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Picturehouse Central

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7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
  • Telephone 0871 902 5747
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  • Website www.picturehouses.com/cinema/…
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BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin

In 1978, Ron Stallworth (Washington), the first black man to join the Colorado Springs police, goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan, with the help of fellow officer Flip (Driver). A stranger-than-fiction true story fusing buddy cop traditions with powerful recollections of cruelty, and anger at Trump’s America. Fascinating, funny and riveting.

Tue 16 Oct
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Blindspotting

Blindspotting
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Carlos López Estrada
  • Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar

Collin (Diggs) is out of prison on parole and has to stay out of trouble, in spite of his wild card best friend Miles (Casal). An incendiary, heartfelt study of friendship, identity and American attitudes towards race and repentance, both comic and powerful.

Wed 17 Oct

Climax

Climax
  • 2018
  • France
  • 1h 35min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Gaspar Noé
  • Cast: Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub

A dance troupe comes together to rehearse for a tour, but during the break someone spikes the sangria with acid and things quickly get weird. Noé’s fifth feature is as mixed-up as ever (opening credits halfway through, end credits at the start) and it aims to be the ultimate bad trip movie, but ultimately it’s both impressive and irritating.

Tue 16 Oct
IMAX

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jon M Chu
  • Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

When Chinese-American college professor Rachel (Wu) meets the family of boyfriend Nick (Golding), she discovers that they’re incredibly rich. A fairly stale star-crossed lovers’ story is refreshed by a cast of East Asian stars and entertaining local colour.

Tue 16 Oct
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Dogman

  • 2018
  • Italy/France
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano

Marcello (Fonte) is a mild-mannered dog groomer in a seaside town in Italy who deals a bit of cocaine on the side, and who gets involved with local thug Simone (Pesce). Violent, plaintive account of toxic masculinity and fear eating the soul, with a magnificent performance from Fonte, who won Best Actor at Cannes.

Fri 19 Oct
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Fahrenheit 11/9

  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Michael Moore

Documentary on the state of the USA, in which Moore asks the question ‘How the f*** did this happen?’ Heartfelt and angry, it draws comparisons between Trump and Hitler which work disturbingly well, but also devotes time to such promising developments as the student anti-gun movement.

Fri 19 Oct
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First Man

First Man
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 18min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy

Biopic of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong (Gosling), with subtle and unshowy performances from Gosling and from Foy as his no-BS wife Jan. An intimate and moving character drama with raw and visceral space-peril thrills and a hero whose fame rests on modesty, curiosity and problem-solving purposefulness.

Tue 16 Oct
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Halloween

Halloween
  • 1978
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Written by: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
  • Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, Nancy Loomis

The first and best of the series – and one of the best of all slasher movies. Escaped psycho Michael Myers returns to the town where he killed his sister several years before and picks up where he left off with remarkable ease. Pleasence is the obsessive psychiatrist on his trail, convinced he is to blame for the escape. A scary reminder of what a blood-soaked genre could achieve if only it recovered from sequelitis.

Fri 19 Oct
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A Simple Favour

A Simple Favour
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Henry Golding

Stephanie (Kendrick), a mild-mannered suburban mom, tries to track down her friend Emily (Lively) after she mysteriously disappears. A twisty tale of murder, scheming and scams with excellent work from the two leads and the rest of the cast; a deliciously outrageous cocktail of a movie.

Tue 16 Oct
Wed 17 Oct
Thu 18 Oct

Solaris

Solaris
  • 1972
  • USSR
  • 2h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Written by: Fridrikh Gorenshtein, Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Cast: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetsky, Nikolai Grinko, Anatoly Solonitsyn

Tarkovsky's epic was intended as a socialist response to Kubrick's '2001', but some critics have lambasted it for its cod psychology and tired melodrama. Others believe it to be his most accessible film charged with a genuine poignancy and depth. Critics, eh?

Sun 21 Oct

A Star is Born

A Star is Born
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bradley Cooper
  • Cast: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

Jackson (Cooper) is a famous musician, his best years behind him, who discovers young singer Ally (Gaga) in a bar one night. What could have been yet another remake is a revelation: Gaga sings up a storm and is nuanced and convincing, but Cooper is extraordinary as co-writer, producer, director and star. Smart, funny and heartbreaking.

Tue 16 Oct
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The Wife

The Wife
  • 2017
  • Sweden / UK / US
  • 1h 40min
  • Directed by: Björn Runge
  • Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater,

Joan (Close) is travelling to Stockholm with her novelist husband Joe (Pryce), who’s to receive the Nobel Prize. This adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel is built around a magnificently contained and alert performance from Close, bristling with resentment in the shadow of her needy husband.

Tue 16 Oct
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Picturehouse Central

This is the premier Picturehouse in the UK with 7 screens. The address is Coventry Street, though the entrance is on the corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue.

Inside, a grand staircase leads up to members only bar and dining area and includes illustrations from artist Patrick Vale on the right.

The showcase screen runs film premieres and high profile questions and answer sessions.

It provides 35mm and 70mm format and 2D, 2K and 4K DCP, RealD 3D, 3D HFR, satellite and Blu-ray projection capabilities supported by a Dolby Atmos sound system.

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