In Cinemas – July 2017

American Hero (15)

Action | Comedy | Drama

Dir. Nick Love, US, 2015, 86 mins

Cast: Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin, Bill Billions

Melvin, a reluctant Superhero, lives only for crime, women and drugs – until he realises that the only way he will ever get to see his estranged son is to go straight and fulfil his potential as a crime fighter.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (3D) (12A)

Action | Adventure | Sci-fi

Dir. Jon Watts, US, 2017, 133 mins

Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

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A Change In The Weather (PG)

Drama

Dir. Jon Sanders, UK, 2017, 99 mins

Cast: Meret Becker, Douglas Finch, Maxine Finch

Set in the heart of French Cathar Country, A Change in the Weather is the latest work from director Jon Sanders (Back to the Garden, Painted Angels), featuring longtime collaborators Anna Mottram and Bob Goody alongside celebrated German actress and singer, Meret Becker and featuring a screen debut from Nottingham playwright, Stephen Lowe.

In an attempt to revisit a creative collaboration and revive his marriage, a theatre director brings together a group of performers to spend a week with him and his wife in an isolated, mountainous part of southern France. As the work progresses, fiction and reality become blurred and there is a constant tension between the characters’ own lives and the nature of the work – an investigation into the changing nature of love. The couple are haunted by memories and dreams which, in the end, threaten not only the venture but the marriage itself. All this is underpinned by a sense of melancholy, reflected in the songs and music performed, and in the dramatic and implacably beautiful landscape.

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Abacus: Small Enough To Jail

Documentary

Dir. Steve James, US, 2016, 88 mins

Cast: Neil Barofsky, Ti-Hua Chang, Margaret Colin

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle.

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Boy And The Beast, The (12)

Animation | Action | Adventure

Dir. Mamoru Hosoda, Japan, 2015, 119 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Bryn Apprill, Kumiko Asô, Morgan Berry

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he”s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who”s been searching for the perfect apprentice.

Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son.

But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to the ultimate test–a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

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It Comes At Night (15)

Horror | Mystery

Dir. Trey Edward Shults, US, 2017, 91 mins

Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison

Imagine the end of the world. Now imagine something worse. Award-winning filmmaker Trey Edward Shults follows his breakout debut ‘Krisha’ with the psychological horror thriller ‘It Comes At Night’, centering on a teenaged boy (Kelvin Harrison, Jr.) as he grapples with mounting terrors—external and otherwise—in the aftermath of an unnamed cataclysm.

Secure within a desolate home with his vigilant, protective and heavily armed parents (Joel Edgerton and Carmen Ejogo), 17-year-old Travis navigates fear, grief and paranoia amid scarce resources as a desperate young couple (Christopher Abbott and Riley Keough) seeks refuge in his family home with their young child.

Despite the best intentions of both families, panic and mistrust boil over as the horrors of the outside world creep ever closer. But they are nothing compared to the horrors within, where Travis discovers that his father’s commitment to protecting the family may cost him his soul.

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Last Word, The (15)

Comedy | Drama

Dir. Mark Pellington, US, 2017, 108 mins

Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Ann Jewel, Lee Dixon

A once successful businesswoman (Shirley MacLaine) in tight control of every aspect of her life reflects upon her accomplishments and is suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer (Amanda Seyfried) to pen her life story.

When the initial result doesn’t meet her expectations she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, dragging her along as unwilling accomplice.

As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond.

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Midwife, The

Drama

Dir. Martin Provost, France, 2017, 117 mins

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot, Olivier Gourmet 

Two French acting greats, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, share the screen for the very first time in The Midwife, a bright and charming drama about old acquaintances and new beginnings from celebrated director Martin Provost (Séraphine, Violette).

Conscientious, inhibited and perhaps a little self-righteous midwife Claire (Frot) is stuck in a rut. After years of placing other people before herself, she’s worried she might have been left behind. One day, however, an unexpected phone call changes everything. The call is from her father’s former mistress, Béatrice (Deneuve), a capricious free spirit who’s been off-grid since she walked out on them over three decades ago. As circumstances reunite these two polar-opposites, flighty Béatrice is forced to consider her responsibilities, while uptight Claire finally learns to let go of her troubles.

