In Cinemas July 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15)

Comedy

Dir. Mandie Fletcher, UK/US, 2016, 90 Mins

Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Gwendoline Christie, Rebel Wilson

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. But when they accidentally push Kate Moss into the river Thames at an uber fashionable launch party, Eddy and Patsy become entangled in a media storm surrounding the supermodel’s untimely demise and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

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Central Intelligence (12)

Comedy

Dir. Rawson Marshall Thurber, US, 2016

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart

The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.

“Central Intelligence” also stars Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”), Aaron Paul (TV’s “Breaking Bad”), and Danielle Nicolet (TV’s “The Game”).

The film is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (“We’re the Millers,” “Dodgeball”).

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Colony, The (15)

Drama | History | Romance

Dir. Florian Gallenberger, Germany/Luxembourg/France, 2015, 110 mins

Cast: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist

Lena and Daniel, a young couple become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer but, in fact, is a place nobody ever escaped from. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel. Based on true events.

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From Afar (15)

Drama | Romance

Dir. Lorenzo Vigas, Venezuela/Mexico, 2015, 93 mins

Cast: Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla

Armando, a middle-aged owner of a Caracas dental prosthesis business, is estranged from his father, who he observes occasionally from a distance. He finds a young man of the streets who negotiates a fee high enough for the boy to be used to provide Armando’s masturbatory object. Although a following encounter ends in a beating for Armando, he continues to make the boy dependent. What is the final result that Armando desires? Is it something more than a conflicted relationship with a hustler?

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Mafia Kills Only in Summer, The (15)

Comedy | Crime

Dir. Pierfrancesco Diliberto, Italy, 2013, 90 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Cristiana Capotondi, Pif, Alex Bisconti

Inspired by real events, this is a black comedy about 20 years of history of Sicily from 1970s to 1990s, mocking Mafia Bosses and restoring the generosity of the heroes of Antimafia. Its focused on Arturo, a young boy who grows up in Palermo and tries to conquer his beloved Flora.

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Notes On Blindness (U)

Documentary

Dirs. Pete Middleton, James Spinney, UK, 2016, 90 mins

Cast: Dan Renton Skinner, Simone Kirby, John M. Hull

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary.

Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness.

Published in 1990, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’

Following the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, the feature version of Notes on Blindness takes a creative approach to the documentary form. Actors lip-synch to the voices of the family, embedding John’s original audio recordings within compelling cinematography and textured sound design. The result is a poetic and intimate story of loss, rebirth and transformation, documenting John’s extraordinary journey into ‘a world beyond sight’.

The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (alongside our virtual reality project), as well as winning the Special Jury Prize at the 59th San Francisco Film Festival and the Wellcome Trust Innovation and Storytelling Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

 

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Queen Of Earth (15)

Drama | Thriller

Dir. Alex Ross Perry, US, 2015, 90 mins

Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit

Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark phase in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). With relaxation and the idea of gathering her thoughts, Catherine heads to her friend Virginia’s (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed rest. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As cracks in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, Catherine soon starts descending into a downward spiral of delusion and madness.

A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is an extremely dark study of the effects that the two women’s misery has upon their own relationship.

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Now You See Me 2 (12)

Action | Comedy | Thriller

Dir. Jon M. Chu, UK, 2016, 115 mins

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Eisenberg

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

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Legend Of Tarzan, The (3D) (12A)

Action | Adventure

Dir. David Yates, US, 2016, 109 mins

Cast: Christoph Waltz, Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of Tarzan,” starring Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) as the legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The film also stars Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” the “Captain America” films), Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator”), Oscar nominee John Hurt (“The Elephant Man,” the “Harry Potter” films), with Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”).

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side.Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz).But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

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Bayou Maharajah (TBC)

Documentary | History | Music

Dir. Lily Keber, US, 2013, 90 mins

Cast: James Booker, Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley

Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.

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David Bowie Is (PG) (R/I)

Documentary

Dirs. Hamish Hamilton, Katy Mullan, UK, 2013, 99 mins

Cast: Vicky Broackes, Geoffrey Marsh, Kansai Yamamoto

“As was the case with Miles Davis in jazz, Bowie has come not just to represent his innovations but to symbolize modern rock as an idiom in which literacy, art, fashion, style, sexual exploration and social commentary can be rolled into one.”  Rolling Stone magazine

Bowie is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described as an art form.

Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabits a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of cliché, Bowie writes and performs what he wants, when he wants. His absence from the endless list of “important events” has just fuelled interest. Constant speculation about what the guy was up to has even led some to wonder if this is his greatest reinvention ever. David Jones!

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Maggie's Plan (15)

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Dir. Rebecca Miller, US, 2015, 98 mins

Cast: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore

In Rebecca Miller’s witty, modern romantic comedy MAGGIE’S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working at the New School who, without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), a “ficto-critical anthropologist” and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage with Georgette Nørgaard (Julianne Moore), a brilliant Danish academic. With a Greek chorus of Maggie’s eccentric and hilarious best friends Tony and Felicia (played by Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph) observing wryly from the sidelines, Maggie sets into motion a new plan that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways. Maggie learns that sometimes destiny should be left to its own devices. MAGGIE’S PLAN is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time.

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Neon Demon, The (18)

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn, France/Denmark/USA, 2016, 118 mins

Cast: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves

Nicolas Winding Refn co-writes and directs this horror thriller starring Elle Fanning. The film follows 16-year-old aspiring model Jesse (Fanning) as she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. Signed by Jan (Christina Hendricks)’s modelling agency, Jesse quickly finds herself working with some of the city’s top designers and photographers. But her innocence and youth make her a target of her fellow models, including Gigi (Bella Heathcote) and Sarah (Abbey Lee), who it seems are willing to go to any lengths to possess Jesse’s X factor and to get revenge for the theft of their limelight. The cast also includes Jena Malone, Desmond Harrington, Keanu Reeves and Alessandro Nivola.

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Poem Is A Naked Person, A (15)

Documentary | Music

Dir. Les Blank, US, 1974, 90 mins

Cast: Leon Russell, Eric Andersen, Malissa Bates

After seeing Les Blank’s seminal film, The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leon Russell and Denny Cordell wanted to work with him. Les directed, filmed, and edited, A Poem Is A Naked Person during 1972-74, while he was living at the Russell/Shelter Records recording studio compound on Grand Lake Of The Cherokees in NE Oklahoma. This feature-length film includes appearances by Willie Nelson, George Jones, and some amazing characters in Oklahoma, where much of it was shot.

The film was never released, and was rarely shown in public, except at non-profit institutions with Blank in attendance. After Les Blank’s death in 2013, his sonHarrod Blank came to terms with Leon Russell in order to re-master and finally release the film, some forty years later. At least two major critics have declared it the best film ever made about Rock and Roll.

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Wait, The (TBC)

Drama

Dir. Piero Messina, Italy/France, 2015, Subtitles

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli, Lou de Laâge

Among the large rooms of an old villa marked by time, Anna (Juliette Binoche) spends her days in solitude. The rugged and beautiful Sicilian countryside surrounding the house isolates her while the slowly rising fog prevents the eye seeing any distance. Only the footsteps of Pietro, the handyman, break the silence.

And all of a sudden Jeanne appears, a young woman who claims to be the girlfriend of Giuseppe, Anna’s son. He invited her to Sicily to spend a few days’ holiday together. The two women do not know each other. Anna did not even know of Jeanne’s existence. And Giuseppe is not there. Where has he gone?

Soon, very soon he will return, is what Anna says. The days pass, the two women slowly get to know each other, they learn to wait. Easter is coming, in the village the traditional procession is being prepared. Will Giuseppe return one night?

Premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, L’Attesa (The Wait) is the first film by Piero Messina who sought Juliette Binoche for her unique ability to express grief with a look or the slightest gesture.

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Weiner (15)

Documentary

Dirs. Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, US, 2016, 96 mins

Cast: Huma Abedin, Amit Bagga, Adam S. Barta

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign and the landscape of today’s political landscape.

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Ghostbusters (12)

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Dir. Paul Feig, US, 2016, 116 mins

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his take to the supernatural comedy, joined by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!

