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Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar (18)

Documentary | Music

Dir. Jack Bond, UK, 2013

Cast:  Adam Ant, John Robb, Allen Jones 

Long awaited Adam Ant documentary film directed by Jack Bond. Featuring Charlotte Rampling, Mark Ronson, Allen Jones, John Robb and Jamie Reynolds.

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Fresh Dressed (15)

Documentary | History | Music

Dir. Sacha Jenkins, France/US, 2015, 90 mins

Cast: Damon Dash, Daymond John, Karl Kani

With funky, fat-laced Adidas, Kangol hats, and Cazal shades, a totally original look was born—Fresh—and it came from the black and brown side of town where another cultural force was revvingup in the streets to take the world by storm. Hip-hop, and its aspirational relationship to fashion,would become such a force on the market that Tommy Hilfiger, in an effort to associate their brand with the cultural swell, would drive through the streets and hand out free clothing to kids on the corner.

Fresh Dressed is a fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion’s catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Reaching deep to Southern plantation culture, the Black church, and Little Richard, director Sacha Jenkins’ music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders, such as Pharrell Williams, Damon Dash, Karl Kani, Kanye West, Nasir Jones, and André Leon Talley. The result is a passionate telling of how the reach for freedom of expression and a better life by a culture that refused to be squashed, would, through sheer originality and swagger, take over the mainstream.

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M (R/I) (PG)

Release date: 05/09/14     Crime | Drama | Thriller | World

Dir. Fritz Lang, Germany, 1931, 99 mins, subtitles

Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Windmann, Inge Landgut

Made two years before Hitler came to power, Fritz Lang’s first sound film is a great psychological thriller, a trenchant treatise on crime and justice, and a vivid portrait of the rapidly disintegrating Weimar Republic.Peter Lorre shot to stardom as the compulsive child murderer who is hunted down not only by a desperate, frustrated police force, but – rather more ruthlessly – by Berlin’s criminal underworld.

This new restoration is released by the BFI to mark the 50th anniversary of Peter Lorre’s death.

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Ma ma (12)

Drama

Dir. Julio Medem, Spain/France, 2015, 111 mins

Cast: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia

Diagnosed with breast cancer, a woman (Penélope Cruz) forms a strong bond with a man (Luis Tosar) who lost his wife and daughter in a car accident.

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Macbeth (15)

Drama | History

Dir. Justin Kurzel, UK/France/US, 2015, 113 mins

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine, Jack Reynor

The story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war torn 11th Century Scotland.

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Machete Kills (15)

Release date: 11/10/13     Action | Crime | Thriller

Dir. Robert Rodriguez,  US | Russia, 2013, 107 Mins

Cast: Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Mel Gibson 

Machete Kills is an action-packed thrill ride about the adventures of legendary secret agent Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo). In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President (Carlos Estevez) to stop a crazed global terrorist (Mel Gibson) from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete faces death at every turn from an all-star cast of deadly assassins. Breaking all the rules, visionary director Robert Rodriguez leads this star-studded ensemble on one of the wildest adventures to save the world ever captured on film!

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Machine, The

Release date: 21/03/14     Sci-Fi | Thriller

Dir. Caradog W. James, UK, 2014

Cast: Caity Lotz, Toby Stephens, Denis Lawson

The Machine Movie is set in an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defence is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with his creation, ‘The Machine’- an android with unrivalled physical and processing skills, a mechanised soldier and thinking robot that would not only have the ability to fight, but to negotiate and keep peace too.

Vincent begins by placing implant chips into fatally wounded soldiers’ brains, to revive them into a state of controlled consciousness. When a programming glitch causes an early prototype to destroy his lab and threaten his life, McCarthy seeks more help. Fuelled by his own agenda to use the new technology to help give his sick daughter another chance at life, he enlists artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz). Together they work to harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine and to save his daughter from the grips of her illness.

Thomson (Denis Lawson), Vincent’s scheming boss is only really interested in a killing machine that will follow his every command. When Vincent’s creation shows signs of true consciousness and intelligence Thomson orders it to be deactivated. But The Machine has its own ideas and fights back with vengeance.

 

Trailer     Official Site

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Machines (12A)

Documentary

Dir. Rahul Jain, India/Germany/India, 2016, 71 mins, some subtitles

Cast: N/A

Moving through the corridors and bowels of an enormous and disorientating structure, the camera takes the viewer on a descent down to a dehumanized place of physical labour and intense hardship. This gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India might just as well be the decorum for a 21st century Dante’s Inferno. In his mind-provoking yet intimate portrayal, director Rahul Jain observes the life of the workers, the suffering and the environment they can hardly escape from. With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality, oppression and the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both.

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Mad Max: Fury Road (3D) (15)

Action | Adventure | Thriller

Dir. George Miller, Australia/US, 2015

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

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Mad To Be Normal (15)

Biography | Drama | History

Dir. Robert Mullan, UK, 2017, 106 mins

Cast: David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon

Mad To Be Normal tells the story of world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing and his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London, during the 1960’s.

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