Sparkling with humour, tenderness and mischievous charm, Provost’s film provides a perfect canvas for its tour-de-force lead performances. A bold and buoyant two-hander, The Midwife is a bewitching and unapologetic celebration of life’s loves, losses and endless fresh surprises.

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Paw Patrol: Mission Big Screen

Animation | Action | Adventure

Dir. Various, 65 Mins

Cast:  Max Calinescu, Devan Cohen, Anya Cooke

There’s no screen too big and no pup too small in this ‘Pawsome’ cinema experience. Join Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol as they take on em‘bark’ on adventures in Adventure Bay and beyond. Read the full synopsis

Featuring favourite PAW Patrol episodes never before seen in cinemas, plus a special sneak peak of the pups newest adventure and unique interactive activities, PAW Patrol Mission: Big Screen, is a not to be missed family cinema event. 

Episodes shown as part of this special presentation are:

Air Pups: When Volcano Island erupts, the pups must take to the sky! Can they soar to the rescue of Cap’n Turbot, Francois and a monkey family?

Tracker Joins the Pups: Ryder and the pups are on their way to the jungle to help Carlos move a relic to the museum when he falls into a pit. Carlos is saved by a big eared pup named Tracker.

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Song to Song (15)

Drama | Music | Romance

Dir. Terrence Malick, US, 2017, 129 mins

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender

The new love story from filmmaker Terrence Malick. Set against and inspired by the Austin, Texas rock and roll scene, the film follows four interconnected lovers as they tumble and clash in both their roller coaster musical careers and rule-breaking intimate lives. Amid a world driven by youth, passion,  lust, drugs and creativity, the story hones in on one couple who find in each other a way to bust through all the wild distractions of our modern lives and seek satisfaction in a new way.

Filmed throughout Austin and at its world-famed music festivals by three-time Academy Award winner Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, SONG TO SONG features unexpected performances from some of contemporary cinema’s biggest stars including Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and Natalie Portman.

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Tommy's Honour (PG)

Biography | Drama | Romance 

Dir. Jason Connery, UK/US, 2016, 112 mins

Cast: Sam Neill, Ophelia Lovibond, Jack Lowden

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of TOMMY’S HONOUR – an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

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Tree Of Wooden Clogs (R/I) (12A)

Drama | History

Dir. Ermanno Olmi, Italy, 1978, 186 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Luigi Ornaghi, Francesca Moriggi, Omar Brignoli 

The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century. Many poor country families live there, and the owner pays them by their productivity. One of the families has a very clever child.

They decide to send him to school instead of make him help them, although this represents a great sacrifice. The boy has to wake up very early and walk several miles to get to the school.

One day the boy’s shoes break when returning home, but they do not have money to buy another pair. What can they do?

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War for the Planet of the Apes (3D) (12A)

Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-fi

Dir. Matt Reeves, US, 2017, 142 mins

Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

In ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

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Genocidal Organ (Gyakusatsu kikan) (15)

Anime | Animation | Sci-fi

Dir. Shuko Murase, Japan, 2017, 117 mins, subtitles

Cast (voices): Yuki KajiAkio ÔtsukaYûichi Nakamura

Based on the captivating sci-fi novel by Project Itoh, ‘Genocidal Organ’ takes an introspective look at a post-9/11 future, exploring freedom, security, and a bizarre shift in terrorism throughout the world.

After a homemade bomb decimates Sarajevo, developed countries rely on advanced surveillance to free them from the threat of terrorism. But while the United States enjoys heightened security, the nations it once considered threatening are mysteriously plagued by genocide within their own borders. Strangely, these massacres all link back to one American by the name of John Paul. Special agent Clavis Shepherd is sent to capture the elusive target, but even with combat meds to numb the pain and a life rooted in the bliss of ignorance, nothing can prepare this soldier—or the world—for the truth behind humanity’s darkness.

