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Hackney Picturehouse

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270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
  • Box office 0871 902 5734
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  • Website www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/…
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First Reformed

First Reformed
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Schrader
  • Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric Kyles, Philip Ettinger

Rev Toller (Hawke) is an ailing priest at a First Reformed Church in upstate New York, who becomes concerned about despairing parishioner Michael (Ettinger) and his wife Mary (Seyfriend). Schrader has a triumphant return to form in this searching and meticulous drama, with a career-best performance from Hawke.

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Generation Wealth

  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Lauren Greenfield
  • Cast: Limo Bob, Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters

Documentary from the director of The Queen of Versailles which investigates the disproportionate distribution of wealth across the world. Despite Greenfield's keen eye, a lack of focus and ham-handed comparisons to her personal life leads to some hackneyed conclusions.

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Hereditary

Hereditary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Annie (Collette) is an artist who crafts a dollhouse depicting the traumas of her life, but then her family begins to feel they’re being haunted by her late mother. Unnervingly oppressive debut from Aster, exploring maternal guilt and family anxiety. Collette has one of her best roles in years.

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The Highway Rat

The Highway Rat
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 30min
  • Directed by: Jeroen Jaspaert
  • Cast: Rob Brydon, David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Tom Hollander, Frances de la Tour

Julia Donaldson's tale of a thieving rat.

Sat 21 Jul
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The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk

In this sequel to the 2004 original, Supers are still forbidden but Elastigirl (Hunter) gets to go up against a supervillain while husband Bob (Nelson) minds the kids. It looks great and the voice cast is excellent, but it feels dated and the set-pieces become tiring.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, B. D. Wong, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall

Raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) and his ex, Claire (Howard) return to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption. Lots of ideas and some earnest lessons about conservation can’t hide that the franchise is running out of oomph, but it’s still fun.

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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Debra Granik
  • Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie

Tom (McKenzie) is the teenage daughter of Will (Foster), a traumatised military veteran who sells on his own PTSD medication and takes her from place to place, refusing to settle down. Sensitive and non-judgmental picture of a capable young woman and her well-meaning but troubled father, with gorgeously subtle performances.

Fri 20 Jul
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Madagascar

Madagascar
  • 2005
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • U
  • Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
  • Written by: Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights

Madagascar opens with steak-loving lion Alex enjoying his pampered existence in New York's Central Zoo. His friends, Marty the zebra (Rock), Gloria the hippo (Smith) and Melman the hypochondriac giraffe (Schwimmer) discover that the crafty penguins are planning a breakout, and set off for Africa to re-connect with their inner animals. But interaction with a tribe of lemurs uncovers the bitter truth about Alex's carnivorous nature. Thoroughly enjoyable, blackly comic DreamWorks animation musical.

Sat 21 Jul

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 1h 54min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ol Parker
  • Cast: Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Julie Walters, Alexa Davies, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Hugh Skinner, Stellan Skarsgård, Josh Dylan, Cher, Dominic Cooper, Andy García

Sequel to the feel-good ABBA musical Mamma Mia! Despite its absurdities and shoe-horning of ABBA songs, at its heart is a touching mother-daughter love story and an irresistible esprit de corps.

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Mario

  • 2018
  • Switzerland
  • 1h 59min
  • Directed by: Marcel Gisler
  • Cast: Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras, Jessy Moravec

Professional footballer Mario worries about his sporting career after he falls for another player.

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Mary and the Witch’s Flower
  • 2017
  • Japan
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Cast: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami

Mary (Barnhill) is a young girl who discovers a magic flower that earns her a place at a school of witchcraft, but she soon discovers that the place is not as welcoming as it seems. Energetic adaptation of Mary Stewart’s novel The Little Broomstick, comfortingly familiar to fans of Ghibli but also fresh and gorgeous.

Sun 22 Jul

Maurice

Maurice
  • 1987
  • UK
  • 2h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Ivory
  • Cast: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Ben Kingsley, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw

Overlong but impeccably crafted screen version of the E. M. Forster novel, in which a young Edwardian man slowly but movingly comes to terms with his homosexuality in the face of widespread bigotry. Although over-indulgent, the film uses beautiful locations, a 'Brideshead2-style cast and a langorous evocation of pre-War Britain to sweeten an angry pill about the strictures of the class system and the unchanging face of prejudice. Wilby is a revelation in the title role, skilfully capturing the complexity of the emotional traumas faced by his character.

Tue 24 Jul

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Tom Cruise

The sixth entry in the film series based on the 60s TV show is the first to be directed by a returning director (Christopher McQuarrie). Insane stunts from Tom Cruise guaranteed.

Wed 25 Jul
Thu 26 Jul

Ocean's 8

Ocean's 8
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gary Ross
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter

Debbie Ocean (Bullock) sets in motion a plan to swipe a precious diamond necklace, and with pal Lou (Blanchett) puts together a gang of female crooks. The performances are great fun but Ross’s anonymous direction doesn’t add much, and it’s a bit let down by a needless subplot and unnecessary cameos.

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A Prayer Before Dawn

A Prayer Before Dawn
  • 2017
  • France / UK / Cambodia / US / China
  • 1h 56min
  • Directed by: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
  • Cast: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Panya Yimmumphai

True story of an English boxer (Cole) incarcerated in a Thai prison, who decides to participate in Muay Thai competitions to earn his release. Cole's star turn as the Liverpudlian boxer shines through the film's nightmarish depiction of his surroundings

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Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
  • 1951

Classic Hitchcock about two strangers who concoct a plan to each murder someone on behalf of the other, thus committing the 'perfect crime'.

Sun 22 Jul

Whitney

Whitney
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
  • Cast: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown,

Clear-sighted, compassionate portrait of Whitney Houston, which derives its strength from the range of testimony it’s collected, from family members, surly former husband Brown, film co-stars and assorted siblings and loved ones. It reminds us of her thrilling, spine-tingling voice while bringing revelations that many of her troubles lay in childhood trauma.

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Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: George Dunning
  • Cast: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison

The music-loving paradise of Pepperland is invaded by the Blue Meanies, who confiscate all musical instruments and drain the land of colour. It falls to The Beatles to save Pepperland, travelling there in a Yellow Submarine across all manner of psychedelic landscapes.

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