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Eye in the Sky - this week's film

10 November 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 12th November at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Eye in the Sky - film poster

Eye in the Sky (2015) R | 1h 42min

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Director: Gavin Hood

Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman |

Drama, Thriller, War

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

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Storyline

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Guardian Review – 4 stars

A morality tale of modern warfare – Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman star in Gavin Hood’s tense thriller exploring the ethics of drone strikes.

RottenTomatoes Review – 95%

Critics Consensus: As taut as it is timely, Eye in the Sky offers a powerfully acted — and unusually cerebral — spin on the modern wartime political thriller.

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Interstellar - this week's film

21 October 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 22nd October at 8.45pm
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Interstellar - Film Poster

interstellar (2014) PG-13 | 2h 49min

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Directors: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.

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Storyline

Earth’s future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind’s survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life.

Guardian Review – 4 stars

Interstellar review – if it’s spectacle you want, this delivers. Despite a plot full of holes of various kinds, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic remains enthralling and amazing

RottenTomatoes Review – 71%

Critics Consensus: Interstellar represents more of the thrilling, thought-provoking, and visually resplendent filmmaking moviegoers have come to expect from writer-director Christopher Nolan, even if its intellectual reach somewhat exceeds its grasp.

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Bridge of Spies - This week's film

7 October 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 8th October at 8.45pm
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Bridge of Spies - Movie Poster

Bridge of Spies (2015) PG-13 | 2h 22min

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Drama, History, Thriller

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

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In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Guardian Review – 5 stars

Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance red hot in Steven Spielberg’s magnificent cold war thriller. The tense negotiations over the recovery of U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1960s Berlin are the real-life backdrop to this wonderfully uncynical thriller scripted by the Coen brothers

RottenTomatoes Review – 91%

Critics Consensus: Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood’s classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

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Listening - This Week's Film

30 September 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 1st October at 8.45pm
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Listening (2014) 15 | 1h 40min

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Director: Khalil Sullins

Starring: Thomas Stroppel, Artie Ahr, Amber Marie Bollinger

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A team of genius-but-broke grad students invent mind-reading technology that destroys their lives and threatens the future of free-will itself.

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The Hollywood Reporter Review

Director/screenwriter Khalil Sullins makes an auspicious feature debut with his audacious sci-fi thriller that’s as engrossing as it is thought-provoking.

Geek Tyrant Review

It feels like the Sullins is working at the very ends of his budget, yet still manages to create a stylish sci-fi flick. I’m really interested to see what he might be able to to do with a larger budget. If you’ve enjoyed movies like I Origins and Primer, check out Listening.

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Wild (2014) - This Week's Film

22 September 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 24th September at 8.45pm
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Wild (2014) R | 1h 55min

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Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann

Adventure, Biography, Drama

A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy

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Wild - film poster

Storyline

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her.

90% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Powerfully moving and emotionally resonant, Wild finds director Jean-Marc Vallée and star Reese Witherspoon working at the peak of their respective powers.

Guardian Review

4 / 5 stars

A two-hour hallucinatory montage – Reese Witherspoon shines in Jean-Marc Vallée’s lean, energetic adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir.

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Everest - This Week's Film

10 May 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 14th May at 8.30pm
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*Everest (2015) PG-13 | 2h 1min *

“Never Let Go.”

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Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Starring: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright

Adventure, Biography, Drama

A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

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On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

73% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Everest boasts all the dizzying cinematography a person could hope to get out a movie about mountain climbers, even if it’s content to tread less challenging narrative terrain.

Time Out Review – 4 stars

Baltasar Kormákur’s disaster movie is a physical experience that will leave you breathless – and possibly suffering vertigo.

‘Everest’ is an unrelenting real-life disaster movie that strands you near the top of the world’s tallest mountain and dares you to imagine what it must be like to be part of an expedition to the top going horribly, horribly wrong.

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The Martian - This Week's Film

5 May 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 7th May at 8.30pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

*The Martian (2015) PG-13 | 2h 24min *

“Bring him home.”

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Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the…

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Storyline

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

92% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.

The Guardian – Mark Kermode – 4 stars

The Martian review – Matt Damon shines as stranded astronaut – Director Ridley Scott makes the most of an excellent script and a first-rate star for a scintillating sci-fi trip to the red planet.

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The Theory of Everything - This Week's Film

22 October 2015 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 24th October at 8.30pm

The Theory of Everything (2014) PG-13 | 123 min

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Director: James Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Prio

Biography, Drama, Romance

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

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The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen’s body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.

Guardian review – 4 / 5 stars

Hawking’s story packs powerful punch. Boffin biopic built on towering performances from Eddie Redmayne as the physicist and Felicity Jones as his first wife.

Even the science becomes relatively digestible. Stand by for no fewer than three mealtime scenes in which someone explains Hawking’s theories using, variously, a potato on a fork, the swirl of cream in coffee and beer spilled on a pub table.

Rotten Tomatoes – 80%

Part biopic, part love story, The Theory of Everything rises on James Marsh’s polished direction and the strength of its two leads.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - This week's film

8 October 2015 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 20th October at 8.30pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) PG | 122 min

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Director: John Madden
Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy

Comedy, Drama

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Film Poster

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets.

Mark Kermode – Guardian Review -March 2015

The stellar cast returns to India for a likable but ramshackle continuation of a winning formula

62% Rotten Tomatoes

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is about as original as its title — but with a cast this talented and effortlessly charming, that hardly matters.

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Dracula Untold - This Week's Film

4 June 2015 / Events / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 6th June at 8.30pm

Dracula Untold (2014) PG-13 | 92 min |

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Director: Gary Shore
Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon
Action, Drama, Fantasy

As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own people in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

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At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost.

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