Monday, January 27, 2020

Non-Fiction - Sunday 2nd February 5pm

Another French comedy to keep you cheerful, this time with just about everyone having a 'double life'; most are having affairs, one man is writing books about it whilst his lover's husband is publishing them. To add to the mix, some great acting including Juliette Binoche; what more can you want on a winter's evening?!

Monday, January 20, 2020

A Good Woman is Hard to Find - Sunday 26th January 5pm

Hold on to the edge of your seat; this Sunday we are off for this Season's gritty crime drama. Her husband is dead and the police won't believe it was murder; her son has gone totally mute since he died; she is living in poverty in Belfast and her mother looks down on her plight as "the wrong life choices". What more can go wrong for Sarah Collins?

Well, it hasn't even started yet. When a loser drug dealer breaks in to her home and insists on hiding some drugs there, "just for five days", it might not have been too bad, but he has stolen them from a big-time drug lord...who wants them back...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Corpus Christi - Sunday 19th January 5pm

In Corpus Christi we meet Daniel who is drawn to religion whilst in juvenile detention and thinks about joining a seminary. This proves impossible because of his criminal record, whereupon he travels to a small rural town to take up a job in a sawmill once he is paroled.
"An intelligent and provocative film which alternately charms and unsettles, Corpus Christi is Poland's entry for the 2020 Best Foreign Language Oscar. It's a small town drama with much bigger connotations and it thoroughly deserves its place on the world stage" - Jennie Kermode,  Eye for Film

Monday, January 06, 2020

Marriage Story - Sunday 12th January 5pm

As you may have guessed from the title, this is a story about a marriage between Nora (Johannson) and Charlie (Driver), but one that is breaking up; played in flashbacks from an idyllic relationship to where Nora says "it's about to become 'a street fight', in which legality trumps love and 'genius' becomes an 'asset', the spoils of which must be divided equally" - Mark Kermode, Guardian.

Their child is at the centre of the row, especially as Nora has moved to Los Angeles from New York, and their lawyers are making it worse. This is the first of two Netflix films we have been able to get this year, which is a talking point in its own right.

Friday, January 03, 2020

La Belle Époque - Sunday 5th January 5pm

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas; welcome to the 2020s! We get off the blocks with La Belle Époque at 5.00pm this Sunday, 5 January. PLEASE NOTE We are having the Season's drinks before the last film of the season on 29th March, not this Sunday. It would still be good if you could get to the cinema early if you want to pick up your Season Pass - a snip at £40 for all 12 films!

We have always tried to start a new season with something not too heavy, ideally comedic  as well, which often leads us to France: this year is no exception. What better than a French comedy that also stars Daniel Auteuil and Fanny Ardant?