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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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Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
  • 2018
  • US
  • Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen
  • Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney

David (Carell) is a successful freelance journalist whose son Nic (Chalamet) becomes dependent on meth. True-life story of family breakdown, capturing the never-ending cycle of rehab and relapse; handsomely photographed but repetitive and a bit formulaic, but Chalamet is outstanding.

Wed 20 Feb
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Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody
  • 2018
  • UK/USA
  • 1h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Bryan Singer
  • Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers

The Freddie Mercury story. Malek as Mercury does a great job, with a passionate and impressive performance, but despite the recreation of momentous performances it’s a disappointingly tame affair, with a by-the-numbers screenplay and a bland lack of insight into Mercury’s heritage or sexuality.

Sun 24 Feb

Singalong

Boy Erased

Boy Erased
  • 2018
  • US/Australia
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Joel Edgerton
  • Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton

Jared (Hedges) is the 18-year-old son of a Baptist pastor in Arkansas, struggling with his sexuality in a state where to be gay is a source of shame. Edgerton rarely goes for the emotional jugular in this tale of gay conversion therapy; it’s a well-crafted, if not very illuminating look at a deeply disturbing practice.

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Burning

Burning
  • 2018
  • South Korea
  • 2h 28min
  • Directed by: Chang-dong Lee
  • Cast: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon

Jong-Su (Ah-in Yoo) is a delivery man with a troubled past, who’s attracted to neighbour Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jun) until she hooks up with dashing Ben (Yeun). Exquisitely crafted adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story, meandering from comedy to romance to thriller before an unforgettable climax.

Fri 22 Feb
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The Burning

The Burning
  • 2014
  • Argentina/Mexico/Brazil/France/US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Fendrik
  • Cast: Alice Braga, Gael García Bernal, Chico Díaz

A mysterious man emerges from the Argentinian rainforest to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a poor farmer.

Fri 22 Feb
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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Marielle Heller
  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells

Lee Israel (McCarthy) is a writer facing financial difficulties who starts forging letters from famous writers as a way to earn money. McCarthy gives one of her best performances as the stubborn Lee, and Grant is excellent as her buddy Jack. Deviously funny and deeply moving.

Wed 20 Feb
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Capernaum

Capernaum
  • 2018
  • Lebanon
  • 2h 1min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nadine Labaki
  • Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole

Zain (Al Rafeea) is a 12-year-old in Beirut who brings a court case against his parents for bringing him into the world. A captivating piece of storytelling with the rich sweep of a Dickens novel, beautifully photographed. A haunting salute to an indomitable human spirit.

Fri 22 Feb
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The Favourite

The Favourite
  • 2018
  • Ireland / UK / US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult

In the court of Queen Anne (Colman), power is wielded by Lady Sarah Marlborough (Weisz), but then Sarah’s young cousin Abigail (Stone) arrives. Brash, bawdy and beguiling, and a deceptively acute commentary on the nature of power, with career-best work from Weisz and Stone and a commanding performance from Colman as the ailing Queen.

Wed 20 Feb
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Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Cast: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

Pixar's delightful tale of a little fish and his daddy's attempts to find him when he gets scooped out of the water by a human. Clever, funny and better than The Little Mermaid (just).

Fri 22 Feb
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Tue 26 Feb

Green Book

Green Book
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • Directed by: Peter Farrelly
  • Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Don Shirley (Ali), virtuoso pianist, is chauffeured around the American South in 1962 by his Italian-American driver Tony (Mortensen), and much learning ensues. It’s beautifully made and very worthy, but far too gentle and broad to be effective; Tony, rather than Don, is the heart of the story and it lacks bite.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 44min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dean DeBlois
  • Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Justin Rupple, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, F. Murray Abraham, Gerard Butler

Hiccup (voiced by Baruchel) is now a chief with growing responsibilities, while Toothless the dragon is in love; but then dragon hunter Grimmel (Abraham) is determined to spoil people’s fun. The franchise is running out of steam; there’s too much going on and the central bond is obscured.

