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.
A Quiet Passion (12A)
Biography | Drama
Dir. Terence Davies, UK/Belgum, 2016, 125 mins
Cast: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff
Cynthia Nixon stars as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this luminous biopic from director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, Sunset Song).
Now recognized as a genius who committed to paper some of the most important verse in American literature, the 19th-century poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime, with fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems published.
A recluse who eventually boarded herself up in her bedroom, Dickinson explored her inner self in great detail. As source material, her story is as poetic as her work itself.
Boss Baby, The (U)
Animation | Comedy | Family
Dir. Tom McGrath, US, 2017, 97 mins
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel
DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby.
He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’
The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.
With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks‘ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
City Of Tiny Lights (15)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
Dir. Pete Travis, UK, 2016, 110 mins
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, James Floyd
‘City Of Tiny Lights’ is a witty gumshoe in contemporary (sub)urban London.
When Asian Private Eye, Tommy Akhtar, is put on the trail of missing hooker, Sexy Russian, he begins to expose a series of dark secrets that reveal uncomfortable truths about Tommy’s own past and London itself.
Going in Style (12A)
Comedy | Crime
Dir. Zach Braff, US, 2016, 96 mins
Cast: Joey King, Morgan Freeman, Maria Dizzia
A reboot of the 1979 movie that was directed by Martin Brest and featured George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg.
Three seniors, who are living social security check to check and even reduced to eating dog food at times, decide they have had enough.
So, they plan to rob a bank…problem is, they don’t even know how to handle a gun! A social commentary on growing old in America and what we are sometimes driven to, due to circumstances.
I Am Not Your Negro (12A)
Dir. Raoul Peck, France/US, 2016, 93 mins
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte
Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin, through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO touches on the lives and assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image and reality of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.
Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience (U)
Animation | Family
Dirs. Mark Baker, Neville Astley, UK, 2016, 60 mins
Cast: David Mitchell. Jo Brand
Peppa Pig and friends return to the Big Screen this April in ‘PEPPA PIG MY FIRST CINEMA EXPERIENCE’
Join Peppa for 1 hour of fun in an exciting cinema experience for Peppa fans. Featuring 9 Brand New Episodes including a visit to London, an Australian Holiday and a trip to the Zoo.
Each of the new episodes will be connected with never-before-seen live action on-screen entertainment so little ones can sing, dance and play with Peppa, George and their new friend Daisy, in her colourful new world.
Expect plenty of snorts, giggles and jumping up and down in muddy puddles!
Drama | Horror
Dir. Julia Ducournau, France/Belgum, 2016, 99 mins, Subtitles
Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet, and a vegetarian.
At 16, she’s a brilliant and promising student. When she starts at veterinary school, she enters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world.
During the first week of hazing rituals, desperate to fit in whatever the cost, she strays from her family principles when she eats raw meat for the first time.
Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences of her actions as her true self begins to emerge
Table 19 (12A)
Comedy | Drama
Dir. Jeffrey Blitz, Finland/US, 2017, 87 mins
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson
Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway.
She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry).
As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships – and even a little romance – can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (15)
Dirs. Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann, Israel/UK, 2016, 90 mins
Cast: Saar Maoz, Alon, London Gay Men’s Chorus Band
At the age of 21 Saar Maoz arrived in the UK after being kicked out of his religious Kibbutz. Following the highs and lows that accompanied his newfound freedom Saar discovered an alternative family with The London Gay Men’s Chorus.
After 19 years, Saar has reached out to his conservative Israeli family in an attempt at reconciliation. Now his parents are coming to visit. Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? celebrates the triumph of love over hate, of understanding over ignorance and the melding of cultures who traditionally view each other as extreme.
This isn’t Saar Maoz’s singular journey, it is a monumental trek undertaken by his entire family.
Fast & Furious 8
Action | Crime | Thriller
Dir. F. Gary Gray, US/France/Canada/UK /Samoa, 2017, 136 mins
Cast: Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson
On the heels of 2015’s Fast & Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: Fast & Furious 8.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
Handmaiden, The (18)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
Dir. Chan-wook Park, South Korea, 2016, 144 mins, Subtitles
Cast: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki).
But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse.
The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
Hatton Garden Job, The (15)
Dir. Ronnie Thompson, UK, 2017, 93 mins
Cast: Matthew Goode, Joely Richardson, Stephen Moyer
A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; THE HATTON GARDEN JOB follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history.
With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and just plain old – villains set about achieving the seemingly impossible, drilling into a steel-and-concrete secured safety deposit vault in London’s well-to-do Hatton Garden jewellery quarter.
But will they commit the crime of the century or pay with their lives?
Mulholland Drive (R/I) (15)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Dir. David Lynch, France/US, 2002, 147 mins
Cast: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux
Beautiful, bizarre and strangely addictive, the film begins as a botched hit which results in the meeting of brunette amnesiac Rita (Laura Harring – Love in the Time of Cholera) and blonde would-be Hollywood actress Betty (Naomi Watts – Birdman, 21 Grams).
