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Duke of York's Picturehouse

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Preston Circus, Brighton, BN1 4NA
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Allied

Allied
  • 2016
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris

Max (Pitt) is a Canadian intelligence officer who parachutes into French Morocco in 1942 so that he can pose as the husband of Resistance agent Marianne (Cotillard). A clean-cut Casablanca wannabe with nice supporting turns, but while the stars look fantastic, they seem awkward and it never really comes to life.

Wed 29 Mar
Thu 30 Mar

Cape Fear

Cape Fear
  • 1991
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Written by: Wesley Strick
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck

Scorsese's stunning remake of the 1962 original leaves Silence of the Lambs pallid by comparison. De Niro is terrifying as white trash psycho Max Cady, out of prison and stalking the family of the lawyer who suppressed evidence to put him away. Disturbing sexual undertones, centred on 15-year-old Danny (Lewis), make this an even more uncomfortable, but unmissable, top-notch scare-fest.

Tue 28 Mar

Free Fire

Free Fire
  • 2016
  • France, UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben Wheatley
  • Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer

Boston, 1978: Chris (Murphy) is an IRA member looking to buy guns from Vern (Copley), with the help of go-betweens Justine (Larson) and Ord (Hammer): it soon descends into violence. Copley is very funny and there's some terrific dialogue, but Wheatley's latest sees him fumble the ball, with a threadbare plot that's merely an excuse for a movie-length shoot-out.

Fri 31 Mar
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Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown
  • 1997
  • US
  • 154 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
  • Cast: Pam Grier, Robert Forster, Samuel L Jackson

Tarantino's stab at a more mature crime drama is adapted from Elmore Leonard's Rum Punch, and features stand-out performances from Grier, Jackson and DeNiro.

Mon 27 Mar

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
  • 2016
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Cast: Sienna Miller, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson

The true story of the Amazonian expeditions of British army officer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), which inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. Despite good work from Hunnam, Miller as Percy’s plucky wife and Pattinson as his loyal sidekick, it’s a languorous and sometimes confusing story which sometimes becomes The Lost City of Zzzzz.

Mon 27 Mar
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Messy Goes to Okido

Messy Goes to Okido
  • 2016
  • Cast: Adam Buxton, Kate Harbour, Shelley Longworth, Rob Rackshaw

Comedy adventure, following a curious, lovable monster called Messy.

Mon 27 Mar

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler
  • 2017

A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.

Thu 30 Mar

Personal Shopper

Personal Shopper
  • 2016
  • France
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Olivier Assayas
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Nora von Waldstätten

Maureen (Stewart) is an American in Paris, coming to terms with the death of her twin brother while working in the titular position for her demanding celebrity boss (von Waldstätten). An awkward fusion of ghost story, celebrity culture satire and de Palma-style thriller; Stewart's nervy, edgy performance almost but not quite keeps it on track. Intriguing but incoherent.

Tue 28 Mar
Wed 29 Mar

The Salesman

The Salesman (Forushande)
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

Mon 27 Mar
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The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz
  • 1939
  • US
  • 102 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Victor Fleming/Norman Taurog/Richard Thorpe
  • Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Miserable Dorothy runs away from home but is soon whisked up into a magical land where her adventures teach her that happiness is to be found in her own back yard. Classic stuff indeed, just chockful of great songs, characterisation and memorably garish design. Perhaps marginally less enjoyable for the curmudgeonly element rooting for the Wicked Witch of the West, though.

Sat 1 Apr
Duke of York's Picturehouse

Opened in 1910, the Duke of York's claims to be the oldest purpose-built cinema in the UK, having served continuously as a cinema since then. It caters for everyone with special nights of autism-friendly screenings as well as Kids' Club, Silver Screen showings and Big Scream screenings for those with small babies.

There are adapted toilets available and, apart from the first floor bar and balcony seating, the building has full wheelchair access.

Located in central Brighton, the cinema is within walking distance from Brighton station. A local landmark just off London Road, look out for the kicking legs!

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