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If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King

Tish (Layne) and Fonny (James) are friends since childhood who grow up to realise that they’re soulmates, but then Fonny gets arrested and charged with rape. Jenkins’s follow-up to Moonlight is an enchanting, heartbreaking love story, adapted from James Baldwin’s novel. A great film with anger in its tender heart.

Wed 20 Feb
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The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 2h
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joe Cornish
  • Cast: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson

Alex (Serkis), escaping from school bullies, finds a sword sticking out of a cement post which he and mate Bedders (Chaumoo) decide is Excalibur. Entertaining, but with too many unanswered questions, and Ferguson as Morgana is wasted for most of the movie. Shame, because the kids are terrific.

Wed 20 Feb
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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.

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Philip Hunt

Animation based on the popular picture book by Oliver Jeffers telling a magical tale of penguin friendship.

Sat 23 Feb
Tue 26 Feb

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.

Fri 22 Feb

Singalong

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!
  • 2008
  • UK/US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski

A bride-to-be tries to find out the identity of her real father in the lead up to her wedding on a Greek island. Faithful film adaptation of Broadway and West End ABBA song musical mega hit with all star cast.

Fri 22 Feb

Singalong

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots
  • 2018
  • UK/US
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Josie Rourke
  • Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Martin Compston, Joe Alwyn, Brendan Coyle, Guy Pearce

Mary Stuart (Ronan) and Elizabeth (Robbie) would like to be sisters but political rivalry drives them apart. Ronan gives a sophisticated performance and Robbie as Elizabeth is a blend of nervous uncertainty and confident outrage. Over the top, perhaps, but its ridiculousness hits a raw nerve in the current political climate, where women politicians are attacked for dancing.

Wed 20 Feb
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Northern Ballet: Elves & the Shoemaker

Northern Ballet: Elves And The Shoemaker
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Cast: Sebastian Loe, Olivia Holland, Filippo Di Vilio, Kiara Flavin, Saskia Wilkinson, Gavin McCaig, Duncan Anderson, Nami Kitagawa, Dominique Larose, Hironao Takahashi

Northern Ballet retell the classic tale from the Brothers Grimm.

Sun 24 Feb
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Northern Ballet: Tortoise & the Hare

Northern Ballet: The Tortoise and the Hare
  • 2019
  • UK
  • Cast: Gavin McCaig, Luke Francis, Kaylee Marko, Archie Sullivan, Jenny Hackwell, Natalia Kerner

Child-friendly take on the Aesop's fable.

Wed 20 Feb

On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mimi Leder
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux

Biopic of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones), focusing on her journey from law student in the 50s to crusading lawyer in the 70s. Jones brings emotional conviction and power to the role, and her chemistry with Hammer as her lawyer husband Marty is sweet. Inspirational stuff.

Fri 22 Feb
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A Private War

A Private War
  • 2018
  • UK / US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Matthew Heineman
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci

The story of the last years of Marie Colvin (Pike), celebrated war correspondent. Pike’s intrinsic frostiness is perfect for Colvin’s determination, resourcefulness and arrogance, and while Dornan, Hollander and Tucci are all good as (respectively) photographer, editor and lover, it’s Pike’s show, and a mesmerising, discomforting and inspiring one.

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Vice

Vice
  • 2018
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, Sam Rockwell

The rise of Dick Cheney (Bale), from electrical worker in Wisconsin to US vice-president, presented as cheeky, dark, inventive comedy. Bale gives a compelling, shape-shifting performance and Adams as his ambitious wife Lynne is scintillating, as are Carell and Rockwell. A super-smart and disconcerting history lesson.

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Woman Walks Ahead

  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • R18
  • Directed by: Susanna White
  • Cast: Jessica Chastain, Louisa Krause, Boots Southerland

A portrait painter travels to Dakota to paint a portrait of Sitting Bull, and becomes involved with the struggles of the Lakota peoples.

Tue 26 Feb
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