- 1h 46min
- 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.
Thu 25 Apr
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Tim Burton
- Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Alan Arkin
In this remake of the 1941 film, one-armed circus worker Holt (Farrell) is struggling to reconnect with his bereft children while a certain large-eared pachyderm is figuring out the ropes. It looks lovely, but there’s a lot of extra plot shovelled in and it’s arguably overloaded, compared to the sincerity and simplicity of the original.
Fri 26 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
- Spain / France / Italy
- Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
- Cast: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Carla Campra
Laura (Cruz) returns to her small town for a family wedding with her teenage daughter Irene (Campra) and young son. But then Irene is kidnapped. A stellar cast and careful craftsmanship make this portrait of family tensions perfectly watchable, but it’s a bit soapy and predictable and never as gripping as it might be.
Wed 1 May
Thu 2 May
- 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.
Thu 25 Apr
Broadcast of Gounod's most popular opera in David McVicar's Parisian production, with singers including Michael Fabiano, Diana Damrau and Erwin Schrott.
Tue 30 Apr
- India / France
- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Danis Tanovic
- Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Geetanjali, Danny Huston
Drama inspired by a true story. A pharmaceutical salesman in Pakistan takes on the global multinational corporation he works for, after he realises the baby formula they sell is responsible for the rise in infant mortality.
Mon 29 Apr
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