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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.

Sun 26 Mar

Certain Women

Certain Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone

Lawyer Laura (Dern) can’t get a difficult client to listen to her; Gina (Williams) is continually undermined by her husband; Jamie (Gladstone) is a lonely rancher who falls for a young lawyer (Stewart). Reichardt’s portmanteau film about women whose success is ignored, cements her reputation as one of the best American directors working today.

Tue 28 Mar

Dad's Army

Dad's Army
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 60 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Oliver Parker
  • Written by: David Croft, Hamish McColl, Jimmy Perry
  • Cast: Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson, Blake Harrison, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Mays, Catherine Zeta-Jones

The Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea find a German spy in their midst – don't panic, indeed. Faithful but strangely pointless recreation of the classic sitcom, in which fine actors like Jones, Nighy, Gambon etc only succeed in being inferior imitations of the originals. Like the characters themselves, brave but ultimately foolhardy.

Mon 27 Mar

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Dogtown and Z-Boys
  • 2001
  • 91 min
  • Directed by: Stacy Peralta

Documentary by skateboard legend turned filmmaker Stacy Peralta which tells the story of a group of gifted skateboarders that gain national and media attention.

Wed 29 Mar

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
  • 1980
  • US
  • 124 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: David Lynch
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller

Moving story of real-life Victorian freak John Merrick, brilliantly played by Hurt under a grotesque make-up job, and his appalling mistreatment by society before he finally received the medical attention he deserved. Fascinating period detail and rich monochrome cinematography make this a real treat from a slightly unexpected filmmaker.

Mon 27 Mar

Elle

Elle
  • 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 130 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny

Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is challenging and audacious.

Thu 23 Mar

Get Out

Get Out
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Written by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

Chris (Kaluuya) heads to upstate New York with his girlfriend Rose (Williams), for a dinner with her supposedly liberal parents (Whitford and Keener), only to find that things are very much other than they seem. Peele’s deep understanding of horror movies tropes combines with his own experiences as a black American, to make a sharp, taut and precisely crafted reflection on racial tensions in America.

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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
  • 1995
  • Japan
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mamoru Oshii
  • Cast: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ōtsuka, Iemasa Kayumi

It's 2029, and secret service cyborgs are battling with a megalomaniacal super-hacker. The philosophical tracts and techno jargon are a bit of a problem, but the visuals are undeniably impressive. The most expensive feature-length adaptation of a 'manga' comic ever, it's worth catching on the big screen.

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Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
  • 2016
  • US
  • 127 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

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La La Land

La La Land
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.

Sun 26 Mar

Singalong

Life

Life
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 103 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
  • Written by: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
  • Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds

A Mars mission docks with the ISS bearing a single-celled alien organism, which then bursts out of containment. Derivative sci-fi drama which feels like a blend / rip-off of Alien and Gravity; you spend most of it wondering who’ll die next. Reasonably effective but inessential.

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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

Metropolitan Opera: Idomeneo

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director James Levine.

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Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

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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.

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Rammstein: Paris

Rammstein: Paris
  • 2016
  • Germany
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund

Insane pyrotechnic theatrics from German metal band Rammstein caught live in concert in Paris in 2012.

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Cameo Cinema

First opened as the King's Cinema in 1914, a refurbishment and name change saw The Cameo open in 1949. Now featuring three screens and a licensed bar with wide-ranging food menu.

All screens apart from Screen 3 have wheelchair access and there are adapted toilets available.

Haymarket Train Station is a 15 minute walk away, whilst Waverley Station is 30 minutes away.

Bus routes close to the cinema are 2, 3, 35, 45, 109, 118, 133, 159, 196, 250, 322, 345, 355, P4, P5, N2, N3, N35, N37, N109.

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