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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

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

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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Bridge of Spies - This week's film

7 October 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 8th October at 8.45pm
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Bridge of Spies - Movie Poster

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

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

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
Now a BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Listening (2014) 15 | 1h 40min

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

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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Spectre - This Week's Film

23 March 2016 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 26th March at 8.30pm

Spectre (2015) PG-13 | 2h 28min

The Dead Are Alive

This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2

Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux

Action, Adventure, Thriller

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

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A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre of National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6 led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of the assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

Guardian Spectre Review Peter Bradshaw October 2015
James Bond is back, stylish, camp and sexily pro-Snowden – 5 / 5 stars

Daniel Craig has grown into the role of the British spy with flair and sang-froid and this inventive, intelligent and complex new outing showcases him brilliantly.

65% Rotten Tomatoes

Critics Consensus: Spectre nudges Daniel Craig’s rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it’s admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.

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The Machine - This Week's Film

13 May 2015 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 16th April at 8.30pm
The Machine (2014) 91 min – [ R ]

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Director: Caradog W. James
Starring: Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz, Denis Lawson
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

In efforts to construct perfect android killing machines in a war against China, UK scientists exceed their goal and create a sentient cyborg.

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The Machine - Movie Poster

Two artificial intelligence engineers come together as they work to create the first ever self-aware artificial intelligence. A veteran AI engineer secretly hopes to develop technology to help his diseased daughter, even if it means funding comes from the powerful Ministry of Defense (MoD). His new partner, a young woman gifted in the field of AI, is brought on after her breakthroughs are recognized by the MoD. Things go wrong when the MoD takes over and advances the researchers’ work to the next level, teaching the AI to kill and follow MoD instructions with its new and nearly indestructible body.

Leslie Felperin review – Guardian
Caradog James packs his sci-fi thriller – starring Caity Lotz as a kickass cyborg – with too much philosophy, but directs with brio.

78% Tomatometer
The Machine proves an audacious debut for writer-director Caradog James and a solid entry in modern British sci-fi, with thematic heft to match its genre thrills.

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Under The Skin - This Week's Film

13 March 2015 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 14th March at 8.30pm

Under The Skin (2014) 108 min – [ R ]

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Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

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Under The Skin - Film Poster

An alien in human form is on a journey through Scotland.

Peter Bradshaw review – Guardian – 13th March 2014
‘Very erotic, very scary’
Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi horror-flick, starring Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial roaming Glasgow in a white van, picking up men, is visually stunning and deeply disturbing

85% Tomatometer
It’s message may prove elusive for some, but with absorbing imagery and a mesmerizing performance from Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin is a haunting viewing experience.

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Gravity - This week's film

7 May 2014 / Arts / Culture / Film

Film Screening Saturday 10th May at 8.30pm

Gravity (2013) – 91 min PG13

This film is in 2D
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

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Gravity: Film Poster

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone – tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

97% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes ‘Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is an eerie, tense sci-fi thriller that’s masterfully directed and visually stunning.’

Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian – Thursday 7th November 2013
‘Director and co-writer Cuarón brilliantly manages to create both awe at his glorious space vistas, and knuckle-gobbling tension at what’s happening in the foreground. It’s like a bank heist in Reims cathedral – in space. You could find yourself asthmatically gasping with rapture and excitement at the same time. After it was over, I was 10 minutes into my tube ride home before I remembered to exhale.’

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Hunger Games: Catching Fire - This week's film

27 March 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Please note there will be two film screenings this coming week:

Film Screening Saturday 29th March
Film Screening Thursday 3rd April

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – 146 min [PG-13]

Language: English
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

This time Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

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Hunger Games: Catching Fire - film poster

A year after winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and her partner, Peeta Mellark must go on what is known as the Victor’s Tour wherein they visit all the districts. But before leaving, Katniss is visited by President Snow who fears that Katniss defied him a year ago during the games when she chose to die with Peta. With both Katniss and Peeta declared the winners, it is fueling a possible uprising. He tells Katniss that while on tour she better try to make sure that she puts out the flames or else everyone she cares about will be in danger. But unfortunately she fails to do that. So Snow decides to enact what is known as the Quarter Quell, the right to make a change to the Hunger Games, which he is allowed to do every 25 years. He decides to hold an edition of the Hunger Games wherein previous winners will compete again. Their mentor Haymitch thinks their best chance to survive is form an alliance with some of the others. They decide to align themselves with Finnick and his…

89% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes
‘Smart, smoothly directed, and enriched with a deeper exploration of the franchise’s thought-provoking themes, Catching Fire proves a thoroughly compelling second installment in the Hunger Games series.’

Review by Mark Kermode – The Observer, Sunday 24 November 2013

‘Jennifer Lawrence is impressive as the warrior whose public support disturbs the powers that be….Like Katniss, Lawrence has become bigger than the Games themselves, something that makes her very powerful, very dangerous and rather inspirational.’

Details for both Saturday and Thursday screenings are the same!
Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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Captain Phillips - THIS WEEK'S FILM

14 March 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 15th March
Captain Phillips (2013) – 134 min PG-13
Language: English
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener
Genres – Biography | Drama | Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

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Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

93% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes
‘Smart, powerfully acted, and incredibly intense, Captain Phillips offers filmgoers a Hollywood biopic done right — and offers Tom Hanks a showcase for yet another brilliant performance.’

Review by Mark Kermode, The Observer, Sunday 20 October 2013

‘Tom Hanks is superb as the captain of a hijacked ship in a nail-biter that manages to tell both sides of the story. … I can’t imagine anyone other than Greengrass handling this material, the story seemingly tailormade for his trademark blend of political clout, dramatic punch, thespian wallop and broad audience appeal. Make sure you allow time for a stiff drink afterwards – you’re going to need it.’

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The Impossible - This Week's Film

16 December 2013 / Events / Film

Film Screening Saturday 21st December
The Impossible (2012) – 114 min PG-13
Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
Genres – Drama | History | Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The Impossible - Film Poster

A regular family – Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three kids – travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them?

81% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes
‘The screenplay isn’t quite as powerful as the direction or the acting, but with such an astonishing real-life story at its center, The Impossible is never less than compelling.’

Review by Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian, Thursday 27 December 2012

‘Ewan McGregor produces a sledgehammer performance as a father floundering in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in an intelligent drama by the makers of The Orphanage’

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