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The Electric Cinema

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47-49 Station Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DY
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Cold War

Cold War
  • 2018
  • Poland / France / UK
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Jeanne Balibar

In 1949 Poland, Wiktor (Kot) is given the job of starting a folk music and dance academy, where he falls for Zula (Kulig). Pawlikowski’s film, dedicated to his own parents, is shot in ravishing black and white and is a stunning love story, steeped in song and emotion and exquisitely crafted.

Thu 20 Sep

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon M Chu
  • Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

When Chinese-American college professor Rachel (Wu) meets the family of boyfriend Nick (Golding), she discovers that they’re incredibly rich. A fairly stale star-crossed lovers’ story is refreshed by a cast of East Asian stars and entertaining local colour.

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Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing
  • 1989
  • US
  • 2h
  • 18
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

On the hottest day of the year in Brooklyn, tensions are running high, and everyone's hate and bigotry eventually erupts in violence.

Thu 27 Sep

The Godfather

The Godfather
  • 1972
  • US
  • 2h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard S Castellano, Robert Duvall, John Cazale, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton

Coppola's gangster classic in which an ageing Mafioso patriarch (Brando) transfers charge of his empire to his son (Pacino).

Sun 23 Sep

The King of Thieves

The King of Thieves
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon

Brian (Caine) is an octogenarian gangster who puts together a team of old codgers to rob the Hatton Garden diamond vaults. The biggest and flashiest of the four versions so far of this story has lots of star power but a boring script, dislikeable characters and colourless direction. Pointless and disappointing.

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The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger
  • 2018
  • Ireland/UK/France
  • 1h 51min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Cast: Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter

Dr Faraday (Gleeson) returns to Hundreds Hall, which he knew as a boy, to help care for the war-wounded family son (Poulter), but there seems to be a supernatural presence. Gleeson gives a career-best turn as the haunted Faraday but while it’s laudably subtle it’s also narratively inert.

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Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.
  • 2018
  • US / UK
  • Directed by: Stephen Loveridge
  • Cast: Maya Arulpragasam

Documentary about rapper M.I.A., aka Maya Arulpragasam, from her formative years on a London council estate to the present. Loveridge shows how Maya’s rap persona was born in part of her immigrant status and guilt about family members left to face the violence in Sri Lanka, and the film conveys the passion that fuels the artist’s work.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Desiree Akhavan
  • Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland

When Cameron (Moretz) is discovered being intimate with another girl in the back of her boyfriend’s car, she’s shipped off a Christian ‘conversion’ camp. The screenplay avoids cliché and treats all the characters with empathy, and Moretz’s subtle strength is balanced by Lane’s resigned sarcasm as a fellow inmate. Understated and powerful.

Thu 20 Sep

National Theatre Live: Julie

National Theatre Live: Julie

Live broadcast of the new version of August Strinberg’s play, written by Polly Stenham and directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Thu 27 Sep

Sideways

Sideways
  • 2004
  • US/Hungary
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alexander Payne
  • Cast: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

Two temperamentally opposed middle-aged friends head off on a week's break in Californian wine country, before one of them gets married. One is a self-pitying divorcee and wine snob Miles (Giamatti), the other his former college roommate Jack (Church) – a washed-up TV actor, whose looks are fading, but who's still enthusiastically chasing after fresh romantic conquests in the week of his own wedding. Unfolding at a relaxed tempo, and unobtrusively edited, Sideways is a welcome throwback to the 1970s American cinema of Bob Rafelson and Jerry Schatzberg, in part simply because it reminds us of what fun it can be to hang out with guys like Jack and Miles for a couple of hours.

Sun 23 Sep

Claiming the title of the UK's oldest working cinema, The Electric boasts elegant interiors in a 'grown-up' cinema environment.

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