Taking the viewer on a memorable neo-noir trip through Hollywood’s dark underbelly, Lynch dispenses with a conventional narrative in favour of a hallucinogenic assault on the senses that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
Recently voted the best film of the 21st Century in a BBC Culture poll, MULHOLLAND DRIVE is essential viewing by one of the masters of contemporary American cinema. David Lynch’s scary and seductive vision of Hollywood is a true masterpiece, weaving together a tale of love, jealousy, and revenge like no other.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (R/I) (18)
Dir. Milos Forman, US, 1975, 133 mins
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman
An undisputed classic of 1970s cinema, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest returns to UK cinemas from 14 April.
The film follows Randle P McMurphy, a small-time crook who spends a spell in a home for the mentally ill challenging the rule of the authoritarian Nurse Ratched.
Featuring an unforgettable lead performance by Jack Nicholson – for which he won his first Academy Award – the release coincides with the actor’s 80th birthday.
Sense Of An Ending, The (15)
Dir. Ritesh Batra, UK, 2017, 108 mins
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter
Starring Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent, alongside a stellar cast that includes Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery, The Sense of an Ending is based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes.
From acclaimed director Ritesh Batra, it is a deeply moving and uplifting story about the paths chosen in life, and the power of memory, love and forgiveness.
Belko Experiment, The (18)
Action | Horror | Thriller
Dir. Greg McLean , US, 2016, 89 mins
Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona
Eighty Americans locked inside Belko Industries’ high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, are horrified when an unknown voice issues a command through the intercom system:kill two people in the next 30 minutes or more people will die.
Pacifist Mike Pelk (John Gallagher, Jr.) & his girlfriend Leandra (Adria Arjona) try to convince their office mates to resist the order, but when the heads of four random co-workers explode and the anonymous voice directs the office workers to kill 30 more of their colleagues, cold-blooded COO Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn) takes charge and violence escalates as the staff members turn on one another in a desperate attempt to survive.
Bunch of Kunst (18)
Documentary | Biography | Music
Dir. Christine Franz , Germany, 2017, 103 mins
Cast: Andrew Fearn, Sleaford Mods, Steve Underwood
British punk duo Sleaford Mods have been called “the voice of Britain” by their fans, “Britain’s angriest band” by the Guardian and “The world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band” by Iggy Pop.
“Bunch of Kunst” follows them on their two-year journey from Nottingham bedroom recording sessions to chart success.
Finding Fatimah (12A)
Comedy | Romance
Dir. Oz Arshad, UK, 2017, 99 mins
Cast: Danny Ashok, Asmara Gabrielle, Nina Wadia
Finding Fatimah is a tale of one man’s struggle to find love against the odds.
All young Muslim Shahid (Danny Ashok) wants is to find a life partner but, after five years of trying, he is still struggling to find ‘The One’. The aspiring stand-up comedian is about to hit 30, and his printer business is grinding to a halt, but there’s something else that is rendering him well and truly UN-dateable… he’s divorced.
And now his ‘divorced tag’ is all people see.
Using an online match-making site, Shahid sees no option but to select ‘never married’ on his profile, and when he falls for the bold and beautiful Dr Fatimah (Asmara Gabrielle), he must decide when and how to break the news.
Funny and heart-warming, Finding Fatimah is a hilarious look at the modern British Muslim dating scene.
Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, The (12A)
Biography | Drama | Romance
Dir. Juho Kuosmanen , Finland/Sweden/Germany, 2017, 92 mins, Subtitles
Cast: Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Jarkko Lahti
The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.
Immensely talented and equally modest, Olli’s small town life is transformed when he is swept into national stardom and suddenly regarded as a symbol of his country.
There’s only one problem: Olli has just fallen in love.
Molly Monster (U)
Animation | Adventure | Family
Dir. Matthias Bruhn , Switzerland/Germany/Sweden, 2016, 72 mins
Cast: Tom Eastwood, Stefan Fredrich, Denise Gorzelanny
Little Molly Monster is confronted with change. After many years of being the absolute center of her family, she is about to get a sibling. Molly is happy and has knitted a lovely bobble hat for the new baby’s head. But a monster baby doesn’t arrive overnight. In Monsterland, the mothers lay the eggs, and the fathers keep them warm, all the way to Egg Island, where monsters are hatched. Molly is looking forward to the journey and hasn’t yet realized that she can’t go. As the guilt-ridden parents hitch up the egg trailer and drive away, Molly is stricken and sad. To make matters worse, she discovers Papa has forgotten the baby’s bobble hat that she knitted for it. She decides to follow her parents. A baby’s head must be kept warm. Every monster knows that!
And so Molly sets out on a journey that is longer and more difficult than anything she could have imagined. Accompanied by Edison, her best friend and toy, their journey takes them on a crooked path over the Wild Hills where they meet challenges and other monsters, and learn what it means to be a friend, and part of a family, and a big sister along the way. Molly grows up quite a bit. When the family is re-united, the panicked parents are overwhelmed by joy. The egg hatches, and a new little monster emerges into the world. Molly Monster becomes a big sister.