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Baskin (18)

Fantasy | Horror 

Dir. Can Evrenol, Turkey/US, 2015, 97 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Gorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu

“A squad of unsuspecting cops go through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building, in the tour-de-force feature debut from ferociously talented director Can Evrenol.

What should be a routine night on patrol becomes a trip into the darkness of the mind and soul for a squad of unsuspecting cops in this tour-de-force feature debut from the ferociously talented director Can Evrenol. Based on Evrenol’s terrifying 2013 short of the same name, and drawing upon a diverse range of inspirations — not only such films as Quest for Fire, Apocalypse Now, and Hellraiser but also the paintings of Caravaggio, Bosch, and Giger — Baskin offers up a nightmarish compendium of imaginative frights that will leave even seasoned horror-movie fans reeling.”

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Hard Stop, The (15)

Documentary | Drama

Dir. George Amponsah, UK, 2015, 85 mins

Cast: Kurtis Henville, Marcus Knox Hooke

A documentary that reflects on the 2011 killing of Mark Duggan, a young, black, British man, at the hands of London’s Metropolitan Police. Duggan was pulled over by police early one morning, and minutes later, was shot dead. This event sparked the now-infamous Tottenham riots and made headlines around the globe, but, as so often happens, the issue soon dropped from the news reports. Picking up the story where the media left off, George Amponsah’s documentary The Hard Stop brings it back to its roots in Duggan’s neighbourhood, following his friends Marcus and Kurtis as they fight for justice and search for meaning, while struggling against ongoing discrimination in their daily lives.

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Ice Age: Collision Course (U)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dir. Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu, US, 2016, 100 mins

Cast: John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer, Ray Romano

Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on a quest full of comedy and adventure, traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters.

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Keanu (15)

Action | Comedy

Dir. Peter Atencio, US, 2016, 100 mins

Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele, star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.

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Men And Chicken (15)

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Dir. Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark/Germany, 2015, 104 mins, Subtitles

Cast: David Dencik, Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Gabriel and Elias are two very different brothers. Gabriel is a worn down university professor and Elias is a man whose only concern is women and trivial knowledge. During a lecture Gabriel receives a phone call. Their father is dead. Things take a turn when the brothers learn through a videotape recorded by their now late father, that he in fact wasn’t their biological father. Gabriel and Elias discover that their biological father lives on the island Ork. They set out to the island and here they meet their real family. The brothers’ first meeting with the family doesn’t go as expected. Gabriel and Elias are stranded in the marshland of Ork. Here they meet the mayor of Ork and his daughter Ellen, a neurotic woman who hates her life, herself, her father and the island. Surrounded by abnormal people, Gabriel and Elias discover the truth about themselves and their relatives. A truth that while paralyzing them also sets them free.

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Precious Cargo (15)

Action | Crime | Drama

Dir. Max Adams, Canada, 2016, 90 mins

Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Bruce Willis, Claire Forlani

After a botched heist, Eddie (Bruce Willis), a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen (Claire Forlani) who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.

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Summertime (15)

Drama | Romance

Dir. Catherine Corsini, France/Belgium, 2015, 105 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Cécile De France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did meet and not only did they come across each other but they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine’s father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn’t stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time…?

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BFG, The (PG)

Family | Fantasy

Dir. Steven Spielberg, US/UK/Canada, 2016, 117 mins

Cast: Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Mark Rylance

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie’s presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

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Chevalier (18)

Comedy

Dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece, 2015, 105 mins

Cast: Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orphanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos

In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the journey, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear on his smallest finger the victory ring: the Chevalier.

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K Shop (18)

Thriller

Dir. Dan Pringle, UK, 2016, 115 mins

Cast: Reece Noi, Ewen MacIntosh, Scot Williams

K-Shop is a gritty urban Sweeney Todd inspired horror set in a British Kebab Shop plagued by binge drinking culture. After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah’s fate is sealed in a fight with an angry customer. With a dead body on his hands the novice kebab shop owner turns vigilante disposing of the body in the one place he knows best…the kebabs. Salah watches gullible customers devour the new flesh kebabs and seizes the opportunity to seek revenge on abusive drunken binge drinkers, killing off those he deems punishable.

