- 2h 35min
The legendary Broadway musical classic, filmed live at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Sun 10 Nov
Tue 12 Nov
- UK / US / Germany
- 1h 48min
- Directed by: James Kent
- Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke
In post-WWII Hamburg, Rachael (Knightley) and her officer husband Lewis (Clarke) are living in a house with the German owner Stefan (Skarsgård) confined to the attic, and soon Rachael is drawn to Stefan. Rhidian Brook’s original novel may work, but on screen, the stiff upper lips and war-is-hell clichés are ridiculously shop-worn and clumsy.
Wed 25 Sep
- 1h 41min
- Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
- Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst
William Shakespeare (Branagh) comes back to Stratford to find his family estranged from him. Branagh and screenwriter Elton search for the man behind the myth, but lose sight of the genius; there’s no sense of the writer’s intelligence or empathy and only McKellen as the Earl of Southampton brings any life to the proceedings.
Wed 4 Dec
Join the celebration of Andre's 70th birthday by taking a journey through his performances at stunning locations around the world.
Sat 4 Jan
Sun 5 Jan
- 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.
Wed 6 Nov
- 2h 2min
- Directed by: Michael Engler
- Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith
A big screen outing for Downton Abbey and its inhabitants.
Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
Thu 19 Sep
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Chris Foggin
- Cast: Tuppence Middleton, James Purefoy, Daniel Mays, David Hayman
Danny (Mays) is a music industry talent handler who arrives in Cornwall on a stag night, and discovers the titular (real-life) folk singers and signs them. Mays is a watchable lead and generates rom-com chemistry with Middleton, the daughter of the group’s grouchy Jim (Purefoy). An undemanding yarn with nevertheless the power to do some cockle-warming.
Wed 2 Oct
- 2h 8min
- Directed by: Til Schweiger
- Cast: Emily Mortimer, Eric Roberts, Nick Nolte
A man goes on a final trip with his granddaughter after an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Wed 23 Oct
- 2h 50min
- Directed by: Andy Muschietti
- Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård, Bill Hader
Twenty-seven years after the events of the first film, the town experiences a series of attacks, causing the Losers to reunite. Darker-toned than the first one, it has an impactful story about friendship and buried secrets and if the repetitive CGI lose their impact, there are still surprises in store.
Mon 16 Sep
Tue 17 Sep
Wed 18 Sep
- 1h 42min
- Directed by: Nisha Ganatra
- Cast: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow
Katherine (Thompson) is a seasoned talk show host who, when forced to hire new writing staff, takes on former chemical plant employee Molly (Kaling). Kaling’s script is peppy, good-natured and has a good grasp of the issues, and Thompson has her best role in years. Piquant and winning.
Wed 9 Oct
Matthew Bournes Romeo + JulietFilmed live at Sadlers Wells in London 2019Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet has been hailed as the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019 by The Daily Telegraph. This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeares classic story of love and conflict is set in the not too distant future in The Verona Institute…Here difficult young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadlers Wells in London especially for cinemas.Bursting with youth, vitality andMatthew Bournestrademark storytelling, the UKs brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design byLez Brotherston, lighting byPaule Constable, sound byPaul Groothuisand new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score byTerry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted byBrett Morris. Run time: 93 mins (No interval)
Tue 22 Oct
- 1h 50min
- Directed by: Trevor Nunn
- Cast: Judy Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes
Joan (Cookson when young, Dench later on) arrives at Cambridge in 1938 and is beguiled by radical politics into becoming a Soviet spy. Nunn’s first movie in over 20 years is a plodding, pedestrian affair, and while Dench captures her befuddlement and steely resolve, it fails to find the drama in a story inspired by intriguing real life events.
Wed 27 Nov
- UK / US
- 2h 1min
- Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
- Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard
This Elton John biopic, exec-produced by its subject, could have been a vanity project, but it’s a fun and cute fantasy musical; Egerton as John as exuberant and sympathetic, and the framing device is sensible. Hardly revelatory, but Fletcher does a good job and sprinkles some inventiveness. Classic songbook helps.
Wed 16 Oct
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Dome Karukoski
- Cast: Lily Collins, Nicholas Hoult, Genevieve O'Reilly
Young J.R.R. Tolkien (Gilby, then Hoult) romances Edith Bratt (Keene, then Collins), forms friendships and then fights in the trenches of WWI. Hoult is charismatic as the lead and Collins is charming as Edith, and it’s a convincing enough portrait, but it’s a bit too cosy and traditional, especially the family-friendly combat sequences.
Wed 20 Nov
- UK / France
- 2h 2min
- Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
- Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann
The story of Rudolf Nureyev (Ivenko), delving into his work and sex life and how he defected from the Soviet Union in 1961. Ukrainian dancer Ivenko gives an intensely physical performance and Fiennes’ light touch as a director makes it something exciting, genuine and naturally sexy.
Wed 30 Oct
- 1h 41min
- Directed by: Tom Harper
- Cast: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo
Glaswegian mother-of-two Rose Lynn (Jessie Buckley) must choose between her responsibility to her children and her burning ambition to break into Nashville's country music scene. Meanwhile her mother, played by Julie Walters, wonders ruefully whether she will ever really grow up. Directed by Tom Harper Wild Rose depicts female love and a complicated mother-daughter relationship.
Wed 13 Nov
- 1h 52min
- Directed by: Danny Boyle
- Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon
Singer-songwriter Jack (Patel) is knocked unconscious when a bus hits his bike, and he wakes up in a world where the Beatles are unknown. There’s some fine comedy (including from Sheeran, playing himself) but it gets less surefooted; Patel can’t stop Jack from being rather morose and it’s neither a classic Curtis rom-com nor as infectiously euphoric as Boyle’s best work.
Wed 11 Dec
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