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Beguiled, The (15)

Drama | Suspense | Thriller | Western

Dir. Sofia Coppola, US, 2017, 93 mins

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Emma Howard, Addison Riecke

A seductive drama from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola, adapted from Thomas Cullinan’s novel. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women encounter an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

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Cars 3

Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family

Dir. Brian Fee, US, 2017, 109 mins

Cast (voices): Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

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David Lynch: The Art Life (15)

Biography | Documentary

Dirs. Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, US/Denmark, 2016, 88 mins

Cast: David Lynch

From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, the film, which is narrated by Lynch himself, looks at the events that helped shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic and revered directors.

Infusing Lynch’s own art, music and films, while shining a light into his unique world, the documentary offers audiences a greater understanding of the artist as well as the man.

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Death of Louis XIV, The (12A)

Biography | Drama | History

Dir. Albert Serra, France/Spain/Portugal, 2016, 115 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick d’Assumçao, Marc Susini

Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

 

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Legend Of Wukong (12A)

Action | Fantasy

Dir. Chi-kin Kwok, Chins, 2017, 132 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Eddie Peng, Shawn Yue, Ni Ni

The story tells the story of Sun Wukong (Eddie Peng) and Erlang Shen (Shawn Yue), who comes to the Immortal Mountain to cultivate their skills. They gained friendship, experienced love and ultimately betrayal, growing throughout their life journey.

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City of Ghosts (18)

Documentary | War

Dir. Matthew Heineman, US, 2017, 90 mins

Cast (as themselves): N/A

A real-life international thriller, ‘City of Ghosts’ exposes a new type of warfare: a battle over ideas, a fight for hearts and minds, a conflict over clicks and views. Captivating in its immediacy, it follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today. Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (‘Cartel Land’, 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award), ‘City of Ghosts’ is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences to their core as it elevates the canon of one of the most talented and exciting documentary filmmakers working today. – Sundance Film Festival

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Dunkirk

Action | Drama | History | War

Dir. Christopher Nolan, US/UK/France/Netherlands, 2017, 107 mins

Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy

‘Dunkirk’ opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

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Monster Island (PG)

Animation

Dir. Leopoldo Aguilar, Mexico, 2017, 80 mins

Cast (voices): Fiona Hardingham, Roger L. Jackson, Katie Leigh

When young Lucas finds out he’s not really a human; the news changes his whole world. Especially since his first monster transformation happened in front of the most popular kids at school! After unreasonably blaming his Dad for keeping his identity a secret, the angry and embarrassed Lucas runs away from home. His search for Monster Island and his real roots takes him on a fabulously scary journey that puts him face to face with more tentacles, fangs and far-out situations than he can shake one of his new wings at. Ultimately Lucas learns that being a freak, isn’t freaky—it means you’re a member of a brand new type of family, you can proudly call your own.When Lucas finds out he is not really a human, but actually a monster, the news changes his whole world! Embarking on a quest to Monster Island to discover his real roots, Lucas will undergo a journey he will never forget…

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Munna Michael

Bollywood | Action | Drama | Musical

Dir. Sabir Khan, India, 2017, 149 mins, subtitles

Cast: Nawazuddin SiddiquiTiger ShroffChitrangda Singh

A young man tries to follow the footsteps of his idol, The King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

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Scribe (La Mecanique De L'Ombre) (15)

Action | Thriller

Dir. Thomas Kruithof, Belgium/France, 2016, 91 mins, subtitles

Cast: Francois Cluzet, Denis Podalydes, Sami Bouajila, Simon Abkarian, Alba Rohrwacher

From first time feature director Thomas Kruithof, ‘Scribe’ stars François Cluzet (Untouchable, Tell No One, Little White Lies) as the middle aged and financially struggling man who is looking for work two years after suffering a burn-out. He gets hired by a mysterious employer to transcribe phone tapped conversations, which propels him into the heart of a large-scale political plot and gets him trapped in the French secret services underworld.