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Ming Of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys In The Air (U)

Documentary

Dir. Phillip Warnell, UK/US/Belgium, 2014, 71 mins

Cast: Antoine Yates, Rajiv, Brianna

A documentary exploring secret lives, behavior and extreme levels of human-beast intimacy and communication, focusing on the ‘only in New York’ story of Antoine Yates and his cohabitation in a Harlem high-rise with Ming, a five-hundred-pound tiger and Al, a seven-foot alligator, combined with filmic observation of predators in domesticated geographies.

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Star Trek Beyond (12)

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Dir. Justin Lin, US, 2016

Cast: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine

The first leg of the USS Enterprise’s five year mission takes them into uncharted territory. There the Enterprise is nearly destroyed and strands Kirk and his crew on a remote planet with no means of communication. Kirk must then work with the elements to reunite his crew and get back to Earth.

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Born to Be Blue (15)

Biography | Drama | Music

Dir. Robert Budreau, UK/Canada/US, 2015, 97 mins

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.

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Jason Bourne (12)

Action | Thriller

Dir. Paul Greengrass, US, 2016, 123 min

Cast: Alicia Vikander, Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse.

 

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Author: The JT LeRoy Story (15)

Documentary

Dir. Jeff Feuerzeig, US, 2016, 110 mins

Cast: Laura Albert, Bruce Benderson, Dennis Cooper

The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.

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Barry Lyndon (R/I) (12A)

Adventure | Drama | History

Dir. Stanley Kubrick, UK/US/Ireland, 1975, 184 min

Cast: Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

With its meticulous historical accuracy and its astonishing visual beauty, Kubrick’s most underrated work is also probably his greatest. Deriving its story and characters (but not its tonal delicacy) from Thackeray’s comic novel about an 18th-century rake, the film deploys a stately pace to chart the rise and fall of Redmond Barry (O’Neal) as he flees Ireland, travels Europe and eventually seduces his way into the English aristocracy. Expertly combining caricature with actorly restraint while creating immaculate painterly tableaux with natural light or candles, Kubrick creates a world that feels ineffably strange yet utterly real. As he quietly castigates not the conniving protagonist but the hypocritical, complacent society he determines to join, the mood steadily shifts from irony to melancholy and, finally, tragedy.

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Commune, The (15)

Drama | Family

Dir. Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands, 2016, 111 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares

The Commune reunites Danish director Thomas Vinterberg with scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt, A Hijacking) in a story that focuses on the clash between personal desires versus the solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the mid-1970s.

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Finding Dory (U)

Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Dirs. Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, US, 2016, 97 mins

Cast: Idris Elba, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane Keaton

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.

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League Of Gods (TBC)

Action | Fantasy

Dir. Koan Hui, Hong Kong, 2016, Subtitles

Cast: Bingbing Fan, Xiaoming Huang, Louis Koo

A long time ago, a determined King Zhou, supported by his concubine Daji, sets his mind on conquering the Middle Kingdom. After years of slaughter, the unyielding Adept tribes have been eliminated in succession. Jiang and General Ji from Qishan are King Zhou’s longstanding opponents. Under a divinatory sign, Jiang discovers that the Sword of Light can reverse the adversity.

Jet Li is back and ready for action in the new fantasy epic League of Gods. Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel “The Investiture Of The Gods”, Jet Li is back with a big cast including Louis Koo, Fan Bingbing, Tony Leung Ka-Fai and more!

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Traders (TBC)

Thriller

Dirs. Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy, Ireland, 2015, 90 min

Cast: Killian Scott, John Bradley, Peter O’Meara

Harry Fox (Killian Scott, Love/Hate) seems to have it all, the luxury apartment, the fancy car, but when the company he works for goes bust it looks like he will lose everything. A solution is offered by Vernon Stynes (John Bradley, Game of Thrones) who has masterminded a diabolical, all-or-nothing scheme based in the Deep Web, called Trading. Two strangers empty their banks accounts, sell their assets, and put their entire worth in cash into a green sports bag. They travel to a remote location and fight to the death. Winner buries the loser and walks away twice as rich. Vernon believes Trading is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to get rich quick. Can Harry resist the lure of such a high risk gamble? It’s dangerous. It’s illegal. But it could solve all his problems.

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