Archive for "Season 2017/18"

The Other Side of Hope (12a)

Bob Dylan wrote “Pity the poor immigrant”. Kaurismäki’s sympathetic and compassionate comedy about a young Syrian asylum seeker in Finland merely demands we recognise him…

Their Finest (12a)

A wartime romance set in the dark days of the Blitz and Dunkirk. Gemma Arterton plays a talented writer seconded by the Ministry of Information…

Berlin Syndrome (15)

“…dreamlike sense of place within a nightmare scenario in this taut and strongly acted thriller.” – Roger Ebert reviews. A young Australian photojournalist exploring Berlin…

I, Daniel Blake (15)

From the creator of “Cathy Come Home” and “Kes”. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016, this film is “a quietly fearsome piece of…

The Salesman (12a)

This is an elegant understated film, tense and unpredictable. It charts a husband’s response to his wife’s assault, against the background of their both acting…

Hidden Figures (PG)

Set in the early 1960’s when some of NASA’s best “computers” were African-American ladies in smart skirts: the maths behind the mission in the space…

La La Land (12a)

This is not really a musical but a funny and subversive exploration of the nature of success in the jungle that is Tinsel Town. Two…

The Eagle Huntress (U)

This spellbinding and beautiful docu-drama follows a 13 year old nomadic Mongolian girl and her fight to become the first female eagle-hunter in 12 generations…

My Life as a Courgette (PG)

“We’re all the same – there’s no one left to love us” – words spoken by and for the kids in the care home where…

Tanna (12a)

Inspired by real events of 30 years ago and the first feature film ever to be shot in Vanuatu, its Australian makers worked with members…

Frantz (12a)

“Beautifully made and very moving” – Geoffrey Macnab, Independent. At the end of World War I a young German lady mourns the death of her…

White God

Brace yourselves for a visceral, action packed parable of rebellion against injustice and prejudice starring two hundred disaffected mutts and a resentful Hungarian teenage girl.…

Manchester by the Sea (15)

With an outstandingly brooding performance from Casey Affleck, this film is about a cantankerous loner drawn back by bereavement to the New England community where…

A Man Called Ove (15)

Is this Sweden’s answer to Capra’s “A Wonderful Life”? Circumstance and neighbours constantly thwart an uptight widower’s attempts at self-negation until he realizes that “everything…