- 2h 9min
- Directed by: Bill Condon
- Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad
Belle (Watson) is forced to live with a Beast (Stevens) in this live-action retelling of the 1991 blockbuster. Watson is winsome but feisty, Evans as Gaston is splendid of voice and hilariously odious, McGregor brings much joie de vivre to ‘Be Our Guest’, and it’s an enchantingly realised delight.
Fri 15 Dec
- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda
- Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate, Pierre Coffin
Gru (Carell) and new wife and fellow agent Lucy (Wiig) are ensconced with their adorable adopted daughters when supervillain Balthazar Bratt (Parker) decides to take revenge on Hollywood for neglecting him. It’s all a bit familiar but it skilfully balances kid and adult appeal with its madcap approach and embarrassment of mischievous energy.
Sat 18 Nov
- 1h 46min
- Directed by: Christopher Nolan
- Written by: Christopher Nolan
- Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles
Survival story set during the battle of Dunkirk in WWII. The younger cast members acquit themselves admirably, including pop star Harry Styles; and, in its uncomfortable depiction of frightened men looking to save their own skin, this is far from straightforwardly patriotic fare. As he delivers non-stop visual audacity, once again Nolan shows himself to be a master of pure cinema.
Fri 19 Jan
- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Aisling Walsh
- Written by: Sherry White
- Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sally Hawkins, Kari Matchett
The story of Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis (Hawkins), who became famous for her simple but cheerful landscapes and pictures of flora and fauna. Hawkins is stunning as the meek and stooped Maud, who battles through her difficult home life and painful arthritis to something like triumph.
Fri 17 Nov
- 1h 51min
- 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.
Fri 17 Nov
- Switzerland, France
- 1h 6min
- Directed by: Claude Barras
- Cast: Gaspard Schlatter (voice), Sixtine Murat (voice), Paulin Jaccoud (voice)
Icare (Schlatter) is a nine year old boy who gets placed in an orphanage after the death of his alcoholic mother. Charming but profound stop-motion animated tale, skilfully adapted by Celine Sciamma (Girlhood) from Gilles Paris's novel; the kids' candid discussions about adult topics shows how much they have been through, yet it can be enjoyed by younger audiences.
Sat 20 Jan
- 1h 57min
- Directed by: Lone Scherfig
- Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
London, 1940: fledgling screenwriter Catrin Cole (Arterton) joins the Ministry of Information’s Film Division and starts working on a propaganda movie. Scherfig wraps the war in a cosy cloak of nostalgia in a way that dulls moments of high anxiety, and despite a fine ensemble it’s all too muffled and mild-mannered.
Fri 15 Sep
- 1h 25min
- Directed by: Nick Park, Steve Box
- Cast: Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter
The long-awaited feature-length debut for Park's plasticine master and mutt Wallace & Gromit, is, to coin a phrase, a grand day out. This time, the cheese-loving Wallace and his canine chum have reinvented themselves as a humane pest-control outfit - 'Anti-Pesto' and there's a mysterious 'were-rabbit' on the prowl at the local neighbourhood Giant Vegetable competition. Knowing fun for all the family.
Sun 22 Oct
- 2h 13min
- Directed by: Patty Jenkins
- Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright
Diana (Gadot) is a princess of the Amazons, who rescues WW1 pilot / secret agent interest Steve (Pine) and resolves to end the war. Stylish and exciting, with a top cast, touches of real humour and tragedy, and spiffing action sequences, anchored by a strong and highly likeable performance from Gadot.
Sat 21 Oct
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