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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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Storyline

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.

Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
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More film information here – Bridge of Spies (2015) -IDMB


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.’

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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More information here – Captain Phillips (2013) IDMB


Cloud Atlas - This week's film

26 February 2014 / Events / Arts / Film

Film Screening Saturday 1st March
Cloud Atlas (2012) – 172 min 15
Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy & Lana Wachowski
Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent
Genres – Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

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Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a murder at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living in post-apocalyptic Hawaii, far in the future.

66% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes
‘Its sprawling, ambitious blend of thought-provoking narrative and eye-catching visuals will prove too unwieldy for some, but the sheer size and scope of Cloud Atlas are all but impossible to ignore.’

Review by Henry Barnes – The Guardian Sunday 9 September 2012

‘An artichoke that fires lasers; montages that span the ages; Jim Broadbent saying “ruddy”; women on conveyer belts in the nuddy; evil oil partisans; bed-hopping artisans; parasitic brain worms; Halle Berry with a perm; sex, death, love, space; cannibals, parables, war, race. Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Andy and Lana Wachowski (the Matrix trilogy) are banking on there being something in that lot that catches your eye.’

Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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More information here – Cloud Atlas (2012) IDMB