A paranoid thriller in the spirit of ’70s pics such as ‘Marathon Man’ and ‘The Conversation’, ‘Scribe’ was originally inspired by the 1983-1984 Lebanon hostage crisis, in which three French people were kidnapped and their release was allegedly withheld by the French government so that it would benefit presidential candidate Jacques Chirac, who was then prime minister.

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SHOT! The Psycho-spiritual Mantra of Rock (15)

Documentary | Biography | Music

Dir. Barney Clay, UK/US, 2016, 98 mins

Cast (as themselves): Mick Rock

A deep look into the mind of one of rock’s greatest living photographers: Mick Rock. Rock’s work with some of the most accomplished personalities of the past forty years – David Bowie, Queen, Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop – created many of the images that would come to define them. 

Presented in his own words, Rock takes us through his journey from the glam rock shimmer of London, through to the snarl of NYC punk and into the new millennium, combining a portrait of the man who did the work, with a look at what the work did to a man.

With a searing soundtrack featuring tracks by Lou Reed, Barrett, Bowie and The Sex Pistols, and featuring rare audio, film footage and stills from Rock’s collection, SHOT! is a dazzling, psychedelic account of a man destined to become one of the world’s greatest, and wildest, photographers.

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Victim (R/I) (PG)

Crime | Drama | Thriller | LGBT

Dir. Basil Dearden, UK, 1961, 101 mins

Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Sims

Hiding in plain sight, the gay community of 1960s London call Soho their home. This cloistered community live in fear of persecution and under the shadow of blackmail; in a world where gossip spreads through whispered conversations and meaningful glances in crowded bars, where compromising photographs circulate in anonymous envelopes, and where young men are found dead in mysterious circumstances.

Enter Melville Farr: a successful barrister – and a married man – who is drawn into a murder enquiry involving a former acquaintance. As Farr finds himself increasingly implicated in the case, he becomes determined to catch those responsible and refuses to meekly accept his peers’ pact of silence and role as victim.

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Water & Sugar: Carlo Di Palma (PG)

Documentary

Dir. Fariborz Kamikari, Italy, 2016, 90 mins, some subtitles

Cast (as themselves): Woody Allen, Ken Loach, Bernardo Bertolucci, Wim Wenders

A galaxy of cinema luminaries — from Ken Loach and Ettore Scola to Wim Wenders and Bernardo Bertolucci — pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo di Palma, in this loving documentary that chronicles di Palma’s extraordinary work for such directors as Elio Petri, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Woody Allen.

The result is a glorious celebration of a humanist and an engaged artist of uncommon talent.

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Captain Underpants (3D) (U)

Animation | Action | Comedy | Family

Dir. David Soren, US, 2017, 89 mins

Cast (voices): Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal

From DreamWorks Animation comes an epic feature film about a hero and his underpants. Two boys create a homemade comic book character that becomes real when they hypnotize their fun-crushing school principal and convince him that he…is tra-la-la…CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS.

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47 Metres Down (15)

Adventure | Drama | Horror

Dir. Johannes Roberts, UK/US/Dominican Republic, 2017, 89 mins

Cast: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine

On the rebound after a devastating break-up, Lisa (Mandy Moore) is ready for adventure while on vacation in Mexico with her sister Kate (Claire Holt). Still, she’s apprehensive when two handsome, fun-loving locals (Yani Gellman and Santiago Segura) suggest the girls join them for a shark-diving excursion on a boat skippered by Captain Taylor (Matthew Modine).

Lowered 16 feet into the Pacific Ocean in a rickety cage, Lisa and Kate catch a once-in-a-lifetime, close-up look at a group of majestic Great Whites. But Lisa’s worst fears materialize when the cage breaks away from the boat and plummets 47 meters–more than 150 feet–down to the seabed. To their horror, the sisters discover they are too deep to radio for help without leaving the cage and making themselves vulnerable to the voracious sharks, and a rapid ascent would lead to the potentially deadly condition known as the bends. With their oxygen supplies rapidly dwindling, the girls do everything in their power to get to safety, even as a series of calamitous events makes it increasingly likely they won’t escape their underwater prison alive.

A terrifying tale of survival set in the domain of the ocean’s fiercest creatures.

