 Aug
Tue 21 Aug
Wed 22 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

Hereditary

Hereditary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Annie (Collette) is an artist who crafts a dollhouse depicting the traumas of her life, but then her family begins to feel they’re being haunted by her late mother. Unnervingly oppressive debut from Aster, exploring maternal guilt and family anxiety. Collette has one of her best roles in years.

Sat 18 Aug
Mon 20 Aug
Tue 21 Aug
Wed 22 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Drew Pearce
  • Cast: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista

Future-set sci-fi following a nurse (Foster) who runs an emergency room for criminals only in a riot-torn Los Angeles. Despite some clunky dialogue here and there, this stylish noir is befitting of Foster's manifold talents.

Mon 20 Aug
Wed 22 Aug

Jeremiah Johnson

  • 1972
Tue 21 Aug

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Debra Granik
  • Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie

Tom (McKenzie) is the teenage daughter of Will (Foster), a traumatised military veteran who sells on his own PTSD medication and takes her from place to place, refusing to settle down. Sensitive and non-judgmental picture of a capable young woman and her well-meaning but troubled father, with gorgeously subtle performances.

Sat 18 Aug
Mon 20 Aug
Tue 21 Aug
Wed 22 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

McQueen

McQueen
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
  • Cast: Alexander McQueen

Elegant documentary on the working-class London lad who became chief designer at Givenchy, combining behind-the-scenes footage with archive comments and fresh interviews, looking at the grief caused by the loss of close friend Isabella Blow and his beloved mother. Informative, engrossing but never maudlin.

Mon 20 Aug
Wed 22 Aug

Moana Sing-Along

Moana
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 1h 47min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, Don Hall
  • Written by: Jared Bush, Ron Clements
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

Warm up those vocal chords for a sing along version of the animated adventure film, which includes on-screen lyrics to help you belt out your favourites.

Sat 18 Aug

National Lampoons Animal House

National Lampoons Animal House
  • 1978
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Landis
  • Written by: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller
  • Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Stephen Furst, Peter Riegert, Karen Allen, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Cesare Danova, Donald Sutherland

Landis' seminal 1978 frat house comedy on new digital print.

Sat 18 Aug

Northern Soul

Northern Soul
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elaine Constantine
  • Written by: Elaine Constantine
  • Cast: Eliot James Langridge, Josh Whitehouse, Antonia Thomas, Steve Coogan

In 1974 Lancashire, John (Langridge) meets Matt (Whitehouse) and becomes hooked on Northern Soul, the high-energy soul and funk that northern English clubbers loved to dance to. Constantine's debut feature is simplistic and the story is underdeveloped, but she knows the scene and the all-important dancefloor scenes hum with energy.

Wed 22 Aug

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke
  • 1997
  • Japan
  • 2h 14min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yūko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi

Young warrior Ashitaka sets out on a hunt for the cure to his deadly curse and becomes entangled in a battle between humans and animal gods, led by Princess Mononoke.

Sun 19 Aug
Subtitled

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Krasinski
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Lee Abbott (Krasinski), his wife Evelyn (Blunt), son (Jupe) and deaf daughter (Simmonds) live and work in an empty dystopian world in complete silence, hiding from creatures who hunt by sound. Krasinski's third film as director is a smart, weird sci-fi frightener that is beautifully simple but thoughtfully composed.

Sun 19 Aug
Thu 23 Aug

Creed

Creed
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson

Adonis (Jordan) is the illegitimate son of deceased boxing legend Apollo Creed, who acquires a coach and father figure in the shape of Rocky Balboa (oh come on, you know who). Coogler injects heart, wit and personality into a stirring revival, with beautifully choreographed fights and real poignancy.

Tue 21 Aug

Spirited Away

Spirited Away
  • 2001
  • Japan
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara

Chihiro travels through a tunnel into another world, where she happens upon a bathhouse for the spirits. After chowing down greedily on some spiked local produce, Chihiro's parents are transformed into pigs, leaving their suddenly dutiful daughter to seek work in the bathhouse in order to release them. Philosophy, anime and shamanism – this is something really stunning that needs to be seen to be believed.

Sat 18 Aug
Sun 9 Sep
Subtitled

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Marcus Nispel
  • Cast: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen

A group of friends are stalked and hunted by a cannibalistic killer with a chainsaw.

Sat 18 Aug

Three Colours Trilogy

  • Directed by: Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Régent, Julie Delpy, KZbigniew Zamachowski

All three parts of the colours trilogy – Blue, White and Red – from director Krzysztof Kieslowsk.

Sun 19 Aug

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
  • 1998
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Weir
  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Ed Harris

The incredible story of one man's ordinary life. One of the smartest, most inventive movies in modern memory, The Truman Show is all the more noteworthy for its remarkably prescient vision of runaway celebrity culture and a nation with an insatiable thirst for the private details of ordinary lives. Jim Carrey gives a remarkable performance as a man learning that his entire life in a storybook coastal village has been the subject of a live, 24-hour-a-day womb-to-tomb television drama.

Wed 22 Aug

Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire
  • 1987
  • Germany
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wim Wenders
  • Cast: Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander, Solveig Dommartin, Peter Falk.

Restless angel Damiel (Ganz) is on duty over Berlin when he takes a tip from American movie star and former angel Falk on the possibilities of crossing over, and follows his mentor's path to consummate his relationship with beautiful circus acrobat Dommartin. Gorgeous black-and-white photography and a sensitive feel for the people and places of Berlin grace, this thematically rich and uncharacteristically optimistic slice of Wenders enchantment is highly recommended.

Thu 23 Aug
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