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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.

Thu 15 Nov

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.

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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.

Wed 14 Nov
Fri 16 Nov
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

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

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.

Sat 17 Nov

Singalong

Sat 1 Dec

Singalong

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.

Sat 17 Nov
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.

Wed 14 Nov
Thu 15 Nov
Mon 19 Nov
Thu 22 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.

Wed 14 Nov
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Mirai

Mirai
  • 2018
  • Japan
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
  • Cast: Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki,

Kun (Kamishiraishi) is a four-year-old boy obsessed with trains who struggles to adjust to the arrival of his baby sister. Animated domestic fantasy brimming with sweetness, charm, whimsy and some epic tantrums. The influence of Studio Ghibli is unmistakable but Hosoda’s playfulness and generosity of spirit are all his own.

Wed 14 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

Moulin Rouge!

Sing-a-long-a Moulin Rouge
  • 2001
  • US/Aus
  • 1h 48min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
  • Written by: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, John Leguizamo, Jacek Koman, Caroline O'Connor

Luhrmann's celebration of Montmartre is a delirious jukebox musical, mashing up Labelle with Nirvana and generally playing out like La traviata on steroids. Gloriously extravagant if you're in the mood, possibly overheated if you're not, it's a suitably over-the-top climax to its director's Red Curtain trilogy.

Fri 16 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

Robocop Triple Bill

Watch all three films on the mechanical law enforcement officer.

Sat 17 Nov

The Spiral Staircase

The Spiral Staircase
  • 1946
  • USA
  • 1h 23min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Siodmak
  • Cast: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore

In the early 20th century, young mute called Helen Capel is carer of wealthy Mrs. Warren, a strict widowed woman. Life in the house is quite peaceful and Helen has fallen in love with one of her master’s sons, Dr. Parry. However, when a serial killer raises havoc in the town by killing disabled young women, Helen becomes increasingly worried and believes that she will be the next victim.

Thu 15 Nov

Suspiria

Suspiria
  • 1976
  • Italy
  • 1h 34min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Dario Argento
  • Written by: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi
  • Cast: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett

Perhaps Argento's most successful and best known film – set in a witches' coven hidden within a ballet school – finds the Italian slashmeister at the height of his power. The heart-stopping set pieces remain as shocking today as they did decades ago, and throughout there's good use of colour, framing and design.

Wed 14 Nov
Thu 15 Nov

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.

Fri 16 Nov
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Thu 22 Nov

The Wind Rises (Kaze tachinu)

The Wind Rises (Kaze tachinu)
  • 2013
  • Japan
  • 2h 6min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Cast: Voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Mae Whitman

An animated biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Sat 17 Nov
Sun 25 Nov
Subtitled
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