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Crouch End Picturehouse

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165 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End, London, N8 9BY
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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 2h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (voice)

Kubrick's gloriously grand architecture sees prehistoric apes timelined into a space ballet featuring a lunar craft docking to the sound of Strauss. This scene prefigures an extended drama aboard a spacecraft bound for Jupiter involving the murderous AI computer and the giant embryo of a space child signifying … what? The next step in human evolution? An opaque masterpiece, which suggests so much, yet explains so little. Which is why it's a timeless classic.

Thu 19 Oct

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 43min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto

Blade Runner K (Gosling) is tasked with finding replicants who are passing themselves off as human, but then he makes an earth-shattering, game-changing discovery. Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel to Scott’s original is beautiful, powerful and relevant; Gosling is exceptional, and Ford steals the show as the ageing but still gruff and quick-witted Deckard. A triumph.

Thu 19 Oct
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Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire
  • 2016
  • 3h 25min
  • Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s 19th century classic.

Sun 22 Oct

Brexitannia

Brexitannia

Documentary on Brexit. Featuring Noam Chomsky, Saskia Sassen, Guy Standing, Nick Srnicek, Heidi Mirza and Federico Campagna.

Tue 24 Oct

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin
  • 2017
  • UK/France
  • 1h 47min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend

When Joseph Stalin abruptly dies in 1953, his subordinates immediately start jockeying for the position of his replacement. The political backstabbing makes for maximum black comedy and exuberant farce, and the deft interplay of a gifted cast makes the whole film a consistent joy.

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Dina

Dina
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Antonio Santini / Dan Sickles
  • Cast: Dina Buno, Scott Levin

This documentary about the romantic travails of a couple on the autistic spectrum won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year. Sensitive and determinedly unsentimental, it unfolds into a compelling story about one irrepressible woman’s need to feel loved and desired, and explores a relationship with problems that have no easy solutions.

Fri 20 Oct
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A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Sonia Acevedo, Casey Affleck, Carlos Bermudez

C (Affleck) and M (Mara) are a couple; when C is killed in a car crash, he returns as a ghost to make contact with M. Lowery manages to reanimate the corny old trope of the ghost under a bedsheet, creating a story about grief and a captivating reflection on the enormity of mankind’s existence.

Tue 24 Oct

God's Own Country

God's Own Country
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 44min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Francis Lee
  • Written by: Francis Lee
  • Cast: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones

Johnny (O’Connor) is a young Yorkshireman living with his sour grandmother (Jones) and disgruntled father (Hart), whose life is turned upside-down by the arrival of Romanian migrant Ghoerghe (Secareanu). Fluid photography and achingly honest performances make for a transformative drama about the possibility of a better life.

Thu 19 Oct
Fri 20 Oct

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
  • 2017
  • Ireland / UK
  • 1h 55min
  • Directed by: Sophie Fiennes

Music doc covering the life of Grace Jones, featuring a selection of live performances.

Wed 25 Oct

In Between

In Between
  • 2016
  • Israel / France
  • 1h 43min
  • Directed by: Maysaloun Hamoud
  • Cast: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura

Hamoud's elegant and sensitive story of three Palestinian women who share a flat in Tel Aviv.

Thu 19 Oct
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Sat 21 Oct

Kingdom of Us

  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 49min
  • Directed by: Lucy Cohen

Documentary about a family coping with suicide.

Thu 19 Oct

The LEGO Ninjago Movie

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
  • 2017
  • US / Denmark
  • 1h 41min
  • U
  • Directed by: Charlie Bean/Paul Fisher/Bob Logan
  • Cast: Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Jackie Chan

Lloyd (Franco) is the son of evil Lord Garmadon (Theroux), who wants to conquer Ninjago; however, Lloyd is also one of the team of ninja dedicated to combatting Garmadon and his minions. Not the most inspired of the LEGO movies but bright, brash and amusing, with intricate action, lots of slapstick fun and a delightful sequence of a cat destroying a city.

