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269 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 7JR
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The Card Counter

The Card Counter
  • 2021
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Schrader
  • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe

Paul Schrader takes on a story of redemption in The Card Counter as only he can, producing a slow-burn thriller full of tense atmosphere and thought-provoking questions about morality. Tonally very different from his last outing, First Reformed, it’s pure Schrader – a haunting story about another lonely soul, who grapples with his present and his unspeakable past.

"a slow-burn thriller full of tense atmosphere"

Soldier turned professional card player, William Tell (Oscar Isaac) learned to count cards in prison, a talent he uses as he travels from casino to casino. Now, in anonymous gambling houses, he sits at blackjack and poker tables, counting and betting. He’s a disciplined player and a discreet gambler, winning just enough to avoid unwelcome attention. But chance encounters with La Linda (Tiffany Haddish) and Cirk (Tye Sheridan), pull Tell in different directions, radically affecting him and his future. La Linda wants to turn William into a star on the gambling circuit while Cirk, the son of one of William’s compatriots at Abu Ghraib, is looking for revenge against one of the prison’s evil administrators, John Gordo (Willem Dafoe). Tell is offered two paths – one to legitimacy and another to vengeance. Which will he choose? Place your bets…

Isaac gives a fierce performance as an enigmatic man who exerts extreme control over simmering violence deep within, while Sheridan is heartbreaking as the aimless misguided youth who misunderstands the consequences of his plan and Dafoe, while barely on screen, is haunting, oozing a stillness that suggests true evil. 

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Fri 3 Dec
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Wed 8 Dec

King Richard

King Richard
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Reinaldo Marcus Green
  • Cast: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, Jon Bernthal

Venus and Serena Williams came from an unlikely background to dominate the world of tennis. Taking a look these tennis superstars and how they became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams.

 

Fri 3 Dec

£8–£10

Sat 4 Dec
Wed 8 Dec
Thu 9 Dec

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday
  • 2021
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Eva Husson
  • Cast: Odessa Young, Josh O'Connor, Olivia Colman, Colin Firth, Sope Dirisu, Glenda Jackson

"Screenwriter Alice Birch (Normal People, Lady Macbeth) and director Eva Husson (Bang Gang, Girls of the Sun) prove the perfect creative duo bringing rich sensuality to this film starting Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor and Colin Firth.

Henley, in the mid-1920s, young maid Jane (Young) works for the Nivens, one of several local ‘grand’ families who have been devastated by the loss of sons in the First World War. Jane is having a secret, passionate affair with Paul (Josh O’Connor), the sole surviving son of the Nivens’ neighbours, and on Mothering Sunday, Jane has plans to bicycle over to Paul’s house while his parents and servants are away, for a secret rendezvous. But Paul is engaged to be married to someone else and Jane has ambitions to be a writer.

Eva Husson and director of photography Jamie Ramsay bring a vibrant physicality to this period setting, creating a substantial tenderness and sense of place."

Wed 1 Dec
Thu 2 Dec

£8–£10

Spencer

Spencer
  • 2021
  • UK / US / Germany / Chile
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pablo Larraín
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins

Pablo Larraín’s sublime ‘fable from a true story’ imagines a Christmas weekend at Sandringham in the early 1990s, as an unhappy Princess Diana contemplates saying ‘no’.

As played with intoxicating perfection by Kristen Stewart, who dominates almost every scene of Spencer, Diana is dying on the vine, showing only flashes of her former effervescence. Hers is the world’s most scrutinised persona since she began living the fairy-tale life of a girl who grew up to marry a prince; in reality, her husband rather publicly loves someone else. She’s also suffocating under the expectations of total subservience to Royal protocol. Working from a beautiful script by Steven Knight, Larraín (Jackie) ingeniously depicts a world in which every polished spoon and heavy curtain, every steely stare from staff, even a seemingly ‘jolly’ Christmas tradition, expresses Her Majesty’s disapproval of the young princess. The exquisite craft of Spencer makes you want to freeze every moment. director of photography Claire Mathon (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) shoots in 4:3 ratio with a micro-universe of colour emerging from the muted environments designed by Guy Hendrix Dyas. And Jonny Greenwood illuminates Diana’s internal tussle with solo piano and strings. It’s oppressive, until it isn’t anymore. Stewart and Larraín deliver a finale that will break your heart and make it skip all at once.

Wed 1 Dec
Parent & baby

£10

Thu 2 Dec
Parent & baby

£10

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