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Girls Trip

Comedy

Dir. Malcolm D. Lee, US, 2017, 122 mins

Cast: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, Kofi Siriboe

When four lifelong friends— Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

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Big Sick, The (15)

Comedy | Romance

Dir. Michael Showalter, US, 2017, 119 mins, some subtitles

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

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Hounds of Love (18)

Crime | Drama | Horror | Thriller

Dir. Ben Young, Australia, 2016, 108 mins

Cast: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Steohen Curry, Susie Porter

In the mid 1980’s seventeen year old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Inspired by real life crimes, ‘Hounds of Love’ is a confronting thriller examining themes of breaking free from psychological control and domestic violence.

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Howard's End (R/I) (PG)

Drama | Romance

Dir. James Ivory, UK/Japan/US, 1992, 140 mins

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, James Wilby

Merchant Ivory’s landmark adaptation of E.M. Forster’s classic tale of drama and romance returns to UK cinemas, newly restored for its 25th anniversary.

Nominated for nine Academy Awards, this landmark adaptation of EM Forster’s classic novel is about the interwoven fates and misfortunes of three families in Edwardian England. Full of lavish sets and elegant costumes, the film tells the stories of two respectable sisters, Margaret (Thompson) and Helen Schlegel (Bonham Carter), who collide with the world of the very wealthy – one sister benefiting from the acquaintance with the Wilcoxes (owners of the beloved country home Howard’s End), the other all but destroyed by it.

Compelling and brilliantly acted, the film remains an entertaining, exquisite and elegant pleasure, as moving and relevant as it was on the day of its original release.

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I Called Him Morgan

Documentary | Music

Dir. Kasper Collin, Sweden/US, 2016, 92 mins

Cast (as themselves): Lee Morgan Helen Morgan, Wayne Shorter

On a snowy night in February 1972, celebrated jazz musician Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts those who knew the Morgans. This feature documentary by Swedish filmmaker Kasper Collin is a love letter to two unique personalities and the music that brought them together. A film about love, jazz and America.

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Mubarakan

Bollywood | Comedy | Family | Romance

Dir. Anees Bazmee, India, 2017, subtitles

Cast: Anil KapoorArjun KapoorIleana D’Cruz

Karan and Charan are identical twins who through a twist of fate end up becoming cousins. One brought up in Chandigarh and the other in London, they are as different as brothers can be. The fun starts when their families start searching for a bride for them, unknown to the fact that they already have girlfriends. Will their genius uncle, Kartar be able to get them out of this mess or create more confusion? Watch the madness unfold. It’s time to meet the craziest family in town! It’s MUBARAKAN time!

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Wall, The

Drama | Thriller | War

Dir. Doug Liman, US, 2017, 90 mins

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli

A deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as it is of lethally accurate marksmanship.

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Wish Upon (15)

Fantasy | Horror | Thriller

Dir. John R. Leonetti, US, 2017, 90 mins

Cast: Sherilyn Fenn, Joey King, Ryan Phillipe, Shannon Purser, Elisabeth Rohm

Jonathan Shannon (Ryan Phillippe) gives his 17-year-old daughter Clare (Joey King) an old music box that promises to grant its owner seven wishes. Skeptical at first, Clare becomes seduced by its dark powers when her life starts to radically improve with each wish. Everything seems perfect until she realizes that every wish she makes causes the people who are closest to her to die in violent and elaborate ways.

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Freesia (12A)

Drama

Dir. Conor Ibraheim, UK, 2017, 91 mins

Cast: Afsaneh Dehrouyeh, Aqib Khan

A multi-narrative journey that weaves between three families in present-day Bradford, where three worlds collide and leave a Muslim scholar fighting for his life. Yusif, the son of Mosque scholar Rehman, is doing his best to keep his dad’s dream at arms length. Zac is from a White working class family whose troubles hit fifth gear due to his radical behaviour. Khadija is second generation Iraqi and a recent graduate in Politics whose ambitions are about to be put to the test. Fuelled by yet another grooming case making the headlines, they must face the storm before the calm – and they call it ‘Islamophobia.

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