- US / UK
- 1h 40min
- Directed by: Tom Harper
- Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones,
In 1862, meteorology pioneer James Glaisher (Redmayne) takes flight in a hot air balloon piloted by Amelia Wren (Jones). Old-school adventure with spectacular effects and a neatly layered screenplay; any predictability is offset by the film’s charm and the fond chemistry between Redmayne and Jones.
Wed 8 Apr
Legendary annual Maastricht concert which features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.
Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug
An homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools of Paris, New York and St Petersburg, each represented by a jewel; emerald, ruby, and diamond. The Bolshoi is the only company authorised by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast this masterpiece.
Sun 19 Apr
- 2h 30min
- Directed by: Alexei Ratmansky
Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of the classic ballet, set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score.
Sun 29 Mar
- 1h 49min
- Directed by: Jay Roach
- Cast: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow
The story of the Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal at Fox News. It favours snappiness rather than a serious examination of the crimes, but Theron is excellent as Megyn Kelly and Kidman and Robbie are also compelling. Slick, glossy and entertaining, but it could have used more sensitivity and anger.
Thu 4 Feb
This time it's personal: a brand new documentary film featuring David Attenborough reflecting on the changes of his life as well as our world.
Thu 16 Apr
- 1h 37min
- Directed by: Denis Sanders
- Cast: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin
Backstage and performance footage of Elvis performing in Vegas during 1970.
Wed 22 Apr
- 2h 29min
- Directed by: John Crowley
- Cast: Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman
When Theodore (Fegley)’s mother is killed during a childhood trip to New York’s Metropolitan Museum, he steals a priceless 17th century oil painting. This adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-winning novel is meticulously crafted and faithful but meandering, and for all its pleasures it never becomes the sum of its parts.
Wed 11 Mar
- 1h 49min
- Directed by: Bill Condon
- Cast: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, Nell Williams
Roy (McKellen) is a con man who targets wealthy widows, and when he targets Betty (Mirren) her son Steven (Tovey) becomes suspicious. It’s a blend of several genres which don’t quite fuse and is ultimately diverting but far from essential.
Wed 25 Mar
- 1h 34min
- Directed by: Nicolas Pesce
- Cast: Tara Westwood, Junko Bailey, David Lawrence Brown
Detective Muldoon (Riseborough) investigates multiple deaths in an apparently cursed house. This reboot of an American remake of a seminal Japanese horror fizzles early on; a fantastic cast does its best, but there aren’t enough fresh elements and it leans on too many basic jump scares.
Fri 5 Feb
- 1h 34min
- Directed by: Chris Addison
- Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Dean Norris
Josephine (Hathaway) is a British con artist who hunts for prey in the French Riviera, where she meets Australian grifter Penny (Wilson). This remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is smug, poorly drawn and full of jokes about Wilson’s character’s supposed unattractiveness. Wilson and Hathaway do their best, but it’s not nearly funny enough.
Thu 4 Jun
- 1h 48min
- Directed by: Taika Waititi
- Cast: Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Stephen Merchant
Jojo (Davis) is a ten-year-old, obedient Nazi boy in WWII Germany whose mother (Johansson) is in the Resistance; Jojo reinvents Hitler (Waititi) as his oddball imaginary friend. Waititi ridicules Nazi ideology with aplomb, and as Jojo journeys towards enlightenment and reconnects with his humanity, it’s even rather beautiful.
Thu 4 Feb
The tenor pays tribute to famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta.
Tue 24 Mar
- 2h 15min
- Directed by: Greta Gerwig
- Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, Chris Cooper
Adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel about a group of sisters growing up after the American Civil War. Gerwig’s affection and respect for the book is obvious but she boldly captures the transition from childhood to womanhood by playing with structure; an outstanding cast and skilful filmmaking make it a beautifully crafted tale of sisterhood, memory and authorship.
Thu 4 Feb
Fri 5 Feb
Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to cinemas for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion. Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation of the classic Powell and Pressburger film is set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, the production is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with stunning designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.
Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes stars Ashley Shaw as Victoria Page, Adam Cooper as Boris Lermontov and Dominic North as Julian Craster. This ‘cinematic masterpiece re-Bourne on stage’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
Tue 19 May
Sun 24 May
- Cast: Michael Ball, Alfie Boe
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe performing live at the O2 Arena.
Sat 28 Mar
Sun 29 Mar
Stars of the music world come to pay tribute to Peter Green and the music of Fleetwood Mac, including the likes of Noel Gallagher, Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Christine McVie, Pete Townshend, Steven Tyler and more.
Tue 2 Jun
Sun 7 Jun
- 1h 50min
- Directed by: Peter Cattaneo
- Cast: Teresa Mahoney, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan
A group of women form a choir while their partners serve in Afghanistan. They soon find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement.
Fri 6 Mar
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Thu 12 Mar
- 1h 31min
- Directed by: Adrian Noble
- Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall, Wendy Morgan
LS Lowry (Spall) is a meek Salford rent collector dominated by his bedridden mother Elizabeth (Redgrave), but his secret passion for painting is about to bring him success. Hesford’s clichéd script feels more like a stage or radio play but Spall and Redgrave manage to bring substance to the bickering; still, it’s glum, downcast and lacking insight.
Wed 1 Apr
New play from Lucy Kirkwood, about a murder case in the 18th century.
Thu 21 May
- 1h 53min
- Directed by: Pedro Almodovar
- Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Retired director Salvador (Banderas) reflects on his life while one of his older movies is being restored. This is Almodóvar on subdued, melancholic form, and while the film’s standoffish tone prevents us from feeling fully involved, the director’s sense of cinema remains undiminished.
Wed 18 Mar
- Directed by: Damiano Michieletto
- Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Dimitri Platanias
Two short Italian operas are brought together in a new staging by award-winning director Damiano Michieletto, who sets both operas in a poverty stricken village in 1980s southern Italy, where the Mafia has a hold.
Tue 21 Apr
Beethoven's only opera gets a makeover with Antonio Pappano conducting and starring Lise Davidsen and Jonas Kaufmann.
Tue 17 Mar
- Directed by: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Liam Scarlett, Frederick Ashton
A new production of Tchaikovsky’s classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.
Wed 1 Apr
Wayne McGregor, contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed collaborate to create this version of Dante's work.
Thu 28 May
Operatic adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Christof Loy.
Thu 18 Jun
A brand new production of Shakespeare's rarely performed tale.
Wed 29 Apr
A live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Comedy of Errors, a farcical comedy about two sets of twins. Mistaken identities abound in a typical Shakespearean manner, of course.
Wed 15 Jul
Shakespeare's touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys. Forced to flee his native land, Pericles becomes a refugee at the mercy of sea and strangers. Scarred by the heart-breaking loss of family and home, he submits to the rhythms of the ocean in the hope of a miracle. Located in a familiar world of precarious journeys and treacherous alliances, this is Shakespeare's touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation.
Director Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her acclaimed Titus Andronicus (2017) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).
Wed 23 Sep
The RSC take on the Bard's tragicomedy, a story of jealousy, love, rage, hope and redemption in the vividly contrasting lands of Sicily and Bohemia.
Wed 10 Jun
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and special guests commemorate the end of World War II.
Fri 8 May
- 1h 39min
- Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
- Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, Emma Stone, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Luke Wilson
Tallahassee (Harrelson), Wichita (Stone), Columbus (Eisenberg) and Little Rock (Breslin) are ‘back for seconds’ as Columbus acknowledges in a voiceover. At first it seems a bit familiar, but the charm of the original slowly takes over: the action sequences are lively and the characters are as endearing as ever.
Thu 5 Nov
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