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Picturehouse Central

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7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH
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The Age of Shadows

The Age of Shadows
  • 2016
  • South Korea
  • 140 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jee-woon Kim
  • Written by: Jee-woon Kim
  • Cast: Byung-hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Kang-ho Song

Lee Jung-Chool (Song Kang-ho) is a Korean police officer serving as part of a Japanese mission to locate a consignment of explosives in 1920s Shanghai. A little research into the political tensions of the era is advisable, but it has a steely verve and baroque style that makes for compelling viewing.

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All This Panic

All This Panic
  • 2016
  • US
  • 79 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jenny Gage
  • Cast: Dusty Rose Ryan, Delia Cunningham, Lena M., Ginger Leigh Ryan

Documentary about a group of young women in and around New York City, filmed over three years. Director Gage gives them the freedom to tell their own stories, and they come across as smart and self-aware. An unfettered and honest view of the modern female experience.

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Aquarius

Aquarius
  • 2016
  • Brasil
  • 142 min
  • Directed by: Kleber Mendonça Filho
  • Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

Clara (Braga) is a 65-year-old widow and retired music critic, the sole remaining resident of an apartment block by the sea, but a construction company wants to knock it down. Effective, slow-burn drama with a sensational performance from Braga. A rare, rounded, fiery portrair of a middle-aged woman.

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
  • 2017
  • US
  • 129 min
  • PG
  • 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.

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La Belle et la Bête

La Belle et la Bête
  • 1946
  • France
  • 96 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jean Cocteau
  • Cast: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parély

The story of a young girl who takes her father's place as prisoner to a wealthy beast. With the original soundtrack (including dialogue) stripped and replaced with music from Philip Glass.

Sun 26 Mar

Cape Fear

Cape Fear
  • 1991
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Written by: Wesley Strick
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis, Joe Don Baker, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck

Scorsese's stunning remake of the 1962 original leaves Silence of the Lambs pallid by comparison. De Niro is terrifying as white trash psycho Max Cady, out of prison and stalking the family of the lawyer who suppressed evidence to put him away. Disturbing sexual undertones, centred on 15-year-old Danny (Lewis), make this an even more uncomfortable, but unmissable, top-notch scare-fest.

Sun 26 Mar

Certain Women

Certain Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone

Lawyer Laura (Dern) can’t get a difficult client to listen to her; Gina (Williams) is continually undermined by her husband; Jamie (Gladstone) is a lonely rancher who falls for a young lawyer (Stewart). Reichardt’s portmanteau film about women whose success is ignored, cements her reputation as one of the best American directors working today.

Tue 28 Mar

Dancer

Dancer
  • 2016
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Steven Cantor
  • Cast: Jade Hale-Christofi, Sergei Polunin

A portrait of extraordinary dancer Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal who walked away from dance age just 25.

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Elle

Elle
  • 2016
  • France, Germany, Belgium
  • 130 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Christian Berkel, Anne Consigny

Michele (Huppert) is a successful, middle-aged video games producer who, when raped by a violent intruder, doesn't report the assault but behaves as though nothing has happened. Verhoeven's dark character drama features an astonishing, multi-layered central performance from Huppert and its treatment of sexual violence is challenging and audacious.

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The Eyes of My Mother

The Eyes of My Mother
  • 2016
  • US
  • 76 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nicolas Pesce
  • Cast: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond

Francisca (Magalhaes) is a young woman with no sense of right or wrong, who develops a taste for killing people. An arthouse coming-of-age drama cloaked in the conventions of a slasher film, it’s an impressive slice of American gothic but too mannered, eccentric and slow to entirely win you over.

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Get Out

Get Out
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 104 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jordan Peele
  • Written by: Jordan Peele
  • Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford

Chris (Kaluuya) heads to upstate New York with his girlfriend Rose (Williams), for a dinner with her supposedly liberal parents (Whitford and Keener), only to find that things are very much other than they seem. Peele’s deep understanding of horror movies tropes combines with his own experiences as a black American, to make a sharp, taut and precisely crafted reflection on racial tensions in America.

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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
  • 1995
  • Japan
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mamoru Oshii
  • Cast: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ōtsuka, Iemasa Kayumi

It's 2029, and secret service cyborgs are battling with a megalomaniacal super-hacker. The philosophical tracts and techno jargon are a bit of a problem, but the visuals are undeniably impressive. The most expensive feature-length adaptation of a 'manga' comic ever, it's worth catching on the big screen.

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The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy
  • 1983
  • US
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Sandra Bernhard, Jerry Lewis

Scorsese's 1983 comedy bombed; 80s audiences were repelled by writer Zimmerman's brutal tale about a fifth-rate comedian determined to be a star. With hindsight, it's a brilliant exploration of a culture where anyone can be famous; De Niro's Pupkin is wonderfully repellent, Bernhard hurls herself at the camera and Lewis's slow burn is unforgettable. At times almost unwatchable for the sheer embarrassment factor, it's one of its director's finest films.

Sun 26 Mar

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island
  • 2017
  • US
  • 118 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
  • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly

In 1973 a team of scientists goes to explore a recently discovered island with its own ecosystem, which turns out to include a 100-foot-tall ape which can punch helicopters out of the sky. Kong himself is impressive, if his fellow beasts are less so, and a great cast and able direction make this a monstrously entertaining actioner.

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La La Land

La La Land
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.

Sun 26 Mar

Singalong

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
  • 2016
  • US
  • 141 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Gray
  • Cast: Sienna Miller, Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson

The true story of the Amazonian expeditions of British army officer Percy Fawcett (Hunnam), which inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World. Despite good work from Hunnam, Miller as Percy’s plucky wife and Pattinson as his loyal sidekick, it’s a languorous and sometimes confusing story which sometimes becomes The Lost City of Zzzzz.

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Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 111 min
  • 15
  • 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.

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Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Royal Opera House: Madama Butterfly

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s production of Puccini’s poignant opera about a young Japenese bride who is deserted by her new American officer husband.

Thu 30 Mar

Sea Tomorrow

  • 2016
  • Kazakhstan / Germany
  • 88 min
  • Directed by: Katerina Suvorova

Documentary about the Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, now an arid desert.

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Wed 29 Mar

The Time Of Their Lives

The Time Of Their Lives
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 104 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roger Goldby
  • Written by: Roger Goldby
  • Cast: Joan Collins, Pauline Collins, Franco Nero

Priscilla (P. Collins) is a neglected housewife who finds herself on coach trip to France with some dotty pensioners, including forgotten film star Helen (J. Collins). The Collinses make an engaging double act and it works best when it goes a little off the rails, but this amiable comedy occasionally feel unfinished.

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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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