“Molly Monster” deals with the theme of becoming a sister or a brother and the excitement that comes with it from the point of view of a small child. Enchanting and entertaining – a universal preschool adventure.
Rules Don’t Apply (12A)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
Dir. Warren Beatty, US, 2017, 127 mins
Cast: Lily Collins, Haley Bennett, Taissa Farmiga
An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire, Howard Hughes, (Warren Beatty) for whom they work.
It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen, songwriter, and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles.
At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist.
Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress.
Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
Their Finest (12A)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
Dir. Lone Scherfig , UK, 2016, 117 mins
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war.
Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley (Sam Claflin) and eccentric actor Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), the trio set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population.
THEIR FINEST, based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies!
Transfiguration, The (15)
Drama | Horror
Dir. Michael O’Shea , US, 2016, 97 mins
Cast: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Jelly Bean
An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore.
When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality.
A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City.
Drama | Thriller
Dir. Denise Di Novi , US, 2017, 100 mins
Cast: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults
Tessa Connover (Heigl) is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lily.
Trying to settle into her new life, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare.
Zookeeper’s Wife, The (12A)
Biography | Drama| History
Dir. Niki Caro , Czech Republic/UK/US, 2017, 127 mins
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
A real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of The Broken Circle Breakdown), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care.
When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of Captain America: Civil War). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.
A Moving Image (15)
Dir. Shola Amoo, UK, 2016, 74 mins
Cast: Tanya Fear, Hussina Raja, Aki Omoshaybi
After a long absence an artist returns to her gentrified community where she explores her social position and complicity in the rapid changes.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Dir. James Gunn, US, 2017, 137 mins
Cast: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Sylvester Stallone
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos.
The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Handsome Devil (15)
Dir. John Butler, Ireland, 2016, 95 mins
Cast: Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott
Award-winning writer/director John Butler (The Stag) returns with Handsome Devil, a charming story of the unlikely friendship between two boarding school roommates – music-mad Ned (Fionn O’Shea) and macho rugby player Conor (Nicholas Galitzine).
In this funny and observant coming-of-age tale, the boys take an instant dislike to each other but are encouraged by their English teacher (Andrew Scott) to find their own voices and defy the status quo.
Heal the Living (12A)
Dir. Katell Quillévéré, France/Belgium, 2016, 103 mins, Subtitles
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval
From the celebrated French director Katell Quillévéré (Love Like Poison, Suzanne) comes Heal the Living, a powerful but delicately crafted ensemble drama on the fragility and fluidity of life.
Simon is living the life of a typical teenage boy – surfing, cycling and chatting up girls – until a tragic accident leaves him stretched out on a hospital bed, technically alive, but brain dead. While the news means agony for his family, it brings bittersweet hope for Claire, a woman on the waiting list for a desperately needed heart transplant. With time running out, Simon’s parents are forced to make a painful decision with consequences that will ripple out and touch the lives of people they will never meet.
Based on Maylis de Kerangal’s acclaimed novel and featuring a cast of top French actors including Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner and Anne Dorval, Heal the Living is a moving meditation on loss, hope and the infinite ties that connect us. Executed with poise, precision and understated originality, it cements Quillévéré’s place among France’s most exciting young filmmaking talent.
Lady Macbeth (15)
Dir. William Oldroyd, UK, 2016, 89 mins
Cast: Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
The film is loosely based on a nineteenth century novella called Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov and was later adapted as an Opera. Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.
Dir. Ricardo de Montreuil, US, 2016, 99 mins
Cast: Demián Bichir, Gabriel Chavarria, Theo Rossi, Melissa Benoist, Tony Revolori, Eva Longoria
A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father’s obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.
Promise, The (12A)
Drama | History
Dir. Terry George, Spain/US, 2016, 132 mins
Cast: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo
It is 1914. As the Great War looms, the mighty Ottoman Empire is crumbling. Constantinople, the once vibrant, multicultural capital on the shores of the Bosporus, is about to be consumed by chaos.
Michael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), arrives in the cosmopolitan hub as a medical student determined to bring modern medicine back to Siroun, his ancestral village in Southern Turkey where Turkish Muslims and Armenian Christians have lived side by side for centuries.
Photo-journalist Chris Myers (Christian Bale), has come here only partly to cover geo-politics. He is mesmerized by his love for Ana (Charlotte le Bon), an Armenian artist he has accompanied from Paris after the sudden death of her father.
When Michael meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between the two men. As the Turks form an alliance with Germany and the Empire turns violently against its own ethnic minorities, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to survive even as events threaten to overwhelm them.
The one promise that must be kept is to live on and tell the story.
Comedy | Drama | Romance
Dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Greece/Germany, 2016, 104 mins, Subtitles
Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart
SUNTAN, a coming of ‘middle-age’ film set on a hedonistic Greek Island.
A middle-aged doctor becomes obsessed with a young tourist when she lets him tag along with her group of hard partying friends. on a hedonistic Greek Island.
For further details about where SUNTAN will be screening, check out the news page on Eureka Entertainment’s news pages