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7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY
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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now
  • 1980
  • US
  • 153 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Albert Hall

Vietnam as 'the ultimate trip'. We follow US Army assassin Sheen downriver and deeper into the Heart of Darkness ruled over by Brando's mad Colonel Kurtz. Alternately pretentious and visually overpowering (the Valkyries helicopter attack, for example), the film's grandiloquent folly pierces right to the bone of the conflict.

Thu 30 Mar

Frozen

Frozen
  • 2013
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel

Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.

Sun 26 Mar

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden
  • 2016
  • Korea
  • 144 min
  • Directed by: Park Chan-Wook
  • Cast: Kim Tae-Ri, Kim Min-Hee, Ha Jung-Woo, Jo Jin-Woong

Thief Sook-Hee (Tae-ri) is hired to pose as a maid to wealthy heiress Hideko (Min-hee) as part of a con trick, but then maid and heiress discover mutual passion. This loose adaptation of Sarah Waters's Fingersmith is bravura filmmaking, but while the emotion between the two women is vibrant, an extended sex scene is exploitative, and the plot is too convoluted.

Sun 26 Mar

Headshot

Headshot
  • 2016
  • Indonesia
  • 118 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto
  • Written by: Timo Tjahjanto
  • Cast: Iko Uwais, Chelsea Islan, Sunny Pang

A man is washed ashore with a serious head injury and nursed back to health by student doctor Ailin, who calls him 'Ishmael'. As his memories start to come back, he must confront his past with some action-packed fight sequences.

Mon 27 Mar
Tue 28 Mar

Lion

Lion
  • 2015
  • Australia/UK/US
  • 118 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Garth Davis
  • Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman

The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.

Sat 25 Mar
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Tue 28 Mar
Thu 30 Mar

The Love Witch

The Love Witch
  • 2016
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Anna Biller
  • Cast: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jared Sanford, Robert Seeley

Elaine (Robinson) is a heartbroken witch and love addict who’s starting a new life; unfortunately it starts to go very wrong. Writer-director Biller crafts a loving recreation of 60s Technicolor sexploitation in a story that’s absolutely modern. Robinson has a winning blend of credulousness and cunning and it’s a smart, sexy and subversive feminist comedy, wickedly entertaining.

Sat 25 Mar
Mon 27 Mar
Tue 28 Mar

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

Sat 25 Mar
Sun 26 Mar
Mon 27 Mar
Tue 28 Mar
Thu 30 Mar

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
  • 1994
  • US
  • 143 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Frank Darabont
  • Cast: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman

Banged up for a crime he didn't commit (ain't they all?) quiet man Robbins plans a slow but effective revenge on the unnecessarily harsh prison regime. Freeman excels as the fellow con with an uncanny knack for procuring desired items. The film is certainly overlong, but the apocryphal feel to the storytelling and the period detail are well handled in what is, ultimately, a very fine movie indeed.

Mon 27 Mar

A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice
  • 2016
  • Japan
  • 130 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Naoko Yamada
  • Cast: Miyu Irino, Saori Hayami, Megumi Han

Shōko (Hayami) is a deaf girl who moves to a new primary school, where she is relentlessly bullied by Shōya (Irino); five years later, Shōya is a depressed and ostracised teenager who reaches out to Shōko in search of friendship and redemption. A gentle and intimate drama about emotional turmoil, with a moving and hard-earned climax.

Sat 25 Mar
Sun 26 Mar
Tue 28 Mar
Thu 30 Mar

2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 139 min
  • 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.

Tue 28 Mar
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