WHAT'S ON - 04/05/2012

  • DAMSELS IN DISTRESS

    American cinema’s most urbane talent, writer-director Whit Stillman returns from a 13-year hiatus with this delightful fable of campus lives and loves. As new arrival Lily (Analeigh Tipton, from TV reality show America’s Next Top Model!) faces the challenge of... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 16.30|20.50

  • FRIDAY FRIGHT NIGHT (PREVIEW): THE RAID

    Every once in a blue moon comes an action movie that reinvigorates the genre, raising the bar for the next generation of contenders: Welsh filmmaker Gareth Evans’ breathless and bloody contender, lensed in Jakarta, is that film, and one of... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 23.00

  • GOODBYE FIRST LOVE

    Writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve confirms the promise of Father of My Children with this elegantly turned, thoroughly perceptive rites-of-passage story. When we first meet Camille (Lola Créton) she’s 15, waiting for her teenage lover Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), and convinced she’ll die... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 13.50|20.50

  • HARA-KIRI: DEATH OF A SAMURAI (3D)

    Working in 3D but showing even greater classical restraint than he did in 13 Assassins, Takashi Miike has remade Masaki Kobayashi’s famous 1962 film by returning to its source (a story by Yasuhiko Takiguchi) and amplifying its clash between the... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 13.30|18.20

  • LAST CHANCE HARVEY

    New Yorker and ad music writer, Harvey Shine, is stuck in a groove. In London for his daughter’s wedding, he meets Kate Walker who is single, lonely, fed up with unsuccessful blind dates. Harvey fails to impress her but then... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 11.00

  • LE QUAI DES BRUMES

    Marcel Carné’s newly restored 1938 classic of French ‘poetic realism’ gave Jean Gabin one of his most memorably iconic roles as an army deserter on the run. Holed up in a waterfront dive in foggy Le Havre, Jean hopes to... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 16.10

  • MARLEY

    Just over three decades on from his untimely demise, the global popularity of reggae icon Bob Marley remains undimmed. While the rebel songs and dreadlocked image are part of our cultural consciousness however, the man’s life story is rather less... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 18.10

  • MONSIEUR LAZHAR

    The film which swept Canada’s end-of-year Genie Awards is an affecting chronicle of loss and acceptance. Children and staff at a Montreal primary school are numbed by the suicide of a much-loved teacher, and her unlikely replacement is a kindly... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 16.10|20.50

  • THE MONK

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    A classic of Gothic literature, Matthew Gregory Lewis’ 1796 shocker The Monk was the first to depict a villainous priest as the central character. Although Luis Buñuel was stymied in his efforts to film it, he would... Read More

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    BOOK NOW Times: 14.20|18.40

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