Thu 19 Oct
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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent
  • 2017
  • UK / Poland
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Dorota Kobiela/Hugh Welchman
  • Cast: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

Armand Roulin (Booth) tries to find out what happened to the late artist Vincent can Gogh (Gulaczyk). Live action footage was hand-painted over to give a van Gogh-like effect, and the result is visually intoxicating, adding up more than the novelty of its sumptuous parts.

Thu 19 Oct
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Thu 26 Oct

My Little Pony: The Movie

My Little Pony: The Movie
  • 2017
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jayson Thiessen
  • Cast: Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber

The Friendship Festival of Canterlot is disrupted by ruthless unicorn Tempest Shadow (Blunt), so Twilight Sparkle (Strong) and pals must embark on a rescue mission. It manages to showcase the brand without sacrificing every last ounce of soul, and is cute, simple and surefooted enough for its target audience, if not for anyone else.

Fri 20 Oct
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Pal Joey

Pal Joey
  • 1957
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • PG
  • Directed by: George Sidney
  • Written by: Dorothy Kingsley, screenplay from the play by John O'Hara
  • Cast: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak

Sinatra is perfectly cast as nightclub singer Joey Evans in this upmarket San Franciscan musical. With a reputation for being a bit of a player, Joey unwittingly attracts the attentions of minted widower Hayworth, who offers to fund his singing antics if he plays toy boy. However, the promiscuous singer has his sights set on stony ice queen Novak and thus a tumultuous and melodic wrangling of emotions ensues.

Thu 26 Oct

The Party

The Party
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sally Potter
  • Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones

Janet (Scott Thomas) is throwing a party to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Health Minister, but as friends arrive, secrets emerge and it all starts to unravel. Potter’s most accessible and uproarious film yet runs to a succinct 71 minutes but expertly takes the pulse of the nation.

Thu 19 Oct
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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink
  • 1986
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Molly Ringwald, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Cryer.

Better-than-average teen movie from the doyen of that genre. Ms Ringwald is pretty in pink for the high school prom, but not before she has undergone the prejudice of the kids from the rich side of town. Her poppa, you see, is so poor that she only has a car, a telephone and an answering machine to call her own. This, incidentally, was when it became clear that the Psychedelic Furs had Sold Out.

Sun 22 Oct

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride
  • 1987
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Reiner
  • Written by: William Goldman
  • Cast: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, André the Giant, Christopher Guest, Fred Savage, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane

Princess Buttercup is chosen by the nasty Prince Humperdinck to be his bride but her heart belongs to the farm boy Westley. The princess' kidnapping prompts the return of Westley, now a pirate, and launches a series of swashbuckling adventures, after which true love can prevail. William Goldman's heavily ironic fairy tale is given a spirited treatment by the director of Stand By Me and an enthusiastic troupe.

Mon 23 Oct

Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Mira Nair
  • Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o

Biopic of Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga), a girl from the slums of Katwe, Uganda, who turned out to have a genius for chess. Confidently heartwarming stuff, if a little predictable, with a wonderfully engrossing performance from Nalwanga and classy support from Oyelowo as Phiona's coach and Nyong'o as her mother.

Sat 21 Oct

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Opera House: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • 2017
  • 2h 50min
  • Directed by: Christopher Wheeldon

Christopher Wheeldon's exuberant ballet inspired by Lewis Carroll’s much-loved book.

Mon 23 Oct

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarök
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins

Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilisation.

Tue 24 Oct
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Thu 26 Oct

Tractor Ted

The adventures of Tractor Ted, who, as you might have guessed, is a tractor.

Mon 23 Oct

The Work

The Work
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gethin Aldous, Jairus McLeary

Documentary about a group therapy session in California’s Folsom State Prison; twice a year, members of the public are allowed to join prisoners and the film follows three men from one session. Filmmakers McLeary and Aldous clearly earned the mens’ trust, in an acutely observed and emotional journey about vulnerability and masculinity.

Thu 19 Oct
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