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Hackney Picturehouse

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270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE
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Aladdin

Aladdin
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, Billy Magnussen, Alan Tudyk, Frank Welker

Live-action remake of the 1992 animated Disney film, directed by Guy Richie and starring Will Smith as the Genie.

Wed 22 May
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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack

Documentary about Aretha Franklin’s 1972 concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, shot at the time by Sydney Pollack and realised by Alan Elliott. Digital technology has at last made it possible to sync the sound recording with the footage: revel in Aretha at the height of her power, with an exuberant choir, an engaged congregation and celebrity guests Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts.

Tue 21 May
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Thu 30 May

Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock & Roll

Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock & Roll
  • 2019
  • 2h 10min

The story of the troubled town of Asbury Park.

Wed 22 May

Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame
  • 2019
  • US
  • 3h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana

Five years after Thanos’s victory, the Avengers are in despair until Ant-Man (Rudd) kicks the story back into action. The final film in the saga verges on fanservice, but there’s intelligent character development, everyone (except Johansson) is given enough to do, and some arcs have a truly poignant sense of closure. Playful, inventive and highly entertaining.

Tue 21 May
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Thu 30 May

Beats

Beats
  • 2018
  • UK
  • Directed by: Brian Welsh
  • Cast: Martin Donaghy, Laura Fraser, Rachel Jackson |

Johnno (Ortega) and Spanner (Macdonald) are teenagers who plan to go to an illegal rave. The set-up betrays the film’s origins in screenwriter Hurley’s own play, and there’s nothing about the setting that merits the arty black & white photography, but it’s one of the few films that manages to successfully put on screen the ecstasy of a mid-90s rave.

Tue 21 May
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Booksmart

Booksmart
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • Directed by: Olivia Wilde
  • Cast: Skyler Gisondo, Kaitlyn Dever, Lisa Kudrow

Two high school academic over-achievers attempt to cram four years of fun into one night.

Sun 26 May
Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

Dr Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

Doctor Strangelove (Or How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Bomb)
  • 1963
  • UK
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.

Devastating black comedy on the lunacy of the nuclear age with Sellers ideally cast in three roles (US President, jolly Brit captain, and demented teutonic boffin) and Slim Pickens the good ole boy heading for oblivion to a chorus of 'We'll Meet Again'. Still alarmingly relevant.

Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Bo Burnham
  • Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson

Kayla (Fisher) is an awkward teenager in her last week of grade school, who posts would-be inspirational vlogs while lacking confidence in daily life. Fisher is superb as the anxious, heroic Kayla and it’s a humane and sometimes hilarious debut from comedian-turned-filmmaker Burnham.

Tue 21 May
Wed 22 May
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Tue 28 May
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Thu 30 May

High Life

High Life
  • 2018
  • Germany / France / UK / Poland / US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Claire Denis
  • Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth,

Monte (Pattinson) is the last man alive on a space mission, left to care for a young baby; in flashbacks, we find out the unsettling truth of what happened to the others. Denis’s first movie in English is uncompromisingly weird, and in spite of some unforgettable images, it’s a bizarre and somewhat incoherent mind-bender.

Tue 21 May
Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz
  • 1978
  • USA
  • 1h 57min
  • U
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Scorsese's film of the Band's final concert performance has become the benchmark by which rockumentary makers measure themselves (and usually find themselves wanting). Everyone's here, from Robbie Robertson and the boys to Dylan, Clapton, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, the list goes on …

Sun 26 May

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  • 2019
  • US / Australia / Denmark
  • 1h 46min
  • U
  • Directed by: Rob Schrab
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Stephanie Beatriz

Despite living in the Mad Max-style nightmare of Apocalypseburg, Emmet (Pratt) is still his cheery self—until his friends are kidnapped by the alien queen (Haddish). There are lots of good jokes and plenty of fun, but it’s not quite up to the magical original.

Sat 25 May
Sun 16 Jun

Long Shot

Long Shot
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jonathan Levine
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael

Charlotte Field (Theron) is US Secretary of State and soon-to-be presidential candidate, Fled Flarsky (Rogen) is a journalist who she used to babysit; romance ensues. The gags are great and Raphael is hilarious as Charlotte’s chief of staff; the romance is less compelling, but it’s nice to see a hero happy to support a more powerful female partner.

Tue 21 May
Fri 24 May
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Thu 30 May

Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me
  • 1955
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Charles Vidor
  • Cast: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell

James Cagney received a third Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role as ruthless gangster Martin ‘The Gimp’ Snyder in this unusually candid, hard-edged biography of 1920s singer Ruth Etting. Doris Day matches him with one of the best dramatic performances of her career as Etting, a woman moulded for stardom by her Svengalilike lover and unable to escape his obsessive need to dominate and control her life. A lavish recreation of the roaring twenties, great songs (‘Ten Cents a Dance’, ‘Love Me or Leave Me’ etc) and scorching performances make this one of the best late Cagney films and the recipient of six Oscar nominations.

Fri 24 May

Mid90s

Mid90s
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Jonah Hill
  • Cast: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie, Katherine Waterston

Stevie (Suljic) is a 13-year-old whose brother beats him up, and in an escape from his domestic woes he starts hanging out with an older crew of skaters. Hill’s debut feature shows plenty of creative daring and is pleasingly non-judgmental, a witty and compassionate portrait of adolescence.

Sat 25 May
Tue 28 May
Wed 29 May
Thu 30 May

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

National Theatre Live: All About Eve

Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in Ivo den Hove's stage version of the classic movie by Joseph Mankiewicz.

Thu 23 May

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows
  • 2004
  • Japan
  • 2h 21min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Written by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Yûya Yagira, Ayu Kitaura, Hiei Kimura

The true story of four children left to care for themselves after their mother takes off.

Tue 21 May

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups

Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups
  • 2019
  • USA
  • 44min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charles E. Bastien
  • Cast: Devan Cohen, Drew Davis, Samuel Faraci

A meteor lands in Adventure Bay and gives the pups superpowers, but also gives superpowers to nasty Harold of neighbouring Foggy Bottom. Basically a 70-minute extended episode of the series, enjoyably innocuous and easy to follow, although parents won’t be pleased when the toy requests come in after the end credits roll.

Fri 24 May
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Thu 30 May

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
  • 2019
  • Japan/US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Letterman
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy

Tim (Smith) is a former Pokémon trainer who teams up with Pikachu (voiced by Reynolds) to solve a mysterious car accident which leaves his detective father presumed dead. Reynolds’ voice skills are incredible, you don’t need to know about the franchise to get what’s going on and it’s a quirky and lovingly crafted surreal comedy thriller.

Tue 21 May
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Rocketman

Rocketman
  • 2019
  • UK / US
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

This Elton John biopic, exec-produced by its subject, could have been a vanity project, but it’s a fun and cute fantasy musical; Egerton as John as exuberant and sympathetic, and the framing device is sensible. Hardly revelatory, but Fletcher does a good job and sprinkles some inventiveness. Classic songbook helps.

Tue 21 May
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Tucked

Tucked
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 20min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jamie Patterson
  • Cast: Derren Nesbitt, Jordan Stephens, April Pearson

Jackie (Nesbitt) is a Brighton drag queen who’s diagnosed with aggressive terminal cancer, who forms an unlikely friendship with Faith (Stephens), a newcomer to the drag scene. It shouldn’t work but it does, thanks to a warm, believable relationship between the two leads. Far from perfect, but with plenty of heart and humanity.

Tue 21 May
Wed 22 May
Thu 23 May

Us

Us
  • 2019
  • US
  • 2h
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul Mateen II, Anna Diop

Adelaide (Nyong’o) and Gabe (Duke) arrive at their holiday home with their children, only to be confronted by a mysteriously familiar foursome. Peele’s follow up to Get Out is a neat twist on the home invasion story, with beautifully executed set pieces, and Nyong’o is phenomenal as both protagonist and chief aggressor. Fresh and arresting.

Sat 25 May
Mon 27 May
Tue 28 May

Woman at War

Woman at War
  • 2018
  • Iceland / France / Ukraine
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada

Halla (Geirharðsdóttir) is a 50-year-old environmental activist who takes on the aluminium industry, but whose ability to campaign is disrupted when her long-gestating adoption application comes through. Erlingsson’s love of the absurd and flair for visual humour is a delight and it’s immensely enjoyable and highly eccentric, with a genuine emotional punch.

Tue 21 May
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Zog

  • 2018
  • UK
  • 27min
  • Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Kit Harington, Hugh Skinner, Rob Brydon

An accident-prone dragon goes to Dragon School.

Sat 25 May
Tue 28 May
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